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Important deadlines

  • Abstracts submission: 15th of May 2012
  • Abstracts submission: 25th of May 2012 (the deadline has been extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th of June 2012
  • Posters, short papers, and full papers: 15th of August 2012
  • Posters, short papers, and full papers: 25th of August 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: 30th of September 2012
  • Demos: 15th of August 2012
  • Demos: 25th of August 2012

Author's instructions

Templates and instructions for authors can be found here


All accepted full papers will be published online in the IEEE Xplore database

Posters and short papers will be published in the conference proceedings with an ISBN number.

The authors of the best full papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to be published in the Journal of Location-Based Services. These papers will be reviewed by the journal's editorial team, and accepted manuscripts will be published in the Special Issue.

Call for papers

You can access a PDF version of this call for papers here: Call for papers.

We invite you to join the international community working on Indoor Positioning and Navigation.

The IPIN international conference, first organised by ETH Zurich in 2010, proved to be the place to be on all matters related to Indoor Positioning and Navigation techniques. Indeed, for its first edition, it gathered more than 450 researchers, system developers, and service providers both from academia and industry. The second edition held in Guimaraes, Portugal, capitalised on the first editions success and was once again the biggest international conference dedicated to indoor positioning.

We invite you to submit a 300 word abstract resuming your work by the 15th of May. Upon review by the Program Committee, authors of the accepted abstracts may submit a poster (up to 2 pages), a short paper (up to 4 pages) or a full paper (up to 10 pages) before the conference. Posters and short papers will be reviewed by the Program Committee and published in the conference proceedings upon acceptance. Full papers will be submitted to peer-reviewing and all accepted full papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published online in the IEEE Xplore database.

We would like to encourage technical demonstrations to take place at the conference, so if you would like to present your work in an engaging way to fellow academics and members of the industry, please fill in the following form: IPIN2012 Demo Form, and send it to us via email: ipin2012@unsw.edu.au.

All submissions must be made via our START Conference Manager: Softconf IPIN2012

Indoor positioning and navigation is clearly a multidisciplinary area of reasearch, integrating electronics, robotics, computer science, communications and Geographic Information Systems to cite only a few. Therefore, we encourage the submission of contributions in one of the following topics:

  • User requirements
    • Requirements for high precision applications
    • Requirements for the mass market
    • General user requirements for localisation
  • Security & Privacy
    • Secure localisation methods
    • Location privacy issues
    • User requirements for secure localisation
  • Hybrid IMU Pedestrian Navigation & Foot Mounted Navigation
    • Systems integrating Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)
    • Hybrid technologies
    • Multi sensor systems integrating Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)
    • Hybrid sensor fusion
    • Pedestrian navigation & tracking
    • Systems using inertial sensors
    • Systems using zero-velocity updates
    • Step length estimation
  • High Sensitivity GNSS, GNSS Indoors, IMES
    • QZSS IMES positioning systems
    • HSGNSS
    • Acquisition of weak GNSS signals
    • GNSS in indoor environments
    • Multipath modeling
  • Pseudolites & Locata
    • Pseudolites indoor localisation
    • Locata indoor localisation
    • GNSS repeaters
  • Signal Strength Based Methods, Fingerprinting
    • Localisation Based on WLAN
    • Indoor localisation based on ZigBee, FM radio and other RF signals
    • RSS based methods
    • Fingerprinting
  • Ultra Wide Band
    • UWB based position determination
    • UWB TOA & Fingerprinting
    • Applications of UWB
  • Passive & Active RFID
    • Use of RFID tags
    • RFID localisation
    • RFID waypoint guidance
    • RFID positioning algorithms
    • RFID applications
  • Optical Systems
    • Camera based positioning
    • View based navigation
    • Camera egomotion estimation
  • Ultra Sound Systems
    • Localisation methods based on ultrasound
    • Ultrasonic wave propagation and distance estimation
    • Ultra sound sensor networks theory and applications
  • TOF, TDOA based localisation
    • Localisation based on TOF
    • Localisation based on TDOA
    • Position estimation and algorithms
  • Localisation & Algorithms for WSN
    • Network localisation
    • Cooperative localisation algorithms
    • Localisation in WSN
  • Framework for Hybrid Positioning
    • Heterogeneous sensor fusion
    • Integration platforms
    • Combination of indoor and outdoor positioning
  • Applications of Location Awareness & Context Detection
    • Applications in museums and in health care
    • Applications in landmine detection and radiation measurements
    • Location awareness for smart industry
    • Context aware applications
    • Provision of context information
    • Situation aware tracking algorithms
  • Industrial Metrology & Geodetic Systems, iGPS
    • High precision positioning technologies
    • Total stations, laser trackers
    • Development of iGPS, an indoor tracking system developed by Nikon
  • Radar Systems
    • Localization based on radar
    • FMCW (Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave) systems
    • FMCW based algorithms
  • Mapping, SLAM
    • SLAM (Simultaneous Localization And Mapping)
    • UWB SLAM
    • Laserscaning
  • Magnetic Localization
    • Systems using electromagnetic fields
    • Systems using coil based magnetic fields
    • Systems using permanent magnetic fields
  • Innovative Systems
    • Systems based on sounds
    • Systems based on fluorescent light
    • Other novel idea

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New South Wales Government Trade and Investment

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