Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation - International Standards Committee

The International Standards Committee of IPIN, IPIN-ISC, is committed to develop and promote open standards for indoor positioning and indoor navigation. This will be possible thanks to the collaboration of academia, industry and government organizations around the globe.

The committee was born in 2016 to deal with multiple aspects of the Indoor Positioning and Navigation fields, where standards and best practices needed to be set. The most relevant subtopics include the architecture of indoor positioning systems; map formats and their integration in applications; indoor positioning technologies; cybersecurity of positioning platforms; privacy of end-users; user interface and evaluation. The IPIN-ISC also targets to be the link between the academy and the industry. We want to build the bridges between the IPIN community and the standardization bodies.

In 2018 the committee was rebooted. Some collaborative activities had been done in the previous year under the IPIN-ISC umbrella. Currently, the IPIN-ISC is composed of 30 senior researchers that are voluntarily collaborating to establish consensus in the different areas previously mentioned. The main activities include the publication of position/survey papers; organization of competitions; definition of evaluation procedures; highlighting research topics in Special Sessions at conferences and teaching workshops/tutorials in international events.

Currently, the most active subcommittees are the ones related to map formats and the evaluation of indoor positioning & navigation systems. Our objective is to have all of the subcommittees fully operative by 2021 conference in Barcelona, where we will present the results of this initiative and collaborative work of more than 30 professionals in the topic.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please visit the IPIN-ISC web page and write to

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please visit the IPIN-ISC web page at and write to