30 Nov 2013

2nd Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN)

Website: http://anln.spsc.tugraz.at/

Invited talk from Andy Mohlisch about localisation in heavy multipath

Call for papers in PDF

Important dates

Dec. 15, 2013, submission deadline
Feb. 20, 2014, notification deadline
Mar. 15, 2014, camera ready
June 14, 2014 workshop date (preliminary; could still change to June 10)

Check out the 1st version of the workshop: http://icc2013.spsc.tugraz.at/Program

25 Nov 2013

Tutorial: Network Based Localisation

At the Winter School in Barcelona at CTTC:

IC1004 / Newcom# School:
"Beyond 4G Networks in Cities: From Theory to Experimentation and Back”

Network Based Localisation:
Topics: Cellular localisation, link and ressource selection, message passing, evaluation by measurement, future cellular network localization

9 Jun 2013

3rd WHERE2 Newsletter

The 3rd WHERE2 newsletter is online - 
Topics: Wireless channel model for indoor human crowd activity; Positioning algorithms comparison using experimental data; Users' geolocation assisting nodeselection procedure; Location-aided traffic monitoring for RS's position optimization; WHERE2 database and associated applications

ICC Workshop

Three WHERE2 presentations at the ICC workshop (Workshop on Advances in Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN)):

Cooperative and Heterogeneous Indoor Localization Experiments
Benoit Denis (CEA-Leti Minatec, France); Ronald Raulefs (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Bernard Henri Fleury (Aalborg University, Denmark); Bernard Uguen (University of Rennes I, France); Lorena De Celis (Acorde Technologies, Spain); Nicolas Amiot (Université Rennes I & Institut d' Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes, France); Jacobo Dominguez (ACORDE, Spain); Michael Koldsgaard (Aalborg University, Denmark); Mohamed Laaraiedh (University of Rennes 1, France); Hadi Noureddine (Telecom Bretagne, France); Emanuel Staudinger (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Gerhard Steinboeck (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Wireless Indoor Positioning Relying on Observations of Received Power and Mean Delay
Stjepan Begusic (University of Zagreb, Croatia); Daniel Urup (Aalborg University, Denmark); Jasmina Kolonic (University of Zagreb, Croatia); Henrik Pedersen (Aalborg University, Denmark); Wei Wang (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Ronald Raulefs (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany); Morten Lomholt Jakobsen (Aalborg University, Denmark); Gerhard Steinboeck (Aalborg University, Denmark); Troels Pedersen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
PyLayers: An Open Source Dynamic Simulator for Indoor Propagation and Localization
Nicolas Amiot (Université Rennes I & Institut d' Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes, France); Mohamed Laaraiedh (University of Rennes 1, France); Bernard Uguen (University of Rennes I, France)

4 Jun 2013

WHERE2 Tutorial at ICC 2013

WHERE2 Tutorial at the ICC in Budapest:

From Network based Location Estimation to Location Aided Communications
Presenter: Ronald Raulefs and Dirk Slock

15 Apr 2013

WHERE2 Special Session at European Wireless 2013

Special Session at the European Wireless 2013:

The purpose of this special session is to gather researchers and industry to share views on needs, possibilities and challenges in next generation global mobile and wireless communication systems. Future radio access networks focus on lower latency and higher throughputs and mobility for the user. The availability of position information plays an increasing role in mobile wireless communications networks already today and will be an integral part of future systems. These systems inherently can offerthe ability forstand‐alone positioning especially in situations where conventionalsatellite based positioning systems fail, such as GPS in steep urban canyons or indoor environments. In this framework, positioning information is an important enabler for both location and context‐aware services, but also for the improvement of the communications system itself. Several techniques have been investigated, and continue to be improved by exploiting positioning information, for the coordination of cell sites and the cooperation between them, including cooperation between femto and macro cells, exploiting location and environment information. Research on strategies for the management and relaying in mobile terminals clusters, exploiting geo‐location information have also been ongoing, targeting to improve reliability, connectivity and security of cooperative cluster operation.

Schedule (Room: Austin Pearce 3 / Wednesday 17th of April - Time: 13.10 – 14.30):

1. Directional Hidden Markov Model for Indoor Tracking of Mobile Users and Realistic Case Study
Authors: Jimmy J. Nielsen;Nicolas Amiot; Tatiana Madsen
2. Indoor TDOA Mobile Positioning with Clock Drift and Its Cramer‐Rao Bound
Authors: Ziming He; Yi Ma; Rahim Tafazolli
3. WHERE2 Location Aided Communications
Authors: Armin Dammann; George Agapiou; Joaquim Bastos; Loic Brunel; Mariano García‐Otero; Julien Guillet; Yi Ma; Junjie Ma; Jimmy J Nielsen; Li Ping; Ronald Raulefs; Jonathan Rodriguez; Dirk Slock;
Du Yang; Na Yi
4. MIMO Broadcast and interference Channels with Location based partial CSIT
Authors: Dirk Slock
5. Anchor‐less Self‐Positioning in Rectangular Room Based on Sectorized Narrowband Antennas
Authors: Igor Arambasic;Javier Casajús; Ivana Raos; Marios Raspopoulos; Stavros Stavrou

27 Mar 2013

WHERE2 Tutorial at European Wireless 2013

Tutorial of the WHERE2 project at the European Wireless 2013 on the 15th of April:

From Network based Location Estimation to Location Aided Communications

Joint Session with COOPNET Project

At the 10th WPNC we initiated a joint session with the ERC COOPNET project. The session has the following talks:

WHERE2: Impact of Human Crowd Activity on Indoor Wireless Channels –Assessment and Modeling
Emanuel Staudinger, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Julien Stéphan, SIRADEL
Yoann Corre, SIRADEL
Yves Lostanlen, SIRADEL

COOPNET: MAC Delay in Belief Consensus for Distributed Tracking
Christopher Lindberg, Chalmers University of Technology
L. Srikar Muppirisetty, Chalmers University of Technology
Karl-Magnus Dahlén, HiQ Consulting
Vladimir Savic, Linkoping University
Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers University of Technology

WHERE2: Refined characterization of RSSI with practical implications for indoor positioning
Mohamed Laaraiedh, University of Rennes 1, IETR Lab
Nicolas Amiot, University of Rennes 1, IETR Lab
Bernard Uguen, University of Rennes 1, IETR Lab

WHERE2: Velocity-Based CRLB Predictions for Enhanced Cooperative Links Selection in LocationEnabled Mobile Heterogeneous Networks
Soumaya Zirari, CEA-Leti Minatec
Benoît Denis, CEA-Leti Minatec

28 Feb 2013

11th WHERE2 Progress Meeting

The 11th WHERE2 Project Meeting takes place on March 13-14, 2013 in Athens, Greece.

16 Nov 2012

10th WHERE2 Progress Meeting

The 10th WHERE2 Project Meeting takes place on November 20-21, 2012 in Larnaca, Cyprus.