Call For Competition
September 18-21, Sapporo, Japan
IPIN is pleased to announce the IPIN 2017 Indoor Localization Competition, to be held during the IPIN 2017 Conference in Sapporo (Japan). The competition is aimed at bringing together the academic and industrial research communities for evaluating different approaches and envisioning new research opportunities for the indoor localization area, where no accepted standards exist yet.
The following four tracks will be organized:Track 1: Smartphone-based
Track 2: Pedestrian dead reckoning
Track 3: Smartphone-based (off-site)
Track 4: PDR for warehouse picking (off-site)
Track 1 "Smartphone-based": A pedestrian walking in multi-floor buildings carries a smartphone which runs the competing system, without any external aid, using the sensors available on the smartphones to identify the user's position in real time. Prize: 150,000 JPY awarded by KICS (KR)
Track 2 "Pedestrian Dead Reckoning Positioning": The competing system uses MEMS sensors (inertial, compass and altimeter pressure sensors) mounted on the body to localize a pedestrian walking in multi-floor buildings; control and monitoring devices such as a notebook are carried by the user. Prize: 150,000 JPY awarded by ETRI (KR)
Track 3 "Smartphone-based (off-site)": The goal is to localize a pedestrian walking under realistic conditions in multi-floor buildings using data provided by a conventional smartphone (WiFi, inertial, magnetic, GPS, pressure, light, ...). Competitors calibrate their algorithms in advance using a ground truth reference database, and compete using new unreferenced data. Prize: to be defined.
Track 4 "PDR for warehouse picking (off-site)": Data from inertial, pressure and magnetic sensors and BLE data from a smartphone plus picking records from a warehouse management system (WMS) are collected during 3 hours of actual picking work by 8 people carrying a smartphone on their back in a warehouse, with actions including walking, picking and carrying. Competitors obtain sample data and test data to calibrate their algorithms, and compete using separate actual data. Prize: 150,000 JPY or more worth prize awarded by PDR benchmark standardization committee (JP).
Technical Competition Details
The evaluation criteria for the competition, restrictions on the accepted technologies, technical rules to follow and a description of the benchmarks are detailed in the technical annexes to this call. Announcements and possible refinements of the annexes, also based on candidate competitors' comments, will be timely distributed on the competition discussion mailing list <
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Competitor's Admission Process
A "competitor" can be any individual or group of individuals working as a single team, associated to a single or a number of organizations, who wants to participate in one or several tracks.
Francesco Potortì (CNR-ISTI, Italy)
Track 1 Chairs
Filippo Palumbo (CNR, IT)
Track 2 Chairs
Soyeon Lee (ETRI, KR)
Track 3 Chairs
Joaquín Torres (Universitat Castellon, ES)
Track 4 Chairs
Masakatsu Kourogi (AIST, JP)
All issues related with general diffusion, local organization, program, funding, etc., will be coordinated by general IPIN 2017 Committees.