IPIN 2020 Call for Competitions

Francesco Potortì Potorti at isti.cnr.it
Fri Jul 10 12:24:00 CEST 2020

Dear all,

we are glad and proud to announce that this year's IPIN Competition will
host five off-site Tracks, including two brand-new ones!

Please disseminate the call to all interested parties.



			    Seventh IPIN Competition
			  off-site Indoor Localization

			     November 2020, online


IPIN  is  pleased  to  announce   the  seventh  IPIN  2020  Indoor  Localization
Competition.  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 generally accepted standards exist yet.

IPIN 2020 Indoor  Localization Competition will consist of  several Tracks.  The
competition builds  on the experience of  previous competitions and is  based on
the EvAAL framework, ensuring experience, solidity and a well-founded scientific
method.  In 2020 the competition hosts five different tracks:

    • Track 3: Smartphone (off-site)
    • Track 4: Foot-mounted IMU (off-site)
    • Track 5: xDR in manufacturing (off-site)
    • Track 6: On-vehicle smartphone (off-site)
    • Track 7: Channel impulse response (off-site)

Competitors calibrate their algorithms in advance using a ground truth reference
database, and compete using new unreferenced data.

Track  3  - Smartphone:  A  pedestrian  walking  under realistic  conditions  in
multi-floor buildings using data provided by a conventional smartphone.

Track  4  - Foot-mounted  IMU: A pedestrian  carries PERSY (PEdestrian Reference
SYstem), a state-of-the-art  Inertial Navigation System producing  IMU data, MAG
data & GNSS data, without the help of any maps.

Track  5  - xDR in  manufacturing: Workers  and forklifts  moving in  industrial
scenarios using data provided by a mobile device equivalent to a smartphone.

Track  6  - On-vehicle smartphone:  A vehicle moves along an indoor  and outdoor
path using data provided by a smartphone fixed at the inside front.

Track  7  -  Channel  Impulse  Response: Different  objects  travel  through  an
obstructed indoor area with NLOS/LOS transitions.


The  evaluation  criteria for  the  competition,  restrictions on  the  accepted
technologies, technical rules  and a description of the  benchmarks are detailed
in the  technical annexes  to this  call, which will  be made  public by  end in
August.  Announcements  and possible refinements  of the annexes, also  based on
applicants' comments, will  be timely distributed on  the competition discussion
mailing  list contest at evaal.aaloa.org  and will  appear  on the  EvAAL web  site

All  the data  gathered by  the  competition committee  during the  competition,
including  data produced  by  competing  systems, will  be  published after  the
competition  for  the  purpose  of  research and  comparison.   Winners  of  the
competition will be announced on the EvAAL and IPIN web sites and on the contest
mailing  list.    Scientific  publishing   opportunities  will  be   offered  to
competitors and prizes will be awarded to the winners.


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 applies  to
participate in one or several tracks.   Only one team from the same organisation
(laboratory) is allowed  to compete in any number of  Tracks.  Registration cost
is 100€ for the  first Track plus 50€ for any additional Track,  to be paid when
results are submitted.

More detail  will be  published on the  EvAAL web site  and the  contest mailing

Subscribe  to the  contest  mailing  list to  get  updated  on the  competition:

	Technical annexes published:		    3 August
	Data published:				15 September
	Submission of results:			 30 November
	Proclamation of winners:		 14 December


Competition chairs	Francesco Potortì - ISTI-CNR (IT)
	    		Sangjoon Park - ETRI (KR)

Track 3			Joaquín Torres-Sospedra - University Jaume I (ES)
Track 4			Miguel Ortiz - GEOLOC Team, University Gustave Eiffel (FR)
Track 5			Ryosuke Ichikari - AIST (JP)
      			Ryo Shimomura - AIST and University of Tsukuba (JP)
Track 6			Dongyan Wei - Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS (CH)
      			Xinchun Ji - Aerospace Information Research Institute, CAS (CH)
Track 7			Christopher Mutschler - Fraunhofer IIS

Francesco Potortì (ricercatore)        Voice:  +39.050.621.3058
ISTI - Area della ricerca CNR          Mobile: +39.348.8283.107
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