IPIN 2020 - Last call for competition

Francesco Potortì Potorti at isti.cnr.it
Mon Nov 16 15:06:54 CET 2020


			    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.  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 <http://evaal.aaloa.org/>.

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.


Competitors are  invited to make  a short presentation  of their systems  to the
competition online event  sponsored by MDPI Sensors and  Frontiers, during which
winners will be  announced and prizes awarded.  Attendance to  the event will be

While the  IPIN conference 2020  was cancelled, competitors can  exploit several
venues for publishing  their results: the current IEEE Sensors  special issue on
“Advanced  Sensors   and  Sensing   Technologies  for  indoor   positioning  and
navigation”, the forthcoming MDPI Sensors  special issue on “Sensors and sensing
technologies for  indoor positioning  and indoor navigation  II”, the  IPIN 2021
session which  will be  devoted to  this competition  and a  forthcoming special
issue on Frontiers.

Competitors  who  register at  the  forthcoming  IPIN  2021 conference  will  be
entitled  to display  a poster  describing their  IPIN competition  2020 system,
subject to conference registration constraints.


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 at
https://registration.gecoef.it/ipin2020/competition.jsp  before  submitting  the
results to the Track chairs.

Registration is open  at http://evaal.aaloa.org/2020/subscription2020.  News and
updated  are   being  posted   to  the  contest   mailing  list   (subscribe  at

	Technical annexes published:		      August
	Data published:				15 September
	Submission of results and payment:	 30 November
	Final event and prize awarding:		 14 December


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

Track 3			Joaquín Torres-Sospedra - University Jaume I (ES)
      			Antonio R. Jiménez, CSIC (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

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