1st KuVS Expert Talk on Localization - Report

Note: The KuVS Expert Talk on Localization was renewed for 2016. We are proud to announce the 2nd KuVS Expert Talk on Localization!

On 24 April 2015, the first KuVS Expert Talk was held in Lübeck, Germany. The Expert Talk on Localization provided a forum for presentation and discussion of new research and ideas in a local setting, bringing together experts and practitioners from academia and industry. The Expert Talk received attention even beyond Germany, featuring speakers and participants from eleven different institutions including Hamburg, Aachen, Berlin, Munich and Bern with a total of 22 attendees.

The program of the expert talk included nine high quality contributions on current research. The abstracts were published in the “Aachener Informatik Berichte” [1]. Each contribution was presented in a 20-minute talk with additional Q&A after each presentation. Extended breaks between sessions provided attendees a possibility to discuss current issues and exchange ideas. We had lively discussions and exchange of ideas during the Q&A and the breaks. The goal meeting each other and getting to know other researchers in this field of research and there recent works was fully met.

In addition to traditional localization topics such as radio based localization, during the Expert Talk novel technologies were presented related to algorithms, stability, reliability, and applications. The attendees agreed to have a regular exchange in the format of Expert Talk and provided ideas how to develop the series of talks with demos and working sessions.

This report is available as [PDF]

[1] Pelka, M.; Bitsch Link, Jó. Á.; Hellbrück, H. & Wehrle, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st KuVS Expert Talk on Localization, Aachener Informatik-Berichte, AIB-2015-08, 2015 [PDF]

1st KuVS Expert Talk

1st KuVS Expert Talk on Localization
24.04.2015 @CoSA Center of Excellence
Lübeck University of Applied Sciences

We announce the 1st Expert Talk on Localization - Algorithms of GI/ITG specialist group Communication and Distributed Systems. The objective of this expert talk is intense discussions among researchers from academia and industry in this challenging area.

Detailed Program

9:00 - 9:30: Welcome and Introduction Horst Hellbrück, FHL

9:30 - 10:30: 1st. Session - Radio based Localization

  • 9:30 - 9:50 InPhase: An Indoor Localization System based on Phase Difference Measurements
    Yannic Schröder, Georg von Zengen, Stephan Rottmann, Felix Büsching and Lars Wolf
    Technische Universität Braunschweig

  • 9:50 - 10:10 Range-based Weighted-likelihood Particle Filter for RSS-based Indoor Tracking
    Zan Li, Andreea Hossmann-Picu, Torsten Braun
    University of Bern

  • 10:10 - 10:30 Towards Real-Time Network-Based Positioning in LTE
    Islam Alyafawi, Navid Nikaein, and Torsten Braun
    Universität Bern

10:30 - 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 - 12:00: 2nd. Session - Localization using Topology

  • 11:00 - 11:20 Adhoc Topology retrival using USRP
    Chuong Thach Nguyen, Stephan Sigg, Xiaoming Fu
    University of Goettingen
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Topological Localization with Bluetooth Low Energy in Office Buildings
    Julian Lategahn, Thomas Ax, Marcel Müller, Christof Röhrig
    University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund
  • 11:40 - 12:00 Clustering of Inertial Indoor Positioning Data
    Lorenz Schauer, Martin Werner
    Ludwig-Maximilians Universität

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch break

13:00 - 14:00: 3rd. Session - Visual Localization

  • 13:00 - 13:20 Lane-Level Localization on Lanelet Maps Using Production Vehicle Sensors
    Johannes Rabe, Sascha Quell, Marc Necker, Christoph Stiller
    Daimler AG, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • 13:20 - 13:40 Testbed for automotive indoor localization
    Daniel Becker, Fabian Thiele, Oliver Sawade, Ilja Radusch
    Daimler Center for Automotive Information Technology
  • 13:40 - 14:00 Enabling Pedometers on Basis of Visual Feature Point Conversion
    Chadly Marouane, Andre Ebert
    Research & Development VIRALITY GmbH, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

14:00 - 14:30: Coffee break

14:30 - 14:50: Closing, Wrap-up and open discussion

14:50: End of Meeting



Localization is a major technology in the field of medical, industrial and logistics applications. Especially for indoor applications can benefit e.g. the knowledge, where doctors are required, scarce resources are scattered, and goods are moving, can safe lives, time and money. 

The expert talk offer researchers a platform to discuss recent results of their work and share opinions among each other. They are invited to talk about current issues and upcoming challenges. It provides a platform to strengthen cooperations between researchers. 

The CFP is here

Topics of interests are (but not limited)

  • Technologies (Optical Systems, Inertial Measurement Units, Ultra Wide Band, Wi-Fi-Fingerprinting, RSSI, Magnetic or other innovative systems)
  • Applications (Industrial, Medical, Consumer, Frameworks, Security and Privacy issues, Mapping, …)
  • Algorithms and Protocol for Localization and Navigation
  • Indoor Localization and Navigations
  • Long term Stability and Robustness of Localization Techniques
  • Time synchronization, ToA, TDoA, AoA
  • User requirements (Pedestrian, Industrial, …)
  • Visualization (2D, 3D, …)
  • Emerging Standards for Location and Route Exchange

Abstract Submission

Abstracts must present original, research or experience. Late breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Authors are requested to submit abstracts limited to 3 pages (including a 5 - 10 line summary and references) in IEEE conference format. They will be submitted to cosa-papers@fh-luebeck.de until 19.03.2015.


Authors of accepted submissions are expected to present during the event.

Registration is free of charge and open, please register via email at cosa-papers@fh-luebeck.de.

Feel free to send your questions to mathias.pelka@fh-luebeck.de or jo.bitsch@cs.rwth-aachen.de

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 19.03.2015

Notification of acceptance: 02.04.2015

Camera ready paper submission due: 17.04.2015

1st KuVS Expert Talk on Localization: 24.04.2015