2nd KuVS Expert Talk on Localization - Report

From 14th to 15th of July, the second KuVS Expert Talk on Localization was held in Lübeck, Germany. The Expert Talk provided a forum for presentation and discussion of new research and ideas in a local setting[1] , bringing together experts and practitioners from academia and industry.

The program of the Expert Talk included high quality contributions on current research. The abstracts were published in the “Aachener Informatik Berichte” [1]. Each contribution was presented in a 30-minute talk with additional Q&A after each presentation. Extended breaks between sessions provided attendees the possibility to discuss current issues and to exchange ideas. Additionally, this Expert Talk featured a Demo session where people show cased current work and discussed novel ideas with other participants. In a dedicated break out session the participants discussed current issues of Localization, e.g. business models, standards and upcoming technologies. The Expert Talk’s goal of meeting each other and getting to know other researchers in this field of research and their recent works was fully met.

 [1] Pelka, M.; Bitsch Link, Jó. Á.; Hellbrück, H. & Wehrle, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd KuVS Expert Talk on Localization, Aachener Informatik-Berichte, AIB-2016-05, 2016 [PDF]

2nd KuVS Expert Talk on Localization

2nd KuVS Expert Talk on Localization
14. and 15. July 2016 @CoSA Center of Excellence
Lübeck University of Applied Sciences

We announce the 2nd Expert Talk on Localization 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.

You find details of the 1st Expert Talk on Localization here.

Current Progress

  • [Current]: We finalizing the Expert Talk. 
  • [06.07]:detailed program published.
  • [27.06] preliminary program published.
  • [21.06] Registration is open.
  • [21.06] Notification of acceptance have been sent.
  • [12.06] Submission is closed.
  • [30.05] Submission is open.


You can find the map of the the venue here.

To reach the Fachhochschule Lübeck you can take a 45 minute walk from city, or take the bus (#9 and #17). The address of the venue is

Fachhochschule Lübeck Gebäude 36
Mönkhofer Weg 239
23566 Lübeck

If you need any further assistance, please contact Mathias Pelka

Detailed Program

Thursday 14.07.2016 

13:00 - 13:30: Welcome and Introduction

13:30 - 14:30: Panel discussion: Quo vadis localization research

  • Short introduction of attendees
  • Brainstorming for breakout sessions

14:30 - 15:00: Coffee break

15:00 - 16:30: 1st Session – Smartphone Based Positioning

  • PerfLoc: A Comprehensive Repository of Experimental Data for Evaluation of Smartphone Indoor Localization Apps
    Nader Moayeri, Mustafa Onur Ergin, Filip Lemic, Vlado Handziski, and Adam Wolisz
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Telecommunication Networks Group (TKN), Technische Universität Berlin 
  • Indoor-Navigation in One of the Largest Single-Building Hospitals in Europe - a Look at Requirements and Obstacles
    Marko Jovanovic and Stephan M. Jonas
    Department of Medical Informatics, RWTH Aachen University 
  • Demo Presentation (S-TDoA and Mobile Telepresence)
    Mathias Pelka, Grigori Goronzy
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany

16:30 - 17:00: Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00: Break-Out Sessions (Specific challenges of localization research)

19:00 Dinner 


Friday 15.07.2016 

09:00 - 09:30: Result presentation of the breakout session

9:30 - 10:00: Panel Discussion: Results from the breakout sessions

10:00 - 11:30: 2nd Session -- Lateration

  • InPhase: Localization based on Distance Estimation via Phase Measurements
    Yannic Schroder, Lars C. Wolf
    Institute of Operating Systems and Computer Networks, Technische Universität Braunschweig 
  • Critical Configurations in Range Positioning: Error-Analysis by Simulation
    Albert Seidl, Olaf Friedewald
    Engineering Science and Industrial Design, Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal 
  • Hardware Design for an Ultra-Wideband Positioning System using Off-the-Shelf Components
    Marco Gunia, Niko Joram and Frank Ellinger
    Chair of Circuit Design and Network Theory (CCN), Technische Universität Dresden

11:30 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 14:00: 3rd Session – RSSI

  • Investigation of Anomaly-based Passive Localization with IEEE 802.15.4
    Marco Cimdins, Mathias Pelka and Horst Hellbrück
    Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Attack Detection in Wireless Networks Using Channel State Information
    Sebastian Henningsen Stefan Dietzel Björn Scheuermann
    Computer Engineering Group Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

14:00 - 14:30: Coffee Break

14:30 - 15:30: 4th Session – Automotive

  • Parking lot monitoring with cameras and LiDAR scanners
    Daniel Becker, Andrew Munjere, Oliver Sawade, Kay Massow, Fabian Thiele, Ilja Radusch
    Daimler Center for Automotive Information Technology Innovations, (DCAITI), Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Technologies (FOKUS) 
  • Lane-Precise Navigation on Incomplete Maps
    Johannes Rabe and Benjamin Joswig
    Daimler AG, Sindelfingen, Germany 

15:30 - 16:00:  Wrap Up

Registration & Camera Ready Paper submission

For attending the Expert Talk, please send a simple letter to cosa-papers@fh-luebeck.de including the number of guests. This will help us to provide a smooth experience of the Expert Talk. 

To submit your final manuscript, please use Easychair

Scope and Call for Papers

Localization is a major technology in the field of medical, industrial and logistics applications. 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.

The 2nd Expert Talk on Localization features a demo and poster session. The demo session is dedicated for presentation of practical results, e.g. mobile robots, localization system and other contributions.

The CFP is here.

Topics of interests are (but not limited)

We invite contributions (abstract, demonstration and poster) of all topics regarding localization, positioning and related concepts.

  • Localization, Positioning and Navigation
  • Application (Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Logistics, Medical, Safety…)
  • Sensors for ranging or positioning (UWB, IMU, RFID…)
  • Mapping, SLAM
  • Context and Privacy
  • New application areas for positioning technologies (Gamification, Underwater…)
  • Novel ideas regarding localization

We feature a demo and technical exhibition session and additionally a poster session. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting a demonstration in addition to submitting an abstract.

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 2 pages (including a 5 - 10 line summary and references) in IEEE conference format. Please submitt your abstract via Easychair until 01.06.2016.


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: 12.06.2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 20.06.2016
  • Camera Ready: 04.07.2016
  • 2nd KuVS Expert Talk on Localization: 14. and 15 July 2016