EToL 2019: Expert Talk on Localization 2019 - Lübeck, Germany, July 11-12, 2019

We announce the 4th 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.

Localization is a major technology in the field of medical, industrial and logistics applications. The Expert Talk offers researchers a platform to discuss recent results of their work and share opinions with each other. They are invited to discuss current issues and upcoming challenges. The Expert Talk on Localization features a demo and poster session. The demo session is dedicated to the presentation of practical results, e.g., localization systems, sensors, applications, and other contributions.

We invite contributions (abstracts, demos) of topics on localization, positioning, and related concepts. 

Update: The proceedings are available under this link. The report is available under this link.

Final Program

Thursday 11.07.2018

12:30 - 13:00: Registration

13:00 - 14:00: Welcome & Brainstorming of Breakout Sessions

14:00 - 14:30: Coffee Break

14:30 - 16:00: Session 1 -  Radar and LiDAR

Session chair: Janek Stoeck (HCU)

  • A Practical Toolbox for Getting Started with mmWave FMCW Radar Sensors (Manfred Constapel, Marco Cimdins and Horst Hellbrück)
  • Architecture of Detect, Track, and Classify Objects using LiDAR Measurements in Highway Scenarios (Mathias Pelka)

16:00 - 16:30: Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30: Breakout Session

18:30: City tour

20:30: Dinner


Friday 12.07.2018

09:15 - 10:00: Panel Discussion

Results from the breakout sessions

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00: Session 2 - Positioning Hardware

Session chair: Marco Cimdins (THL)

  • A Low-Cost GNSS Repeater for Indoor Operation (Yannic Schröder and Lars Wolf)
  • Hardware Design for an Angle of Arrival Positioning System (Marco Gunia, Adrian Zinke, Niko Joram and Frank Ellinger)

12:00 - 13:00: Lunch

13:00 - 14:30: Session 3 - Smartphone and Ultra-wide Band Positioning

Session chair: Yannic Schröder (TU BS)

  • Navigation in a library using smartphones (Janek Stoeck and Harald Sternberg)
  • Understanding and Prediction of Ultra-Wide Band Channel Impulse Response Measurements (Benjamin Matthews, Sven Ole Schmidt and Horst Hellbrück)

14:30 - 15:00: Wrap up


Submission Guidelines

We plan a demo, and technical exhibition session and panel discussions. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting a demonstrator in addition to submitting an abstract.

Authors are requested to submit abstracts limited up to three pages in a two-column IEEE conference format. Abstracts must present original research. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are appreciated. We also encourage you to submit failed ideas as it might spawn interesting discussions. Please submit your abstract via EasyChair until 16.06.2019.

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

Please submit your papers via Easychair

List of Topics

  • Novel ideas and concepts about localization, positioning, and navigation
  • Applications (e.g., IoT, industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, sensor networks robotics, logistics, medical, safety, smartphones)
  • Sensors for ranging or positioning (UWB, IMU, RFID, RSS, Phase-based, optical,…)
  • Robustness, reliability, scalability, networking, data communication, localization infrastructure
  • Mapping or SLAM
  • Context, privacy


General Chair

  • Horst Hellbrück, TH Lübeck

Program committee

  • Marco Cimdins, TH Lübeck
  • Marco Gunia, TU Dresden
  • Yannic Schröder, TU Braunschweig
  • Janek Stoeck, HCU Hamburg


  • Marco Cimdins, TH Lübeck


The conference will be held in Lübeck.


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