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Francesco Potortì <[log in to unmask]>
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Francesco Potortì <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:30:40 +0200
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Dear all,

please consider the following call for competition.

Sorry for possible duplicates

Call For IPIN Competition 2017

16-17 September 2017 - Sapporo, Japan

IPIN is pleased to announce the IPIN 2017 Indoor Localization
Competition, to be held at the IPIN 2017 Conference in Sapporo
(Japan). 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 accepted standards exist yet.

IPIN 2017 Indoor Localization Competition will consist of several
tracks, including on-site and off-site contests. Results will be
presented during dedicated sessions of the IPIN conference and prizes
will be awarded to the winners.

The competition builds on the experience of previous competitions
based on EvAAL framework, ensuring experience, solidity and a
well-founded scientific method (

Competition Tracks

Track 1: Smartphone-based
Track 2: Pedestrian dead reckoning
Track 3: Smartphone-based (off-site)
Track 4: PDR for warehouse picking (off-site)

Track 1 "Smartphone-based": A pedestrian walking in multi-floor
buildings carries a smartphone which runs the competing system, without
any external aid, using the sensors available on the smartphones to
identify the user's position in real time.
  Prize: 150,000 JPY awarded by KICS (KR)

Track 2: "Pedestrian dead reckoning": The competing system
uses MEMS sensors (inertial, compass and altimeter pressure sensors)
mounted on the body to localize a pedestrian walking in multi-floor
buildings; control and monitoring devices such as a notebook are carried
by the user.
  Prize: 150,000 JPY awarded by ETRI (KR)

Track 3: "Smartphone-based (off-site)": The goal is to localize a
pedestrian walking under realistic conditions in multi-floor buildings
using data provided by a conventional smartphone (WiFi, inertial,
magnetic, GPS, pressure, light, ...).  Competitors calibrate their
algorithms in advance using a ground truth reference database, and
compete using new unreferenced data.
  Prize: to be defined

Track 4: "PDR for warehouse picking (off-site)": Data from inertial,
pressure and magnetic sensors and BLE data from a smartphone plus
picking records from a warehouse management system (WMS) are collected
during 3 hours of actual picking work by 8 people carrying a smartphone
on their back in a warehouse, with actions including walking, picking
and carrying. Competitors obtain sample data and test data to calibrate
their algorithms, and compete using separate actual data.
  Prize: 150,000 JPY or more worth prize awarded by
         PDR benchmark standardization committee (JP)

Technical Competition Details

The evaluation criteria for the competition, restrictions on the
accepted technologies, technical rules to follow 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 candidate competitors' comments, will be timely distributed on the
competition discussion mailing list <[log in to unmask]> and will
appear on the IPIN web site.

Maps of the competition area and all the relative information will be
provided by the end of April.

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 during the

Competitor Admission Process

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
wants to participate in one or several tracks.

Competitors apply for admission to the competition tracks by providing a
short (2 to 4 pages) "technical description" of their localization
system, including a description of the algorithms and protocols used.
The technical description must be sent by e-mail to the chairs of the
intended track.  Track chairs will accept or refuse the application in a
short time, based on technical feasibility and logistic constraints.

After acceptance of the competitor's technical description, one member
of the competing team is required to register to the IPIN conference,
specifying that the registration is linked to a competition track. Full
registration to the conference covers participation in the competition
process (allocated time, support and space) and the submission of a
paper describing the system.

Competitors are required to make an oral presentation of their system
during a dedicated session at the IPIN conference.  Additionally,
competitor teams are invited, but not required, to submit a paper to the
conference. The paper will follow the same peer review and publishing
process as all the other papers submitted to IPIN.  After the
conference, competitors who are authors of an accepted paper describing
a competing system will be allowed a short time to update it.

Competitors who wish to test their system, but do not want to be
included in the public rankings and compared with other competitors, can
ask for that special condition in advance to the chairs of the relevant

Important dates

Technical description:		15 July 2017
Notification of admission:	shortly after request
Paper submission:		30 July (*)
Result submission (tracks 3&4):	8 September 2017
System setup (tracks 1&2):	16-17 September 2017
Competition (tracks 1&2):	17 September 2017
IPIN conference:       		18-21 September 2017

(*) Competitors who are authors of an accepted paper will be allowed
some time after the conference for updating it before publication.

Organising Committee

General Chairs
  Francesco Potortì (CNR, Italy) <[log in to unmask]>
  Nobuo Kawaguchi (Nagoya University, Japan) <[log in to unmask]>
  Sangjoon Park (ETRI, South Korea) <[log in to unmask]>

Track 1 chairs:
  Filippo Palumbo (CNR, IT)
  Antonino Crivello (CNR, IT)

Track 2 chairs:
  Soyeon Lee (ETRI, KR)
  Jaehyun Lim (ETRI, KR)

Track 3 chairs:
  Joaquín Torres (Universitat Castellon, ES)
  Antonio R. Jimenez (CSIC/UPM, ES)

Track 4 chairs:
  Masakatsu Kourogi (AIST, JP)
  Ryosuke Ichikari (AIST, JP)

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