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Special Issue "Sensor Fusion and Novel Technologies in Positioning and Navigation"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Fernando J. Álvarez Franco

Sensory Systems Research Group, University of Extremadura, Spain
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Interests: local positioning systems; acoustic sensing; digital signal processing; embedded computing
Guest Editor
Dr. Joaquín Torres-Sospedra

Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
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Interests: smartphone-based indoor positioning&navigation; neural networks; pattern recognition; image processing; outdoor robotics; interoperability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has been widely adopted for positioning purposes, there is a rising interest in positioning in places where GNSS cannot operate properly. Positioning is a key issue shared in many diverse activity areas. Military applications, agricultural maintenance, autonomous car driving, pedestrian guidance, customer tracking, ambient assisted living, living in place, logistics, or drone autonomous navigation in warehouses are just a few examples of areas where positioning is crucial. Positioning covers many different environments, including crops, groves, motorways, urban dense areas, shopping malls, warehouses, local shops, and homes, among many others. This diversity and the end-user requirements make the most suitable positioning solution, GNSS-based or not, depend on the final application.

This Special Issue encourages authors, from academia and industry, to submit new research results about technological innovations and novel applications for positioning and navigation, with special interest to local and mixed global-local systems. The Special Issue topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sensor fusion
  • Novel technologies
  • New applications
  • State-of-the-art devices
  • Portable device-based
  • Infrastructure-less approaches and Signals of Opportunity
  • Indoor/Outdoor transition systems
  • Challenges in design and deployment
  • Evaluation
  • Global-Local Positioning and Navigation Systems

Dr. Fernando J. Álvarez Franco
Dr. Joaquín Torres-Sospedra
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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