Special Issue "Recent Advances in Indoor Localization Systems and Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: localization methods and services, sensor networks, middleware services, digital signal processing
Despite the enormous technical progress seen in the past few years, the maturity of indoor localization technologies has not yet reached the level of GNSS solutions. We don’t have yet a general “indoor GPS” technology, which is cheap, accurate, and available everywhere. Rather a variety of promising technical solutions has been proposed, which are suitable for various application areas and use cases, e.g. IoT, home, public areas, or industrial environments.
The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the novel advanced measurement, processing, fusion, and presentation techniques, which address the current problems of indoor localization, tracking, and navigation. Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts on original, innovative, or even unconventional methods and solutions including sensing, signal processing, sensor fusion, and presentation. We also welcome comprehensive reviews on well-established and relatively mature technologies, demonstrating the technical performance, potentials and limitations of these technical solutions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- Localization technologies: TOF, TDOA, AoA, ADoA, RSSI, phase, fingerprinting, dead reckoning
- Indoor localization and tracking, SLAM
- Sensors and sensory systems: acoustic, RF, UWB, optical, magnetic, radar, lidar, IMU
- Cooperative sensors, crowd sensing, human sensor networks
- Sensor fusion, fault tolerance, error mitigation
- Hybrid positioning, performance and error analysis
- Signal processing for indoor localization
- Machine learning in indoor localization
- Localization services
- Applications: Robotics, UAV, Active (Ambient) Assisted Living
- Presentation, navigation, seamless indoor-outdoor navigation, user interfaces
Dr. Gyula Simon
Dr. László Sujbert
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- Indoor localization, positioning, tracking, and navigation
- TOF, TDOA, AoA, ADoA, RSSI, IMU
- Dead reckoning
- Sensor fusion
- Signal processing
- Machine learning
- Localization services