6th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2009 (WPNC'09)

The Institute of Communications Engineering, University of Hannover, is proud to announce the 6th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2009 (WPNC'09), which will take place at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany, March 19, 2009.


Mobile position-aware systems, combined with modern wireless technologies, are getting more and more important. When developing systems of this kind, problems in various fields of information and communication technology need to be solved. The workshop shall give an overview of state-of-the-art approaches and systems. As many technologies are available to deal with the variety of applications, we would like to continue to cover ultra-wideband technology as it is becoming of great importance in the area of positioning, navigation and communication. Moreover a track on the EUWB project is included in the workshop, to provide an insight on UWB-Localization technology in industrial applications.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.


Authors are invited to submit papers presenting scientific work or practical implementations addressing, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Positioning

    • Outdoor-Radio Systems

    • Indoor-Positioning

    • Hybrid Approaches

  • Navigation

    • Pedestrian Navigation

    • Vehicle and Robot Navigation

  • EUWB

    • UWB in Public Transportation

    • UWB in the Automotive Environment

    • UWB in the Home Entertainment

    • UWB in Heterogeneous Networks

  • Communication and Services

    • Integrated Positioning and Communication

    • Location Based Services

    • Application Scenarios

  • Ultra-Wideband

    • Positioning and Localization

    • Architectures, Systems, Protocols

    • Hybrid Positioning and Communication

    • Regulatory Issues, EMC/EMI

Submission Guidelines

Full-paper or poster submissions in the form of extended abstracts (max. 2 pages) or full papers (max. 10 pages) are requested electronically in PDF-format in English language until Nov. 10, 2008. Paper submission is handled only through the TrackChair paper review system at http://wpnc09.trackchair.com. With acceptance, complete contributions of up to 10 pages are expected until Feb. 1, 2009.

Submission of Extended Abstracts/Full Papers until: Nov.10, 2008 (extended!!!)

Technical Exhibitions

Technical exhibitions addressing the workshop's scope are also welcome. For further details, please contact .


The workshop proceedings in book-form will be published in the series “Hannoversche Beiträge zur Nachrichtentechnik“ by SHAKER publishing and electronically in the IEEE Xplore database.