8th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2011 (WPNC'11)

The University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Dresden is proud to announce the 8th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2011 (WPNC'11), which will take place in Dresden, Germany, April 07-08, 2011.


Accurate location and tracking information anywhere anytime is becoming as important as communication anywhere, anytime. Although mobile position-aware systems, combined with modern wireless technologies are entering our daily life, several problems in information and communication technology still need to be solved. The workshop is devoted to recent advances in positioning, navigation and communications, as well the current state-of-the-art in techniques and systems. In addition contributions from major R&D projects are included in the workshop, to provide an insight on modern localization technology in various applications.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.


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

- Ranging/Positioning

(Radio based positioning systems, Hybrid approaches including radio, Indoor-positioning technologies, Ranging/Positioning algorithms,RFID based approaches, Data fusion techniques, Active & passive object detection, Compressive sensing, Ultra-sound based approaches, Radio propagation issues & antennas)

- Navigation

(Pedestrian/special forces navigation, Vehicle and robot navigation, Asset tracking, Industrial process automation)

- Localization related R&D projects (EUWB, WHERE-2, LOmmID, E-Sponder, ...)

(UWB in public transportation, UWB in the home entertainment, UWB in the automotive environment,UWB in heterogeneous networks, Positioning techniques, Location-aided communications)

- Communication and Services

(Location based services, Local application scenarios, Integrated positioning & communication, Global application scenarios)

- Ultra-Wideband

(Positioning and localization, Hybrid positioning & communication, Architectures, systems, protocols, Standardization issues, EMC/EMI)

Submission Guidelines

Either Extended Abstracts (1-2 pages) or Full Papers (max. 6 pages) may be submitted electronically in PDF-format in English language until February 15th, 2011 (Extended). Paper submission is handled through the TrackChair conference system at http://wpnc11.trackchair.com.

Authors of accepted articles will be notified on March 6th, 2011 and are required to deliver PDF-format Camera-Ready (max. 6 pages) versions of accepted papers by April 2nd, 2011. Only presented articles (posters or talks) will be published in IEEExplore.

Please use this IEEE template.

Technical Exhibitions

Technical exhibitions addressing the workshops scope are welcome. For further details, please contact  or call/SMS directly +49 163 1493489.


The workshop proceedings will be published electronically in the IEEE Xplore database.