9th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2012 (WPNC'12)

The University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Dresden is proud to announce the 9th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2012 (WPNC'12), which will take place in Dresden, Germany, March 15-16, 2012.


Localization is touching every aspect of our everyday life. Advanced location aware services are enabled by ranging and positioning techniques attracting great attention from scientists and industry alike. Recent advances in heterogeneous sensor fusion, p2p-networks, context awareness, privacy and security are enabling new system solutions and bring in new challenges to be solved at the same time. WPNC, the premier event on Positioning and Navigation in Europe, continues to provide an international platform for exchanging latest research results and inputs from the industry. Be part of the positioning revolution and submit your original contribution to WPNC 2012.

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:

Context awareness in localization

Semantic localization
Simultaneous localization and mapping
Location and behavior modeling
Localization in sensor networks
Cognitive position

Ranging/Positioning techniques

RFID based approaches
Inertial Data fusion techniques
Active & passive object tracking
Underwater localization
Ultra-sound ranging
Propagation issues & antennas
UWB ranging / UWB imaging
Cooperative localization


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

Localization related R&D projects

Localization for the Internet of Things
Positioning techniques
UWB ranging techniques
Location-aided communications

Location aided Communication and Applications

Localization in robotics and automotive
Local/Global application scenarios
Integrated positioning & communication
Health, public transport, M2M, Smart Grid

Robust and Secure Positioning

Privacy in localization
Location based security
Secure ranging and localization
Fundamental limits of secure positioning
Anti-jamming techniques
Outlier/NLOS robustness

Energy efficient localization

Complexity reduction
Energy-accuracy trade-off
Traffic reduction
Energy harvesting for localization

Submission Guidelines

Full Papers (max. 6 pages) or Extended Abstracts (2-5 pages) may be submitted electronically in PDF-format in English language to http://wpnc12.trackchair.com until January 22nd, 2012 (extended). The workshop proceedings will be published electronically on data storage device at the event in Dresden and online in the IEEE Xplore database (pending).

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.