11th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2014 (WPNC'14)

The University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Dresden is proud to announce the 11th Workshop on Positioning, Navigation and Communication 2014 (WPNC'14), which will take place in Dresden, Germany, March 11-13, 2014.


Wireless Localization is the latest entry in the rapidly expanding family of advanced wireless technologies poised to touch every aspect of our everyday lives. Under the impressive wings of the Internet of Things, various recent advances in heterogeneous sensor fusion, p2p- networks, context awareness, privacy and security are coming together to enable now an enormous amount of new applications, many of which are hungry for location information. 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 2014.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers can be downloaded here.


Best WPNC'14 Paper

Best WPNC'14 Student Paper

Best WPNC'14 Demo


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

Positioning in Cyber-Physical Systems

Localization and Navigation for CPS
Positioning in Large Scale CPS
MAC Architectures for CPS Localization
Location-based Control in CPS

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://wpnc14.trackchair.com until January 14th, 2014. The workshop proceedings will be published electronically on data storage device at the event in Dresden and online in the IEEE Xplore database.

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 (0)172 3061498.