Proceedings of the WPNC'06

The call for participation of the WPNC'06 can be downloaded here. The Ishtar workshop is co-located and its program is posted here. All papers are available in pdf-Format.

The workshop proceedings can be purchased at Shaker Verlag (226 pages, ISBN 3-8322-4862-5).

Morning Session
Poster Session
Afternoon Session


Morning Session

08:00 - 09:00

Registration (coffee & light breakfast)


Morning Session
Chair: Prof. Dr. -Ing
. K. Jobmann

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome Speech
Prof. Dr. -Ing. K. Jobmann

09:10 - 09:30

Keynote Address
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
T. Kaiser

09:30 - 09:50

UWB Geo-Regioning - Algorithm and Performance

F. Althaus, C. Steiner, A. Wittneben

Communication Technology Laboratory

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

09:50 - 10:10

Performance and Accuracy Test of the
WLAN Indoor Positioning System “ipos”

G. Retscher, E. Moser, D. Vredeveld, D. Heberling

Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Vienna University of Technology

IMST GmbH, Germany

10:10 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:05

Enhanced code acquisition in global positioning radio systems

F. Benedetto, G. Giunta, A. Neri,  L. Vandendorpe

Digital Signal Processing, Multimedia, and Optical Communications Laboratory

University of Roma, Italy

Communications and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

11:05 - 11:25

Pedestrian Dead Reckoning: A Basis for Personal Positioning

S. Beauregard, H. Haas

School of Engineering and Science,

International University Bremen, Germany

11:25 - 11:45

A new Particle Filter for Localization of a Mobile Base Station Based on Microwave  Backscatter

H. Qasem, L. Reindl, C. Ament

Institute of Microsystems Technology, Freiburg University, Germany

11:45 - 12:15

Poster Teaser

12:15 - 14:00

Light Lunch


Poster Session

13:00 - 14:00

Chair: Henning Scheibner


Replication of Local Road Networks for
Regional Information Dissemination in VANETS

B. Roessler, C. Bruns


Low-Cost Sonic-Based Indoor Localization for Mobile Robots

D. Wehden, R. Salomon, and M. Schneider


Closer to Reality: Simulating Localization Algorithms Considering Defective Observations in Wireless Sensor Networks

F. Reichenbach, M. Koch, D. Timmermann


Complexity Considerations for Unambiguous Acquisition of Galileo Signals

A. Burian, E. S. Lohan, V. Lehtinen, M. Renfors


Algorithms for Audiovisual Speaker Localisation in Reverberant Acoustic Environments

C. Voges, V. Märgner, R. Martin


An improved simulation model for Nakagami-m fading channels for satellite positioning applications

E. Pajala, T. Isotalo, A. Lakhzouri, E. S. Lohan


Pre-processing of Data in RSS Signature-Based Localization

C. M. Takenga, K. Kyamakya


The Design of Embedded GPS Navigation System Based on Internet Structure

F. Kao, S. Chen


On the Polarization Diversity Performance of Log.-Per. Multiarm-Antennas for
MB-OFDM UWB Communications

O. Klemp, G. Armbrecht, H. Eul


An Optical Indoor Positioning system for the mass market

O. Maye, J. Schaeffner, M. Maaser


An Indoor Localization System Based on DTDOA for Different Wireless LAN Systems

F. Winkler, E. Fischer, E. Grass,  P. Langendörfer


Precise Positioning in Real-Time using Navigation Satellites and Telecommunication

C. Daub, A. Ritdorf, P. Loef





Afternoon Session


Track A
Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Kyamakya

Track B
Chair: Prof. Dr. techn. S. Boll

14:00 - 14:20

On Impact of Topology and Cost Function on LSE Position Determination in Wireless Networks

V. Dizdarević, K. Witrisal

SPSC Laboratory

Graz University of Technology, Austria

Local Positioning with
Parallelepiped Moving Grid

N. Sirola, S. Ali-Löytty

Tampere University of Technology, Finland

14:20 - 14:40

On the Applicability of Deterministic Modelling to Indoor UWB Channels

J. Jemai, P. Eggers, G. F. Pedersen, T. Kürner

IfN Braunschweig Technical University

Center for PersonKommunikation,
Aalborg University, Denmark

Particle Filtering of Database assisted Positioning Estimates using a novel Similarity Measure for GSM Signal Power Level Measurements

S. Peschke, R. Haeb-Umbach

University of Paderborn, Germany

14:40 - 15:00

Indoor Positioning with UWB Beamforming
C. Senger, T. Kaiser
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Dynamic GPS-position correction for mobile pedestrian navigation and orientation
J. D. Martin, J. Krösche, S. Boll
University of Oldenburg, Germany
Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Hagenberg, Austria
OFFIS, Germany

15:00 - 15:40

Coffee Break & Snacks

15:40 - 16:00

WLAN Indoor Positioning Based on Euclidean Distances and Fuzzy Logic
A. Teuber, B. Eissfeller
Institute of Geodesy and Navigation,
University FAF Munich, Germany

Field trial on GPS Accuracy in a medium size city: The influence of built-up
M. Modsching, R. Kramer, K. t. Hagen
University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Germany

16:00 - 16:20

Propagation Delay Based Positioning Using IEEE 802.11b Signals
G. Rahmatollahi, S. Galler,
J. Schroeder, K. Jobmann, K. Kyamakya
Institute of Communications Engineering
University of Hannover, Germany

Blind Localization of 3G Mobile Terminals in Multipath Scenarios
V. Algeier, B. Demissie, W. Koch, R. Thomae
Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Research Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics, Germany

16:20 - 16:30


16:30 -

Cold Beer Session