Fachgespräch Lokalisation

3rd Expert Talk on Localization

12./13. July @ CoSA Center of Excellence, Lübeck University of Applied Sciences

We announce the 3rd Expert Talk on Localization of GI/ITG specialist group Communication and Distributed Systems. The objective of this expert talk is intense discussions among researchers from academia and industry in this challenging area.

Localization is a major technology in the field of medical, industrial and logistics applications. The Expert Talk offers researchers a platform to discuss recent results of their work and share opinions with each other. They are invited to discuss current issues and upcoming challenges. The Expert Talk on Localization features a demo and poster session. The demo session is dedicated for a presentation of practical results, e.g., localization systems, sensors, applications, and other contributions.

We invite contributions (abstract, demonstration) of all topics regarding localization, positioning, applications, and related concepts.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. We feature a demo and technical exhibition session and panel discussions. Please contact us if you are interested in presenting a demonstration in addition to submitting an abstract.

Abstracts must present original research or experience. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. We encourage you to also submit failed ideas as it might spawn interesting discussions. Authors are requested to submit abstracts limited up to three pages in IEEE conference format. Please submit your Abstract via EasyChair until 15.06.2018.

Authors of accepted submissions are expected to present during the event.

Please submit your papers via Easychair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=etol2018.

List of Topics

  • Localization, positioning, and navigation
  • Applications (IoT, industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, sensor networks robotics, logistics, medical, safety, smartphones,…)
  • Sensors for ranging or positioning (UWB, IMU, RFID, RSS, optical,…)
  • Mapping or SLAM
  • Context, privacy
  • Robustness, reliable localization, scalability, networking, data communication, localization infrastructure
  • New application areas for localization technologies (gamification, unmanned aerial vehicles, underwater, elderly care, intrusion or anti-burglary detection, smart homes,...)
  • Novel ideas regarding localization


General Chair

  • Horst Hellbrück, FH Lübeck

Organizing committee

  • Eike Barnefske, Hafencity Universtiy
  • Mathias Pelka, FH Lübeck
  • Yannic Schröder, TU Braunschweig
  • Zhongliang Zhao, University of Bern


  • Marco Cimdins, FH Lübeck


The conference will be held in Lübeck.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to cosa-papers@fh-luebeck.de.


KuVS: Fachgruppe “Kommunikation und Verteilte Systeme”

CoSA Center of Excellence

Lübeck University of Applied Sciences

Past Events

The 1st KuVS Expert Talk on Localization took place on 24./25. April 2015 in Lübeck, Germany

The 2nd KuVS Expert Talk on Localization took place on 14./15. July 2016 in Lübeck, Germany