Journal of Sensors

Indoor Tracking, Mapping, and Navigation: Algorithms, Technologies, and Applications


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1Aston University, Birmingham, UK

2University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

3Politecnico Milano, Milan, Italy

4ControlCam, Jacksonville, USA


Indoor Tracking, Mapping, and Navigation: Algorithms, Technologies, and Applications

Description

The demand of intelligent systems that can improve our daily lives by providing relevant information is continuously growing. Some examples include 1) finding the nearest exit during emergency events; 2) continuous georeferencing in either outdoor or indoor environments to receive location-based information; 3) tracking people and goods to prevent our assets from being lost; and 4) monitoring of people’s physical activities to encourage an active lifestyle or to patrol medical rehabilitation. An important requirement of such systems should be the ability to sense movement and location and possibly predict our behaviour in the short time. Spatial 3D information plays a crucial role in understanding the context and making technologies around us autonomous. However, due to factors such as scene obstructions, movement variations, sensor limitations, and model uncertainty, indoor tracking, mapping, and navigation remain to be a highly challenging problem.

In this special issue, recent advancements in computer vision, machine learning, robotics, engineering, and spatial sciences are brought together to study motion tracking, 2D/3D digitization of indoor spaces, and navigation in the absence of GNSS signals. State-of-the-art algorithms, methods, technologies, and innovative applications are presented to support cross-disciplinary collaboration. We welcome high quality research articles, review articles, and detailed papers describing novel applications.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Calibration of optical systems for indoor reconstruction (e.g., cameras, laser scanners, and 3D cameras)
  • Pedestrian dead reckoning and inertial navigation, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, and barometers
  • Marker and markerless human motion capture
  • Gesture and facial reconstruction, tracking, and recognition
  • Wearables for activity tracking
  • RF positioning (e.g., Wi-Fi, BLE, Ultra-wideband, etc.)
  • Robot localization and mapping (e.g., SLAM, visual/LiDAR odometry, place recognition, echolocation, etc.)
  • Indoor mobile mapping (e.g., UAV, handheld systems, and trolley-based systems)
  • Bundle adjustment, structure-from-motion, and dense matching for indoor applications
  • Multimodality sensing and fusion
  • Modelling uncertainty and uncertainty handling
  • Techniques for automatic indoor 3D modelling
  • “As-built” reconstruction of CAD plans/BIM models

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5971752
  • - Editorial

Indoor Tracking, Mapping, and Navigation: Algorithms, Technologies, and Applications

Jacky C. K. Chow | Michael Peter | ... | Mohannad Al-Durgham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5989678
  • - Research Article

An Improved Particle Filter Algorithm for Geomagnetic Indoor Positioning

He Huang | Wei Li | ... | Yang Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5351863
  • - Research Article

Practical In Situ Implementation of a Multicamera Multisystem Calibration

Ivan Detchev | Ayman Habib | ... | Derek Lichti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1928578
  • - Research Article

An Analysis of Multiple Criteria and Setups for Bluetooth Smartphone-Based Indoor Localization Mechanism

Manuel Castillo-Cara | Jesús Lovón-Melgarejo | ... | Ismael García-Varea
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9560108
  • - Research Article

Linear Kalman Filter for Attitude Estimation from Angular Rate and a Single Vector Measurement

Shangqiu Shan | Zhongxi Hou | Jin Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6842173
  • - Research Article

Distributed Monocular SLAM for Indoor Map Building

Ruwan Egodagamage | Mihran Tuceryan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 7879198
  • - Research Article

Integrated SINS/WSN Positioning System for Indoor Mobile Target Using Novel Asynchronous Data Fusion Method

Hai Yang | Wei Li | ... | Zhuoyin Si
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1430145
  • - Review Article

Sequential Monte Carlo Localization Methods in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks: A Review

Ammar M. A. Abu Znaid | Mohd. Yamani Idna Idris | ... | Omar Adil Mahdi
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