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Special Session
5G Positioning: 3GPP standard and key techniques


User positioning in wireless networks is of increasing importance for public security, commercial services, and applications in vertical industries. 5G started its industrial standard in 3GPP Release 16, which was completed during 2018 – 2020. 5G positioning has aggressive positioning targets including: wide range of accuracy, from meter-level to cm-level accuracy; wide range of latency, from second to millisecond level; and use of IoT devices with very low power consumption. The considered scenarios of interest refer to general indoor and outdoor conditions, industrial factory, V2X and others. Therefore, it is of interest to focus on the new emerging 5G positioning standard and its associated techniques before wide commercial applicability.
The special session will include, but will not be limited to, the following aspects of 5G positioning:
•  Use cases, requirements, and applications for 5G positioning
•  3GPP standards on New Radio (NR) positioning and trends
•  5G positioning prototypes and testbeds
•  Advanced algorithms for high-accuracy measurements and positioning
•  Advanced algorithms for multipath interference mitigation
•  Positioning techniques for NLOS channels mmWave positioning


• Fifth generation mobile communication (5G), Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIOT), New Radio (NR)

Technical Program Committee

Session Chairs:

TPC co-chair: Dr. Yi Wang, Huawei, Shanghai, China
TPC co-chair: Prof. Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy

TPC members:

Dr. Ren Da, CATT, USA
Dr. Alexey Khoryaey, Intel, Russia
Dr. Fredrik Gunnarsson, Ericsson, Sweden
Prof. Kai Niu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Prof. Yi Jiang, Fudan University, China
Prof. Lu Yin, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:                         May 15, 2021
Paper Acceptance Notification:                        June 21, 2021


Manuscripts are submitted according to the IPIN 2021 Conference instructions for authors. Papers undergo a single-blind review process by at least two reviewers. Accepted regular papers are submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library, accepted WiP papers to CEUR-WS.org, which is currently indexed by Scopus, Ei Compendex and DBLP.

Submit your paper now in https://www.softconf.com/l/ipin2021
If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Yi WANG via yi.wang@huawei.com.