April 11, 2015 - April 13, 2015

Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition – IPSN 2015

Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Contact: For questions about the competition, please email dlymper@microsoft.com


Accurate indoor localization has the potential to transform the way people navigate indoors in a similar way that GPS transformed the way people navigate outdoors. Over the last 15 years, several human-centric approaches to indoor localization have been proposed by both academia and industry, but we have yet to see large scale deployments. This competition aims to bring together real-time or near real-time indoor location technologies and compare their performance.

  • Latest Updates

    04/17/2015: The detailed results of the 2015 Competition have been posted!

    04/02/2015: The detailed schedule of the competition has been posted. Evaluation time slots have been assigned to each officially registered team.

    02/23/2015: The competition will take place on Monday April 13th and Tuesday April 14th. More details can be found here.

    02/03/2015: Registration for the competition is now open! Contestants should register for the Indoor Localization Competition listed under Workshops. Lower registration fees are available for non-contestants that simply want to observe the competition. Observers should choose the Competition Observer registration that is listed right below the Workshops section in the registration page.

    02/03/2015: Details on the evaluation area and the logistics of the competition have been made available here.

    01/22/2015: The competition categories and the teams in each category have been announced.

    01/19/2015: The competition is on with 48 submissions from 44 teams!

  • Check the other competition’s websites above to get a better idea of the evaluation setup, the type of systems expected, and pictures of the different teams in action.