Indoor Positioning Unveiled: Technologies, Challenges and Applications in Industry 4.0




Inizio: Giu 4 | 10:30 am

Fine : Giu 4 | 12:00 pm

HumanTech |
indoor navigation |
indoor positioning

Via Lambruschini, 4B 20156 Milano MI

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Seminar in presence

Building BL26/B – Room 0.19 (ground floor)
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Via R. Lambruschini, 4/B


Ivo Silva
University of Minho, Portugal



In the era of Industry 4.0, the accurate positioning of assets and personnel within indoor environments is crucial for optimizing operations and enhancing safety. This seminar presents the key principles of indoor positioning, exploring its technologies, challenges, and diverse applications.  The discussion begins by exploring the main uses of indoor positioning across different areas. By addressing challenges and performance metrics, participants will gain insights into the intricacies associated with implementing and optimizing indoor positioning systems.  Subsequently, the seminar delves into indoor localization and indoor navigation. It includes the technologies, sensors, and positioning techniques used to estimate a position indoors. It also reflects about indoor navigation, detailing the process to estimate a route indoors. Lastly, the seminar focuses on indoor localization for Industry 4.0, highlighting indoor positioning’s transformative potential in industrial scenarios, with a particular focus on industrial vehicle tracking.


Ivo Silva is a Professor at the Department of Information Systems, University of Minho and a Researcher at the Algoritmi Research Centre. He received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications and Informatics Engineering in 2016, followed by a Ph.D. degree in the MAP-tele Doctoral Program in Telecommunications from the Universities of Minho, Aveiro, and Porto in 2022. Ivo Silva has co-authored several scientific publications, and collaborated in R&D projects in partnership between academia and industry. His research interests include Industry 4.0, indoor positioning and navigation, sensor fusion, vehicle localization, mobile computing, and Internet of Things.


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