Pre-Program – Geo IoT World 2017
Geo IoT World - Where Geolocation Powers IoT Innovation | June 6-8, 2017 – Brussels, Belgium

Pre-Program

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Update: March 23, 2017

DAY 2 - Wednesday June 7

9.00 AM: Start of the conference

CONFERENCE, EXHIBITION & TESTBED

Conference Track 1 Conference Track 2 Side Events

TRENDING TECHS OUTLOOKS
From Satellite to Network-Based Geo IoT Innovation
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial

KEYNOTE Technology Trends in Geolocation

– Results of the latest GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report
– Overview of GNSS technology trends in wider context of location
technologies and IoT

Peter Fairhurst

From Standalone Solutions to High Precision: Mass Market GNSS Technology

– Options to reduce the cost of ownership for high precision GNSS solutions.
– How the new GNSS signals in operation will affect the high precision GNSS receiver design.
– The importance of GNSS correction services in the deployment of autonomous vehicle applications.
– Future changes within the industry required to enable mass market high precision GNSS solutions

Kipp Jones

IoT Location 101

– The unique challenges of low power devices location in all environments
– Different use-cases, carriage technologies and device specs
– Benefits to manufacturers, developers and end users
– Choose the right solution

Jaap Groot

Geolocation, a Critical Key to Unlock More Value for IoT

– Importance of geolocation in LPWAN
– Expectations and technical capabilities of LPWAN
– Is 10 meter accuracy needed for all use cases?
– The power of hybrid solutions

PANEL: New GNSS offerings’ impact : HW, app developers, etc.

MOBILE PROXIMITY & BEACONS
Key trends & new IoT Enablers
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Thomas Walle
Retail Airports Sports

Solving the Multi-Billion Dollar Question: Where Are You?

– Proximity data transforming data-driven industries, from retail and marketing, to AI.
– Beacons and the proximity market status
– Newest developments in proximity technology

Christian Gauer

WiFi – BLE Beacons Deployment (Title TBD)

– High accurate location for standard WiFi clients
– How to deploy a wireless network for location based services
– A Cloud managed BLE Beacon infrastructure for wayfinding and proximity messaging

Christian Carle
Workplace Management

How Location Information is One of the Key Essential Technology Enabling Fast & Reliable IoT Business Growth

– 80 % of our time is spent Indoor: how to optimize the environment?
– Why the “Where” makes the difference in the IoT app?
– Workplace Management use cases

Brian Roeten

Copsonic, Using Ultrasounds for Proximity Detection

– The market is struggling with compatibility issues
– Ultrasounds are universal for end user smartphones because hardware agnostic
– Ultrasounds are more accurate because they do not cross walls
– Hybrid solutions can be built to get the best out of all technologies

INDOOR LOCATION
Data Modelling & Mapping
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Prof. Ki-Joune Li

KEYNOTE Understanding Indoor Space from Data Modelling Perspective

– Indoor space differs from outdoor space for several reasons.
– The properties and implication of indoor space from spatial data modelling perspective.
– More particularly, we discuss the concept of cellular space model and OGC IndoorGML, an OGC standard for indoor spatial information, which provides a
basis of indoor spatial data model

Rainer Wolfsberger

Indoor Navigation: Real-life Projects and an Industry Outlook with SLAM

– Challenges for Indoor Navigation: Accuracy, Efficiency…
– indoo.rs real-life Indoor Navigation projects
– indoo.rs SLAM revolution: Automation and scalability
– Industry outlook

Giorgio Paolo Maria Vassena
Mining

Real Time SLAM Localization, Surveying and Tracking as a Base for Multiresolution and Multisensor 3D Mapping

– Real time visualization on a touch screen of 3D mapping and tracking and localization
– Innovative use of real time automatic localization and mapping applied in deep underground mines
– Multiresolution automatic alignment between slam/tripod scan/handheld scanners point clouds

MOBILE PROXIMITY & BEACONS
Marketing & Retail Use Cases
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Dirk Callaerts
Retail Hospital

Innovative Concept to Improve Shopping Experience

– yooBee Served: Indoor positioning for enhanced shopping experience
– Shopping assistance by sales persons in the proper order, wherever you are in the store
– Sales Persons locate customers via smartphone app
– Indoor positioning used for improved sales performance and optimized store layout

André Ferraz
Marketing

How Indoor Location Technology Can Make Ubiquitous Computing Possible

– Indoor Location Technology: Deterministic vs Probabilistic
– Mobile Advertisement: Ubiquitous Computing will change the game

Madhu Madhusudhanan
Retail

Unlocking IoT

– Frictionless Access to IoT: What is needed to go beyond novelty of IoT
– Which is easier? Flipping a switch to turn on light bulb or launching an app and searching for option to turn on the light bulb?
– Role of IoT in real-world access control
– Google’s Eddystone and Physical web

Steve Statler

PANEL: The State of the “Beacosystem”

12.45 PM – 2.00 PM: LUNCH BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

INDOOR LOCATION
Emerging Precision Location Technologies
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Fredi Nonyelu

Enabling VR-Enhanced Mobility and IoT Applications

– Creating a VR-enhanced Indoor Spaces guide for people and IoT
– How VR-enhanced Indoor positioning and navigation empowers Indoor Location and IoT applications with new 3D photorealism.
– New opportunities for more engaging and interactive IoT applications
– Demo of new Software-as-a-Service platform for 3D VR-enhanced geolocation and IoT applications

Gerben van der Lugt
Retail

How Lighting and IoT Bring Indoor Location to the Next Level

– Shoppers’ receptiveness to location bases services
– Indoor positioning system that combines VLC, BTLE and INERTIAL SENSORS to provide the most accurate, yet versatile indoor location solution for retailers
– Latest use-cases for this technology from different segments (grocery, malls, offices all over the world)
– How Philips opens up this technology to other lighting companies under the YellowDot program

Maarten Weyn

Multimodal Localization for Low Power Embedded Devices

– Combination of low power communication and LPWAN for localization
– Focus on power consumption
– Benefits of the integration into a single antenna device

Samuel van de Velde

Ultra-Wideband for Accurate Indoor Positioning in Challenging Environments

– Accurate ultra-wideband positioning in challenging non-line-of-sight environments
– Sensor fusion and machine learning to solve this challenging problem
– Showing use cases of ultra-wideband positioning.

Chris Barratt

Multi-Standard Miniature Geolocalization Module Based on UWB & BLE

– First miniature self-contained BLE – UWB module combining the advantages of both technologies
– Design of Miniature co-located antennas for 2 RF systems in extremely confined volume
– Integration of UWB and BLE embedded application on the same processor

LOCATION INTELLIGENCE
When Big Data Meets IoT
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Mohamed Youssef
Marketing

Geolocation and Big Data – A Mutual Benefit

– How Geo-IoT is a product of Big Data Applications enabled by Geo-location
– How Big Data can improve Geo-location performance
– How Geo-location can enable new applications for Big Data related technologies
– New potential applications

Ian Chan

Connecting the Online and Physical Worlds with Location Intelligence

– Location Intelligence to connect the Online World and the Physical World
– Leveraging personalized location aware marketing to enhance customer engagement and increase sales
– Unlocking the $ Trillion dollar marketing attribution challenge with Location Intelligence
– Solving real world problems such as tracking high value assets and managing deployed beacons

INDOOR LOCATION
Building, Deploying and Using: Lessons Learned
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Bruce Krulwich

Indoor Location Technologies: 2017 Outlook (Title TBC)

Dirk Callaerts

Indoor Positioning: from Theory to Real Practice and Use

– Is Sensor Fusion “Best practice” in indoor positioning?
– How to bring potential customers to and beyond the Proof-of-Concept stage?
– Tag based use cases first, smartphones later!
– Lessons learned from real deployments (from 500 m2 to 10,000 m2)

Steve Statler

New CTIA US National Emergency Address Database: Status and implications (Title TBC)

– National database of public wifi and APs and Bluetooth beacons: FCC mandate, formation of the consortium, first editions of the standard
– Why we expect venues to adopt (insurance rate implications)
– Technical issues around standards for ephemeral IDs
– Implications for the builders of hardware, software, services, apps and the public

PANEL: Choosing the right indoor location technology

LOCATION INTELLIGENCE
Achieving the full potential of GeoData
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Leon van de Pas

KEYNOTE Why an Open Location Platform is Critical to Ignite Innovation

– The “third wave of globalization”: How do we make sense of the enormous amounts of location data produced every day? And how does location underpin it all?
– The evolution of the map as a “Living Index” of the world
– The case for an open, collaborative ecosystem and platform infrastructure to ignite innovation

Olivier Bedel

Sensor Data Ready for GIS and Open Data Communities

– Making IoT sensor data interoperable using OGC standards and open data formats
– Lora sensors and network pilots results
– Addressing end users through the right channel (OGC standards, Rest API, Web dashboards…)

Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

Taking the Pulse of our Planet from Space

– Addressing New ICT trends
– Fueling the data economy
– Enabling environmental transparency
– Empowering citizen with data and information

PANEL: Interoperability: Outlook on GeoData Standards

7.00 PM: Geo IoT World Awards Ceremony

DAY 3 - Thursday June 8

8.30 AM: START OF THE CONFERENCE

ASSET TRACKING
Industrial Environment
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Jan Weigel
Johanna Konrad-Mausser
Manufacturing
Logistics

KEYNOTE Putting Geo IoT into Practice

– Combining localization technology and IoT to create value and harness synergies
– Convey why Geo IoT facilitates new services and solutions in many different industries
– Theory is no use without practice: Our lessons learned

Zori Tomova
Manufacturing
Logistics

New Generation Real-Time Locating Service for Logistics and manufacturing

– First effective indoor – RTLS solution based only on Beacons and mobile, no gateway required
– Automatic inventory positioning in real-time, without manual scanning, working both indoor and outdoor
– Instant overview of entire inventory and  easier search for assets via mobile, accuracy of 3-5 meters, in warehouses, maintenance, production facilities

Fabrice Frebel
Mining & Quarrying

Workers Protection in Quarries Using UWB Fast Two Way Ranging

– Portable device with dual UWB antenna.
– Patent pending fast two ways ranging algorithm that guarantees fast location.
– Portable system with quick and easy setup.
– Synchronisation algorithm that adapt dynamically to the topology of the reference anchors

Jean-Marie André

Bringing Further Down RTLS Cost in Industrial Environments

– UWB single chips brought RTLS cost to a tipping point for vast adoption
– More savings achieved by reducing the density of location networks
– Key factors include: modulation range, multipath mitigation, sensor fusion and topology
– How topology can drastically reduce network density when properly addressed

Geo IoT Transformation of HEALTHCARE
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Giuseppe Conti
Healthcare

KEYNOTE The Role of GeoIoT in Health and Care and Emerging Trends

Blanca Jordan
Healthcare

GeoIoT and New Service Models for an Ageing Population. A Fast Expanding Market

Florian Bousquet
Healthcare

Low Power and High Performance GNSS: How to enable New e-Health Market Opportunities

Leonardo Lizzi
Healthcare

The potential role of LPWAN in the Silver Economy

ASSET TRACKING
Logistics & Automotive
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Jérémy Laurens
Supply Chain
Fleet management

Geolocation and Other Parameters Tracking during the Whole Supply Chain

– Case study: geolocation and other parameters tracking at every step of the production-logistics process, from the producer to the final destination
– Assuring the quality during the transport from producer and the storage of products using NFC and RF technology
– Fleet tracking management: a possible evolution of the already implemented infrastructure

Warwick Taws

Indoor & Outdoor Positioning in the Internet of Moving Things

– The challenge of Moving Things in the IoT
– The “Third Arena” – combined indoor and outdoor positioning.
– New positioning technology to address the Third Arena
– Customer cases to prove the value argument

Manuel Botija

Tracking Unlocked – How LTE Disrupts Tracking Industry

– Tracking applications potential at its peak thanks to 3GPP’s Release 13 connectivity
– NB-IOT and CATM unlock new use cases thanks to longer battery life, lower costs and a reliable network
– Synergies between LTE and GNSS technologies increase the gain
– Presentation of use cases that benefit the most from the new technologies

Erminio Di Paola

The two dimensions of Horizontal Tracking: indoor/outdoor and online/offline

– Tracking challenges: different complex layers, a seamless transition outdoor/indoor/outdoor does not currently exist, no standardized solutions exist
– Transforming current Tracking solutions by adding the two dimensions of location intelligence (outdoor/indoor & /online/offline)
– Enabling the expansion of tracking to new platforms and new use-cases by making tracking a cheap commodity that works on any device

Muthla Al-Sayer
Logistics

The Internet of Things Enabling Value Added Asset Management

– How organisations can leverage sensor based solutions to enhance visibility and rapid location information for high value assets
– How sensor based tracking solutions can really add value to an organisation even in the most challenging environments
– Case study: Location based vehicle management solution for the logistic operations of AW Rostamani

UNCAP WORKSHOP
Ubiquitous interoperable care for ageing people
Day 1
08 Jun 2017

Uncap Workshop

Involving 23 partners, the UNCAP project (Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People) develops a platform based on open industrial standards able to help ageing people live independently.

Beyond presentation and discussion of location-based technologies, this workshop will present the results and experience of multiple pilots in various EU countries covering use cases in private homes, rehabilitation centres, daily nursing facilities and houses etc. More

12.45 PM – 2.00 PM: LUNCH BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

THE CROWDSOURCING REVOLUTION
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Maria Antonia Brovelli

KEYNOTE The Crowdsourcing Revolution: State of Art and Open Questions

Sven Schade

Geospatial IoT Usefulness Usability and Usage – It is All About People

– Integration of data from citizen, the private sector and public authorities
– Hands-on experiences with concrete examples set into a wider context
– Technology is not the issue, it is governance/organisation: hints to a solution

Tamás Prajczer
Transports

The OpenRoadQuality Platform – Road-Ruggeddness Service For Navigation

– Analysis of the correlation of acceleration data received from sensors of mobile devices and road quality
– The concepts of the “OpenRoadQuality” database and platform
– The first mobile applications built on the new Map and Navigation SDK

Luca Frigerio
Agriculture

What is the Problem with VGI for Citizen Science and How Can We Cope with It

– Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI) benefits for citizen science projects.
– Copying with the VGI defects by a semantic annotation approach using domain ontologies when creating VGI, coupled with a user driven quality filtering.
– VGI is interesting to users when they are made aware of VGI defects
– VGI creation in the agricultural domain

Ludovic Privat

The Crowd beats the Network: Geolocation 3.0 in the IoT Era

Domenico Vito

Crowdmapping and Participation, an Analysis

– Analysis of crowdmapping, a current widespreading phenomenon
– Real applications, limits and critical aspects
– Deeper understanding of how to improve IoT and citizen science

MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Bart Adams

Unifly UMTS: A Use Case on Powerful Browser Applications

David Nellessen

Hyper-Accurate Mobile Geolocation Apps

– Building high quality location based app for iOS and Android fulfilling demands in accuracy, reliability and power consumption at the same time
– Specifics in location determination and location APIs on iOS and Android.
– Common Location and Geofencing SDKs including test results

Mustafa Almusawa Alhashemi
Retail

Smart Indoor Navigation Mobile Application

City-Wide Geo IoT
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Joe Francica
Smart City

Location Intelligence & Geofencing for Safer & Smarter Cities in 3D

– Connected devices and sensors management for more efficiencies
– From traffic sensors to storm drains, information from real-time sensors can mitigate congestion and natural disasters
– Use cases from municipalities benefiting from geospatially-enabled IoT to make their environs “smarter.”

Bart Adams
Smart City

Location Intelligence & Geofencing for Safer & Smarter Cities in 3D

– Geofencing for safety and security of smart cities
– Location intelligence for smart cities
– How to manage, store, correlate, and visualize 3D city data

Oleg Demidov
Smart City

Location Aware Infrastructure for Smart and Safe Cities

– Location aware solutions are key for multiple smart and public safety applications in cities but require significant initial investment and clear monetization strategies
– Successful projects in Public Transportation, Public Safety and Mass Entertainment : Results of projects engaging several millions of people
– Latest developments in positioning platforms enable multiple cases with positive ROI for cities

Jean Michel Rosset
Airport

How has Geolocation Become an Essential Feature of IoT Infrastructures?

– Why is geolocation becoming a key feature in the deployment of IOT infrastructures in smart
buildings or smart factories ?
– What specific challenges are involved in the design of such IOT based geolocation infrastructures ?
– Description of WYRES LoRa based geolocation technology

5.00 PM: End of the conference