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


DAY 2 - Wednesday June 7, 2017

8.30 AM: BADGE DELIVERY - 9.00 AM: Start of the conference


Conference Track 1   Conference Track 2   Side Events

From Satellite to Network-Based Geo IoT Innovation
Session Chair: Ludovic Privat, Co-Founder, CROWDLOC; Founder, ConnecteDriver
From low power devices to high precision GNSS, this session will identify the new location & tracking technologies driving the change, the emerging companies in this space, what new capabilities they will bring, the new market vertical opportunities for the coming years.
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

Richard Lansdowne

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

Key Trends & New IoT Enablers
Session Chair: Steve Statler, Principal and CEO, Statler Consulting
The digital to physical convergence around beacons and other proximity technologies is now becoming a reality. By 2021, 500 million beacons are expected in use around the world. This session will explore the tech challenges, market outlooks, cross-manufacturer environment challenges, etc. of the booming “proximity industry” and review multiple case studies that now extend well beyond Retail.
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
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

Christian Gauer

High Accurate Location

– 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

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

Ammar Jaffri

Geo IoT for Healthcare in Pakistan and Emerging Economies

– e-Health services have started emerging but assets tracking is a challenge, Geo IoTs may help
– Smart Medical Infrastructures (Bedside / Monitoring, etc.) through Implantable devices
– Smart Pharmacies and Documented use of Medicines through Geo IoT based solutions
– Portable Health Monitoring and Pharmaceutical safe guards through IoTs
– Scenario in Pakistan and developing economies … Way Forward

10.30 – 11.05 AM: COFFEE BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

Data Modelling & Mapping
Session Chair: Malik Saadi, Managing Director and Vice President, Strategic Technology, ABI Research, UK (TBC)
The indoor positioning world is enlarging every day, penetrating deep inside complex buildings or underground mines. This session will review the latest advances in the geodata modelling and mapping processes illustrated with multiple real-life example.
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…
– real-life Indoor Navigation projects
– SLAM revolution: Automation and scalability
– Industry outlook

Giorgio Paolo Maria Vassena

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

Market Perspectives
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Malik Saadi

In-door Location Platforms: Technology and Business Model Innovations

– Where is the value?
–  Challenges facing In-door location and positioning
– Positioning of  the various technologies at stake
– Technology Innovation is not enough: The need for business model innovation

PANEL: Indoor location market: how to boost customer adoption and acceptance?

Marketing & Retail Use Cases
Session Chair: Steve Statler, Principal and CEO, Statler Consulting
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Simon Wilson

Intelligent Spaces and Workspace – Improving Guest and Employee experience

Dirk Callaerts

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

Michael Garvin

Location-Based Machine Learning is the Smart Path to Personalization

Zori Tomova
Steve Statler
Bruce Krulwich
Jonathan Howell

PANEL: The State of the “Beacosystem”

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

Emerging Precision Location Technologies
Session Chair: Ludovic Privat, Co-Founder, CROWDLOC; Founder, ConnecteDriver
Computer Vision, VR-enhanced positioning , UWB… this session addresses the emerging technologies that advance precise indoor location at all levels: better accuracy, reliability, speed of update, efficiency of deployment time, infrastructure requirements, power consumption, CPU usage, etc.
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

Cyril Houri

Precise Positioning Using Computer Vision

– Computer Vision can precisely locate a device inside a room
– Using a camera as its main sensor, it can work on a standard Android or Linux device
– Applications: autonomous drone, robots navigation inside a building

Gerben van der Lugt

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

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

When Big Data Meets IoT
Session Chair: Joe Francica, Managing Director, Geospatial Industry Solutions, Pitney Bowes
Whether crowdsourced from smartphones or collected from million sensors across the world, the GeoData deluge requires innovative technologies to achieve its full potential in multiple Verticals. This session will explore how to leverage the Big Data power in innovative applications connecting the online world and the physical world.
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Joe Francica

KEYNOTE Location Intelligence for Big Data Comes with Big Challenges

– Key use cases of Big Data for Location Intelligence: data flow acceleration, spatial data lake and location analytics
– Big data frameworks to store, process and manage these data.
– Looking at expected business needs from investing in these frameworks and the use cases that yield the best results

Mohamed Youssef

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

Ian Slesser
Joe Francica
Smart City

Delivering Benefits through Connected Infrastructure

– 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.”

Wrap-up discussion

3.50 – 4.40 PM: COFFEE BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

Building, Deploying and Using: Lessons Learned
Session Chair: Ludovic Privat, Co-Founder, CROWDLOC; Founder, ConnecteDriver
2017 is likely to be the year that indoor location technologies can truly deliver what the market wants, thanks in particular to more accurate technologies and faster setup and configuration solution. This session will show both how to get started on indoor location solutions, how to deploy and use and maintain them from inspiring case studies.
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Bruce Krulwich

Indoor Location Technologies: 2017 Outlook

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

US National Emergency Address Database (NEAD): Status and implications

– 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

Ludovic Privat

PANEL: Choosing the right indoor location technology

Achieving the full potential of GeoData
Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Leen Balcaen

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…)

Denise McKenzie

KEYNOTE GeoData Standards Powering IoT Innovation: Progress and Road Ahead

Day 1
07 Jun 2017
Giuseppe Conti

Engaging the wide community of stakeholders

Day 1
07 Jun 2017

Awards Cocktail

DAY 3 - Thursday June 8, 2017


Industrial Environment
Session Chair: Dr. Roland Wagner, Professor, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany
In multiple environments and sectors, localizing and tracking mobile assets create unlimited productivity and business opportunities. Through multiple case studies in industry, logistics, manufacturing, automotive, etc. this will assess the location technologies for asset tracking cases and show how Geo IoT help drive compelling new business cases and unlock high-impact customer value.
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Jan Weigel
Johanna Konrad-Mausser

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

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

Milan Šimek
Manufacturing Retail Sport

UWB Indoor RTLS New Opportunities in Industry 4.0, Retail and Sport Markets

– Focus on fresh technology UWB, which drives the RTLS market with precise indoor positioning
– Implementation of UWB RTLS in Automotive manufacturing facility, Retail and Sport
– The journey from UWB chip to final indoor positioning solution

Geo IoT Transformation of HEALTHCARE
Session Chair: Giuseppe Conti, CTO Trilogis, CTO Nively, Chair of Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group at OGC, UNCAP Project Coordinator
The widespread availability of connected devices, including both clinical-grade and consumer devices, the new Big Data driven scenarios, the “connected life” trend are, among others, deeply transforming the health and care domain. This session will assess the impact of enablers such as LBS, LPWAN, GNSS… on the future of Health and Care.
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Giuseppe Conti

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

Manuel Pérez

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

Florian Bousquet

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

Leonardo Lizzi

The potential role of LPWAN in the Silver Economy

Benoit Vivier

How GNSS can improve the work of emergency services

– Emergency calls located today through the network, which results in a poor average accuracy of 2km
– Using AML open-source technology (GNSS & Wifi) to locate emergency calls in a more accurate way
– Activated in 6 countries, development in the context of the Help 112 project with the European Commission (DG GROW) and the GSA

10.20 – 11.00 AM: COFFEE BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

Logistics & Automotive
Session Chair: Dr. Roland Wagner, Professor, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany
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 four 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

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

Prof. 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

Ubiquitous interoperable care for ageing people
Session Chair: Giuseppe Conti, CTO Trilogis, CTO Nively, Chair of Mobile Location Services Domain Working Group at OGC, UNCAP Project Coordinator

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. 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 details
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Raoul Hoffmann

Applications of SensFloor for Connected Situational Awareness in Care and Medicine

– Ambient sensor to prevent falls in professional care institutions
– Detect a fall wherever it happens and alert the caregivers without any delay
– Applications include long-time monitoring for detecting behaviour out of the common run, detailed gait analysis.
– Coupled  to the UNCAP project highly integrated environment

Matthias Faust

The Value of Answering the “Where Question”

– Benefit of indoor positioning in hospital applications
– The appropriate technology mix
– The requirements to enable mass markets
– Future prospects of IoT in healthcare industry

Urban Sedlar

Extensible e-Health Application Data Pipeline

– e-Health solution for the elderly consisting of a mobile app and a HTML5-based web client
– Focus on the data pipeline: extensible sensor data acquisition, data format considerations, synchronization protocol, data storage and display of the collected data

Ilias Maglogiannis

IoT Enabled Platform for Delivering Homecare Services

– Presentation of the Bioassist platform,  capable of providing homecare services related to assistive living offering functionalities such as state-of-the-art communication, medication adherence monitoring, daily support and supervision and Emergency management.
– Interoperability issues and integration with the UNCAP platform will also be presented.

Evdokimos Kostantinidis

Collaborative Serious Gaming Online PLatform As a Service in the IoT Domain

Wolfgang Kniejski

Business Models and Access-to-Market Support for Technology-Based eCare Services

– Developing relevant business and service delivery models to take eCare technologies to international markets
– How to achieve market attention, market and investor’s readiness, market entries and market expansion and scalability
– Relevant standardization and certification needs will be addressed

1.00 – 2.00 PM: LUNCH BREAK – Networking, Exhibition, Demos

Session Chair: Maria Antonia Brovelli, Professor of GIS and Remote Sensing, Politecnico di Milano Chair “Collaborative Crowdsourced Cloud Mapping” Working Group, ISPRS
The rise of sensors in smartphones, cars, wearables, etc. allied with geo-located content online are transforming the citizen in a local data production machine. The aggregation, structuration and correlation of these data offer avenues for all kind of innovations and new business models
In partnership with the ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing –, this session address this field at the crossroad of Citizen Science and the crowdsourcing market.
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Maria Antonia Brovelli

KEYNOTE The Crowdsourcing Revolution: State of Art and Open Questions

Luca Frigerio

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

Session Chair: Dr. Roland Wagner, Professor, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany
This session specifically addresses the challenges of building high quality location-based mobile applications. Application developers share their experience and best practices to provide accuracy, reliability and low power consumption not to mention the best UX. Applications include geofencing, Air Traffic Management, indoor location tracking, proximity detection…
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Bart Adams

Dealing with Drones: Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) with Unifly

– Unifly’s innovative drone management platform to safely plan and fly UAVs in today’s commercial airspace.
– Sharing real-time position of a drone into the aviation system
– Transforming a real business need into an operational cloud-based software platform for UTM in just eight months’ time

Richard Barry

BLE Beacons & GPS: Providing Context to Increase Productivity

– User Experiences Design process for building location context aware User Interface
– Lessons of BLE Beacons for indoor location tracking
– Real-time personnel and productivity management case: Bloodhound (Security and Cleaning industry)

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

Smart Indoor Navigation Mobile Application

Tamás Prajczer

Custom mobile mapping and navigation – the new aspects of navigation

– Maps & Navigation SDK helping developers in developing source- and provider-independent map and navigation mobile applications

City-Wide Geo IoT
Session Chair: Dr. Roland Wagner, Professor, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin, Germany
Geo-enabled IoT can help solving major issues of the 21st century cities: urban growth, pollution, traffic congestion, waste of natural resources, etc. This session will review numerous smart cities that have successfully rolled out location aware networks, leveraged location intelligence and social/crowdsourced data, etc. while building innovative cooperation with tech providers.
Day 1
08 Jun 2017
Bart Adams
Smart City

Location intelligence through visual analytics for safer and smarter cities

– Visual analytics, the science of analytical reasoning facilitated by interactive visual interfaces, can be a key enabler to gain knowledge from two billion smart phones and many more GPS sensors
– Turning any user into a powerful analyst with the right data architecture, analysis tools and visualization capabilities
– How visual analytics can drive location intelligence for safer and smarter cities in the age of the IoT

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

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

4.30 PM: End of the conference