4th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS 8th ~ 10th December 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Print Email

The 4th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS will be held in Kuala Lumpur during 8th - 10th December 2012, jointly organized by Malaysian National Space Agency (ANGKASA), G-NAVIS, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and Satellite Positioning Research and Application Center (SPAC), supported by International Committee on GNSS (ICG) and United Nations International GNSS Service (IGS).
The Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS has been held every year as part of Asia Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign promoted by Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA)*7, and now this Workshop will be the forth time following the Workshop in Jeju-Island Korea last year. The participating organization to MGA launched in last September has increased to 16 organizations, and 8 Multi-GNSS Joint Experiments have started continuously as an activity for Asia Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign. And also, the preparation of 33 stations for “Multi-GNSS Monitoring Network” which tracks and observes Multi-GNSS has started mainly in Asia Oceania region.
At this Workshop, the results of above mentioned activities will be reported, and the detail plans of future demonstration experiments will be presented and discussed. The participants will share information about the latest trend and needs of Multi-GNSS. International organizations, government agencies, companies, universities and research institutes which have an interest in the utilization of Multi-GNSS are especially welcomed to participate in and to contribute to this workshop.

Malaysian National Space Agency (ANGKASA)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Satellite Positioning research Application Center (SPAC)

United Nations International Committee on GNSS (CG)
International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service (IGS)

Date: 8th - 10th December 2012

Place: Kuala Lumpur

Venue: Berjaya Times Square Hotel
1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Registration application form is available on the Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign website: http://www.multignss.asia/workshop.html until Thursday, 15th November, 2012.

Registration Fee
There is NO registration fee to participate in, or contribute to this workshop.

Participant Capacity
Capacity is limited to 100 people. Note that the registration for the GNSS Workshop will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Review of Seminar given by Matteo Cypriani, University of Franche-Comté Print Email

As announced, on August 17th, 2012, at NAVIS Centre, Mr. Matteo Cypriani from Laboratoire d'Informatique de l’univeristé de Franche-Comté gave his "Seminar on Self-Calibration of A Radio-based Indoor Positioning System".

There are 25 participants including professors, researchers, and students of School of Electronics and Telecommunication, School of Information and Communication Technology and NAVIS Centre. During 1 hour, Mr. Matteo presented his works on WiFi positioning and focused on his technique for tackling the problem of fingerprinting calibration. After the presentation, there were many discussions between the presenter and the audience about the technique itself as well as how to deploy such kind of system. Many interesting ideas were raised during the discussion, which promise the feasibility of a new research line in the Centre.

A big thanks goes to Mr. Matteo for his effort in bringing this very interesting seminar to NAVIS Centre. Below are some pictures of the seminar.

Seminar on Self-Calibration of A Radio-based Indoor Positioning System Print Email

WiFi based Positioning System Architecture

In the framework of the Growing NAVIS project, NAVIS Centre in corporation with the University of Franche-Comté (France) organizes "Seminar on Self-Calibration of A Radio-based Indoor Positioning System". The seminar is given by Matteo Cypriani, Laboratoire d'Informatique de l’univeristé de Franche-Comté.

Time: 9:30 am, Friday, 17th August, 2012;
1 hour;
Meeting Room of NAVIS Centre (R601), Level 6, Ta Quang Buu library building, Hanoi University of Science and Technology;
free, but interested audience should register in advance by sending registration email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract: The main problem we face when developing a radio-based indoor positioning system is the environment's heterogeneity. Not only does this heterogeneity have an impact on the radio waves' propagation, but the environment itself evolves, on several time scales, making it difficult to predict the waves' characteristics.
Owl Positioning System (OwlPS) is an indoor positioning system based on the IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standard, developed at the University of Franche-Comté, France. It features a self-calibration (or autocalibration) mechanism, allowing the avoidance of a tedious manual calibration of the system, but above all the ability to take into account the radio environment variations in real time. This talk will be articulated into three main parts:

  • An overview of indoor positioning basics, and especially of the radio-based indoor positioning techniques.
  • A detailed presentation of the OwlPS system.
  • The self-calibration mechanism implemented in OwlPS.
Review of ICCE 2012 Special Session on Satellite Navigation Print Email

Chairs, Organizers and Presenters of Special Session on Satellite Navigation
From left to right: Mr. Phuong Xuan Quang, Dr. Ta Hai Tung (NAVIS), Prof. Gabriella Povero (ISMB), Prof. Jaume Sanz Subirana (UPC), Prof. Andrew Demspter (UNSW), Prof. Miguel Juan-Zornoza (UPC), Prof. Letizia Lo Presti, Prof. Gustavo Belforte (Polito), Dr. Do Trong Tuan (NAVIS) and Mr. Matteo Cypriani (UFC)

From 1-3 August, 2012, in Hue City, in collaboration with the ICCE 2012 conference, NAVIS Centre organised the Special Session on Satellite Navigation Technology. The Session has 6 full paper accepted out of 14 submissions from Vietnam, Italy, France, Spain, USA; together with 2 keynotes from Prof. Andrew Dempster - University of New South Wales - Australia and Prof. Gabriella Povero (Growing NAVIS project and ISMB - Italy).
The Session started in the 2nd day of the conference with two sub-sessions chaired by Prof. Letizia Lo Presti - Politecnico di Torino, Italy - and Prof. Andrew Dempster. There have been many interesting discussions among participants during the Session, which promises fruitful cooperation in future.

A presentation of the Session

Also the Session was a very good chance for Growing NAVIS people to discuss and exchange ideas cum results of their research in the framework of the project. Thanks to the organisers, session-chairs, technical program committee, presenters and participants for the success of the Session.

Successful Completion of Workshop on Radionavigation and GPS Technology Print Email

Participants of the Workshop and distinguished delegates from UNSW, HUST, Growing NAVIS

Right after the ICCE Special Session on Satellite Navigation, in Hanoi, from 6 to 8 August 2012, NAVIS Centre with the support of The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and in cooperation with the Growing NAVIS Project, organised the "Workshop on Radionavigation and GPS Technology”. The Workshop has attracted 85 registered participants. Apart from Vietnamese, there were 7 international participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The participants come from academia, industry, national and international organisations with their expertise covering the fields of ICT, electronics, remote sensing, aerospace, aerial control, maritime, mechanical etc.

The opening ceremony of the Workshop had the presences of Prof. PHAM Hoang Luong - Vice-President, Mr. Hoang Xuan Lan - Director of Department of International Cooperation, Prof. Dinh Van Phong - Director of Department of Science and Technology and other directors and school deans of Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). On behalf of HUST, Prof. Hoang Luong has stressed the important of such an event in Vietnam. He also thanked UNSW, Growing NAVIS project for bringing this Workshop to Vietnamese research community and strongly believes that with the supports of the international partners, HUST and in particular its NAVIS Centre will have a big chance to be an international recognisable research centre in the field of satellite navigation not only in Vietnam but also in South East Asia.

In turn, Prof. Andrew Demspter thanked HUST for organising this Workshop and hoped that this is the starting point for the fruitful cooperations between the two Universities in satellite navigation. On behalf of Growing NAVIS project, Prof. Gabriella Povero stressed that this Workshop is the first education and training activity of the project, and from 2012 to 2014, there will be 3 other workshops in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and a summer school next year in Vietnam, which definitely will contribute significantly to the development of satellite navigation in the region.

During 3 days, participants were provided with 16 topics covering fundamental and advanced knowledge in satellite navigation technology as well as experimental experience with NAMURU receiver developed by UNSW.

Below are some pictures of the Workshop.

Prof. PHAM Hoang Luong was giving his opening speech

Prof. Andrew Dempster was giving lecture to audience

Gala Dinner at Đình Làng restaurant by Sword (Hoàn Kiếm) Lake

Certificate Giving Ceremony

More pictures can be found here!

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