IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
5–8 September 2023 // Toronto, ON, Canada

New techniques on positioning and sensing for cellular networks

3GPP has witnessed the growth of interest in cellular positioning solutions from a variety of use cases and scenarios in 5G and 5G-advanced. Recently the normative phase of the Release-18 expanded and improved positioning as the first release of 5G-advanced has been launched, which will eventually broaden the landscape of location service provided by the cellular eco-system.

The next 6G cellular networks will be a rendezvous between localization, sensing, and communication. Indeed, through their design, new applications, such as cross/augmented reality, radio holography, and autonomous vehicle navigation, will be enabled at an unprecedented accuracy and reliability. Towards this vision, technologies for 6G environment-aware communication systems foster the usage of new radio frequency (RF) spectrum at high frequency ranges (e.g., the Terahertz bands), or the employment of beamspace processing techniques that represent the evolution of current beamforming techniques in the 3D space domain. In addition, large intelligent surfaces (LIS), in either active or reflective mode (e.g., as reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS)), have already been identified as a powerful paradigm thanks to the possibility to shape the electromagnetic environment intelligently, thus enhancing ambient awareness.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and experts from academia and industry, and to discuss and promote the research and development needed to overcome the major challenges and discuss the new opportunities and the key techniques to support future positioning and sensing solutions for IMT systems beyond 5G, including but not limited to the following aspects:

  • Fundamental Localization Limits
  • Carrier phase positioning
  • Bandwidth aggregation across non-contiguous frequency bands
  • Ultra-wide bandwidth techniques
  • Millimeter-Waves and TeraHertz Technologies
  • Beamspace Processing
  • Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RIS) assisted localization and sensing
  • Large intelligent surfaces (LIS)
  • Sidelink and Cooperative positioning
  • NLoS positioning
  • Artificial intelligence for localization and sensing
  • Integrated positioning and sensing
  • Industry IoT positioning
  • Ambient IoT/Radio-Frequency Identification/backscatter-based localization
  • Passive Sensing
  • Holographic Localization with Active Intelligent Surfaces
  • Holographic Localization with Passive Intelligent Surfaces
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Vertical Localization
  • Low Range Radar
  • Vision and visible light-based localization
  • Secure localization and privacy
  • Testbeds and experimentation

EDAS Submission Link:


Su Huang, Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd, China
Ahmed Elzanaty, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Henk Wymeersch, Chalmers University, Sweden
Ryan Keating, Nokia Corporation, United states
Francesco Guidi, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Anna Guerra, University of Bologna/National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Benoit Denis, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Lab of Electronics and Information Technology (CEA-LETI), France
Yuan Shen, Tsinghua University, China


Paper Submission Deadline: 19 May 2023 Extended date:  31 May 2023
Acceptance Notification: 16 June 2023
Camera-Ready Due: 07 July 2023
Workshop Date: 05 September 2023