7th MC meeting and 7th technical meeting


Date: May 30 – June 1, 2018
Luogo: Cartagena, Spain

IRACON 7th MC meeting and 7th Technical meeting is organized by the COST Action CA15104, “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond” (IRACON).  The meeting will be held from May 30 to June 1 at the School of Telecommunication Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain (address Antiguo Cuartel de Antigones, Plaza del Hospital, 1. 30202 Cartagena). This building was built in the 18th century and it formerly was a headquarter.

A Joint Seminar/Workshop on “Radiofrequency Localisation Techniques” will also be organized by the COST CA15104 (IRACON) – WIBEC on May 29 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM.


How to submit a TD

To submit a TD the Author(s) must:

  1. request a TD number within the deadline specified;
  2. prepare a PDF file containing the document to be presented, with a proper cover page;
  3. send the PDF file within the deadline specified.

Instructions on the various steps are given below.


If you intend to ask for a TD number, please go to the Members Area. Click on “TD Submission” and select “Request TD number” on IRACON 7TH MC MEETING AND 7TH TECHNICAL MEETING. The “TD Submission” page will close on May 14th, 2018.

TD STRUCTURE (Cover page)

Every Temporary Document must be preceded by a cover page.

– Those intending to use Word to edit their TD, please use the CoverPage_CA15104.doc file
– Those intending to use LaTeX to edit their TD, please use the LATEX.zip files

Please find here the instructions on how to fill in the cover page.


The final submission of a TD must be performed via email after receiving the TD number and no later than no later than May 21st, 2018.

To submit your TD, please send an email with subject ” CA15104 – TD Submission” to lucia.vitiello@unibo.it attaching the full TD in PDF format named as the TD number assigned to you.

Keynote Speakers

1. High-accuracy Positioning in Multipath Channels

SpeakerProf. Klaus Witrisal, Graz University of Technology, Austria, Chair of the Localisation and Tracking working group of IRACON

Summary:  This talk reviews first the difficulties faced by radio-positioning systems due to multipath radio propagation. The discussion of performance limits, arising from these channel impairments, will motivate the requirement for a large signal bandwidth and demonstrate the advantages of multi-antenna systems. Finally, localization and tracking algorithms will be discussed. Experimental results will illustrate the achievable performance levels in realistic scenarios. The potential capabilities of upcoming generations of wireless systems will increasingly make high-accuracy positioning available in near future.

2. Positioning and localization of mobiles in rich multipath scenarios (Davy Gaillot, ULille)

SpeakerDr. Davy Galliot, Associate Professor, CMI EEA – MiNT Manager, TELICE Research GRoup, University of Lille,  France

Summary: In this talk, a review and limitations of the positioning and localization techniques natively implemented in the most recent wireless mobile communication standards will be introduced.  Moreover, multi-antenna systems (e.g. MIMO) will be discussed through two realistic use cases as an opportunity not only to improve the accuracy of these systems in complex scenarios but also to extend the application range. First, a comprehensive framework will be presented to localize users for search and rescue applications or even for electronic surveillance in urban or suburban NLOS conditions. Then, a geometrical approach will be introduced to localize users in indoor scenarios using the WiFi 802.11n/ac architecture for applications where a high accuracy is required.

3. Cooperative Positioning for Real Time Location Systems (RTLS)

SpeakerDr. Mònica Navarro, Head of Communication Systems Division, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

Summary: This talk will review the state of the art on cooperative schemes and will deepen into a particular solution that integrates GNSS, INS and UWB technologies together with the principles of data fusion algorithms. Among the different technology solutions for localisation services and applications, GNSS is a strong candidate since it provides accurate positioning in a global reference system, with global coverage at a very low cost. However, GNSS-based navigation itself does not always achieve lane line accuracy required for such new services, it degrades in the presence of multipath (e.g. urban environments) or it is simply not always available (e.g. tunnels). Other systems such are cameras or scanners have higher accuracy but may lack global reference positioning, have a considerably higher cost or demand more complex mechanical and physical integration. To overcome limitations of each particular solution, and exploit other available systems, such as widely deployed wireless communication systems, cooperative schemes that integrate several technologies have been proposed.