Reliable navigation and positioning are becoming imperative in more and more applications for safety-critical
purposes, public services and consumer products. A robust localization solution, which will be available
continuously, is needed regardless of the specific environment, i.e., outdoors and indoors, and on different
platforms such as stand-alone navigators and mobile devices. ICL-GNSS addresses the latest research on wireless
and satellite-based positioning techniques to provide reliable and accurate position information with low latency.
The emphasis is on the design of mass-market navigation receivers and related tools and methodologies.
The scope includes (but is not limited to) the following topics:
Antennas and RF front-end for GNSS receivers
Design, prototyping and testing of positioning devices
Acquisition, tracking and navigation algorithms
Detection and mitigation techniques for adverse propagation conditions
Wireless and sensor-based localization
GNSS applications for remote sensing, ionospheric sounding and space weather
Precise timing for GNSS and terrestrial systems
Security and privacy in joint communication and navigation systems
Authentication and privacy aspects of positioning
Cooperative and peer-to-peer positioning
Positioning based on signals-of-opportunity
Multi-GNSS receivers and emerging navigation satellite systems
Indoor positioning and localisation in densely populated urban areas
Hybrid NAV/COM positioning
Cognitive positioning architectures
Positioning for autonomous systems (robots, planes, land and marine vehicles)
Crowd-sourced and swarm localisation
Location-based mobility models, services and applications
Guimarães is located in the North-western of Portugal. This city played an important role as the major municipality during the time of the Condado Portucalense, the name given to the feudal lands between the Lima and Ave Rivers under the rule of the Kings of León (Spain).
The historic centre of Guimarães is classified by UNESCO as Cultural Heritage since 2001.
In 2012, Guimarães hosted one of the European Capitals of Culture.
Guimarães was also a European Sports City in 2013 and, for the first time, it was awarded with the "Best European City of Sports 2013" by ACES Europe.