The 1st IEEE Intl. Workshop on ALgorithms for Indoor Architectures and Systems (ALIAS 2019)

collocated with the 20th IEEE Intl. Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2019)
June 10, 2019, Hong Kong

ALIAS 2019


June 10, 2019




Hong Kong


ALIAS 2019

Indoor Information Systems (IIS) have witnessed significant growth over the past decade, driven by the fact that 90% of our activities are carried out in indoor spaces. As a result, new research paradigms in constituent technologies have emerged, ranging from data-driven localization algorithms, to data privacy handling schemes, and indoor data management operators. Towards this direction, successful launching of popular applications relied on stored indoor spatial models fusing sensor information, exploiting sensor prevalence in smartphone devices and wireless connectivity pervasiveness, in light of the big data era and accompanying technologies. This workshop aims to discuss current trends and highlight future directions on both established and potentially transforming Algorithms for Indoor Architectures and Systems.

The workshop will be organized in a manner that fosters interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants. Besides regular papers, we will also consider vision, retrospective and work-in-progress papers that have the potential to stimulate debate on existing solutions or open challenges. We additionally plan to accept a limited number of demonstration papers where researchers and technologists will have the opportunity to describe an innovative system or tool in the area of data management for mobile and wireless access. We discourage the submission of incremental papers. This year's program is also expected to feature a keynote speech and a panel discussion on newly-emerging or controversial topics.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Positioning technologies using different technologies (e.g., UWB, IMU, Cellular, 5G femtocells, RFID, Magnetic, Vision, Hybrid)
  • 2D and 3D operators for localization and analytics
  • Modeling and representation of indoor spaces
  • Indoor GIS integration efforts (IndoorOSM, IndoorGML)
  • Storage, processing and indexing operators for indoor data
  • Collaborative positioning and crowdsourcing
  • Indoor analytics and indoor decision support systems
  • Visual analytics of indoor data
  • Big-data processing of indoor data
  • Privacy issues with indoor technologies
  • Human mobility data acquisition, handling, and analysis in indoor spaces
  • Data quality and uncertainty issues study on indoor mobility data
  • Discovery of indoor mobility patterns
  • Theoretic and/or empirical indoor modelling issues
  • Semantic knowledge harvesting and ontologies for indoor data
  • Recommender Systems for indoor data (e.g., POIs, services)
  • Real-time analysis of data generated in indoor spaces (audio, video, text)
  • Social behaviour analysis on indoor mobility data
  • Deep learning on indoor data
  • Security and Privacy in indoor mobile systems
  • Robotics and Drones for logistics operations in indoor spaces
  • Indoor Case Studies (e.g., Healthcare, Airports, Campuses)
  • Interactive media technologies to indoor (Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality)
  • Indoor Technologies for inside the space of Smart and Self-driving Cars
  • Offline and Hybrid Online/Offline Navigation and Context Awareness
  • Mapmatching Algorithms and Systems
  • Out-of-the-box application domains for indoor (blockchain, AI, IoT)


8:30 - 9:30 (1h): Registration

9:00 - 10:20 (1h - 20m): Workshops/PhD Forum Joint Keynote 1 & 2
URL for the Workshop:

10:45 - 12:30 (1h - 45m): Session I - Indoor Localization

10:45 - 11:10
+ "Blue Tooth Mesh Networks for Indoor Localization", Martin Jürgens, Dennis Meis, Dominik Möllers, Felix Nolte, Etienne Stork, Gottfried Vossen, Christian Werner, Hendrik Winkelmann (University of Münster, Germany)

11:10 - 11:35
+ "Towards Robust Methods for Indoor Localization using Interval Data", Nacim Ramdani (University of Orléans, France); Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti (University of Cyprus, Cyprus); Michalis Karamousadakis (Singular Logic, Greece); Andreas Panayides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

11:35 - 12:00
+ "Action Recognition from Low-Resolution Infrared Sensor for Indoor Use: A Comparative Study between Deep Learning and Classical Approaches", Felix Polla (University of Orléans, France); Helene Laurent (INSA Centre Val de Loire, France); Bruno Emile (University of Orléans, France)

12:00 - 12:15
+ "Automatic Radio Map Construction Exploiting Mobile Payments", Jeonghee Ahn (LG Electronics, Korea); Dongsoo Han (KAIST, Korea)

12:15 - 12:30
+ "Neural Network for Predicting Error of AP Location Estimation Method Using Crowdsourced Wi-Fi Fingerprints", Changmin Sung (KAIST, Korea); Dongsoo Han (KAIST, Korea)

12:30 - 14:00 (1h - 30m): Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 (1h - 30m): Session II - Indoor Applications

14:00 - 14:25
+ Invited Presentation: "A Safe, Efficient and Integrated Indoor Robotic Fleet for Logistic Applications in Healthcare and Commercial Spaces: The ENDORSE concept." Nacim Ramdani (University of Orléans, France), Andreas Panayides (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), Michalis Karamousadakis (Singular Logic, Greece), Martin Mellado Arteche (Univ. Polytecnica Valencia, Spain), Rafael Lopez (Robotnik, Spain), Christophoros Christophorou (Citard, Cyprus), Mohamed Rebiaï (Streamvision, France), Eleftheria Vellidou (ICCS, Greece), Dimistris Koutsouris (ICCS, Greece)

14:25 - 14:50
+ "CAPRIO: Context Aware Path Recommendation exploiting Indoor and Outdoor information", Constantinos Costa (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Xiaoyu Ge (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Panos K. Chrysanthis (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

14:50 - 15:15
+ "Long-term and Short-term Attention Memory Network for Next Item Recommendation", Daochang Chen (Tsinghua University, China), Rui Zhang, Jianzhong Qi (University of Melbourne, Australia), Bo Yuan (Tsinghua University, China)

15:15 - 15:30
+ (TBC) "MODELHealth: An innovative software platform for Machine Learning in Healthcare", Athanasios Anastasiou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)*; Stavros Pitoglou (Computer Solutions SA, Greece); Thelma Androutsou (National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Evaggelos Kostalas (Computer Solutions SA, Greece); Georgios Matsopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Dimitrios Koutsouris (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

15:30 - 16:00 (30m): Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 (1h - 30m): Panel Discussion
PhD Student’s Job Hunting
Complementary Perspectives from both Employers and Young Researchers


ALIAS 2019

Manuscripts in the following categories will be considered for publication in the 1st IEEE Intl. Workshop on ALgorithms for Indoor Architectures and Systems:

+ Regular papers (max. 6 pages): The submission should describe significant theoretical and/or experimental contributions to the topics of the workshop.

+ Demo OR Vision papers (max. 3 pages): The submission should either descrive some vision in the scope of the workshop or the architecture, implementation and usage of innovative tools or systems that fit the context of the workshop. The presentation of demo|vision papers will be conducted in a designated session during the workshop (in the form of short presentations).

+ All of the submissions should be in PDF format and conform to the IEEE MDM'19 proceedings format. Submitted papers must not have been published or currently be under consideration for publication at another venue.

+ All of the submissions will be handled electronically. Each paper will be reviewed by several members of the program committee. Detailed submission information will be posted on the website of the workshop.

+ The workshop proceedings will be published in the IEEE MDM proceedings (volume 2) and electronic versions of the papers will be included in the IEEE DL, DiSC'09 and DBLP.


ALIAS 2019

+ Paper/Vison/Demo Submission: Fri., March 29, 2019 (midnight AoE)

+ Notification of Acceptance: Fri., April 19, 2019

+ Camera-ready Version Due: Fri., May 03, 2019 (midnight AoE)

+ Workshop Date: Mon., June 10, 2019


Department of Computer Science
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

Andreas S. Panayides
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Nacim Ramdani
PRISME Laboratory
University of Orleans, France

Demetrios Zeinalipour-Yazti
Department of Computer Science
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

PUBLICITY CHAIR Christos Laoudias
KIOS Research Center
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

  • Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Monash University, Australia
  • Lynn Choi, Korea University
  • Eftychios Christoforou, University of Cyprus
  • Panos K. Chrysanthis, University of Pittsburgh
  • Chi-Yin Chow, City University of Hong Kong
  • Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute
  • Constantinos Costa, University of Pittsburgh
  • Chenjuan Guo, Aalborg University
  • Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza
  • Gentian Jakllari, University of Toulouse
  • Qing-Shan Jia, Tsinghua
  • Kourosh Khoshelham, The University of Melbourne
  • Sunwoo Kim, Hanyang University
  • Andreas Konstantinidis, Frederick University and University of Cyprus
  • Christos Laoudias, University of Cyprus
  • Dik Lun Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Huan Li, Zhejiang University
  • Ki-Joune Li, Pusan National University
  • Hua Lu, Aalborg University
  • Mohamed F. Mokbel, Qatar Computing Research Institute
  • Milan Redzic, Huawei
  • Kai-Florian Richter, Umea University
  • Markus Schneider, University of Florida
  • Dragan Stojanovic, University of Nis
  • Panagiotis Vartholomeos, SingularLogic
  • Eleftheria Vellidou, National and Technical University of Athens
  • Li Xi, Huawei
  • Jianliang Xu, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Shiyu Yang, East China Normal University
  • Moustafa Youssef, Alexandria University
  • Karine Zeitouni, Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University
  • Sisi Zlatanova, University of New South Wales

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University of Cyprus, Cyprus




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