Prof. Dr. Masanori Sugimoto

Hokkaido University, Japan



Indoor Positioning: Challenges and Opportunities


We spend for a longer time of the day in indoor environments such as homes, offices, classrooms, subway stations, shopping malls, and so on. Thus, indoor positioning is one of the fundamental technologies for supporting us in the real world at the right time, in the right location and in the right context. In this talk, I will introduce recent indoor positioning technologies and applications. Then, lessons learned through our projects are shown. Finally, I will conclude this talk by discussing challenges and opportunities of indoor positioning studies.


Masanori Sugimoto received B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Dr.Eng. degree from Interdisciplinary Course on Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1990, 1992, and 1995, respectively. In 1995, he became an assistant professor at National Center for Science Information Systems (currently National Institute of Informatics), Tokyo, Japan. In 1999, he became an associate professor at University of Tokyo. In 2012, he became a professor at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. Currently, he is a professor at Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University. He is working in the field of real world media technology including human computer interaction, visual and acoustic signal processing, and ubiquitous computing.