29 October 2014, Pusan, Korea

The winners of the i-locate challenge for the best LBS project are Damien Nicolas and Pierre Brimont from CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg!!

The winners have been announced during the gala dinner of the 2014 Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) conference in Pusan, Korea. The award has been assigned during a video-conference with the winner in the context of the gala dinner.

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Images of the award ceremony at IPIN 2014

The project that has been awarded is called TILT and allows indoor location with existing Wi-Fi access point infrastructure and any smart mobile devices (phone, tablet, etc.) equipped of Android platform. This solution has been successfully implemented and tested in an effective scenario in the frame of the FP7 European project Experimedia, dedicated to the exploration of new forms of social and networked media experiences.

Experimedia  aims at exploring means to enrich the experience of museum visitors both during their visits and in their connected life. TILT technology has been used to capture museum visitor’s positions, track their movement through a museum, and issue recommendations on their optimal path through the museum based on the visitors’ personal preferences and interests.

It should be noted  that the system TILT is the subject of a European Patent Application.

damienDamien Nicolas is a research engineer, working at Public Research Center Henri Tudor since 1999. His main areas include conceptual modeling of complex architectures, architecture description languages, and modeling of systems of systems. He has participated to several European projects such as Sat-N-Surf (ESA), EUREKA/ITEA2 project CANTATA, DG-Trac (ESA) and AAL STIMULATE project as project manager. He is member of ACM and IEEE societies.

brimontPierre Brimont received his M.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Nancy I  in 1995. Since then, he participated in CNRS R&D projects relative to astrophysical data analysis and speech recognition. He joined the Centre Henri Tudor in 1998 as Research Engineer in the Service Science and Innovation Department. He has been involved in several National and European research projects like “Efficient” (FNR) for B2B transactions models validation or “INTEROP NoE” (FP6). Since 2003 he is Head of the Research Unit “Software Intensive Services Engineering” gathering about 25 researchers on themes like context aware services, distributed systems, HMI or software quality. Since 1987, CRP Henri Tudor (www.tudor.lu) contributed to the improvement and strengthening of the innovation capacity of enterprises and public organisations. The Centre offers a large scale of services and activities: applied and experimental research, doctoral research, developments of tools, methods, labels, certifications and standards, technological assistance, consulting and watch services, knowledge and competences transfer, as well as incubation of high-tech companies; in the main scientific and technology domain: information and communication technologies, materials technologies, business organisation and management, environmental technologies, health care technologies. TUDOR has a strong expertise in European and AAL projects such as Eureka Carlink (2005-2008), Eureka-ITEA PASSEPARTOUT, Eureka-Celtic Movies, ESA Tasmania, FP6 PALETTE, Leonardo SCAN, FP7 V-FEATHER, AAL Call 3 STIMULATE and call5 MEDiATE projects (ongoing).

Since 1987, CRP Henri Tudor (www.tudor.lu) contributed to the improvement and strengthening of the innovation capacity of enterprises and public organisations. The Centre offers a large scale of services and activities: applied and experimental research, doctoral research, developments of tools, methods, labels, certifications and standards, technological assistance, consulting and watch services, knowledge and competences transfer, as well as incubation of high-tech companies; in the main scientific and technology domain: information and communication technologies, materials technologies, business organisation and management, environmental technologies, health care technologies. TUDOR has a strong expertise in European and AAL projects such as Eureka Carlink (2005-2008), Eureka-ITEA PASSEPARTOUT, Eureka-Celtic Movies, ESA Tasmania, FP6 PALETTE, Leonardo SCAN, FP7 V-FEATHER, AAL Call 3 STIMULATE and call5 MEDiATE projects (ongoing).


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More pictures of the award ceremony at IPIN 2014