Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Elena-Simona Lohan, Henk Wymeersch, Ossi Nykänen, Jari Nurmi, Gonzalo Seco-Granados
    Pages 1-4
  3. Elena-Simona Lohan, Henk Wymeersch, Ossi Nykänen, Jari Nurmi, Gonzalo Seco-Granados
    Pages 5-11
  4. Ondrej Daniel, Nunzia Giorgia Ferrara, Pedro Figueiredo e Silva, Jari Nurmi
    Pages 13-53
  5. Susana María Sánchez-Naranjo, Nunzia Giorgia Ferrara, Maciej Jerzy Paśnikowski, Jussi Raasakka, Enik Shytermeja, Raúl Ramos-Pollán et al.
    Pages 55-77
  6. Enik Shytermeja, Maciej Jerzy Paśnikowski, Olivier Julien, Manuel Toledo López
    Pages 79-105
  7. Nunzia Giorgia Ferrara, Ondrej Daniel, Pedro Figueiredo e Silva, Jari Nurmi, Elena-Simona Lohan
    Pages 107-124
  8. Pekka Peltola, Terry Moore
    Pages 125-147
  9. Pedro Figueiredo e Silva, Nunzia Giorgia Ferrara, Ondrej Daniel, Jari Nurmi, Elena-Simona Lohan
    Pages 149-164
  10. Arash Shahmansoori, Gonzalo Seco-Granados, Henk Wymeersch
    Pages 165-196
  11. Markus Fröhle, Themistoklis Charalambous, Henk Wymeersch, Siwei Zhang, Armin Dammann
    Pages 197-215
  12. Alejandro Rivero-Rodriguez, Ossi Nykänen
    Pages 251-267
  13. Elena-Simona Lohan, Pedro Figueiredo e Silva, Anahid Basiri, Pekka Peltola
    Pages 283-301
  14. Luis Bausá López, Niels van Manen, Erik van der Zee, Steven Bos
    Pages 303-321
  15. Elena-Simona Lohan, Jari Nurmi, Gonzalo Seco-Granados, Henk Wymeersch, Ossi Nykänen
    Pages 323-329
  16. Elena-Simona Lohan, Gonzalo Seco-Granados, Henk Wymeersch, Ossi Nykänen, Jari Nurmi
    Pages 331-332
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 333-348

About this book


This book provides an overview of positioning technologies, applications and services in a format accessible to a wide variety of readers. Readers who have always wanted to understand how satellite-based positioning, wireless network positioning, inertial navigation, and their combinations work will find great value in this book. Readers will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of different positioning methods, their limitations and challenges. Cognitive positioning, adding the brain to determine which technologies to use at device runtime, is introduced as well. Coverage also includes the use of position information for Location Based Services (LBS), as well as context-aware positioning services, designed for better user experience.

• Brings understanding of positioning technology to readers from a variety of disciplines
• Reviews multiple techniques, providing insight on the pros, cons and challenges related to each
• Designed to be a tutorial on basic principles, avoiding unnecessary detail
• Offers lessons learned from a cross-sector international network, from both academic and industrial perspective and from a multi-cultural view


Positioning and Location Technology Location-awareness Technology for Wireless Networks Wireless Positioning Technologies Wireless Access and Localization Context awareness for semantic mobile computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jari Nurmi
    • 1
  • Elena-Simona Lohan
    • 2
  • Henk Wymeersch
    • 3
  • Gonzalo Seco-Granados
    • 4
  • Ossi Nykänen
    • 5
  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  2. 2.Tampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland
  3. 3.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  4. 4.Universitat Autonoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Tampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50426-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50427-8
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