Workshop on Localization and Optimization

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 9:00 - 14:00

Room 01-014, Georges-Köhler Allee 103, Freiburg 79110, Germany

Small-scale internal workshop on both theory and practice of localization at Freiburg University's Faculty of Engineering. All participants present themselves briefly with one slide at the start, followed by 15 minute talks and discussions. Each talk is of introductory nature and focusses on research questions. The aim is that participants learn about each other’s approaches, and detect possible synergies for research collaborations. The workshop is organized by Wenxin Xiong, Katrin Baumgärtner, Christian Schindelhauer, and Moritz Diehl.

Preliminary Program:

09:00 - Welcome

09:05 - Introductions by all Participants (one slide each)

09:20 - Talk 1 Katrin Baumgärtner: Tutorial on the Generalized and Extended Gauss-Newton Method

09:40 - Talk 2 Wenxin Xiong: Robust range based localization via alternating direction method of multipliers

10:00 - Talk 3 Patrick Kroh: Localization of Sonar Echoes in Air for Mobile Autonomous Systems

10:20 - Brainstorming on Overlap and Synergies

10:50 - Coffee Break

11:20 - Talk 4 Christian Schindelhauer: Current Trends in Localization (online)

11:40 - Talk 5 Johannes Wendeberg: 2D/3D Localization using a Single Ultrasound Receiver

12:00 - Talk 6 Sneha Mohanty: Robust RSS-TOA Based Localization via Iterative Message Passing

12:20 - Brainstorming on Overlap and Synergies

12:50 - Wrap-Up

13:00 - Joint Lunch Break at Solar Casino

14:00 - End

Please note that your talk should not extend 15 minutes to leave some time for questions! Remote participation is possible, please send a mail to Katrin Baumgärtner <>.

Confirmed Participants:

  • Christian Schindelhauer (Uni Freiburg)
  • Moritz Diehl (Uni Freiburg)
  • Stefan Rupitsch (Uni Freiburg)
  • Wenxin Xiong (Uni Freiburg)
  • Katrin Baumgärtner (Uni Freiburg)
  • Patrick Kroh (Uni Freiburg)
  • Johannes Wendeberg (Telocate)
  • Sneha Mohanty (Uni Freiburg)
  • Andrea Gabbrielli (Telocate)
  • Mohammed Hababeh (Uni Freiburg)
  • (if you also want to participate please write an email to Katrin Baumgärtner <>)


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