126.099 Location Based Services
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 3.0h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

- Have an overview of the research fields within LBS.

- Describe the basic principles of outdoor and indoor positioning.

- Understand the concepts of context-awareness, user-centered design, usability, and privacy.

- Understand the basic components of mobile navigation systems.

- Understand the basis of GPS tracking.

- Understand the basis of automated driving.

- Have some hands-on experiences on LBS research.

Subject of course

We will cover different aspects of LBS, such as positioning, modelling and communication/presentation. In addition to lectures, students will work in group to design LBS applications or dealing with LBS-related research topics.

Teaching methods

- Theoretical lectures

- Discussion of case studies

- Group supervision during the semester

- 2 presentation sessions to allow the students to defend their projects

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue11:00 - 12:3009.03.2021 (LIVE)Introduction
Tue11:00 - 14:3016.03.2021 - 22.06.2021 (LIVE)Class
Tue14:30 - 15:0016.03.2021 (LIVE)Project assignments
Tue13:00 - 14:3023.03.2021 (LIVE)Class
Tue11:00 - 14:0004.05.2021 (LIVE)Mid-term presentation
Tue11:00 - 14:0029.06.2021 (LIVE)Final presentations
Location Based Services - Single appointments
Tue09.03.202111:00 - 12:30 Introduction
Tue16.03.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue16.03.202114:30 - 15:00 Project assignments
Tue23.03.202113:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue13.04.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue20.04.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue04.05.202111:00 - 14:00 Mid-term presentation
Tue11.05.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue18.05.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue01.06.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue08.06.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue15.06.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue22.06.202111:00 - 14:30 Class
Tue29.06.202111:00 - 14:00 Final presentations
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

There will be a theoretical test as well as a project. The project will be developed during the semester and the students will have to do 2 presentations for their colleagues (mid-term and final).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2021 12:00 28.02.2021 23:00 16.03.2021 23:00

Registration modalities:

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