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PerfLoc: Performance Evaluation of Smartphone Indoor Localization Apps


The National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) is announcing the PerfLoc Prize Competition. This competition is about developing the best possible indoor localization and tracking app for Android smartphones.  The competition participants are required to use the extensive Android smartphone data repository developed by NIST to develop their apps and have their apps’ performance evaluated through the PerfLoc web portal.  There shall be a live demonstration of the finalist apps at the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, and a subsequent demonstration of the winning apps at the 2017 Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) Conference in Sapporo, Japan.

The main page for the PerfLoc Prize Competition with all the pertinent information is at:

If you have any questions about PerfLoc, please contact Nader Moayeri, moayeri [at] (moayeri[at]nist[dot]gov).


Created March 20, 2017, Updated November 15, 2019