Towards new methods for mobility data gathering: content, sources, incentives

Lindgren, Anders (2009) Towards new methods for mobility data gathering: content, sources, incentives. In: 1st ACM International Workshop on Hot Topics of Planet-Scale Mobility Measurements (HotPlanet 2009), 22 June 2009, Krakow, Poland.

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Over the past decade, huge amounts of work has been done in mobile and opportunistic networking research. Unfortunately, much of this has had little impact as the results have not been applicable to reality, due to incorrect assumptions and models used in the design and evaluation of the systems. In this paper, we outline some of the problems of the assumptions of early research in the field, and provide a survey of some initial work that has started to take place to alleviate this through more realistic modelling and measurements of real systems. We do note that there is still much work to be done in this area, and then go on to identify some important properties of the network that must be studied further. We identify the types of data that are important to measure, and also give some guidelines on finding existing and potentially new sources for such data and incentivizing the holders of the data to share it.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:3824
Deposited By:Anders Lindgren
Deposited On:22 Feb 2010 10:01
Last Modified:23 Feb 2010 13:57

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