Pervasive Computing: 8th International Conference, Pervasive by Nilanjan Banerjee, Sharad Agarwal, Paramvir Bahl, Ranveer

By Nilanjan Banerjee, Sharad Agarwal, Paramvir Bahl, Ranveer Chandra, Alec Wolman (auth.), Patrik Floréen, Antonio Krüger, Mirjana Spasojevic (eds.)

th Welcome to the lawsuits of the eight overseas convention on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2010). After Toronto, Sydney and Nara, the convention has now lower back to Europe. Pervasiveis the most very important meetings within the region of pervasive and ubiquitous computing. Asinthepreviousyear,wehadtwocategoriesoftechnicalpapers:FullPapers and Notes. Pervasive attracted 157 legitimate submissions, from which the Technical software Committee (TPC) accredited 24 complete papers and one be aware, leading to an total popularity fee of 16%. The submissions integrated 628 authors from 27 nations representing all of the continents (except Antarctica). As we will be able to see from those ?gures, Pervasive is a very worldwide hugely aggressive convention. an enormous convention akin to Pervasive calls for a rigorous and aim p- cess for choosing papers. This starts off with the choice of a great TPC. We have been lucky so as to draw at the knowledge and adventure of our 28 TPC contributors, from the main prestigious universities and study labs in - rope, North the United States, and Asia. This committee was once aided by means of the enter of at the very least 238 exterior reviewers selected at the foundation in their area wisdom and relevance to pervasive computing. The papers have been chosen utilizing a double-blind overview, with 4 peer stories perpaper,adiscussionphaseamongthereviewers,andadiscussionofthepapers within the TPC assembly, which used to be held in Palo Alto in the course of December 12-13, 2009. We thank Nokia learn heart for website hosting the meeting.

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Our goal was to reduce the influence of dependencies between different events and the ambiguity in determining whether a person is attending an event or simply staying in a place near. Another concern was to select events from a variety of categories, namely Performance Arts, Sports events, Family events, Music and Outdoor Cinema. We analyzed the Boston Globe event website [19] and selected 6 different venues, corresponding to a total of 52 events. We also contacted the organizers of some events in order to get their attendance estimations.

Note that number of users are scaled with respect to the maximum in an average day. Figures b, d, f and h show the locations of the events (diamond) and estimated origins distribution of people attending the events: shade from light (low) to dark (high). 32 F. Calabrese et al. 5 times greaten than what it is usually found in the Boston Common. By comparing the two images in Figures 5(b) and 5(d) it is easy to understand that most of the people attending to one type of event are most probably not attending the other type of events, showing a complementary role of sports and arts events in attracting different categories of people.

Privacy and security: There are privacy and security issues that we have not addressed in Virtual Compass. In our current implementation, a user’s numeric Facebook ID is her mobile device’s ID in peer localization. In our application, Virtual Compass: Relative Positioning to Sense Mobile Social Interactions 19 she only sees her Facebook friends. However, our underlying peer localization component has a complete map of all the devices in the vicinity. A wily user could potentially misuse this information.

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