Professor Klara Nahrstedt im Kolloquium der Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik

Wolfgang Effelsberg effelsberg at
Di Nov 23 12:28:42 CET 2010

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen, liebe Mitarbeiter, liebe Studierende,
Frau Professor Dr. Klara Nahrstedt wird im Kolloquium der Fakultät für 
Mathematik und Informatik einen Vortrag halten, und zwar
   am 29.11.2010
   um 17:15 h
   in A 5, 6 Raum C 012.

Frau Professor Nahrstedt ist weltweit bekannt als Professorin für 
Informatik. Sie ist zurzeit Humboldt-Stipendiatin. Hier ihr Vortrag:

Title:  Characterizing and Leveraging People Movement on a University Campus
Speaker: Professor Dr. Klara Nahrstedt
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Collecting real human movements has drawn significant attention from
research community. The reasons are multiple, including new insights in
network protocol design, network management within urban planning, and
environmental impact. However, obtaining comprehensive trace of people
movement with integrated context information about location, contacts
and stay duration has been missing and it proves to be a hard task.

In this talk we present a novel framework, called UIM (University of
Illinois Movement), which includes (a) scanning process of joint
location information (via WiFi scanner) and ad hoc contacts (via
Bluetooth scanner) of human movement at the University of Illinois
campus using Google Android phones, (b) trace analysis algorithm of
joint Bluetooth/WiFi information with its inference towards
characterization of people mobility patterns, and (c) data dissemination 
protocol which uses both WiFi access point and ad hoc contact to 
expedite the data forwarding. Our results show that we can characterize 
the detailed regularity of people movement, the visit duration of people 
at certain locations, and the popularity of locations. The evaluation of 
our dissemination protocol shows strong improvement of data forwarding 
delays when compared with other state-of-the-art protocols.

We will conclude the talk with a short discussion of challenges when it
comes to mobility patterns of different user groups and of needs for
characterizing and understanding people movement patterns in different
scenarios if we aim to deploy effective protocols and services on future 
mobile hand-held devices.
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Effelsberg                 Tel: +49 621 181 2600
Praktische Informatik IV                      Fax: +49 621 181 2601
University of Mannheim        effelsberg at
68131 Mannheim, Germany