11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Research Article

Location sharing services as sensors for analyzing airports’ traffic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobiquitous.2014.257878,
        author={John Garofalakis and Ioannis Georgoulas and Andreas Komninos and Periklis Ntentopoulos and Athanasios Plessas},
        title={Location sharing services as sensors for analyzing airports’ traffic},
        proceedings={11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={location sharing services foursquare check-ins ubiquitous social computing},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobiquitous.2014.257878}
    }
    
  • John Garofalakis
    Ioannis Georgoulas
    Andreas Komninos
    Periklis Ntentopoulos
    Athanasios Plessas
    Year: 2014
    Location sharing services as sensors for analyzing airports’ traffic
    MOBIQUITOUS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobiquitous.2014.257878
John Garofalakis1, Ioannis Georgoulas1, Andreas Komninos2, Periklis Ntentopoulos1, Athanasios Plessas1,*
  • 1: University of Patras
  • 2: University of Strathclyde
*Contact email: plessas@ceid.upatras.gr

Abstract

Location sharing services can be seen as "social sensors" that provide data revealing real world interactions. In this paper, we examine the case of foursquare check-ins at airports and we show that these data can be indicative of the passengers’ traffic, while their number is hundreds of times lower than the number of actual traffic observations.