GDC: Group Discovery Using Co-location Traces

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GDC: Group Discovery Using Co-location Traces
Smart phones can collect and share Bluetooth co-location traces to identify ad hoc or semi-permanent social groups. This information, known to group members but otherwise unavailable, can be leveraged in applications and protocols, such as recommender systems or delay-tolerant forwarding in ad hoc networks, to enhance the user experience. Group discovery using Bluetooth co-location is practical because: (i) Bluetooth is embedded in nearly every phone and has low battery consumption, (ii) the short wireless transmission range can lead to good group identification accuracy, and (iii) privacy-conscious users are more likely to share co-location data than absolute location data. This paper proposes the Group Discovery using Co-location traces (GDC) algorithm, which leverages user meeting frequency and duration to accurately detect groups. GDC is validated on one month of data collected from 141 smart phones carried by students on our campus. Users rated GDC's groups 30% better than gr...
Steve Mardenfeld, Daniel Boston, Susan Juan Pan, Q
Added 15 Feb 2011
Updated 15 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Steve Mardenfeld, Daniel Boston, Susan Juan Pan, Quentin Jones, Adriana Iamnitchi, Cristian Borcea
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