Vassilis Kostakos, Tom Nicolai, Eiko Yoneki, Eamonn O'Neill, Holger Kenn, and Jon Crowcroft
The increasing popularity of mobile computing devices has allowed for new research and application areas. Specifically, urban areas exhibit an elevated concentration of such devices, enabling potential ad-hoc cooperation and sharing of resources among citizens. Here, we argue that people, architecture and technology together provide the infrastructure for these applications and an understanding of this infrastructure is important for an effective design and development. We focus on describing metrics for describing this infrastructure, and elaborate on a set of observation, analysis and simulation methods for capturing, deriving and utilizing those metrics.
In Personal and Ubiquitous Computing