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StarTrack: A Framework for Enabling Track-Based Applications.

Ganesh Ananthanarayanan, Maya Haridasan, Iqbal Mohomed, Doug Terry, and Chandramohan A. Thekkath


Mobile devices are increasingly equipped with hardware and software services allowing them to determine their locations, but support for building location-aware applications remains rudimentary. This paper proposes tracks of location coordinates as a high-level abstraction for a new class of mobile applications including ride sharing, location-based collaboration, and health monitoring. Each track is a sequence of entries recording a person's time, location, and application-specific data. StarTrack provides applications with a comprehensive set of operations for recording, comparing, clustering and querying tracks. StarTrack can efficiently operate on thousands of tracks.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inMobiSys 2009: Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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