Workshop on Online Social Networks
    Participation by invitation only

 

Microsoft Research Cambridge, UK.

December 7, 2007.

 

 

Cityware: Mapping social encounters using Bluetooth

 

 

 

Vassilis Kostakos     (Bath University)

 

 

Abstract:

 

As part of the Cityware project, we are attempting to understand the various layers of cities, including their spatial and social layers.

To explore cities social layers, we spent the last 2 years collecting data on people's mobility and encounter using Bluetooth.  We will present a number of demos that visualise Bluetooth data both in realtime and post-hoc.  Additionally we will present Cityware for Facebook, an application that lets users merge their online social networks with their physical networks of copresence and encounter.

 

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