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)





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.