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Crowd (soft) control

John Rula, Fabián E. Bustamante
2012 Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems & Applications - HotMobile '12  
We present Crowd Soft Control (CSC), an approach to exert limited control over the temporal and spatial movements of mobile users by leveraging the built-in incentives of location-based gaming and social  ...  After outlining the case for Crowd Soft Control, we present an initial prototype of our ideas and discuss potential benefits and costs in the context of two case studies.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank our shepherd, Vishnu Navda, and the anonymous reviewers for their detailed and helpful feedback.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2162081.2162086 dblp:conf/wmcsa/RulaB12 fatcat:qojtectufneplptfsledlw2cyu

A first look at cellular network performance during crowded events

Muhammad Zubair Shafiq, Lusheng Ji, Alex X. Liu, Jeffrey Pang, Shobha Venkataraman, Jia Wang
2013 Proceedings of the ACM SIGMETRICS/international conference on Measurement and modeling of computer systems - SIGMETRICS '13  
This paper makes a first step towards this end by characterizing the operational performance of a tier-1 cellular network in the United States during two high-profile crowded events in 2012.  ...  Despite the use of portable base stations for temporarily increasing communication capacity and free Wi-Fi access points for offloading Internet traffic from cellular base stations, crowded events still  ...  Handover No active set addition update 8 Soft Handover No active set deletion update 9 Soft Handover No active set replacement update 10 Soft Handover Cell not in the neighbor set 11 Soft  ... 
doi:10.1145/2465529.2465754 dblp:conf/sigmetrics/ShafiqJLPVW13 fatcat:ducxyn5ubbfuho6mzhiaanb7zm

A first look at cellular network performance during crowded events

Muhammad Zubair Shafiq, Lusheng Ji, Alex X. Liu, Jeffrey Pang, Shobha Venkataraman, Jia Wang
2013 Performance Evaluation Review  
This paper makes a first step towards this end by characterizing the operational performance of a tier-1 cellular network in the United States during two high-profile crowded events in 2012.  ...  Despite the use of portable base stations for temporarily increasing communication capacity and free Wi-Fi access points for offloading Internet traffic from cellular base stations, crowded events still  ...  Handover No active set addition update 8 Soft Handover No active set deletion update 9 Soft Handover No active set replacement update 10 Soft Handover Cell not in the neighbor set 11 Soft  ... 
doi:10.1145/2494232.2465754 fatcat:6l7mnewcrvh7fjd32hzyn36jxm

How Wise Are Crowd? A Comparative Study of Crowd and Institutions in Peer-to-Business Online Lending Markets

Ali Mohammadi, Kourosh Shafi
2016 Social Science Research Network  
Moreover, the underperformance gap of crowd compared with institutions widens with risky and small loans, suggesting that crowd lack the expertise to assess the risks or the incentive to expend resources  ...  Exploiting the randomized assignment of originated loans to institutions and the crowd in the online peer-to-business platform of FundingCircle, we find that crowd underperform institutions in screening  ...  This strategy considers a role for the non-traditional and soft information, to predict default and goes beyond the ability of lenders to use listing information (observables).  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2752085 fatcat:ctqibbmy45ekhiavzd2547qld4

Bacteria solve the problem of crowding by moving slowly [article]

Oliver J. Meacock, Amin Doostmohammadi, Kevin R. Foster, Julia M. Yeomans, William M. Durham
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We show that the fast moving cells of a hyperpilated mutant are overtaken and outcompeted by the slower moving wild-type at high cell densities.  ...  In systems as diverse as migrating mammals to road traffic, crowding acts to inhibit efficient collective movement.  ...  Our results indicate that the physical processes that control the movement of crowds of bacteria exert a fundamental speed limit on cell motility.  ... 
arXiv:2008.07915v1 fatcat:kikklrmxijctrnnrjnbvlspv4i

Soft Agents: Exploring Soft Constraints to Model Robust Adaptive Distributed Cyber-Physical Agent Systems [chapter]

Carolyn Talcott, Farhad Arbab, Maneesh Yadav
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Features of the model include communication via sharing of partially ordered knowledge, making explicit the physical state as well as the cyber perception of this state, and the use of a notion of soft  ...  With Best Wishes to Martin Wirsing This work has roots in the joint work with Martin on the PAGODA project and soft constraint solving[1], carried out when Martin spent a sabbatical at SRI in 2005.  ...  of automated vehicles, but also harnessing the underlying communication and robust people power for new kinds of cyber crowd sourcing tasks.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15545-6_18 fatcat:qmwvn4txjjeyxn243arutadbwq

`When the Mobs are Looking for Witches to Burn, Nobody's Safe': Talking about the Reactionary Crowd

JOHN DRURY
2002 Discourse & Society  
Paul's crowd events positively since the 'riot' was against (racist) oppression. Rhetorically, a problem for arguments in support of the crowd is the phenomenon of the reactionary crowd.  ...  undermine the crowds we might support.  ...  Acknowledgments I would like to thank the following people for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this paper: John Dixon, Ian Kellar, Sonya Levin, Jonathan Potter, Teun van Dijk and Carla  ... 
doi:10.1177/0957926502013001003 fatcat:ui5sibzlorgybjxbn7xcyqfcsu

Users' Patronage: The Return of the Gift in the 'Crowd Society'

Giancarlo F. Frosio
2015 Social Science Research Network  
Again, at the time of the British and French "battle of the booksellers," the rhetoric of the gift still resounded powerfully from the nebula of the past to shape the constitutional moment of copyright  ...  In this work, I discuss the tension between the gift and market economies throughout the history of creativity. For millennia, the production of creative artifacts has lain at this intersection.  ...  We are moving away from a world organized around centralized control, strict intellectual property rights and hierarchies of credentialed experts, to a radically different order.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2659659 fatcat:ccq7yufidbdgven57au2hyrayq

Secure Collaborative Sensing for Crowd Sourcing Spectrum Data in White Space Networks

Omid Fatemieh, Ranveer Chandra, Carl A. Gunter
2010 2010 IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum (DySPAN)  
Collaborative Sensing is an important enabling technique for realizing opportunistic spectrum access in white space (cognitive radio) networks.  ...  The results show that depending on the attacker-type and location parameters, in the worst case we can nullify the effect of up to 41% of attacker nodes in a particular region.  ...  The views expressed are those of the authors only.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dyspan.2010.5457893 fatcat:agfwu2czcrav3nhxdmmuj2ruxq

Introducing Police [chapter]

2010 Beyond Control  
Trudging and Wedging Trudging is a tactic that is basically a moving cordon that forces crowds to move back.  ...  • Crowd Control and Management The very concept of crowd control, and even the substitution of 'crowd management' as a term used in protest policing raises a number of issues.  ... 
doi:10.5040/9781849660907.ch-004 fatcat:smqzvntrd5gs7kbazsdj7g6p2i

Defending China's National Image and 'Defensive Soft Power': the Case of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution'

Dylan Loh
2016 Journal of Chinese Political Science  
Defending China's National Image and 'Defensive Soft Power' Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org  ...  /licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative  ...  It moves beyond the positive/negative dialectic that Callahan adroitly argued and focuses on the 'defensive' aspect of soft power.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11366-016-9419-x fatcat:tnnuclidfrh6tjj7agspgtwwv4

III Advanced Topics [chapter]

2016 Soft Computing Applications in Sensor Networks  
Example of fuzzy logic controller: Consider the control of navigation of a robot ( Fig. 2 .5), in the presence of a number of moving objects.  ...  To make the problem simple, consider only four moving objects, each of equal size and moving with the same speed. A typical scenario is shown in Fig. 2 .5.  ...  In PC access [51, 52] , instead of ID polling, the BNC broadcasts a control packet (CP packet) that includes the value of the contention probability (CP).  ... 
doi:10.1201/9781315372020-13 fatcat:ze5voikcfbfi5lubz5t5oismua

The Liberal Peace: Challenges to Development, Democracy, and Soft Power [chapter]

Syed Mansoob Murshed
2018 The Palgrave Handbook of Global Approaches to Peace  
In developed countries we witness the rise of populism, and the rolling back of the liberal aspects of democracy in developing countries.  ...  The term liberal peace is employed to explain the absence of fatal conflict between democratic nations that are also economically interdependent.  ...  other, making the exercise of power or the gathering of power by going to war an opportunistic act.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-78905-7_6 fatcat:lorvjdmmrnbdheofwv6zxe4lqi

The Convergence Of Alternate Controllers And Musical Interfaces In Interactive Entertainment

Tina Blaine
2005 Zenodo  
Since the late 1990's, the surging popularity of rhythmic and musical performance games in Japanese arcades has led to the development of new interfaces and alternate controllers for the consumer market  ...  This paper will investigate a variety of alternate controllers that are making an impact in interactive entertainment, particularly in the video game industry.  ...  For opportunistic third party developers, Namco does not sell individual controllers.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1176708 fatcat:kgbjnrcgjjgulomwj526u6cftq

Visible Light-Assisted Soft-Chemistry Route to Silver Nanomaterials at Room Temperature

Yi Wu, Xin Liu, Zi Huang, Xiang Fei He, Xi Yang, Qing Li
2019 Key Engineering Materials  
The result showed that the nanoparticles are spherical and cube. The effect of temperature on the morphology and properties of silver nanoparticles was investigated.  ...  The ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) absorption and the fluorescent properties of the as-prepared AgNPs were explored.  ...  Such a structure is referred as soft time windows in the literature.  ... 
doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.807.165 fatcat:xara5sxzf5fsvbib2dy6vrl7j4
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