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From urban planning and emergency training to Pokémon Go: applications of virtual reality GIS (VRGIS) and augmented reality GIS (ARGIS) in personal, public and environmental health

Maged N. Kamel Boulos, Zhihan Lu, Paul Guerrero, Charlene Jennett, Anthony Steed
2017 International Journal of Health Geographics  
From smart urban planning and emergency training to Pokémon Go, this article offers a snapshot of some of the most remarkable VRGIS and ARGIS solutions for tackling public and environmental health problems  ...  The article also covers the main technical foundations and issues underpinning these solutions.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the Open3D Project (EPSRC Grant EP/ M013685/1). Competing interests MNKB is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Health Geographics.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12942-017-0081-0 pmid:28219378 pmcid:PMC5319160 fatcat:ribntcnppncxhjvsvvclbij6wa

Ubicomp Systems at 20: Progress, Opportunities, and Challenges

R. Caceres, A. Friday
2012 IEEE pervasive computing  
This retrospective on 20 years of ubiquitous computing research identifies opportunities for leveraging utility computing and the Internet of Things to grow the ubicomp infrastructure, and discusses remaining  ...  Evan Wellbourne explores worn passive RFID tags and an array of situated readers [44] for context-aware applications such as active maps and locating artefacts and persons.  ...  The world we inhabit is 'getting smarter all the time' on its own accord, courtesy of government and industry.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mprv.2011.85 fatcat:aq6p3wdm6fbn3cc77c2bwou4jm

Purposing AAL to an Aging Population: AAW (Walking), AAD (Driving) and the IoV (Internet of Vehicles)

Ciaran Mc Goldrick, R. Vince Rabsatt, Mario Gerla
2015 2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)  
It is distinguished from the "sensorweb" through the capabilities of IoT devices to operate and reason on, and with, inputs from multiple sources.  ...  In this work we postulate that vehicles have a previously unexplored role to play in driving widespread acceptance, and adoption, of mobile cloud, IoT and AAL principles, concepts and systems.  ...  (vehicular grid/mobile cloud).  ... 
doi:10.1109/glocomw.2015.7414192 dblp:conf/globecom/GoldrickRG15 fatcat:jg67kt3oejcy7h3m5jtmlaotie

Features and Potential Security Challenges for IoT Enabled Devices in Smart City Environment

Gasim Alandjani
2018 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Data about our interactions with everyday objects can be effectively transmitted to their destinations with many communicating tags that also often provide specific location information.  ...  Cryptographic techniques to cypher data carried by the IoT networks is one possibility which is not feasible due to the lack of sufficient computing resources at the sensor end of IoT devices.  ...  NEBULA provides architecture for cloud computing, and Mobility next Phase describes general mobile delay tolerant. These projects will explore novel network architecture and protocols.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2018.090830 fatcat:k3g4dl22ojag5hhulhtkzjcjta

Mobile Crowd Sensing and Computing

Bin Guo, Zhu Wang, Zhiwen Yu, Yu Wang, Neil Y. Yen, Runhe Huang, Xingshe Zhou
2015 ACM Computing Surveys  
With the surging of smartphone sensing, wireless networking, and mobile social networking techniques, Mobile Crowd Sensing and Computing (MCSC) has become a promising paradigm for cross-space and largescale  ...  Further, it explores the complementary roles and presents the fusion/collaboration of machine and human intelligence in the crowd sensing and computing processes.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank all the colleagues for their discussion and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2794400 fatcat:lol35ouj75eplapvdod5kyy2me

Environmental exposure assessment using indoor/outdoor detection on smartphones

Theodoros Anagnostopoulos, Juan Camilo Garcia, Jorge Goncalves, Denzil Ferreira, Simo Hosio, Vassilis Kostakos
2017 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
We present an energy-efficient method for Indoor/ Outdoor detection on smartphones.  ...  In a field trial, we collected data from multiple smartphone sensors, along with explicit indoor/outdoor labels entered by participants.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE, 304925-CARE), the European Commission (Grant 6AIKA-A71143-AKAI), and Marie  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-017-1028-y fatcat:vqz56j3rynepdlaxtbjyoiiofy


Mark Bilandzic, Ronald Schroeter, Marcus Foth
2013 Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration - OzCHI '13  
We discuss how Gelatine is perceived by users with different pre-entry motivations, and discuss users' challenges as well as non-use of the system.  ...  Gelatine displays skills, areas of interest, and needs of currently present coworkers on a public screen.  ...  Many thanks to Lawrence Dixon, Mark Corben and Daniel Oakley for their assistance with the technical development of Gelatine.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2541016.2541027 dblp:conf/ozchi/BilandzicSF13 fatcat:vs2rq3xanngnhpvtnj433wp4ey

SENTIENT CITIES Ambient intelligence and the politics of urban space

Mike Crang, Stephen Graham
2007 Information, Communication & Society  
S. (2007) 'Sentient cities : ambient intelligence and the politics of urban space.', Information, communication society., 10 (6). pp. 789-817. Further information on publisher's website: http://dx.  ...  A world of ambient intelligence, happening around us on the periphery of our awareness, where our environment is not a passive backdrop but an active agent in organising daily lives.  ...  In Botfighter, a first person shoot'em game moves into the city as people tag each other in real space with mobile phone texts.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13691180701750991 fatcat:ysdcjdjp3nf3hk2h27hrhp24mq

Wi-Fi Geographies

Paul M. Torrens
2008 Annals of the Association of American Geographers  
Beacon frames, like all frames broadcast over Wi-Fi, contain tags with some key information that are useful in exploring Wi-Fi signals.  ...  coverage of Wi-Fi radio broadcasts, the spectrum space of Wi-Fi communications as they travel through the air, and the network functionality of Wi-Fi as an ambient urban data cloud.  ... 
doi:10.1080/00045600701734133 fatcat:7uba6jpmenfublmx3z22ogyxy4

A novel Bluetooth low energy based system for spatial exploration in smart cities

Mehdi Boukhechba, Abdenour Bouzouane, Sébastien Gaboury, Charles Gouin-Vallerand, Sylvain Giroux, Bruno Bouchard
2017 Expert systems with applications  
In this paper, we introduce NomaBlue, a new vision of spatial recognition in smart cities, the proposed system is based on an intelligent nomadic data collection and users' collaboration using smart Bluetooth  ...  Smart Cities are employing information and communication technologies in the quest for sustainable economic development and the fostering of new forms of collective life.  ...  Acknowledgment This work is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec, Nature et technologies (FRQNT).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2017.01.052 fatcat:zw4t3xifhzaojfymlpwpvxrrsm

MoCHA: Augmenting pervasive displays through mobile devices and web-based technologies

Elena Oat, Mario Di Francesco, Tuomas Aura
2014 2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PERCOM WORKSHOPS)  
First, we develop a distributed architecture based on modern web technologies and cloud computing to provide rich interactions between users equipped with a mobile device and pervasive screens.  ...  Second, we devise a mechanism for practical and secure binding of screens and mobile devices based on their proximity.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work was supported by TEKES as part of the Internet of Things program of DIGILE (the Finnish Strategic Center for Science, Technology and Innovation in the field of ICT and digital  ... 
doi:10.1109/percomw.2014.6815258 dblp:conf/percom/OatFA14 fatcat:dg2x4t6b3bf2lnquzlm76kcnoe

UCAT: Ubiquitous Context Awareness Tools for The Blind [article]

Ivo Rafael
2014 arXiv   pre-print
Nowadays, mobile devices present significant computing and technological capacity which has been increasing to the point where it is very common for most people to have access to a device with Bluetooth  ...  Our goal is to provide information to blind users, be able to give them information about the context that surrounds them.  ...  What we explore is the environment context for a person.  ... 
arXiv:1402.1324v1 fatcat:p5nxt7itxrdyjb2wreezwyjcjy

The anatomy of the data-driven smart sustainable city: instrumentation, datafication, computerization and related applications

Simon Elias Bibri
2019 Journal of Big Data  
Moreover, research on big data applications in the context of smart cities tends to deal largely with economic growth, the quality of life, and governance (e.g., [5, 8, 15, 26, 30-33, 35, 49] while overlooking  ...  However, topical studies tend to deal mostly with data-driven smart urbanism while barely exploring how this approach can improve and advance sustainable urbanism under what is labeled 'data-driven smart  ...  As far as research centers and innovation labs are concerned, they are associated with research and innovation for the purpose of developing and disseminating urban intelligence functions.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40537-019-0221-4 fatcat:2wsib6yi3bfbzfaxjqlidsfiwe

Advances in Crowd Analysis for Urban Applications Through Urban Event Detection

Mohammed Shamim Kaiser, Khin T. Lwin, Mufti Mahmud, Donya Hajializadeh, Tawee Chaipimonplin, Ahmed Sarhan, Mohammed Alamgir Hossain
2017 IEEE transactions on intelligent transportation systems (Print)  
This article mainly conducted an extensive survey on various data sources used for different urban applications, the stateof-the-art on urban data generation techniques and associated processing methods  ...  The recent expansion of pervasive computing technology has contributed with novel means to pursue human activities in urban space.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Financial support from the Erasmus Mundus -Action 2 Programme of the European Commission ('SmartLink', contract no. 552077) is kindly acknowledged.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tits.2017.2771746 fatcat:6obv5e6z4jce7hplfq54ywsh3u

The Role of Advanced Sensing in Smart Cities

Gerhard Hancke, Bruno Silva, Gerhard Hancke, Jr.
2012 Sensors  
This paper presents an overview of the state of the art with regards to sensing in smart cities.  ...  In a world where resources are scarce and urban areas consume the vast majority of these resources, it is vital to make cities greener and more sustainable.  ...  Acknowledgment The research was made possible via the support from our industry partners: Eskom, Tracker, Telkom, Unisys, Tellumat, EMC and Alvarion; and the Technology and Human Resources for Industry  ... 
doi:10.3390/s130100393 pmid:23271603 pmcid:PMC3574682 fatcat:566gbsblrvfnbckzjmcuyx5bai
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