Social-Sensor Composition for Tapestry Scenes

Tooba Aamir, Hai Dong, Athman Bouguettaya
2020 IEEE Transactions on Services Computing  
The extensive use of social media platforms and overwhelming amounts of imagery data creates unique opportunities for sensing, gathering and sharing information about events. One of its potential applications is to leverage crowdsourced social media images to create a tapestry scene for scene analysis of designated locations and time intervals. The existing attempts however ignore the temporal-semantic relevance and spatio-temporal evolution of the images and direction-oriented scene
more » ... ion. We propose a novel social-sensor cloud (SocSen) service composition approach to form tapestry scenes for scene analysis. The novelty lies in utilising images and image meta-information to bypass expensive traditional image processing techniques to reconstruct scenes. Metadata, such as geolocation, time and angle of view of an image are modelled as non-functional attributes of a SocSen service. Our major contribution lies on proposing a context and direction-aware spatio-temporal clustering and recommendation approach for selecting a set of temporally and semantically similar services to compose the best available SocSen services. Analytical results based on real datasets are presented to demonstrate the performance of the proposed approach.
doi:10.1109/tsc.2020.2974741 fatcat:wwmzqkvutjfwzecoaz7guo7zay