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Socially Aware Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.

Kosmides P, Adamopoulou E, Demestichas K, Theologou M, Anagnostou M, Rouskas A - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

Bottom Line: In addition, SDNs can take advantage of the data retrieved from available sensors and use them as part of the intelligent decision making process contacted during the resource allocation procedure.Specifically, we exploit the information retrieved from location based social networks regarding users' locations and we attempt to predict areas that will be crowded by using specially-designed machine learning techniques.By recognizing possible crowded areas, we can provide mobile operators with recommendations about areas requiring datacell activation or deactivation.

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Affiliation: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens 15773, Greece. pkosmidis@cn.ntua.gr.

ABSTRACT
The development of smart cities has been the epicentre of many researchers' efforts during the past decade. One of the key requirements for smart city networks is mobility and this is the reason stable, reliable and high-quality wireless communications are needed in order to connect people and devices. Most research efforts so far, have used different kinds of wireless and sensor networks, making interoperability rather difficult to accomplish in smart cities. One common solution proposed in the recent literature is the use of software defined networks (SDNs), in order to enhance interoperability among the various heterogeneous wireless networks. In addition, SDNs can take advantage of the data retrieved from available sensors and use them as part of the intelligent decision making process contacted during the resource allocation procedure. In this paper, we propose an architecture combining heterogeneous wireless networks with social networks using SDNs. Specifically, we exploit the information retrieved from location based social networks regarding users' locations and we attempt to predict areas that will be crowded by using specially-designed machine learning techniques. By recognizing possible crowded areas, we can provide mobile operators with recommendations about areas requiring datacell activation or deactivation.

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(a) Map of Chicago area, used for collecting data from Social Network; (b) Map of Chicago area divided into sub-areas.
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Mentions: The dataset used in this paper is based on measurements performed for research purposes in [33]. The data were collected from a well-known social network (Foursquare), which allows location-based check-ins, as well as ratings. The available data refer to the geographical limits of a certain area in Chicago, forming the map as shown in Figure 5a. In addition, the map was divided into 29 sub-areas, where each area may contain more than one BSs (Figure 5b).


Socially Aware Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.

Kosmides P, Adamopoulou E, Demestichas K, Theologou M, Anagnostou M, Rouskas A - Sensors (Basel) (2015)

(a) Map of Chicago area, used for collecting data from Social Network; (b) Map of Chicago area divided into sub-areas.
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sensors-15-13705-f005: (a) Map of Chicago area, used for collecting data from Social Network; (b) Map of Chicago area divided into sub-areas.
Mentions: The dataset used in this paper is based on measurements performed for research purposes in [33]. The data were collected from a well-known social network (Foursquare), which allows location-based check-ins, as well as ratings. The available data refer to the geographical limits of a certain area in Chicago, forming the map as shown in Figure 5a. In addition, the map was divided into 29 sub-areas, where each area may contain more than one BSs (Figure 5b).

Bottom Line: In addition, SDNs can take advantage of the data retrieved from available sensors and use them as part of the intelligent decision making process contacted during the resource allocation procedure.Specifically, we exploit the information retrieved from location based social networks regarding users' locations and we attempt to predict areas that will be crowded by using specially-designed machine learning techniques.By recognizing possible crowded areas, we can provide mobile operators with recommendations about areas requiring datacell activation or deactivation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens 15773, Greece. pkosmidis@cn.ntua.gr.

ABSTRACT
The development of smart cities has been the epicentre of many researchers' efforts during the past decade. One of the key requirements for smart city networks is mobility and this is the reason stable, reliable and high-quality wireless communications are needed in order to connect people and devices. Most research efforts so far, have used different kinds of wireless and sensor networks, making interoperability rather difficult to accomplish in smart cities. One common solution proposed in the recent literature is the use of software defined networks (SDNs), in order to enhance interoperability among the various heterogeneous wireless networks. In addition, SDNs can take advantage of the data retrieved from available sensors and use them as part of the intelligent decision making process contacted during the resource allocation procedure. In this paper, we propose an architecture combining heterogeneous wireless networks with social networks using SDNs. Specifically, we exploit the information retrieved from location based social networks regarding users' locations and we attempt to predict areas that will be crowded by using specially-designed machine learning techniques. By recognizing possible crowded areas, we can provide mobile operators with recommendations about areas requiring datacell activation or deactivation.

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