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The Power of Mobile Computing in a Social Era
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 76-79
The most powerful trend in mobile computing is that of increased online social activity. To meet users' future expectations, mobile computing researchers must consider current limitations and identify upcoming challenges.
 
Pervasive Analytics and Citizen Science [Guest editors' introduction]
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Cecilia Mascolo,Eric Paulos,John Canny
Issue Date:April 2014
pp. 18-19
This special issue aims to explore critical elements of the overall design, user experience, and resulting solutions related to using pervasive computing technologies to inform our understanding of the dynamics of ourselves and our ecosystem, community, an...
   
A Place-Focused Model for Social Networks in Cities
Found in: 2013 International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom)
By Chloe Brown,Anastasios Noulas,Cecilia Mascolo,Vincent Blondel
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 75-80
The focused organization theory of social ties proposes that the structure of human social networks can be arranged around extra-network foci, which can include shared physical spaces such as homes, workplaces, restaurants, and so on. Until now, this has b...
 
Hoodsquare: Modeling and Recommending Neighborhoods in Location-Based Social Networks
Found in: 2013 International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom)
By Amy X. Zhang,Anastasios Noulas,Salvatore Scellato,Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 69-74
Information garnered from activity on location-based social networks can be harnessed to characterize urban spaces and organize them into neighborhoods. We represent geographic points in the city using spatio-temporal information about Foursquare user chec...
 
Smartphones for Large-Scale Behavior Change Interventions
Found in: IEEE Pervasive Computing
By Neal Lathia,Veljko Pejovic,Kiran K. Rachuri,Cecilia Mascolo,Mirco Musolesi,Peter J. Rentfrow
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 66-73
Equipped with cutting-edge sensing technology and high-end processors, smartphones can unobtrusively sense human behavior and deliver feedback and behavioral therapy. The authors discuss two applications for behavioral monitoring and change and present UBh...
 
Exploiting Foursquare and Cellular Data to Infer User Activity in Urban Environments
Found in: 2013 14th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM)
By Anastasios Noulas,Cecilia Mascolo,Enrique Frias-Martinez
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 167-176
Inferring the type of activities in neighborhoods of urban centers may be helpful in a number of contexts including urban planning, content delivery and activity recommendations for mobile web users or may even yield to a deeper understanding of the geogra...
 
Evaluating Temporal Robustness of Mobile Networks
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
By Salvatore Scellato,Ilias Leontiadis,Cecilia Mascolo,Prithwish Basu,Murtaza Zafer
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 105-117
The application of complex network models to communication systems has led to several important results: nonetheless, previous research has often neglected to take into account their temporal properties, which in many real scenarios play a pivotal role. At...
 
Mining User Mobility Features for Next Place Prediction in Location-Based Services
Found in: 2012 IEEE 12th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)
By Anastasios Noulas,Salvatore Scellato,Neal Lathia,Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 1038-1043
Mobile location-based services are thriving, providing an unprecedented opportunity to collect fine grained spatio-temporal data about the places users visit. This multi-dimensional source of data offers new possibilities to tackle established research pro...
 
SpotME If You Can: Randomized Responses for Location Obfuscation on Mobile Phones
Found in: Distributed Computing Systems, International Conference on
By Daniele Quercia, Ilias Leontiadis, Liam McNamara, Cecilia Mascolo, Jon Crowcroft
Issue Date:June 2011
pp. 363-372
Nowadays companies increasingly aggregate location data from different sources on the Internet to offer location-based services such as estimating current road traffic conditions, and finding the best nightlife locations in a city. However, these services ...
 
Welcome from the technical program chairs
Found in: Pervasive Computing and Communications, IEEE International Conference on
By Jadwiga Indulska, Claudio Bettini, Roy Campbell, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. x
A warm welcome to the Ninth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2011). We are very excited to introduce you to the technical program of our conference that this year includes 27 papers representing high-qu...
   
On Nonstationarity of Human Contact Networks
Found in: Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, International Conference on
By Salvatore Scellato, Mirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo, Vito Latora
Issue Date:June 2010
pp. 105-111
The measurement and the analysis of the temporal patterns arising in human networks is of fundamental importance to many application domains including targeted advertising, opportunistic routing, resource provisioning (e.g., bandwidth allocation in infrast...
 
Persistent content-based information dissemination in hybrid vehicular networks
Found in: Pervasive Computing and Communications, IEEE International Conference on
By Ilias Leontiadis, Paolo Costa, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 1-10
Content-based information dissemination has a potential number of applications in vehicular networking, including advertising, traffic and parking notifications and emergency announcements. In this paper we describe a protocol for content based information...
 
CAR: Context-Aware Adaptive Routing for Delay-Tolerant Mobile Networks
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
By Mirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:February 2009
pp. 246-260
Most of the existing research work in mobile ad hoc networking is based on the assumption that a path exists between the sender and the receiver. On the other hand, applications of decentralised mobile systems are often characterised by network partitions....
 
Writing on the clean slate: Implementing a socially-aware protocol in Haggle
Found in: A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, International Symposium on
By Mirco Musolesi, Pan Hui, Cecilia Mascolo, Jon Crowcroft
Issue Date:June 2008
pp. 1-6
Developing protocols and applications for opportunistic networking can represent a daunting task given the many aspects that must be taken into consideration, such as intermittent connectivity, smart choice among multiple interfaces and intelligent data st...
 
Opportunistic Mobile Sensor Data Collection with SCAR
Found in: IEEE International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems Conference
By Bence Pasztor, Mirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:October 2007
pp. 1-12
Sensors are now embedded in all sorts of devices (such as phones and PDAs) and attached to many moving things such as robots, vehicles and animals. The collection of data from these mobile sensors presents challenges related to the variability of the topol...
 
Content Source Selection in Bluetooth Networks
Found in: Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems, Annual International Conference on
By Liam McNamara, Cecilia Mascolo, Licia Capra
Issue Date:August 2007
pp. 1-8
Large scale market penetration of electronic devices equipped with Bluetooth technology now gives the ability to share content (such as music or video clips) between members of the public in a decentralised manner. Achieved using opportunistic connections,...
 
GeOpps: Geographical Opportunistic Routing for Vehicular Networks
Found in: A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, International Symposium on
By Ilias Leontiadis, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:June 2007
pp. 1-6
Vehicular networks can be seen as an example of hybrid delay tolerant network where a mixture of infostations and vehicles can be used to geographically route the information messages to the right location. In this paper we present a forwarding protocol wh...
 
Predictive Resource Scheduling in Computational Grids
Found in: Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, International
By Clovis Chapman, Mirco Musolesi, Wolfgang Emmerich, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 116
The integration of clusters of computers into computational grids has recently gained the attention of many computational scientists. While considerable progress has been made in building middleware and workflow tools that facilitate the sharing of compute...
 
The RUNES Middleware for Networked Embedded Systems and its Application in a Disaster Management Scenario
Found in: Pervasive Computing and Communications, IEEE International Conference on
By Paolo Costa, Geoff Coulson, Richard Gold, Manish Lad, Cecilia Mascolo, Luca Mottola, Gian Pietro Picco, Thirunavukkarasu Sivaharan, Nirmal Weerasinghe, Stefanos Zachariadis
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 69-78
Due to the inherent nature of their heterogeneity, resource scarcity and dynamism, the provision of middleware for future networked embedded environments is a challeng- ing task. In this paper we present a middleware approach that addresses these key chall...
 
The SATIN Component System-A Metamodel for Engineering Adaptable Mobile Systems
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
By Stefanos Zachariadis, Cecilia Mascolo, Wolfgang Emmerich
Issue Date:November 2006
pp. 910-927
Mobile computing devices, such as personal digital assistants and mobile phones, are becoming increasingly popular, smaller, and more capable. We argue that mobile systems should be able to adapt to changing requirements and execution environments. Adaptat...
 
Dynamic Reconfiguration in the RUNES Middleware
Found in: IEEE International Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems Conference
By Geoff Coulson, Richard Gold, Manish Lad, Cecilia Mascolo, Luca Mottola, Gian Picco, Stefanos Zachariadis
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 574-577
Next generation embedded systems will be composed of large numbers of heterogeneous devices. These will typically be resource-constrained (such as sensor motes), will use different operating systems, and will be connected through different types of network...
 
Evaluating Context Information Predictability for Autonomic Communication
Found in: A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, International Symposium on
By Mirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 495-499
Delay tolerant and mobile ad hoc networks present considerable challenges to the development of protocols and systems. In particular, the challenge of being able to cope with their variability is an important one: sometimes the rate at which these systems ...
 
Adaptive Distributed Indexing for Spatial Queries in Sensor Networks
Found in: Database and Expert Systems Applications, International Workshop on
By Vladimir Dyo, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:August 2005
pp. 1103-1107
Sensor networks have opened new horizons and opportunities for a variety of environmental monitoring, surveillance and healthcare applications. One of the major tasks of sensor networks is the distributed collection and processing of sensor readings over e...
 
Adaptive Routing for Intermittently Connected Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Found in: A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, International Symposium on
By Mirco Musolesi, Stephen Hailes, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:June 2005
pp. 183-189
<p>The vast majority of mobile ad hoc networking research makes a very large assumption: that communication can only take place between nodes that are simultaneously accessible within in the same connected cloud (i.e., that communication is synchrono...
 
CARISMA: Context-Aware Reflective mIddleware System for Mobile Applications
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering
By Licia Capra, Wolfgang Emmerich, Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:October 2003
pp. 929-945
<p><b>Abstract</b>—Mobile devices, such as mobile phones and personal digital assistants, have gained wide-spread popularity. These devices will increasingly be networked, thus enabling the construction of distributed applications that ha...
 
Exploiting Logical Mobility in Mobile Computing Middleware
Found in: Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, International Conference on
By Stefanos Zachariadis, Cecilia Mascolo, Wolfgang Emmerich
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 385
No summary available.
   
An XML-based Middleware for Peer-to-Peer computing
Found in: Peer-to-Peer Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Cecilia Mascolo, Licia Capra, Wolfgang Emmerich
Issue Date:August 2001
pp. 0069
An increasing number of distributed applications will be written for mobile hosts, such as laptop computers, third generation mobile phones, personal digital assistants, watches and the like, with focus on peer-to-peer collaboration. Application engineers ...
 
Implementing Incremental Code Migration with XML
Found in: Software Engineering, International Conference on
By Wolfgang Emmerich, Cecilia Mascolo, Anthony Finkelstein
Issue Date:June 2000
pp. 397
We demonstrate how XML and related technologies can be used for code mobility at any granularity, thus overcoming the restrictions of existing approaches. By not fixing a particular granularity for mobile code, we enable complete programs as well as indivi...
 
METIS: Exploring mobile phone sensing offloading for efficiently supporting social sensing applications
Found in: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom)
By Kiran K. Rachuri,Christos Efstratiou,Ilias Leontiadis,Cecilia Mascolo,Peter J. Rentfrow
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 85-93
Mobile phones play a pivotal role in supporting ubiquitous and unobtrusive sensing of human activities. However, maintaining a highly accurate record of a user's behavior throughout the day imposes significant energy demands on the phone's battery. In this...
   
STOP: Socio-Temporal Opportunistic Patching of short range mobile malware
Found in: 2012 IEEE Thirteenth International Symposium on
By John Tang,Hyoungshick Kim,Cecilia Mascolo,Mirco Musolesi
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 1-9
Mobile phones are integral to everyday life with emails, social networking, online banking and other applications; however, the wealth of private information accessible increases economic incentives for attackers. Compared with fixed networks, mobile malwa...
   
XMIDDLE: Information Sharing Middleware for a Mobile Environment
Found in: Software Engineering, International Conference on
By Stefanos Zachariadis, Licia Capra, Cecilia Mascolo, Wolfgang Emmerich
Issue Date:May 2002
pp. 712
No summary available.
   
Specification, analysis, and prototyping of mobile systems
Found in: Software Engineering, International Conference on
By Cecilia Mascolo
Issue Date:May 1999
pp. 724
Mobile code offers new strategies for the development of systems. I adopt a formal approach to study advantages, limitations, classification, and future trends of mobile code technologies.
   
Tracking serendipitous interactions: how individual cultures shape the office
Found in: Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Chloë Brown, Christos Efstratiou, Daniele Quercia, Ilias Leontiadis
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 1072-1081
In many work environments, serendipitous interactions between members of different groups may lead to enhanced productivity, collaboration and knowledge dissemination. Two factors that may have an influence on such interactions are cultural differences bet...
     
ParkSense: a smartphone based sensing system for on-street parking
Found in: Proceedings of the 19th annual international conference on Mobile computing & networking (MobiCom '13)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Christos Efstratiou, Sarfraz Nawaz
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 75-86
Studies of automotive traffic have shown that on average 30% of traffic in congested urban areas is due to cruising drivers looking for parking. While we have witnessed a push towards sensing technologies to monitor real-time parking availability, instrume...
     
Open source smartphone libraries for computational social science
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication (UbiComp '13 Adjunct)
By Cecilia Mascolo, George Roussos, Kiran Rachuri, Neal Lathia
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 911-920
The ubiquity of sensor-rich and computationally powerful smartphones makes them an ideal platform for conducting social and behavioural research. However, building sensor data collection tools remains arduous and challenging: it requires an understanding o...
     
Contextual dissonance: design bias in sensor-based experience sampling methods
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing (UbiComp '13)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Kiran K. Rachuri, Neal Lathia, Peter J. Rentfrow
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 183-192
The Experience Sampling Method (ESM) has been widely used to collect longitudinal survey data from participants; in this domain, smartphone sensors are now used to augment the context-awareness of sampling strategies. In this paper, we study the effect of ...
     
Evolution of a location-based online social network: analysis and models
Found in: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM conference on Internet measurement conference (IMC '12)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Miltiadis Allamanis, Salvatore Scellato
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 145-158
Connections established by users of online social networks are influenced by mechanisms such as preferential attachment and triadic closure. Yet, recent research has found that geographic factors also constrain users: spatial proximity fosters the creation...
     
WILDSENSING: Design and deployment of a sustainable sensor network for wildlife monitoring
Found in: ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN)
By Andrew Markham, Bence Pásztor, Cecilia Mascolo, David W. Macdonald, Kharsim Yousef, Niki Trigoni, Ricklef Wohlers, Salvatore Scellato, Stephen A. Ellwood, Vladimir Dyo
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 1-33
The increasing adoption of wireless sensor network technology in a variety of applications, from agricultural to volcanic monitoring, has demonstrated their ability to gather data with unprecedented sensing capabilities and deliver it to a remote user. How...
     
The importance of being placefriends: discovering location-focused online communities
Found in: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM workshop on Workshop on online social networks (WOSN '12)
By Anastasios Noulas, Cecilia Mascolo, Chloë Brown, Salvatore Scellato, Vincenzo Nicosia
Issue Date:August 2012
pp. 31-36
Discovering groups of online friends who go to the same physical places has numerous potential applications including privacy management, friend recommendation, and contact grouping as in Google+ circles. Until recently, little information was available ab...
     
Far from the eyes, close on the web: impact of geographic distance on online social interactions
Found in: Proceedings of the 2012 ACM workshop on Workshop on online social networks (WOSN '12)
By Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Cecilia Mascolo, Dave Currie, David Laniado, Erik J. Jutemar, Salvatore Scellato, Yana Volkovich
Issue Date:August 2012
pp. 19-24
Online friendship connections are often not representative of social relationships or shared interest between users, but merely provide a public display of personal identity. A better picture of online social behaviour can be achieved by taking into accoun...
     
Social sensing in the field: challenges in detecting social interactions in construction sites
Found in: Proceedings of the 1st ACM workshop on Mobile systems for computational social science (MCSS '12)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Christos Efstratiou, Kenichi Soga, Sarfraz Nawaz
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 28-32
Construction industry is a sector that is renowned for the slow uptake of new technologies. This is usually due to the conservative nature of this sector that relies heavily on tried and tested and successful old business practices. However, there is an ea...
     
Collecting big datasets of human activity one checkin at a time
Found in: Proceedings of the 4th ACM international workshop on Hot topics in planet-scale measurement (HotPlanet '12)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Christos Efstratiou, Theus Hossmann
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 15-20
A variety of cutting edge applications for mobile phones exploit the availability of phone sensors to accurately infer the user activity and location to offer more effective services. To validate and evaluate these new applications, appropriate and extensi...
     
Don't kill my ads!: balancing privacy in an ad-supported mobile application market
Found in: Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems & Applications (HotMobile '12)
By Christos Efstratiou, Marco Picone, Cecilia Mascolo, Ilias Leontiadis
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 1-6
Application markets have revolutionized the software download model of mobile phones: third-party application developers offer software on the market that users can effortlessly install on their phones. This great step forward, however, also imposes some t...
     
Track globally, deliver locally: improving content delivery networks by tracking geographic social cascades
Found in: Proceedings of the 20th international conference on World wide web (WWW '11)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Jon Crowcroft, Mirco Musolesi, Salvatore Scellato
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 457-466
Providers such as YouTube offer easy access to multimedia content to millions, generating high bandwidth and storage demand on the Content Delivery Networks they rely upon. More and more, the diffusion of this content happens on online social networks such...
     
A shared sensor network infrastructure
Found in: Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys '10)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Christos Efstratiou, Ilias Leontiadis, Jon Crowcroft
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 367-368
An increasing number of sensor networks have been deployed to monitor a variety of conditions and situations. At the same time, more and more applications are starting to rely on the data from sensor networks to provide users with (near) real-time informat...
     
EmotionSense: a mobile phones based adaptive platform for experimental social psychology research
Found in: Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference on Ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp '10)
By Andrius Aucinas, Cecilia Mascolo, Chris Longworth, Kiran K. Rachuri, Mirco Musolesi, Peter J. Rentfrow
Issue Date:September 2010
pp. 281-290
Today's mobile phones represent a rich and powerful computing platform, given their sensing, processing and communication capabilities. Phones are also part of the everyday life of billions of people, and therefore represent an exceptionally suitable tool ...
     
Analysing information flows and key mediators through temporal centrality metrics
Found in: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Social Network Systems (SNS '10)
By Cecilia Mascolo, John Tang, Mirco Musolesi, Vincenzo Nicosia, Vito Latora
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 1-6
The study of influential members of human networks is an important research question in social network analysis. However, the current state-of-the-art is based on static or aggregated representation of the network topology. We argue that dynamically evolvi...
     
Temporal distance metrics for social network analysis
Found in: Proceedings of the 2nd ACM workshop on Online social networks (WOSN '09)
By Cecilia Mascolo, John Tang, Mirco Musolesi, Vito Latora
Issue Date:August 2009
pp. 101-104
The analysis of social and technological networks has attracted a lot of attention as social networking applications and mobile sensing devices have given us a wealth of real data. Classic studies looked at analysing static or aggregated networks, i.e., ne...
     
A framework for multi-region delay tolerant networking
Found in: Proceedings of the 2008 ACM workshop on Wireless networks and systems for developing regions (WiNS-DR '08)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Mirco Musolesi
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 1-20
Almost all the existing work on routing in delay tolerant networks has focussed on the problem of delivery of messages inside a single region, characterized by the same network infrastructure and namespace. However, many deployment scenarios, especially in...
     
Media sharing based on colocation prediction in urban transport
Found in: Proceedings of the 14th ACM international conference on Mobile computing and networking (MobiCom '08)
By Cecilia Mascolo, Liam McNamara, Licia Capra
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 1-1
People living in urban areas spend a considerable amount of time on public transport, for example, commuting to/from work. During these periods, opportunities for inter-personal networking present themselves, as many members of the public now carry electro...
     
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