IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing

IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) is a scholarly archival journal published monthly that focuses on the key technical issues related to Mobile Computing. It is the intent of TMC to publish mature works of research, typically those that have appeared in part in conferences. Furthermore, it is the intent of TMC to focus on issues at the link-layer and above in wireless communications, and to focus only on topics explicitly or plausibly related to mobile systems. Read the full scope of TMC.


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From the November 2018 issue

A Framework of Loose Travelling Companion Discovery from Human Trajectories

By Elahe Naserian, Xinheng Wang, Xiaolong Xu, and Yuning Dong

featured article thumbnail Through the availability of location-acquisition devices, huge volumes of spatio-temporal data recording the movement of people is provided. Discovery of the group of people who travel together can provide valuable knowledge to a variety of critical applications. Existing studies on this topic mainly focus on the movement of vehicles or animals with forcing the group members to stay always connected. However, the movement of people is different; people might belong to the same main group while they contribute in various sub-groups during their movement. In this paper, we propose a group pattern called loose travelling companion pattern (LTCP), which allows the members of a group to contribute to various sub-groups as long as the community of members does not change during the movement and all of the members stay connected for a few time-slots. In addition, we propose weakly continuous loose travelling companion pattern (WCLTCP) to relax the continuous time constraint in LTCP. Finally, three algorithms have been developed to discover the proposed group patterns: (i) straightforward approach, (ii) smart-and-fast method, and (iii) and opportunistic algorithm. Through the extensive experimental evaluation on both real and experimental datasets, the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed group discovery approaches are proven.

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Editorials and Announcements

Announcements

  • We are pleased to announce that Eylem Ekici, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ohio State University, has been named an Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting April 2018.
  • TMC now offers authors access to Code Ocean. Code Ocean is a cloud-based executable research platform that allows authors to share their algorithms in an effort to make the world’s scientific code more open and reproducible. Learn more or sign up for free.
  • We are pleased to announce that Marwan Krunz, the Kenneth VonBehren Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, USA, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.
  • We are pleased to announce that Kevin Almeroth, Professor of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara, has been named the new Associate Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2017.
  • According to Thomson Reuters' 2016 Journal Citation Report, TMC has an impact factor of 3.822.

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IEEE Computer SocietyIEEE Circuits and Systems Society IEEE Comunications Society IEEE Signal Processing Society

 

TMC is published in cooperation with: IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Technology Management Council, IEEE Information Theory Society, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

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