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 August 2016 issue

Determining Driver Phone Use by Exploiting Smartphone Integrated Sensors

By Yan Wang, Yingying (Jennifer) Chen, Jie Yang, Marco Gruteser, Richard P. Martin, Hongbo Liu, Luyang Liu, and Cagdas Karatas

featured article thumbnailThis paper utilizes smartphone sensing of vehicle dynamics to determine driver phone use, which can facilitate many traffic safety applications. Our system uses embedded sensors in smartphones, i.e., accelerometers and gyroscopes, to capture differences in centripetal acceleration due to vehicle dynamics. These differences combined with angular speed can determine whether the phone is on the left or right side of the vehicle. Our low infrastructure approach is flexible with different turn sizes and driving speeds. Extensive experiments conducted with two vehicles in two different cities demonstrate that our system is robust to real driving environments. Despite noisy sensor readings from smartphones, our approach can achieve a classification accuracy of over 90 percent with a false positive rate of a few percent. We also find that by combining sensing results in a few turns, we can achieve better accuracy (e.g., 95 percent) with a lower false positive rate. In addition, we seek to exploit the electromagnetic field measurement inside a vehicle to complement vehicle dynamics for driver phone sensing under the scenarios when little vehicle dynamics is present, for example, driving straight on highways or standing at roadsides.

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  • We are pleased to announce that Prasant Mohapatra, the Tim Bucher Family Endowed Chair in the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Davis, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing starting in 2014.

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TMC is a joint publication of the:

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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