GruMon: Fast and Accurate Group Monitoring for Heterogeneous Urban Spaces
Conference Proceeding Article
Real-time monitoring of groups and their rich contexts will be a key building block for futuristic, group-aware mobile services. In this paper, we propose GruMon, a fast and accurate group monitoring system for dense and complex urban spaces. GruMon meets the performance criteria of precise group detection at low latencies by overcoming two critical challenges of practical urban spaces, namely (a) the high density of crowds, and (b) the imprecise location information available indoors. Using a host of novel features extracted from commodity smartphone sensors, GruMon can detect over 80% of the groups, with 97% precision, using 10 minutes latency windows, even in venues with limited or no location information. Moreover, in venues where location information is available, GruMon improves the detection latency by up to 20% using semantic information and additional sensors to complement traditional spatio-temporal clustering approaches. We evaluated GruMon on data collected from 258 shopping episodes from 154 real participants, in two large shopping complexes in Korea and Singapore. We also tested GruMon on a large-scale dataset from an international airport (containing ≈37K+ unlabelled location traces per day) and a live deployment at our university, and showed both GruMon's potential performance at scale and various scalability challenges for real-world dense environment deployments.
Software and Cyber-Physical Systems
SenSys '14: Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems: November 3-6, 2014, Memphis, TN
City or Country
Sen, Rijurekha; LEE, Youngki; JAYARAJAH, Kasthuri; BALAN, Rajesh Krishna; and MISRA, Archan.
GruMon: Fast and Accurate Group Monitoring for Heterogeneous Urban Spaces. (2014). SenSys '14: Proceedings of the 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems: November 3-6, 2014, Memphis, TN. 46-60. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/2656