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Abstract: Research into, and design and construction of mobile systems and algorithmsrequires access to large-scale mobility data. Unfortunately, the wireless andmobile research community lacks such data. For instance, the largest availablehuman contact traces contain only 100 nodes with very sparse connectivity,limited by experimental logistics. In this paper we pose a challenge to thecommunity: how can we collect mobility data from billions of humanparticipants? We re-assert the importance of large-scale datasets incommunication network design, and claim that this could impact fundamentalstudies in other academic disciplines. In effect, we argue that planet-scalemobility measurements can help to save the world. For example, throughunderstanding large-scale human mobility, we can track and model and containthe spread of epidemics of various kinds.



Author: Pan Hui, Richard Mortier, Tristan Henderson, Jon Crowcroft

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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