A Comparison of Two Proximity Networks

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Abstract

We present a comparative exploratory analysis of two proximity networks of mobile phone users, the Proximates network and the Reality Mining network. Data for both networks were collected from mobile phones carried by two groups of users. Periodic Bluetooth scans were performed to detect the proximity of other mobile phones. The Reality Mining project took place in 2004-2005 at MIT, while Proximates took place in Sweden in 2012-2013. We show that the differences in sampling strategy between the two networks has effects on both static and dynamic metrics. We also find that fundamental metrics of the static Proximates network capture social interactions characteristics better than in the static Reality Mining network.

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  • Communication Systems
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Ninth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP)
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-2842-2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2014 Apr 212014 Apr 24

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Conference9th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP)
CountrySingapore
Period2014/04/212014/04/24