Fusing Mobile, Sensor, and Social Data To Fully Enable Context-Aware Computing
In this paper, we identify mobile social networks as an im- portant new direction of research in mobile computing, and show how an expanded denition of mobile social networks that includes sensor networks can enable exciting new context- aware applications, such as context-aware video screens, mu- sic jukeboxes, and mobile health applications. We oer So- cialFusion as a system capable of systematically integrating such diverse mobile, social, and sensing input streams and ef- fectuating the appropriate context-aware output action. We explain some of the major challenges that SocialFusion must overcome. We describe some preliminary results that we have obtained in implementing the SocialFusion vision.
Published in 2010.