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Co-presence Communities: Using pervasive computing to support weak social networks

Lawrence, Jamie, Payne, Terry R. and De Roure, David (2006) Co-presence Communities: Using pervasive computing to support weak social networks At 4th International Workshop on Distributed and Mobile Collaboration.

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Although the strongest social relationships feature most prominently in our lives, we also maintain a multitude of much weaker connections: the distant colleagues that we share a coffee with in the afternoon; the waitress at a our regular sandwich bar; or the ‘familiar stranger’ we meet each morning on the way to work. These are all examples of weak relationships which have a strong spatial-temporal component but with few support systems available. This paper explores the idea of ‘Co-presence Communities’ - a probabilistic definition of groups that are regularly collocated together - and how they might be used to support weak social networks. An algorithm is presented for mining the Copresence Community definitions from data collected by Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. Finally, an example application is introduced which utilises these communities for disseminating information.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: 27th June, 2006
Venue - Dates: 4th International Workshop on Distributed and Mobile Collaboration, 2006-06-27
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 262684
PURE UUID: 1f9a18f2-2d24-404d-a37d-7655bcf1c52a
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Date deposited: 08 Jun 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:48

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Author: Jamie Lawrence
Author: Terry R. Payne
Author: David De Roure ORCID iD

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