Location sharing services as sensors for analyzing airports’ traffic

J. Garofalakis, I. Georgoulas, A. Komninos, P. Ntentopoulos, A. Plessas

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Location sharing services can be seen as “social sensors” that provide data revealing real world interactions. In this paper, we examine the case of foursquare check-ins at airports and we show that these data can be indicative of the passengers’ traffic, while their number is hundreds of times lower than the number of actual traffic observations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMOBIQUITOUS '14 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems
Subtitle of host publicationComputing, Networking and Services
Place of PublicationBelgium
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2014


  • information systems
  • database analysis
  • traffic analysis
  • airport traffic


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