Social and Sensor Data Fusion in the Cloud

Year: 
2012
Publication Date: 
Thursday, 26 July, 2012
Published in: 
13th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (IEEE MDM 2012)
Authors: 
Surender Yerva (EPFL), Jonnahtan Saltarin (EPFL), Hoyoung Jeung (EPFL), Karl Aberer (EPFL)

This poster paper will be published in Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (IEEE MDM 2012) held in Bengaluru, India from July 23-26, 2012.

Abstract: 

This paper explores the potential of fusing social and sensor data in the cloud, presenting a practice—a travel recommendation system that offers the predicted mood information of people on where and when users wish to travel. The system is built upon a conceptual framework that allows to blend the heterogeneous social and sensor data for integrated analysis, extracting weather-dependant people’s mood information from Twitter and meteorological sensor data streams. In order to handle massively streaming data, the system employs various cloud-serving systems, such as Hadoop, HBase, and GSN. Using this scalable system, we performed heavy ETL as well as filtering jobs, resulting in 12 million tweets over four months. We then derived a rich set of interesting findings through the data fusion, proving that our approach is effective and scalable, which can serve as an important basis in fusing social and sensor data in the cloud.

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