SOR: An objective ranking system based on mobile phone sensing

Xiang Sheng, Jian Tang, Jing Wang, Chenfei Gao, Guoliang Xue

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Abstract

Currently, a few online review and recommendation systems (such as Yelp and Trip Advisor) have attracted millions of users and are gaining increasing popularity. They usually rate and rank places and attractions based on subjective ratings provided by users. In this paper, we present design, implementation and evaluation of a mobile phone Sensing based Objective Ranking (SOR) system, which ranks a target place based on data collected via mobile phone sensing. Our system has the following desirable features: 1) it is easy to use, 2) its architecture is so scalable that various embedded and external sensors can be easily integrated into it, 3) an online scheduling algorithm is proposed and used to schedule sensing activities for coverage maximization, which has a constant approximation ratio of 1/2, 4) a personalizable ranking algorithm is developed and used to rank target places based on various sensor readings and user preferences. We validate and evaluate SOR via both field tests (using real hiking trails and coffee shops in Syracuse, NY as target places) and simulation. The field-testing results show that data collected and processed by SOR can well capture characteristics of target places, and personalizable rankings produced by SOR can well match user preferences. In addition, simulation results well justify effectiveness of the proposed scheduling algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages114-123
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781479951680
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 2014
Event2014 IEEE 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2014 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 30 2014Jul 3 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

Other

Other2014 IEEE 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2014
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/30/147/3/14

Keywords

  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Phone Sensing
  • Ranking
  • Scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Sheng, X., Tang, J., Wang, J., Gao, C., & Xue, G. (2014). SOR: An objective ranking system based on mobile phone sensing. In Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (pp. 114-123). [6888888] (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCS.2014.20