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Learning the micro-environment from rich trajectories in the context of mobile crowd sensing


With the rapid advancements of sensor technologies and mobile computing, Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS) has emerged as a new paradigm to collect massive-scale rich trajectory data. Nomadic sensors empower people and objects with the capability of reporting and sharing observations on their state, their behavior and/or their surrounding environments. Processing and mining multi-source sensor data in MCS raise several challenges due to their multi-dimensional nature where the measured parameters (i.e., dimensions) may differ in terms of quality, variability, and time scale. We consider the context of air quality MCS and focus on the task of mining the micro-environment from the MCS data. Relating the measures to their micro-environment is crucial to interpret them and analyse the participant’s exposure properly. In this paper, we focus on the problem of investigating the feasibility of recognizing the human’s micro-environment in an environmental MCS scenario. We propose a novel approach for learning and predicting the micro-environment of users from their trajectories enriched with environmental data represented as multidimensional time series plus GPS tracks. We put forward a multi-view learning approach that we adapt to our context, and implement it along with other time series classification approaches. We extend the proposed approach to a hybrid method that employs trajectory segmentation to bring the best of both methods. We optimise the proposed approaches either by analysing the exact geolocation (which is privacy invasive), or simply applying some a priori rules (which is privacy friendly). The experimental results, applied to real MCS data, not only confirm the power of MCS and air quality (AQ) data in characterizing the micro-environment, but also show a moderate impact of the integration of mobility data in this recognition. Furthermore, and during the training phase, multi-view learning shows similar performance as the reference deep learning algorithm, without requiring specific hardware. However, during the application of models on new data, the deep learning algorithm fails to outperform our proposed models.
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hal-03803155 , version 1 (06-02-2023)



Hafsa El Hafyani, Mohammad Abboud, Jingwei Zuo, Karine Zeitouni, Yehia Taher, et al.. Learning the micro-environment from rich trajectories in the context of mobile crowd sensing. Geoinformatica, 2022, ⟨10.1007/s10707-022-00471-4⟩. ⟨hal-03803155⟩
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