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Activity-Based User Modeling in Wireless Networks

Title: Activity-Based User Modeling in Wireless Networks
Authors: Birgitta König-Ries, Michael Klein, Tobias Breyer
Source: Mobile Networks and Applications. Special Issue "Foundations of Mobile Computing",Volume 11, Number 2, Pages 267 - 277
Date: 2006-04-01
Type: Publication
URL: http://www.springerlink.com/(d2uu1445zrepjv3f2g4wem45)/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,14,17;journal,5,54;linkingpublicationresults,1:101750,1
  author = {Birgitta K{"o}nig-Ries and Michael Klein and Tobias Breyer},
  title = {Activity-Based User Modeling in Wireless Networks},
  journal = {Mobile Networks and Applications, Special Issue: Foundations of Mobile Computing},
  year = {2006},
  volume = {11},
  pages = {267 - 277},
  number = {2},
  month = {March},
  abstract = {Wireless network research still lacksmethods to evaluate the performance
	that can be expected from application layer protocols.
	User behavior is the predominant factor affecting network performance
	on this layer. It has two aspects: user mobility and user network
	usage. These aspects are not orthogonal, but highly correlated: a
	user’s mobility pattern will influence her usage of the network.
	approaches, however, reduce the modeling of user behavior to analytical
	mobility models and network traffic models, thereby separating
	these intertwined parameters. This paper demonstrates how the use
	of an integrated view based on the users’ real-world activity can
	network-relevant parameters both with respect to mobility and to network
	usage and thereby allows a more natural modeling of user
	behavior. The evaluation within a campus scenario shows that such
	an activity based model captures the motion and service usage much
	more realistically than existing models.},