The calendar as a sensor: analysis and improvement using data fusion with social networks and location

Thomas Lovett, Eamonn O'Neill, J Irwin, D Pollington

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Abstract

The shared online calendar is the de facto standard for event organisation and management in the modern office environment. It is also a potentially valuable source of context, provided the calendar event data represent an accurate account of 'real-world' events. However, as we show through a field study, the calendar does not represent reality well as genuine events are hidden by a multitude of reminders and 'placeholders', i.e. events that appear in the calendar but do not occur. We show that the calendar's representation of real events can be significantly improved through data fusion with other sources of context, namely social network and location data. Finally, we discuss some of the issues raised during our field study, their significance and how performance could be farther improved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbicomp '10 Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference on Ubiquitous computing
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781605588384
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Event12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’10) - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 26 Sep 201029 Sep 2010

Workshop

Workshop12th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’10)
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period26/09/1029/09/10

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    Lovett, T., O'Neill, E., Irwin, J., & Pollington, D. (2010). The calendar as a sensor: analysis and improvement using data fusion with social networks and location. In Ubicomp '10 Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference on Ubiquitous computing (pp. 3-12). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1864349.1864352