Understanding and measuring the urban pervasive infrastructure

Vassilis Kostakos, T Nicolai, E Yoneki, Eamonn O'Neill, H Kenn, J Crowcroft

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The increasing popularity of mobile computing devices has allowed for new research and application areas. Specifically, urban areas exhibit an elevated concentration of such devices enabling potential ad-hoc co-operation and sharing of resources among citizens. Here, we argue that people, architecture and technology together provide the infrastructure for these applications and an understanding of this infrastructure is important for effective design and development. We focus on describing the metrics for describing this infrastructure and elaborate on a set of observation, analysis and simulation methods for capturing, deriving and utilising those metrics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-364
Number of pages10
JournalPersonal and Ubiquitous Computing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Mobile applications
  • Mobility
  • Pervasive computing
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Computing methodologies


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