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Cik Michael, Hebenstreit Cornelia, Horn Christopher, Schulze Gunnar, Traub Matthias, Schweighofer Erich, Hötzendorf Walter, Fellendorf Martin

Using cell phone and social media data to enhance safety at mega events

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2016

Guaranteeing safety during mega events has always played a role for organizers, their security guards and the action force. This work was realized to enhance safety at mega events and demonstrations without the necessity of fixed installations. Therefore a low cost monitoring system supporting the organization and safety personnel was developed using cell phone data and social media data in combination with safety concepts to monitor safety during the event in real time. To provide the achieved results in real time to the event and safety personnel an application for a Tablet-PC was established. Two representative events were applied as case studies to test and evaluate the results and to check response and executability of the app on site. Because data privacy is increasingly important, legal experts were closely involved and provided legal support.

Horn Christopher, Gursch Heimo, Kern Roman, Cik Michael

QZTool – Automatically generated Origin-Destination Matrices from Cell Phone Trajectories

Advances in The Human Side of Service Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Sustainable Infrastructure, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, Jerzy Charytonowicz (series Editor), Neville A. Stanton and Steven Landry and Giuseppe Di Bucchianico and Andrea Vallicelli, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2016

Models describing human travel patterns are indispensable to plan and operate road, rail and public transportation networks. For most kind of analyses in the field of transportation planning, there is a need for origin-destination (OD) matrices, which specify the travel demands between the origin and destination zones in the network. The preparation of OD matrices is traditionally a time consuming and cumbersome task. The presented system, QZTool, reduces the necessary effort as it is capable of generating OD matrices automatically. These matrices are produced starting from floating phone data (FPD) as raw input. This raw input is processed by a Hadoop-based big data system. A graphical user interface allows for an easy usage and hides the complexity from the operator. For evaluation, we compare a FDP-based OD matrix to an OD matrix created by a traffic demand model. Results show that both matrices agree to a high degree, indicating that FPD-based OD matrices can be used to create new, or to validate or amend existing OD matrices.

Schulze Gunnar, Horn Christopher, Kern Roman

Map-Matching Cell Phone Trajectories of Low Spatial and Temporal Accuracy

2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE, IEEE, 2015

This paper presents an approach for matching cell phone trajectories of low spatial and temporal accuracy to the underlying road network. In this setting, only the position of the base station involved in a signaling event and the timestamp are known, resulting in a possible error of several kilometers. No additional information, such as signal strength, is available. The proposed solution restricts the set of admissible routes to a corridor by estimating the area within which a user is allowed to travel. The size and shape of this corridor can be controlled by various parameters to suit different requirements. The computed area is then used to select road segments from an underlying road network, for instance OpenStreetMap. These segments are assembled into a search graph, which additionally takes the chronological order of observations into account. A modified Dijkstra algorithm is applied for finding admissible candidate routes, from which the best one is chosen. We performed a detailed evaluation of 2249 trajectories with an average sampling time of 260 seconds. Our results show that, in urban areas, on average more than 44% of each trajectory are matched correctly. In rural and mixed areas, this value increases to more than 55%. Moreover, an in-depth evaluation was carried out to determine the optimal values for the tunable parameters and their effects on the accuracy, matching ratio and execution time. The proposed matching algorithm facilitates the use of large volumes of cell phone data in Intelligent Transportation Systems, in which accurate trajectories are desirable.

Horn Christopher, Kern Roman

Deriving Public Transportation Timetables with Large-Scale Cell Phone Data

Procedia Computer Science, 2015

In this paper, we propose an approach to deriving public transportation timetables of a region (i.e. country) based on (i) large- scale, non-GPS cell phone data and (ii) a dataset containing geographic information of public transportation stations. The presented algorithm is designed to work with movements data, which are scarce and have a low spatial accuracy but exists in vast amounts (large-scale). Since only aggregated statistics are used, our algorithm copes well with anonymized data. Our evaluation shows that 89% of the departure times of popular train connections are correctly recalled with an allowed deviation of 5 minutes. The timetable can be used as feature for transportation mode detection to separate public from private transport when no public timetable is available.

Horn Christopher, Lex Elisabeth, Granitzer Michael

Who Tweets: Detecting User Types and Tweet Quality using Supervised Classification

IADIS Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Systems, 2011

Social networking tools like Twitter are the latest trend in the global world. However, due to the increasing amount ofcontent in Twitter, there is a need for information filtering by facets like user type and content quality. In this work, weaddress this challenge by classifying users into three user types, "news", "personal user", and "advertisements".Additionally, we assess the quality of the Tweets by classifying them into "factual" versus "opinionated". We evaluatedword stemming and regular expressions as data pre-processing techniques and found that with simple regularexpressions, a sound classification accuracy of more than 80% can be achieved. Besides, we propose a web-based TwitterClassification Application that enables to manually annotate Tweets into a set of pre-defined classes with maintainableeffort.
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