Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Geofence and Network Proximity

Our new paper: Dmitry Namiot, Manfred Sneps-Sneppe. "Geofence and Network Proximity". Internet of Things, Smart Spaces, and Next Generation Networking Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8121, 2013, pp. 117-127

Many of modern location-based services are often based on an area or place as opposed to an accurate determination of the precise location. Geofencing approach is based on the observation that users move from one place to another and then stay at that place for a while. These places can be, for example, commercial properties, homes, office centers and so on. As per geofencing approach they could be described (defined) as some geographic areas bounded by polygons. It assumes users simply move from fence to fence and stay inside fences for a while. In this article we replace geo-based boundaries with network proximity rules. This new approach let us effectively deploy indoor location based services and provide a significant energy saving for mobile devices comparing with the traditional methods.

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