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MPaaS: Mobility prediction as a service in telecom cloud

Xiong, H and Zhang, D and Zhang, D and Gauthier, V and Yang, K and Becker, M (2014) 'MPaaS: Mobility prediction as a service in telecom cloud.' Information Systems Frontiers, 16 (1). 59 - 75. ISSN 1387-3326

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Abstract

Mobile applications and services relying on mobility prediction have recently spurred lots of interest. In this paper, we propose mobility prediction based on cellular traces as an infrastructural level service of telecom cloud. Mobility Prediction as a Service (MPaaS) embeds mobility mining and forecasting algorithms into a cloud-based user location tracking framework. By empowering MPaaS, the hosted 3rd-party and value-added services can benefit from online mobility prediction. Particularly we took Mobility-aware Personalization and Predictive Resource Allocation as key features to elaborate how MPaaS drives new fashion of mobile cloud applications. Due to the randomness of human mobility patterns, mobility predicting remains a very challenging task in MPaaS research. Our preliminary study observed collective behavioral patterns (CBP) in mobility of crowds, and proposed a CBP-based mobility predictor. MPaaS system equips a hybrid predictor fusing both CBP-based scheme and Markov-based predictor to provide telecom cloud with large-scale mobility prediction capacity. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 20:36
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14298

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