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STEPS - an approach for human mobility modeling

Nguyen, Anh-Dung and Sénac, Patrick and Ramiro, Victor and Diaz, Michel STEPS - an approach for human mobility modeling. (2011) In: 10th International IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference , 09-13 May 2011, Valencia, Spain .

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In this paper we introduce Spatio-TEmporal Parametric Stepping (STEPS) - a simple parametric mobility model which can cover a large spectrum of human mobility patterns. STEPS makes abstraction of spatio-temporal preferences in human mobility by using a power law to rule the nodes movement. Nodes in STEPS have preferential attachment to favorite locations where they spend most of their time. Via simulations, we show that STEPS is able, not only to express the peer to peer properties such as inter-ontact/contact time and to reflect accurately realistic routing performance, but also to express the structural properties of the underlying interaction graph such as small-world phenomenon. Moreover, STEPS is easy to implement, exible to configure and also theoretically tractable.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information:Proceeding NETWORKING'11 Proceedings of the 10th international IFIP TC 6 conference on Networking - Volume Part I Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 2011 ISBN: 978-3-642-20756-3
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > NIC Chile (CHILE)
Other partners > Universidad de Chile - UCHILE (CHILE)
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Deposited On:17 Feb 2011 15:30

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