Anonymous Location Based Messaging: The Yakkit Approach

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dc.contributor.author Lach, Przemyslaw
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-13T22:58:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-13T22:58:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-04-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/5969
dc.description.abstract The proliferation of mobile devices has resulted in the creation of an unprecedented amount of context about their users. Furthermore, the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) has begun and it will bring with it even more context and the ability for users to effect their environment through digital means. Applications that exist in the IoT ecosystem must treat context as a first class citizen and use it to simplify what would otherwise be an unmanageable amount of information. This thesis proposes the use of context to build a new class of applications that are focused on enhancing normal human behaviour and moving complexity away from the user. We present Yakkit—a location based messaging application that allows users to communicate with others nearby. The use of context allows Yakkit to be used without the creation of a login or a profile and enhances the normal way one would interact in public. To make Yakkit work we explore different ways of modelling location context and application deployment through experimentation. We model location in an attempt to predict a user’s final destination based on their current position and the trajectories of past users. Finally, we experiment deploying the Yakkit service on different servers to observe the effect of distance on the message transit time of Yakkit messages. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Autonomic Computing en_US
dc.subject Social Networking en_US
dc.subject Internet of Things en_US
dc.subject Location Based Messaging en_US
dc.title Anonymous Location Based Messaging: The Yakkit Approach en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Müller, Hausi A.
dc.degree.department Department of Computer Science en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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