TIE: Temporal Interaction Explorer for co-presence communities

Daniel J. Boston, Cristian Borcea

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Abstract

The widespread adoption of smart phones allows for the seamless capture of social interactions on a scale that was once impossible. Co-presence, collected using Bluetooth on the phones, faithfully represents such real-world social interactions. This social information can be transformed into communities, which can be leveraged into applications such as recommender systems and collaborative tools. However, correctly identifying communities is difficult. This paper presents TIE, a visualization tool that enables effective review of detected communities. With TIE, we can visualize the social interaction of a set of people over time. Also, TIE can overlay detected community events in a usable way over the underlying social interactions. Further, it allows us to investigate specific social interaction events and see how well detected communities match those events. Lastly, it enables the comparison of different sets of detected communities by interactively switching between overlays. TIE has proven useful in evaluating our community detection algorithms and has been invaluable in identifying strengths and weaknesses of these algorithms. Beyond our needs, TIE is usable for other data sets that can be reduced to temporal interaction events such as multiplayer game communities, SMS interactions, and paper co-authorship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 9th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2011
Pages854-863
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event9th IEEE Int. Conf. on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Comput., DASC 2011, incl. 9th Int. Conf. on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2011, 9th Int. Symp. on Embedded Computing, EmbeddedCom 2011, 1st Int. Conf. on Cloud and Green Comput.CGC - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Dec 12 2011Dec 14 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 9th International Conference on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, DASC 2011

Other

Other9th IEEE Int. Conf. on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Comput., DASC 2011, incl. 9th Int. Conf. on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICom 2011, 9th Int. Symp. on Embedded Computing, EmbeddedCom 2011, 1st Int. Conf. on Cloud and Green Comput.CGC
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period12/12/1112/14/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software

Keywords

  • smart phones
  • time-series events
  • visualization of co-presence communities

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