PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Magrathea: A Mobile Agent- and Sensing Platform
Jukka Perkiö, Petri Myllymäki, Ville Tuulos and Peter Boda
In: International Converence of Wireless Networks, 14-17 Jul 2008, US, Las Vegas.


Personal mobile devices are all ubiquitous in many forms like mobile handsets, PDAs, etc. Their features and computational powers make them a very capable platform for wireless sensing and mobile agents. We present Magrathea: A mobile agent- and sensing platform that is built on top of mobile smart phones. We discuss the motivation behind the platform, present the design choices, the architecture and discuss the possible use cases of the platform. We also show empirically how the platform can be used for investigating viral phenomena within human test subjects by modeling the viruses with the mobile agents, for detecting the social networks within the test subjects and how the results can be further refined by simulating other possible agent configurations using the acquired data.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:User Modelling for Computer Human Interaction
ID Code:5161
Deposited By:Jukka Perkiö
Deposited On:24 March 2009