Special Issue "Emerging Techniques of AI for Mobility Analysis and Mining"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Salvatore Rinzivillo

KDDLab, ISTI, CNR, Italy
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Guest Editor
Dr. Luca Pappalardo

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Guest Editor
Dr. Vinicius Cezar Monteiro De Lira

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The availability of massive digital traces of human movements, such as call detail records (CDR) from mobile phones, GPS traces from phones and vehicles, and check-ins from social media platforms, offers the opportunity to investigate the quantitative patterns characterizing human mobility at different spatiotemporal resolutions. This broad social microscope has attracted scientists from diverse disciplines, from physics and network science to data mining, fueling advances from public health to transportation engineering and urban planning.

Artificial intelligence (AI), especially deep learning techniques, is increasingly used in the context of human mobility analysis with the purpose of (i) designing more accurate algorithms for predicting the future whereabouts of individuals, (ii) extracting complex patterns capturing the mobility habits of individuals, (iii) performing semantic enrichment of mobility information, and (iv) generating synthetic trajectories which are realistic in reproducing the mobility patterns of individuals.

This Special Issue will collect contributions on the recent advances and emerging techniques in using AI for human mobility analysis, mining, and modeling. This issue welcomes submissions of high-quality articles containing original research results and survey articles of exceptional merit.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Next location and trajectory prediction
  • Modeling and simulation of human mobility and generation of synthetic trajectories
  • Application of Machine Learning and Deep Learning to human mobility
  • Mobility data mining
  • AI techniques to estimate commute and migration flows
  • Prediction of traffic congestion and road usage
  • Activity Recognition and modeling

Dr. Salvatore Rinzivillo
Dr. Luca Pappalardo
Dr. Vinicius Cezar Monteiro de Lira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • human mobility
  • artificial intelligence
  • mobility data mining
  • location prediction
  • mathematical modeling
  • traffic forecasting

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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