Situvis: A sensor data analysis and abstraction tool for pervasive computing systems

AK Clear, T Holland, S Dobson, A Quigley, R Shannon, Patrick Nixon

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    Abstract

    Pervasive systems are large-scale systems consisting of many sensors capturing numerous types of information. As this data is highly voluminous and dimensional, data analysis tasks can be extremely cumbersome and time-consuming. Enabling computers to recognise real-world situations is an even more difficult problem, involving not only data analysis, but also consistency checking. Here we present Situvis, an interactive visualisation tool for representing sensor data and creating higher-level abstractions from the data. This paper builds on previous work, Clear et al. (2009) [8] through evolved tool functionality and an evaluation of Situvis. A user-trial consisting of 10 participants shows that Situvis can be used to complete the key tasks in the development process of situation specifications in over 50% less time than an improvised alternative toolset.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages575-589
    JournalPervasive and Mobile Computing
    Volume6
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Pervasive Computing
    Ubiquitous computing
    Data analysis
    Sensor
    Sensors
    Large scale systems
    Visualization
    Large-scale Systems
    Specifications
    Development Process
    Specification
    Alternatives
    Evaluation
    Abstraction

    Keywords

    • Pervasive computing
    • interactive visualisation
    • context-awareness

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    Clear, AK ; Holland, T ; Dobson, S ; Quigley, A ; Shannon, R ; Nixon, Patrick. / Situvis: A sensor data analysis and abstraction tool for pervasive computing systems. In: Pervasive and Mobile Computing. 2010 ; Vol. 6, No. 5. pp. 575-589.
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