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Detecting Social Interactions in Working Environments Through Sensing Technologies

  • Juan Antonio Álvarez-García
  • Álvaro Arcos García
  • Stefano Chessa
  • Luigi Fortunati
  • Michele Girolami
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 476)

Abstract

The knowledge about social ties among humans is important to optimize several aspects concerning networking in mobile social networks. Generally, ties among people are detected on the base of proximity of people. We discuss here how ties concerning colleagues in an office can be detected by leveraging on a number of sociological markers like co-activity, proximity, speech activity and similarity of locations visited. We present the results from two data gathering campaigns located in Italy and Spain.

Keywords

Social network analysis Computational social science Smart office 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Antonio Álvarez-García
    • 1
    • 3
  • Álvaro Arcos García
    • 3
  • Stefano Chessa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luigi Fortunati
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michele Girolami
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Italian National Council of Research (CNR-ISTI)PisaItaly
  3. 3.Computer Languages and Systems DepartmentUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain

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