A Leader and Media Spot Estimation Method Using Location Information

  • Koya KimuraEmail author
  • Yurika Shiozu
  • Ivan Tanev
  • Katsunori Shimohara
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9735)


This research aims to characterize the system of local resident-based regional activations using ICT. It verifies the hypothesis that an individual participates aggressively in the local community planning only when the main activity does not take place in the home and workplace. Verification was conducted by employing a proposed leader estimation method that uses kernel density estimation (KDE) and evaluated questionnaire results. This method was applied to location information gathered between August 1 and 31 in 2015. This research finds that KDE can serve as a visualization method to promote awareness.



This work was supported by Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koya Kimura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yurika Shiozu
    • 2
  • Ivan Tanev
    • 1
  • Katsunori Shimohara
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and EngineeringDoshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsAichi UniversityNagoyaJapan

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