Impact of Protests in the Number of Smart Devices in Streets: A New Approach to Analyze Protesters Behavior

  • Antonio Fernández-AresEmail author
  • Maria Garcia-Arenas
  • Pedro A. Castillo
  • Juan J. Merelo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10268)


Measuring protests is an area of interest, as the amount of protesters is proportional to the success of the protest. Nevertheless, current methods of measurement are in counting heads in photos. In this paper using smart devices detection in a protest to measure the amount of people in the journey it is proposed. In order to do so, the Mobywit System is used, having been employed with success in the monitorization of vehicles and persons in Smart Cities scope. This system tracks the smart devices using their WiFi communications. Gathered data measures the number smart devices taking part in the protest, and so the number of participants.


Smart cities People monitoring People tracking Wifi monitoring Protests 



This work has been supported in part by the Ministerio español de Economía y Competitividad under project TIN2014-56494-C4-3-P (UGR-EPHEMECH) and PRY142/14 (que ha sido financiado íntegramente por la Fundación Pública Andaluza Centro de Estudios Andaluces en la IX Convocatoria de Proyectos de Investigación) (The description in Spanish is mandatory.). We also thank the DGT and local council of Granada city, and their staff and researchers for their dedication and professionalism.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Fernández-Ares
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maria Garcia-Arenas
    • 1
  • Pedro A. Castillo
    • 1
  • Juan J. Merelo
    • 1
  1. 1.ETSIIT-CITICUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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