VUPoints: Collaborative sensing and video recording through mobile phones

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Abstract

Mobile phones are becoming a convergent platform for sensing, computation, and communication. This paper envisions VUPoints, a collaborative sensing and video-recording system that takes advantage of this convergence. Ideally, when multiple phones in a social gathering run VUPoints, the output is expected to be a short video-highlights of the occasion, created without human intervention. To achieve this, mobile phones must sense their surroundings and collaboratively detect events that qualify for recording. Short video-clips from different phones can be combined to produce the highlights of the occasion. This paper reports exploratory work towards this longer term project. We present a feasibility study, and show how social events can be sensed through mobile phones and used as triggers for video-recording. While false positives cause inclusion of some uninteresting videos, we believe that further research can significantly improve the efficacy of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGCOMM 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 SIGCOMM Conference and Co-Located Workshops, MobiHeld 2009
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781605584447
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 17 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event1st ACM Workshop on Networking, Systems, and Applications for Mobile Handhelds, MobiHeld 2009 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Aug 17 2009 → …

Publication series

NameSIGCOMM 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 SIGCOMM Conference and Co-Located Workshops, MobiHeld 2009

Other

Other1st ACM Workshop on Networking, Systems, and Applications for Mobile Handhelds, MobiHeld 2009
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period8/17/09 → …

Keywords

  • Activity recognition
  • Collaborative ambience sensing
  • Image processing
  • Mobile phones
  • Participatory sensing
  • Social networks
  • Video recording
  • Wearable devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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