Title: A testbed for large mobile social computing experiments

Authors: Ahmed Alazzawe, Anis Alazzawe, Duminda Wijesekera, Ram Dantu

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA. ' Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 76203, USA

Abstract: We present a testbed for mobile social computing that can be used to perform research in security, privacy and context-awareness policies and mechanisms appropriate for a wide range of applications. We compare several mobile platforms and present the rational for our design choices and reasons we chose Android as the primary smartphone for the testbed. We also discuss some of the experiments that can be conducted using this testbed.

Keywords: ubiquitous devices; context awareness; smartphones; testbed; security; privacy; mobile computing; social computing; mobile communications; sensor information; sensors; mobile devices.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2010.034618

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2010 Vol.8 No.2, pp.89 - 97

Published online: 13 Aug 2010 *

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