An Empirical Analysis of Wi-Fi Activity in Three Urban Scenarios

Thomas Claveirole 1 Mathias Boc 1 Marcelo Dias de Amorim 1
1 NPA - Networks and Performance Analysis
LIP6 - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
Abstract : A better understanding of people's daily behaviors with respect to the underlying wireless network is a crucial step toward Wi-Fi based pervasive networking. Existing analyses found in the literature have focused on closed environments such as university campuses, offices, or conferences. This paper develops a new approach to analyze Wi-Fi user behaviors in the wild based on wireless sniffing. With our technique, we are able to investigate Wi-Fi activity in areas usually inaccessible to traditional systems. Moreover, instead of focusing on a single network, we capture behaviors of all users around specific locations regardless of their relationship with existing networks. We show the potential of our approach by analyzing Wi-Fi activity in three environments with different sociological means: an office area, a sparse residential area, and a dense residential area. Our results reveal unseen and unexpected properties: (a) for two of the environments, the discovery rate of new users is constant even after a week of measurements, (b) in all three scenarios, most users rarely appear in the measured traces, and (c) as the environments are part of users' life along a typical day, activity intensity alternates between residential and office areas. This suggests that we can have a more complete view of user behaviors and better characterize the influence of the location under consideration.
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IEEE Percom Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking (PWN 2009), Mar 2009, Galveston, TX, United States. IEEE, IEEE Percom Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking (PWN 2009), pp.1-6, 〈10.1109/PERCOM.2009.4912876〉
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Thomas Claveirole, Mathias Boc, Marcelo Dias de Amorim. An Empirical Analysis of Wi-Fi Activity in Three Urban Scenarios. IEEE Percom Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking (PWN 2009), Mar 2009, Galveston, TX, United States. IEEE, IEEE Percom Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking (PWN 2009), pp.1-6, 〈10.1109/PERCOM.2009.4912876〉. 〈hal-01295237〉

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