An anti-drug mobile application with smart alerting for parents

Yeung Tsz Hei, Ng Chi Kit, Vincent To Yee Ng

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The emergence of hidden drug abuse youth has brought the society's attention. Traditional ways of drug abuse assistance are not sufficient to handle this serious issue. Intelligent methods have been developed to analyze behavior and alert parents and anti-drug workers, in order to overcome drug abuse problem on youths. In this paper, we discuss an intelligent alerting tool to detect the possibility of drug abuse of a young student, and to alert corresponding parents and social workers for remedial actions. The tool is embedded in a series of mobile applications for promoting anti-drugs amongst youths. For the alerting function, a number of data mining and text analysis techniques have been adopted for behavior analysis. A supporting instant messaging has been co-developed for communicating alerting messages. Some preliminary evaluation work has been experimented and reported.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation
Subtitle of host publicationApplied System Innovation for Modern Technology, ICASI 2017
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509048977
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2017 - Hotel Emisia, Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 13 May 201717 May 2017


Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2017


  • Alerting
  • Behaviour analysis
  • Decision Tree
  • Drug Abuse
  • Instant Messaging
  • Logistic Regression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics
  • Instrumentation

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