Using multiple sources of data for monitoring facility usage on campus

P. Wepulanon, W. H.K. Lam, A. Sumalee

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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate the possibility of developing facility usage monitoring system on campus, using multiple sources of information. The data sources can be classified as primary and secondary data. The primary data is significant as it can be processed to derive activity-mobility information of the students, whereas the secondary data is valuable for the in-depth analysis of student behavior. In this paper, the Wi-Fi communication data broadcasted by students' portable electronic devices is considered as a primary data. To derive student mobility information and monitor facility usage, data processing algorithms are introduced. The system performance is evaluated using a case study on The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The results show that the status of facility usage on the campus can be identified with acceptable accuracy. Moreover, the integration of multiple data sources can enhance the deliverable results of student behavior analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2016 - Smart Transportation
EditorsAllan Wing Gun Wong, Simon Ho Fai Wong, Gordon Lai Ming Leung
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages165-172
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581457
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Smart Transportation, HKSTS 2016 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 10 Dec 201612 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2016 - Smart Transportation

Conference

Conference21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Smart Transportation, HKSTS 2016
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period10/12/1612/12/16

Keywords

  • Activity-mobility analysis
  • Facility usage monitoring
  • Multiple data sources
  • Smart application
  • Wi-Fi signature data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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