SERMAS: Magnetic Resonance Image Processing
UNICAL: Urban computing
Urban computing is the process of acquisition, integration, and analysis of big and heterogeneous urban data to tackle the major issues that cities face today, including air pollution, energy consumption, traffic flows, human mobility, environmental preservation, commercial activities and savings in public spending.
Data gathered from social media, such as posts from Twitter and Facebook or photos from Instagram and Flickr, are frequently geotagged. Such data can be analyzed for extracting valuable information about user mobility, including the most frequent sets of places visited by users and the most common trajectories followed by users.
The analysis of user trajectories through RoIs (Regions of interest) is highly valuable in many scenarios:
- tourism agencies and municipalities can discover the most visited touristic places and the time of year when such places are visited;
- transport operators can discover the places and routes where is it more likely to serve passengers and crowed areas where more transport facilities need to be allocated.
- business analysts can analyze the flow of the users – including a departure and arrival points, path, transportations, waiting time – to suggest the best place where to open a business activity.