Mobility Data: Applications and Challenges

Type: Virtual Paper
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Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 24
Organizers: Tao Hu, Bing She, Peng Peng, Zhenlong LI
Chairs: Tao Hu

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Geography and transportation researchers have studied mobility data for decades. Traditional mobility identification methods, such as daily-diary surveys provide detailed spatial and temporal information about activities and trips. However, collecting this kind of data is time-consuming and costly. In the era of big data, the rapid increase in the volume, diversity, and intensity of inexpensive data sources has stimulated new developments in human mobility research. New technologies have given researchers the opportunity to continuously collect high-resolution spatiotemporal data.

Beyond the collection of mobility data, the delivery of information and knowledge derived from these data is also very important. The development of mobility related research not only yields interesting findings but also provides many chances in various applications in the domain of public health, urban planning, economic development, and tourism. For example, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, community mobility reports published by Google Apple, Safegraph, and Descartes Lab have been used to help research and decision making. The session encourages a meaningful engagement with the ideas and issues in using human mobility data within its related studies. Topics of interest in this session include, but are not limited to:
-Resources of mobility data
-Comparative studies on different mobility data sources
-New methodologies for identifying human mobility
-Mobility related big data processing
-Mobility data management
-Racial/ethnic and gender inequality in human mobility
-Spatiotemporal analysis of mobility data
-Geovisual analytics of mobility data
-Service area delineation with human mobility data
-Forecasting traffic-related phenomenon
-Measuring the impact of pandemic on human activities
-Privacy preservation of human mobility data

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Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Zhenlong LI*, University of South Carolina, Fighting the Pandemic with Big Movement Data: Our Approaches 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Tao Hu, Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, Regina Liu, Department of Biology, Mercer University, Scott Blender, Department of Economics, Temple University, Kelly Ly, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Bing She*, University of Michigan, Exploring Human Mobility Patterns during COVID-19 using Social Media and Land Use Data 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Peng Peng*, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Feng Lu, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, The Complex Network of Global LNG Maritime Transportation 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Yunhe Cui, University of Connecticut, Tao Hu*, Harvard University, Zhenlong Li, University of South Carolina, Sisi Wang, University of Queensland, Bing She, University of Michigan, Mengxi Zhang, Ball State University, Mobility Data Applications and Challenges in the COVID-19 Pandemic 15 2:15 PM
Presenter Sanghoon JI*, Kyunghee University, Jeong C. Seong, University of West Georgia, Yubin Lee, Kyunghee University, Ana Stanescu, University of West Georgia, Chul sue Hwang, Kyunghee University, An Exploratory Spatial Pattern Analysis Using a Traffic Congestion Data-Mining Approach with an Online Map Service 15 2:30 PM

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