Tools

On this page we provide links to tools, software, and platforms that we have contributed to.

Social networks and graph theory

  • Co-word analysis algorithms implemented in R. The bundle includes the source code, input data, and output figures/statistics. The analysis pipeline was initially designed in citation 1, and implemented for citation 2:
    [PDF] [DOI] Liu, Y., Goncalves, J., Ferreira, D., Xiao, B., Hosio, S., & Kostakos, V. (2014). CHI 1994-2013: Mapping two decades of intellectual progress through co-word analysis. Proc. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Toronto, Canada, 3553-3562. [Acceptance rate: 23%, SIGCHI Best of CHI Honorable Mention Award & Best Talk Award] [Citations: 18]
    [PDF] [DOI] Liu, Y., Goncalves, J., Ferreira, D., Hosio, S., & Kostakos, V. (2014). Identity Crisis of Ubicomp? Mapping 15 Years of the Field’s Development and Paradigm Change. Proc. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 75-86. [Acceptance rate: 21%] [Citations: 6]
  • Temporal graphs algorithms implementated in R. The bundle includes variants of the algorithms optimised for RAM, CPU, or hard disk space (depending on the size of the network you want to analyse). Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V. (2009). Temporal graphs. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 388(6), 1007-1023. [Impact factor: 1.676] [Citations: 144]
  • A social network analysis primer. If you are interested to find out why social network analysis can be useful for HCI researchers, read:
    [PDF] [DOI] Liu, Y., Venkatanathan, J., Goncalves, J., Karapanos, E., & Kostakos, V. (2014). Modeling what friendship patterns on Facebook reveal about personality and social capital. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 21(3), 17:1-17:20. [Impact factor: 1.179] [Citations: 5]

Platforms

  • AWARE: a middleware for context aware computing on smartphones. Citations:
    [PDF] [DOI] Ferreira, D., Goncalves, J., Kostakos, V., Barkhuus, L., & Dey, A. K. (2014). Contextual Experience Sampling of Mobile Application Micro-Usage. Proc. International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI), New York, NY, USA, 91-100. [Acceptance rate: 21%] [Citations: 21]
    [PDF] [DOI] Ferreira, D., Ferreira, E., Goncalves, J., Kostakos, V., & Dey, A. K. (2013). Revisiting Human-Battery Interaction with an Interactive Battery Interface. Proc. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 563-572. [Acceptance rate: 23%] [Citations: 26]
    [PDF] [DOI] Ferreira, D., Koehler, C., Karapanos, E., & Kostakos, V. (2013). Ubiquitous mobile instrumentation. Proc. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct (UbiComp Adjunct), New York, NY, USA, 1409-1412. [Citations: 2]
  • SAWA: a middleware for context aware computing on desktops. Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Faria, S., & Kostakos, V. (2012). A scalable sensor middleware for social end-user programming. In Lovett, T., & O’Neill, E. (Eds.), Mobile Context Awareness (pp. 115-131). Springer. [Citations: 3]
  • CrisisTracker: an online platform that tracks crises reports on Twitter in realtime [source]. Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Rogstadius, J., Teixeira, C., Vukovic, M., Kostakos, V., Karapanos, E., & Laredo, J. (2013). CrisisTracker: Crowdsourced Social Media Curation for Disaster Awareness. IBM Journal of Research and Development, 57(5), 4:1-4:13. [Impact factor: 0.688] [Citations: 37]
  • Urban mobility analytics: an online portal for exploring realtime and historic wireles mobility traces in captured in Oulu. Get the source code for our custom PHP heatmap library, and custom Javascript Firefly overlay library for Google Maps. Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V., Ojala, T., & Juntunen, T. (2013). Traffic in the Smart City: Exploring City-Wide Sensing for Traffic Control Center Augmentation. IEEE Internet Computing, 17(6), 22-29. [Impact factor: 2.039] [Citations: 15]
  • Geotrafics: A geographic traffic visualization tool for exploring vehicular traffic patterns in Oulu. Citations:
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V., Ojala, T., & Juntunen, T. (2013). Traffic in the Smart City: Exploring City-Wide Sensing for Traffic Control Center Augmentation. IEEE Internet Computing, 17(6), 22-29. [Impact factor: 2.039] [Citations: 15]
    [PDF] [DOI] Juntunen, T., Kostakos, V., Perttunen, M., & Ferreira, D. (2012). Web tool for traffic engineers: direct manipulation and visualization of vehicular traffic using Google maps. Proc. International Conference on Making Sense of Converging Media (AcademicMindTrek), 209-210. [Citations: 2]

Experimental material

  • Synthetic images of blood cells infected with malaria. These were used in the experiments described in:
    [PDF] [DOI] Goncalves, J., Ferreira, D., Hosio, S., Liu, Y., Rogstadius, J., Kukka, H., & Kostakos, V. (2013). Crowdsourcing on the spot: altruistic use of public displays, feasibility, performance, and behaviours. Proc. International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), New York, NY, USA, 753-762. [Acceptance rate: 23%] [Citations: 29]
    [PDF] Rogstadius, J., Kostakos, V., Kittur, A., Smus, B., Laredo, J., & Vukovic, M. (2011). An Assessment of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation on Task Performance in Crowdsourcing Markets. Proc. International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM), Barcelona, Spain, 321-328. [Acceptance rate: 20%] [Citations: 108]
  • Database of facial expression images. For this material email one of the co-authors. These images were used in citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Hosio, S., Goncalves, J., Lehdonvirta, V., Ferreira, D., & Kostakos, V. (2014). Situated Crowdsourcing Using a Market Model. Proc. User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 55-64. [Acceptance rate: 22%] [Citations: 12]

Bluetooth scanning

  • Do-it-yourself Bluetooth scanning and instructions.
  • Bluestation: A distributed Bluetooth capture-dissemination infrastructure written in Perl for Unix-like systems. Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V., Camacho, T., & Mantero, C. (2013). Towards proximity-based passenger sensing on public transport buses. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 17(8), 1807-1816. [Impact factor: 1.133] [Citations: 4]
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V., Camacho, T., & Mantero, C. (2010). Wireless detection of end-to-end passenger trips on public transport buses. Proc. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), 1795-1800. [Citations: 14]
  • FastBlueScanner: A C Bluetooth scanner optimised for multi-dongle scanning and name-requesting. Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V., O’Neill, E., Penn, A., Roussos, G., & Papadongonas, D. (2010). Brief encounters: Sensing, modeling and visualizing urban mobility and copresence networks. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 17(1), 2:1-2:38. [Impact factor: 1.179] [Citations: 52]
    [PDF] [DOI] O’Neill, E., Kostakos, V., Kindberg, T., Schiek, A., Penn, A., Fraser, D., & Jones, T. (2006). Instrumenting the city: Developing methods for observing and understanding the digital cityscape. Proc. International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), 315-332. [Acceptance rate: 13%] [Citations: 189]
  • CitywareScanner: A Java Bluetooth scanner for multi-platform support. Uses a single dongle, optimised for running on multiple platforms. Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V., & Venkatanathan, J. (2010). Making Friends in Life and Online: Equivalence, Micro-Correlation and Value in Spatial and Transpatial Social Networks. Proc. International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Washington, DC, USA, 587-594. [Acceptance rate: 13%] [Citations: 23]
  • ScanningDemo: A Java Bluetooth scanning demo with a realtime social network visualisation. Citation:
    [PDF] [DOI] Kostakos, V., & O’Neill, E. (2008). Urban encounters: the game of real life. Proc. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems extended abstracts (CHI EA), New York, NY, USA, 3555-3560. [Citations: 2]

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