Planning grant: Hybrid spaces and social traces: mapping urban life through social media

Reference number 2011-00478
Coordinator SICS, Swedish Institute of Computer Science AB - SICS Swedish Institute of Computer Science AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 31 140
Project duration March 2011 - October 2011
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

This planning grant has facilitated travel, dissemination of research results of SICS & the Mobile Life Centre, and knowledge-exchange with researchers at Rutgers University, MIT and Carnegie Mellon University with mutual interests in: -Socio-technical analysis of (location-based) social media -Method development for analysis of large-scale user-generated datasets and continuous real-time data streams resulting from social media usage -Tools or services that leverage existing (mobile) services and user-generated content

Results and expected effects

This grant has allowed the applicant to meet with researchers at the visited institutes, to establish specific shared interests and to exchange supplementary expertise on location-based services research and (mobile) social media research methodology. This has allowed for setting up contacts for future collaboration, and presentation of research of SICS and Mobile Life Centre to leading US institutes. Interests for collaboration were further established and relevant new contacts were made.

Approach and implementation

New relevant contacts for research development and collaboration were made. Focus for the development of a definitive proposal has been on one of the visited US partners. The intent to establish the required cofunding for a definitive proposal was indicated by the US partner, this however could not be secured before the final deadline; other possibilities for collaboration will now be sought.

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