Mobility

An Integrated Monitoring System for Smartphones

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Executive Summary

Much work has been done in the area of monitoring on traditional systems, such as servers, workstations and laptops. User and application behavior has also been studied on a wide range of platforms. Recently, smartphones have seen a dramatic increase in availability and adoption. New monitoring tools are needed to handle the unique demands of these mobile devices, such as minimal energy usage and cellular network activity, and the unique opportunities they provide, such as incorporating contextual information. Smartphones include a wide range of sensors which can be used to provide insights about the context of the activities being monitored. Individuals also use their mobile phones in a much different manner than traditional systems, and these differences have not been fully explored.

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