SLAW: Self-Similar Least-Action Human Walk
Many empirical studies of human walks have reported that there exist fundamental statistical features commonly appearing in mobility traces taken in various mobility settings. These include: heavy-tail flight and pause-time distributions; heterogeneously bounded mobility areas of individuals; and truncated power-law inter-contact times. This paper reports two additional such features: the destinations of people (or the authors say waypoints) are dispersed in a self-similar manner; and people are more likely to choose a destination closer to its current waypoint. These features are known to be influential to the performance of human-assisted mobility networks.