Exploration and analysis of massive mobile phone data : a layered visual analytics approach

S.J. Elzen, van den, J. Blaas, D.H.R. Holten, J.-K. Buenen, J.J. Wijk, van, R. Spousta, A. Miao, S. Sala, S. Chan

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We present a system for the exploration and analysis of massive mobile phone data that enables users to gain insight. First we identify user tasks and develop a system following a visual analytics approach by tightly integrating visualization, interaction and algorithmic support. The system is then evaluated by exploring a massive mobile phone data set containing 2.5 billion calls and SMS exchange between around 5 million users located in Ivory Coast over a period of 5 months. From the use cases a number of findings are gathered, such as localized increase and decrease of calls due to major events. Keywords: Mobile Phone Data, Visual Analytics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Phone Data for Development (Selected contributions to the D4D challenge, presented at the 3rd International Conference on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Datasets, NetMob 2013, Cambridge MA, USA, May 1-3, 2013)
EditorsV. Blondel
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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