The Mobile Data Challenge: Big Data for Mobile Computing Research
This paper presents an overview of the Mobile Data Challenge (MDC), a large-scale research initiative aimed at generating innovations around smartphone-based research, as well as community-based evaluation of related mobile data analysis methodologies. First we review the Lausanne Data Collection Campaign (LDCC) an initiative to collect unique, longitudinal smartphone data set for the basis of the MDC. Then, we introduce the Open and Dedicated Tracks of the MDC; describe the specific data sets used in each of them; and discuss some of the key aspects in order to generate privacy-respecting, challenging, and scientifically relevant mobile data resources for wider use of the research community. The concluding remarks will summarize the paper.
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