Mining Mobility Data (MMD)

The spread of the Internet and the creation of the World-Wide Web have
given rise to exciting real- world applications. Data and information
is collected and made available through a huge variety of sources. The
fundamental problem however is to make such data available to the
user, despite the highly heterogeneous nature of the data themselves
and the mechanisms through which the data are now accessible in the
network. In this proposal we are focusing on the very useful and
important case of structured spatiotemporal data, with special
consideration to mobility data, i.e. data that record the movement and
location of people, objects (for example ships or vehicles), and even
events (for example hurricanes or other physical phenomena). The
objective of the MMD project is the development of a peer-to-peer,
distributed, always available and easy to use system to allow the
users to share and search mobility data using the Query by Example
paradigm.