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—In this paper, we propose E-Shadow, a distributed mobile phone-based local social networking system. E-Shadow has two main components: (1) Local profiles. They enable E-Shadow users to record and share their names, interests, and other information with fine-grained privacy controls. (2) Mobile phone based local social interaction tools. E-Shadow provides(More)
—With smartphones' meteoric growth in recent years, leaking sensitive information from them has become an increasingly critical issue. Such sensitive information can originate from smartphones themselves (e.g., location information) or from many Internet sources (e.g., bank accounts, emails). While prior work has demonstrated information flow tracking's(More)
Nowadays, an increasing number of objects can be represented by their wireless electronic identifiers. For example, people can be recognized by their phone numbers or their phones' WiFi' MAC addresses and products can be identified by their RFID numbers. Localizing objects with electronic identifiers is increasingly important as our lives become(More)
BACKGROUND There is considerable controversy as to which posterior technique is best for the treatment of multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic results and complications of laminoplasty (LAMP) and laminectomy (LAMT) in the treatment of multi-level cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (More)
In this paper, a genetic algorithm with sexual reproduction and niche selection technology is proposed. Simple genetic algorithm has been successfully applied to many evolutionary optimization problems. But there is a problem of premature convergence for complex multimodal functions. To solve it, the frame and realization of niche genetic algorithm based on(More)
—Human localization is an enabling technology for many mobile applications. As more and more people carry mobile phones with them, we can now localize a person by localizing his mobile phone. However, it is observed that presence of human bodies introduces heavy interference to mobile phone signals. This has been one of the major causes of inaccurate(More)
—Human tracking in video has many practical applications such as visual guided navigation, assisted living, etc. In such applications, it is necessary to accurately track multiple humans across multiple cameras, subject to real-time constraints. Despite recent advances in visual tracking research, the tracking systems purely relying on visual information(More)