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—Estimating the number of RFID tags in the region of interest is an important task in many RFID applications. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for efficiently estimating the approximate number of RFID tags. Compared with existing approaches, the proposed Probabilistic Estimating Tree (PET) protocol achieves Oðlog log nÞ estimation efficiency,(More)
The bus arrival time is primary information to most city transport travelers. Excessively long waiting time at bus stops often discourages the travelers and makes them reluctant to take buses. In this paper, we present a bus arrival time prediction system based on bus passengers' participatory sensing. With commodity mobile phones, the bus passengers'(More)
Fast searching a particular subset in a large number of products attached with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is of practical importance for a variety of applications, but not yet thoroughly investigated. Since the cardinality of the products can be extremely large, collecting the tag information directly from each of those tags could be highly(More)
The location and context switching, especially the indoor/outdoor switching, provides essential and primitive information for upper layer mobile applications. In this paper, we present IODetector: a lightweight sensing service which runs on the mobile phone and detects the indoor/outdoor environment in a fast, accurate, and efficient manner. Constrained by(More)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are emerging platforms that support a variety of pervasive applications. RFID tags can be used to label items and enable item-level monitoring. The problem of identifying missing tags in RFID systems has attracted wide attention due to its practical importance (e.g., anti-theft). This paper presents P-MTI: a(More)
We present Travi-Navi - a vision-guided navigation system that enables a self-motivated user to easily bootstrap and deploy indoor navigation services, without comprehensive indoor localization systems or even the availability of floor maps. Travi-Navi records high quality images during the course of a guider's walk on the navigation paths, collects a rich(More)
—Without the need of local energy supply, computational RFID (CRFID) sensors are emerging as important platforms enabling a variety of sensing and computing applications. Nevertheless, the data throughput of CRFIDs is very low. This paper aims at efficiently transferring bulk data from CRFIDs to commodity RFID readers. We first investigate the problem of(More)
—Batch recall is a practically important problem for most industry manufacturers. The batches of products which contain flawed parts need to be recalled by manufacturers in time to prevent further economic and health loss. Accurate batch recall could be a challenging issue as flawed parts may have already been integrated into a large number of products and(More)