Eyuphan Bulut presented the paper "Identifying the Spatial Buddies to Track Lost Items," co-authored by Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 2nd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens'17) in Pittsburgh, PA.

Eyuphan Bulut presented the paper entitled "Identifying the Spatial Buddies to Track Lost Items," by Eyuphan Bulut and Boleslaw K. Szymanski at the 2nd International Workshop on Social Sensing (SocialSens'17) in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 21, 2017. The paper appeared in Proceeding of the Workshop published by the ACM. The authors focus on locating missing or lost objects using RFID technology and participatory sensing. They study the tracking of lost objects through the collaboration among users. By analyzing the visit patterns of users at the same locations, they developed a metric that quantifies for each user the potential benefits of others in terms of their capability of finding that user’s lost objects. Depending on the predicted benefits, each user’s preference list of other users is formed and then utilized to identify the space buddies who can best track her lost items. ŒThe authors applied the proposed system to two different location based social network datasets and showed its effectiveness in different settings.