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Network sensing through smartphone-based crowdsourcing

Portolan is a crowdsourcing system, aimed at monitoring and measuring large-scale networks, that uses smartphones as mobile observation elements. Currently, Portolan is able to collect information about both wired and wireless networks, in particular it is used to obtain the graph of the Internet with unprecedented resolution and to associate performance indexes (received signal strength, maximum throughput) of cellular networks to geographic locations.


11th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys '13), Rome, Italy, 2013

External authors: Luciano Lenzini, Valerio Luconi, Alessio Vecchio (Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy)
IIT authors:

Adriano Faggiani

Foto di Adriano Faggiani

Type: Article in proceedings of international peer-reviewed conference
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems

Activity: Internet Measurements & Design