6 Scopus citations


Modeling human mobility is a critical task in fields such as urban planning, ecology, and epidemiology. Given the current use of mobile phones, there is an abundance of data that can be used to create models of high reliability. Existing techniques can reveal the macro-patterns of crowd movement, or analyze the trajectory of an individual object; however, they focus on geographical characteristics. In this paper, we employ a novel data representation, the mobility transition graph, which is generated from a citywide human mobility dataset by defining the temporal trends of crowd mobility and the interleaved transitions between different mobility patterns. We describe the design, creation and manipulation of the mobility transition graph and demonstrate the efficiency of our approach by case study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Visualization in High Performance Computing, SA 2015
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450339292
StatePublished - Nov 2 2015
EventSIGGRAPH Asia, SA 2015 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: Nov 2 2015Nov 6 2015

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2015 Visualization in High Performance Computing, SA 2015


OtherSIGGRAPH Asia, SA 2015


  • Mobility
  • Spatio-temporal transition
  • Storyline
  • Timeline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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