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Shopping Intent Recognition and Location Prediction from Cyber-Physical Activities via Wi-Fi Logs

Manpreet Kaur, Flora D Salim, Yongli Ren, Jeffrey Chan, Martin Tomko, Mark Sanderson, GS Ramachandran (ed.), N Batra (ed.)



This paper investigates the Cyber-Physical behavior of a user in a large indoor shopping center by leveraging anonymized (opt in) Wi-Fi association and browsing logs recorded by the center operators. Our analysis shows that many users exhibit high correlation between their cyber activities and physical context. To find this correlation, we propose a mechanism to semantically label a physical space with rich categorical information from Wikipedia concepts and compute a contextual similarity that represents a customer's activities with the mall context. We further show the use of cyberphysical contextual similarity in two different applications: user behavior classification and future location..

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