Location prediction based on a sector snapshot for location-based services

Mohammad Sharif Daoud, Aladdin Ayesh, Mustafa Al-Fayoumi, Adrian Alan Hopgood

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    In location-based services (LBSs), the service is provided based on the users’ locations through location determination and mobility realization. Most of the current location prediction research is focused on generalized location models, where the geographic extent is divided into regular-shaped cells. These models are not suitable for certain LBSs where the objectives are to compute and present on-road services. Such techniques are the new Markov-based mobility prediction (NMMP) and prediction location model (PLM) that deal with inner cell structure and different levels of prediction, respectively. The NMMP and PLM techniques suffer from complex computation, accuracy rate regression, and insufficient accuracy. In this paper, a novel cell splitting algorithm is proposed. Also, a new prediction technique is introduced. The cell splitting is universal so it can be applied to all types of cells. Meanwhile, this algorithm is implemented to the Micro cell in parallel with the new prediction technique. The prediction technique, compared with two classic prediction techniques and the experimental results, show the effectiveness and robustness of the new splitting algorithm and prediction technique.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)23-49
    JournalJournal of Network and Systems Management
    Issue number1
    Early online date4 Jan 2013
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014


    • Mobility
    • Mobile displacement
    • Cell-based
    • Map-based
    • Markov chain model
    • GPS
    • UMTS


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