Demo Abstract : BLE Location-based Services via WiFi

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSenSys '21
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2021 The 19th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages353-354
ISBN (Print)9781450390972
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Publication series

NameSenSys - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

Conference

Title19th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2021)
LocationConvento de São Francisco
PlacePortugal
CityCoimbra
Period15 - 17 November 2021

Abstract

The large-scale Bluetooth low energy (BLE) location-based services (LBS) are challenging due to the requirement of additional Bluetooth beacons, which inevitably incur tremendous hardware and maintenance cost. To alleviate this issue, this work presents WiBeacon which repurposes ubiquitously deployed WiFi access points into virtual beacons via cross-technology communication (CTC). WiBeacon only requires moderate software updates in APs, thus enabling fast deployment with zero additional hardware and also low maintenance cost via the remote Internet access.
We implement it on COTS WiFi APs and evaluate it in various scenarios including a real-world commercial BLE LBS application as the pilot study. During this two-week pilot study, our WiBeacon provides reliable LBS, e.g., as robust as conventional BLE beacons, for 512 users with 150 types of smartphones. The full paper of this work [2] was published in MobiCom 2021.

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  • BLE, Cross-technology communication, LBS, Wi-Fi

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Demo Abstract: BLE Location-based Services via WiFi. / Liu, Ruofeng; Yin, Zhimeng; Jiang, Wenchao et al.
SenSys '21: Proceedings of the 2021 The 19th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2021. p. 353-354 (SenSys - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review