BEING is focused on investigating and creating pervasive wireless sensing solutions in order to support the development of large-scale personalized sensing systems where sensorial data may be collected and shared based on people’s social behaviour and interests.

In order to target the most important challenges of devising large-scale personal sensing systems, this project aims to investigate and develop a pervasive wireless sensing framework able of leveraging cooperative sensing, data and context gathering. In the proposed framework, only people with strong similarities share training data: a wide range of affinity networks (e.g., proximity networks, online social networks, conversation networks) indicates different types of interpersonal similarities. The proposed framework will make use of these different networks to determine an affinity graph that quantifies the similarity between users, identifying opportunities for effective sharing.

BEING has the following main objectives:


BEING work plan is split across 6 Work Packages for a lifespan of two years: