Modeling Border Traffic Flow Using Cell Phone Header Packets

Joe S. Valacich, David W. Wilson, Jay F. Nunamaker, Elyse Golob

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Abstract

This research in progress paper describes a novel approach for improving resource allocation decision-making at ports of entry along a border. The approach involves the collection of cell phone header packets to estimate density of a population around a port of entry, and proposes that such data, if collected in real-time, could allow border agents to more effectively respond to random increases or decreases in border traffic. It is further suggested that such data could be incorporated continuously to update border flow models and help identify trends in traffic flow. The overall result of these advantages could lead to decision-makers at ports of entry being able to reduce queue times and thereby use resources more efficiently.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013
Pages266-268
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 4th European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: Aug 12 2013Aug 14 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013

Other

Other2013 4th European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period8/12/138/14/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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Valacich, J. S., Wilson, D. W., Nunamaker, J. F., & Golob, E. (2013). Modeling Border Traffic Flow Using Cell Phone Header Packets. In Proceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013 (pp. 266-268). [6657179] (Proceedings - 2013 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference, EISIC 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/EISIC.2013.68