Social Communities in Urban Mobility Systems

  • Tarfah AlrashedEmail author
  • Jumana Almahmoud
  • Mohamad Alrished
  • Sattam Alsubaiee
  • Mansour Alsaleh
  • Carlos Sandoval Olascoaga
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9742)


Social and traffic dynamics of mobility in urban areas can be derived from people’s behavior on social networks. In this research study, we take steps towards a conceptual framework for visualizing the social and traffic dynamics of urban mobility. We present an overview of transportation modes and services that have a digital presence, and illustrate these with a number of examples, along with the information available from public and private modes of transportation. Further, we derive insights gained from investigating social media communities that are active in the scope of mobility, using Saudi Arabia as a case study. By conducting an exploratory survey of related social media communities, we describe the socio-cultural factors that were considered in the design of mobility-oriented services. We also provide insights for investigating social communities in urban mobility.


Mobility Transportation Social Computing Location Sensing Social Network Analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tarfah Alrashed
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jumana Almahmoud
    • 1
  • Mohamad Alrished
    • 1
  • Sattam Alsubaiee
    • 1
  • Mansour Alsaleh
    • 1
  • Carlos Sandoval Olascoaga
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Complex Engineering Systems CCESKing Abdulaziz City for Science and TechnologyRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of Technology MITCambridgeUSA

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