Development of Congestion State Guiding System for University Cafeteria

  • Takafumi Doi
  • Hirotaka Ito
  • Kenji FunahashiEmail author
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 726)


We develop a congestion state guide system for a university cafeteria . This system confirms the congestion state of a cafeteria using iBeacon, and displays it on a mobile device in real time. The purpose of this is to stagger cafeteria use and avoid rush hour. We had a field experiment of this system in a cafeteria, and tested the operation of this system. Using this system, students can know how congested a cafeteria is at any place outside the cafeteria, and have a lunch comfortably when it was not crowded.


Bluetooth low energy iBeacon Congestion state guide University cafeteria Staggered lunch time 



The authors would like to thank our colleagues in our laboratory for useful discussions. The experiment of this work was supported in part by NTT DOCOMO, INC.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan

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