***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi Jorge, There's a paper that I co-wrote that deals with using mobile devices to automatically collect interactions with people within close proximity (http://www.imedia.mie.utoronto.ca/~achin/Publications/UserMobility_WMCSA04.pdf). Also, Nokia did something called the Nokia Sensor with Nokia phones that would detect proximity and record interactions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia_Sensor). Hope this helps. Alvin On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 7:42 PM, Jorge Ávila de Lima <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hi > > I am writing a paper on data collection strategies in social network > analysis. I would like to include a section on new technological devices > that automatically register interaction between/among actors. I know that > there are some devices out there that some researchers are using. People > carry them around and they track their contacts with others (and, > eventually, other information, such as length of communication and > eventually voice tone). Information on these and other technological > devices for automatic data collection would be very helpful. Also, is > anyone aware of any publications that deal with this issue? I think that we > as a community need to discuss the characteristics, advantages and > potential drawbacks of such systems. Any information and views on this are > more than welcome. I promise to share the results of this query with anyone > who is interested. > > Thank you in advance for your help and comments > > Jorge Ávila de Lima > (Associate Professor) > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.