Smart Cities and Homes

This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems ...

Smart Cities and Homes

Author: Mohammad S Obaidat

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128034637

Page: 452

View: 833

Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies explores the fundamental principles and concepts of the key enabling technologies for smart cities and homes, disseminating the latest research and development efforts in the field through the use of numerous case studies and examples. Smart cities use digital technologies embedded across all their functions to enhance the wellbeing of citizens. Cities that utilize these technologies report enhancements in power efficiency, water use, traffic congestion, environmental protection, pollution reduction, senior citizens care, public safety and security, literacy rates, and more. This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems and other computing technologies, such as wireless sensor networks, vehicle ad hoc networks, smart girds, cloud computing, and data analytics and their roles in creating environmentally friendly, secure, and prosperous cities and homes. Intended for researchers and practitioners, the book discusses the pervasive and cooperative computing technologies that will perform a central role for handling the challenges of urbanization and demographic change. Includes case studies and contributions from prominent researchers and practitioners from around the globe Explores the latest methodologies, theories, tools, applications, trends, challenges, and strategies needed to build smart cities and homes from the bottom up Provides a pedagogy that includes PowerPoint slides, key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography

IoT and Smart Cities

You can learn all this and more from case studies and deployment planning described in the book. WHOM THIS BOOK IS FOR Students studying IoT in universities and who want to know the fundamentals of the IoT business.

IoT and Smart Cities

Author: Rashmi Nanda

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9388511328

Page: 242

View: 934

Know how Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities are changing the World! DESCRIPTION The Internet of Things (IoT) not only connect people but will connect ‘smart’ homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities, basically the world. This book discusses how smart cities strive to deploy and interconnect infrastructures and services to guarantee that the authorities and citizens have access to reliable and global customized services. The book describes a wide range of topics present in the design, development, and running of smart cities, ranging from big data management, Internet of Things, and sustainable urban planning. The technical aspects of smart cities enabled primarily by the Internet of Things, the socio-economic motivations and impact of smart city development are covered in this book. KEY FEATURES Learn to successfully create, launch and manage the Internet of Things services Know the process of specifying, implementing, and deploying IoT services Learn the fundamentals of IoT services, building blocks and the key factors Learn the fast track approach to IoT Learn a dual perspective on the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing Know detailed coverage of the underlying architecture, framework and state of the art methodologies WHAT WILL YOU LEARN The purpose of this book is to help you to work with cities and learn to develop them into smart cities. You will learn to develop a plan and learn what an smart city is, how to plan the smart city infrastructure and from where do you start while developing the smart city. You will learn what kind of planning is involved and about permitting, rent, acquisition, construction planning, with whom should you work? You can learn all this and more from case studies and deployment planning described in the book. WHOM THIS BOOK IS FOR Students studying IoT in universities and who want to know the fundamentals of the IoT business. For business executives and IoT startups. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. RFID and WSN: The Beginning 3. Interoperability of IoT Devices and Sensor (Semantic) Web 4. Cloud’s Internet of Things (IoT) 5. IoT and Edge Computing 6. IoT - Big Data Convergence with IoT Data 7. Introduction to (Big Data) Internet of Things Analytics and Streams 8. Operability Among IoT Clouds and Semantics 9. Edge and Analytics 10. To Conclude 11. Abbreviation 12. Bibliography

Smart Cities

innovations like open data portals , sensor networks , and city government -
commissioned mobile apps , but also through ... the city aren't observable or
maintained through digital technologies at all and are often ignored in current
models of smart or sensitized cities . ... of automated cities and homes , high -
tech transportation and communication systems , and innovative building
materials tended to ...

Smart Cities

Author: Germaine Halegoua

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262538059

Page: 248

View: 271

Key concepts, definitions, examples, and historical contexts for understanding smart cities, along with discussions of both drawbacks and benefits of this approach to urban problems. Over the past ten years, urban planners, technology companies, and governments have promoted smart cities with a somewhat utopian vision of urban life made knowable and manageable through data collection and analysis. Emerging smart cities have become both crucibles and showrooms for the practical application of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and the integration of big data into everyday life. Are smart cities optimized, sustainable, digitally networked solutions to urban problems? Or are they neoliberal, corporate-controlled, undemocratic non-places? This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise introduction to smart cities, presenting key concepts, definitions, examples, and historical contexts, along with discussions of both the drawbacks and the benefits of this approach to urban life. After reviewing current terminology and justifications employed by technology designers, journalists, and researchers, the book describes three models for smart city development—smart-from-the-start cities, retrofitted cities, and social cities—and offers examples of each. It covers technologies and methods, including sensors, public wi-fi, big data, and smartphone apps, and discusses how developers conceive of interactions among the built environment, technological and urban infrastructures, citizens, and citizen engagement. Throughout, the author—who has studied smart cities around the world—argues that smart city developers should work more closely with local communities, recognizing their preexisting relationship to urban place and realizing the limits of technological fixes. Smartness is a means to an end: improving the quality of urban life.

From Internet of Things to Smart Cities

This book aims to introduce the latest ICT technologies and to promote international collaborations across the scientific community, and eventually, the general public. It consists of three tightly coupled parts.

From Internet of Things to Smart Cities

Author: Hongjian Sun

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498773796

Page: 410

View: 658

From Internet of Things to Smart Cities: Enabling Technologies explores the information and communication technologies (ICT) needed to enable real-time responses to current environmental, technological, societal, and economic challenges. ICT technologies can be utilized to help with reducing carbon emissions, improving resource utilization efficiency, promoting active engagement of citizens, and more. This book aims to introduce the latest ICT technologies and to promote international collaborations across the scientific community, and eventually, the general public. It consists of three tightly coupled parts. The first part explores the involvement of enabling technologies from basic machine-to-machine communications to Internet of Things technologies. The second part of the book focuses on state of the art data analytics and security techniques, and the last part of the book discusses the design of human-machine interfaces, including smart home and cities. Features Provides an extended literature review of relevant technologies, in addition to detailed comparison diagrams, making new readers be easier to grasp fundamental and wide knowledge Contains the most recent research results in the field of communications, signal processing and computing sciences for facilitating smart homes, buildings, and cities Includes future research directions in Internet of Things, smart homes, smart buildings, smart grid, and smart cities Presents real examples of applying these enabling technologies to smart homes, transportation systems and cities With contributions from leading experts, the book follows an easy structure that not only presents timely research topics in-depth, but also integrates them into real world applications to help readers to better understand them.

Towards Smart World

This book highlights the utilization of IoT for making cities smart and its underlying technologies in real-time application areas such as emergency departments, intelligent traffic systems, indoor and outdoor securities, automotive ...

Towards Smart World

Author: Lavanya Sharma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 100028493X

Page: 342

View: 675

Towards Smart World: Homes to Cities Using Internet of Things provides an overview of basic concepts from the rising of machines and communication to IoT for making cities smart, real-time applications domains, related technologies, and their possible solutions for handling relevant challenges. This book highlights the utilization of IoT for making cities smart and its underlying technologies in real-time application areas such as emergency departments, intelligent traffic systems, indoor and outdoor securities, automotive industries, environmental monitoring, business entrepreneurship, facial recognition, and motion-based object detection. Features The book covers the challenging issues related to sensors, detection, and tracking of moving objects, and solutions to handle relevant challenges. It contains the most recent research analysis in the domain of communications, signal processing, and computing sciences for facilitating smart homes, buildings, environmental conditions, and cities. It presents the readers with practical approaches and future direction for using IoT in smart cities and discusses how it deals with human dynamics, the ecosystem, and social objects and their relation. It describes the latest technological advances in IoT and visual surveillance with their implementations. This book is an ideal resource for IT professionals, researchers, undergraduate or postgraduate students, practitioners, and technology developers who are interested in gaining deeper knowledge and implementing IoT for smart cities, real-time applications areas, and technologies, and a possible set of solutions to handle relevant challenges. Dr. Lavanya Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Amity Institute of Information Technology at Amity University UP, Noida, India. She has been a recipient of several prestigious awards during her academic career. She is an active nationally recognized researcher who has published numerous papers in her field.

Solar Energy Applications in Houses Smart Cities and Microgrids

Through this type of generation, it is possible to take advantage of the renewable
energy resources in cities. ... offices, commercial, or industrial buildings and
smart homes (homes with a high level of comfort which are technologically and ...

Solar Energy Applications in Houses  Smart Cities and Microgrids

Author: Luis Hernández Callejo

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039280686

Page: 96

View: 905

Five papers were selected for this Special Issue, with three relating to solar energy applications in houses, smart cities, and microgrids; one studying the relationship between the smart city model and the concept of energy sustainability; and one addressing the following two topics: the lack of effectiveness of detection algorithms based on the voltage/frequency displacement concept under voltage-controlled inverters and the applicability limits of others based on the impedance measurement (IM).

Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016, held in Wuhan, China, in May 2016.

Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health

Author: Carl K. Chang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319396013

Page: 517

View: 339

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016, held in Wuhan, China, in May 2016. The 39 regular papers, 5 short papers and 1 poster paper included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 83 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: smart homes, smart urban spaces and new assistive living space concepts in the smart city; e-health for future smart cities; context awareness and autonomous computing; home networks and residential gateways; middleware support for smart homes and health telematic services; e-health and chronic disease management; e-health technology assessment and impact analysis; tele-assistance and tele-rehabilitation; modeling of physical and conceptual information in intelligent environments; medical big data collection, processing and analysis; human machine interfaces; wearable sensors and continuous health monitoring; social, privacy and security issues; mobile health services; and smart rehabilitation technologies.

Inclusive Smart Cities and e Health

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2015.

Inclusive Smart Cities and e Health

Author: Antoine Geissbühler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319193120

Page: 386

View: 196

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2015. The 20 full papers and 16 short contributions included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: design and usability; assistive and sentient environments; human behavior and activities monitoring, and health IT and supportive technology. The book also contains 3 invited talks.

How Do Smart Homes Work

In the future, there won't just be smart homes, but entire smart cities. Imagine an
entire city lit by smart lamps that can adapt to the weather. Waste will be collected
only when garbage bins' sensors say they're full. Sensors on water pipes and ...

How Do Smart Homes Work

Author: Agnieszka Jozefina Biskup

Publisher: Capstone Press

ISBN: 1496687140

Page: 48

View: 221

Imagine you arrive at school and realize you forgot to feed the dog. No problem. Pull out your phone and command the dog dish to dispense a serving of food. That's all there is to it - if you live a smart home. What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality for some families. People use smart phones and other devices to lock doors, turn on lights, close window shades, and check to see how much milk they have in the fridge. Find out how this technology works and what the future holds for smart homes.

The Internet of Things

How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English!

The Internet of Things

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134021339

Page: 336

View: 809

How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English! The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life. Now, the world’s #1 author of beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices will help people do more, do it smarter, do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life. Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you. --What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me? --What’s realistic, and what’s just hype? --How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?) --Can smart IoT devices make me healthier? --Will smart appliances ever be useful? --How much energy could I save with a smart home? --What’s the future of wearable tech? --When will I have a self-driving car? --When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.) --Is IoT already changing the way I shop? --What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood? --Could smart cities lower my taxes? --Who gets the data my devices are collecting? --How can I profit from the Internet of Things? --What happens when the whole world is connected? --Will I have any privacy left at all?

Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities

The book contains chapters that examine current technologies and the future use of internet of things frameworks as well as device connectivity approaches, communication protocols, security challenges, and their inherent issues and ...

Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities

Author: Zaigham Mahmood

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799850633

Page: 367

View: 858

In recent years, intelligent cities, also known as smart cities or cognitive cities, have become a perceived solution for improving the quality of life of citizens while boosting the efficiency of city services and processes. This new vision involves the integration of various sectors of society through the use of the internet of things. By continuing to enhance research for the better development of the smart environments needed to sustain intelligent cities, citizens will be empowered to provision the e-services provided by the city, city officials will have the ability to interact directly with the community as well as monitor digital environments, and smart communities will be developed where citizens can enjoy improved quality of life.

Developing and Monitoring Smart Environments for Intelligent Cities compiles the latest research on the development, management, and monitoring of digital cities and intelligent environments into one complete reference source. The book contains chapters that examine current technologies and the future use of internet of things frameworks as well as device connectivity approaches, communication protocols, security challenges, and their inherent issues and limitations. Including unique coverage on topics such as connected vehicles for smart transportation, security issues for smart homes, and building smart cities for the blind, this reference is ideal for practitioners, urban developers, urban planners, academicians, researchers, and students.

Internet of Things for Smart Cities

This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities.

Internet of Things for Smart Cities

Author: Waleed Ejaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319950371

Page: 66

View: 478

This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities. This book describes different components of Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities including sensor technologies, communication technologies, big data analytics and security.

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing

This volume recognizes that any discussion of pervasive computing in smart cities must not end there, as the perilous effects of climate change proves that our lives are not circumscribed by the geographically sculpted boundaries of cities, ...

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing

Author: Amy Neustein

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128168943

Page: 336

View: 683

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities and Ecological Monitoring debuts some of the newest methods and approaches to multimodal user-interface design, safety compliance, formal code verification and deployment requirements, as they pertain to cyber-physical systems, smart homes and smart cities, and biodiversity monitoring. In this anthology, the authors assiduously examine a panoply of topics related to wireless sensor networks. These topics include interacting with smart-home appliances and biomedical devices, designing multilingual speech recognition systems that are robust to vehicular, mechanical and other noises common to large metropolises, and an examination of new methods of speaker recognition to control for the emotion-state of the speaker, which can easily impede speaker verification over a wireless medium. This volume recognizes that any discussion of pervasive computing in smart cities must not end there, as the perilous effects of climate change proves that our lives are not circumscribed by the geographically sculpted boundaries of cities, counties, countries, or continents. Contributors address present and emerging technologies of scalable biodiversity monitoring: pest control, disease transmission, environmental monitoring, and habitat preservation. The need to collect, store, process, and interpret vast amounts of data originating from sources spread over large areas and for prolonged periods of time requires immediate data storage and processing, reliable networking, and solid communication infrastructure, along with intelligent data analysis and interpretation methods that can resolve contradictions and uncertainty in the data—all of which can be bolstered by modern advances in ubiquitous computing. Examines the history, scope and advances in ubiquitous computing, including threats to wildlife, tracking of disease, smart cities and Wireless Sensor Networks Discusses user interface design, implementation and deployment of cyber-physical systems, such as wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things devices, and other networks of physical devices that have computational capabilities and reporting devices Covers the need for improved data sharing networks

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the five fundamental yet intertwined pillars paving the road towards the future of connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

Author: Hussein T. Mouftah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1000258971

Page: 500

View: 360

This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the five fundamental yet intertwined pillars paving the road towards the future of connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The connectivity pillar covers all the latest advancements and various technologies on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications/networking and vehicular cloud computing, with special emphasis on their role towards vehicle autonomy and smart cities applications. On the other hand, the autonomy track focuses on the different efforts to improve vehicle spatiotemporal perception of its surroundings using multiple sensors and different perception technologies. Since most of CAVs are expected to run on electric power, studies on their electrification technologies, satisfaction of their charging demands, interactions with the grid, and the reliance of these components on their connectivity and autonomy, is the third pillar that this book covers. On the smart services side, the book highlights the game-changing roles CAV will play in future mobility services and intelligent transportation systems. The book also details the ground-breaking directions exploiting CAVs in broad spectrum of smart cities applications. Example of such revolutionary applications are autonomous mobility on-demand services with integration to public transit, smart homes, and buildings. The fifth and final pillar involves the illustration of security mechanisms, innovative business models, market opportunities, and societal/economic impacts resulting from the soon-to-be-deployed CAVs. This book contains an archival collection of top quality, cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research on connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The book is an authoritative reference for smart city decision makers, automotive manufacturers, utility operators, smart-mobility service providers, telecom operators, communications engineers, power engineers, vehicle charging providers, university professors, researchers, and students who would like to learn more about the advances in CAEVs connectivity, autonomy, electrification, security, and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation systems.

Innovations in Smart Cities and Applications

This proceedings book showcases the latest research work presented at the Second Edition of the Mediterranean Symposium on Smart City Application (SCAMS 2017), which was held in Tangier, Morocco on October 15–27, 2017.

Innovations in Smart Cities and Applications

Author: Mohamed Ben Ahmed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331974500X

Page: 1046

View: 409

This proceedings book showcases the latest research work presented at the Second Edition of the Mediterranean Symposium on Smart City Application (SCAMS 2017), which was held in Tangier, Morocco on October 15–27, 2017. It presents original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences that concentrate on both theory and practice. It includes papers from all areas of Smart City Applications, e.g. Smart Mobility, Big Data, Smart Grids, Smart Homes and Buildings, clouds, crowds, mashups, social networks, and security issues. The conference stimulated cutting-edge research discussions among pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. The topics covered in this book also focus on innovative issues at the international level by bringing together experts from different countries. The scope of SCAMS 2017 included methods and practices that combine various emerging internetworking and data technologies to capture, integrate, analyze, mine, annotate, and visualize data in a meaningful and collaborative manner. A series of international workshops were organized as invited sessions during the SCAMS 2017:The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Learning & Innovative EducationsThe 1st International Workshop on Smart HealthcareThe 1st International Workshop on Mathematics for Smart CityThe 1st International Workshop Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing

Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution

Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution examines emergent research on smart innovations within built urban environments.

Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution

Author: Hua, Goh Bee

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152250303X

Page: 362

View: 989

The exponential growth of urban settings has led to an increase in pollutants and waste management issues around the world. As the environment continues to falter under the weight of these pressing issues, it has become increasingly imperative to develop new technologies and methodologies that have the potential to improve the overall sustainability and cleanliness of these cities. Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution examines emergent research on smart innovations within built urban environments. Featuring best practices and theoretical frameworks, as well as potential issues in the implementation of smart and green technology in urban settings, this publication is a vital reference source for graduate students, researchers, academics, engineers, architects, facility managers, and government officials.

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested ...

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522570314

Page: 1707

View: 400

As populations have continued to grow and expand, many people have made their homes in cities around the globe. With this increase in city living, it is becoming vital to create intelligent urban environments that efficiently support this growth and simultaneously provide friendly and progressive environments to both businesses and citizens alike. Smart Cities and Smart Spaces: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that discusses social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the evolution of smart cities. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge on the emerging trends and topics involving smart cities.

Creating the Smart City

The world is a heavily segregated place where we are first separated by the seven continents, broken down into many countries, then by cities, trickling all the way down to towns branching off into neighborhoods and individual homes that ...

Creating  the Smart City

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 122

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The world is a heavily segregated place where we are first separated by the seven continents, broken down into many countries, then by cities, trickling all the way down to towns branching off into neighborhoods and individual homes that house different cultures, religions, races, genders, and political views, which ultimately create segregation. Of course there are many reasons as to why our world has come down to the -oh so- apparent separation between individuals and their cities. Empowered spaces can be the cause of flourishing environments and sometimes even entire countries. The focus of my investigation will be on cities, studying their characteristics and what makes them segregated and what unites them. Bridging together two different entities can make for an interesting space of empowerment. Using architecture to transform segregation into unity is the new way of acceptance of the unusual . When borders are crossed unnoticed because of architecture we can say that an empowered space was created and it bridged two spaces together unforced. The first step will be to identify the city's strengths and weaknesses by locating physical characteristics. While the second step will be to identify the issues, asking questions like; Do heavy populated cities have empowered spaces? If so, to who are they targeted to? Do cities with great economic growth have empowered spaces? If so, to who are they targeted to? The ultimate question in the first phase while investigating these great cities will be; do these cities have empowered spaces that target everyone creating diversity and culture? If so, is that the cause for less segregation within the city, leaving room for more success? Are cities like London, New York, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong (just to name a few) cities that just happened to become desirable cities and have fast growing economies? Or do their strengths outshine their weaknesses because of more spaces of empowerment? Another question to bring up that may spark future ideas is; are cities like London and New York as far as cities can expand? Are these cities in need of bigger and better empowered spaces? It's time to focus the attention on places in need of identity and culture, and whether they exist in cities or not there is never an end for the need to create spaces for those to learn, share ideas, and connect with other individuals of common interests.