Title

CoMon: Cooperative Ambience Monitoring Platform with Continuity and Benefit Awareness

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

6-2012

Abstract

Mobile applications that sense continuously, such as location monitoring, are emerging. Despite their usefulness, their adoption in real-world deployment situations has been extremely slow. Many smartphone users are turned away by the drastic battery drain caused by continuous sensing and processing. Also, the extractable contexts from the phone are quite limited due to its position and sensing modalities. In this paper, we propose CoMon, a novel cooperative ambience monitoring platform, which newly addresses the energy problem through opportunistic cooperation among nearby mobile users. To maximize the benefit of cooperation, we develop two key techniques, (1) continuity-aware cooperator detection and (2) benefit-aware negotiation. The former employs heuristics to detect cooperators who will remain in the vicinity for a long period of time, while the latter automatically devises a cooperation plan that provides mutual benefit to cooperators, while considering running applications, available devices, and user policies. Through continuity- and benefit-aware operation, CoMon enables applications to monitor the environment at much lower energy consumption. We implement and deploy a CoMon prototype and show that it provides significant benefit for mobile sensing applications.

Keywords

Cooperation, Ambience, Context, Sensing, Energy, CoMon

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

MobiSys'12: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, 25-29 June 2012, Low Wood Bay, Lake District, UK

First Page

43

Last Page

56

ISBN

9781450313018

Identifier

10.1145/2307636.2307641

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Lake District, UK

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2307636.2307641