Title

Crowdsourcing: A building block for smart cities

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2016

Abstract

This talk will present a vision, and real-world examples, of the use of mobile crowdsourcing for building a variety of smart-city applications and services. I will first describe the paradigm of centrally-coordinated crowdsourcing, where the crowdsourcing platform intelligently recommends different tasks to different candidate workers, and contrast it with today's prevalent paradigm, where workers select and perform tasks in an uncoordinated, opportunistic fashion. I will then describe real-world examples of such crowdsourcing (and participatory sensing) for two applications: (a) smart campus monitoring and (b) last-mile urban logistics (package pickup and delivery). The talk will also describe the opportunities and open challenges involved in making such crowdsourcing an organic part of real-time municipal services monitoring and delivery.

Keywords

Public utilities, Ubiquitous computing, Building blocks; Crowdsourcing platforms, Mobile crowdsourcing, Municipal services, Participatory Sensing, Pickup and delivery, Urban logistics

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops (PerCom): Sydney, 14-18 March 2016: Proceedings

First Page

1

Last Page

2

ISBN

9781509019410

Identifier

10.1109/PERCOMW.2016.7457087

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2016.7457087

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