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Recruitment Services for Participatory Sensing Applications

  • Author(s): Reddy, Sasank;
  • Maldonado, Olmo;
  • Burke, Jeff;
  • Estrin, Deborah;
  • Hansen, Mark;
  • Srivastava, Mani
  • et al.

In traditional sensor systems, one of the fundamental problems concerns the placement of sensors. The analogous problem in participatory sensing is choosing users to perform a particular data collection task. This work details a recruitment framework that is designed to help with this process. Specifically, the framework considers the capabilities in terms of sensors available by a particular user, the availability of the user to participate in terms of spatial and temporal contexts, the reputation of the user as a data collector, and the incentive cost associated with the user participating as elements involved in the process of choosing data collectors. The utility of the recruitment service is shown through a series of campaigns related to ecological and sustainability monitoring.

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