Participatory sensing, which appropriates wearable devices such as mobile phones to enable ad-hoc, person-centric mobile sensing networks, has the potential of delivering datasets with high spatio-temporal granularity. We argue that to obtain such datasets the concept of a participatory campaign, a recipe for gathering data to answer a particular concern, is essential, and that technological support for organising such campaigns is currently lacking. Campaign support is crucial to ensure that a dataset of adequate quality is gathered to study the concern under consideration, and additionally, to empower communities by providing them with a tool to answer local concerns and set up grassroots sensing actions without having to wait for an institutionalised action to take place. In this article we present a proof-of-concept architecture for participatory campaigns. The latter is built upon a formal definition of a campaign and the description of a campaign lifecycle, both of which are distilled out of earlier expertise with and related work on organising participatory sensing campaigns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Work in Progress, PerCom WiP'14
PublisherIEEE
Pages232-235
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3446-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Work in Progress, PerCom WiP'14 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 24 Mar 201428 Mar 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Work in Progress, PerCom WiP'14
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period24/03/1428/03/14

    Research areas

  • Participatory Sensing, Workflows, Pervasive Computing, Citizen Science

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