DOI

Participatory sensing (PS) platforms enable stakeholders to
collect, analyse and visualise data for a particular interest.
Despite high societal demand, developing a new PS platform
remains a labour-intensive, nonreusable process that
requires high technical expertise. We present DISCOPAR, a
visual reactive flow-based domain-specific language geared
towards the construction of reusable citizen observatories.
With DISCOPAR, users interact with visual components to
implement the various elements of a PS platforms without
having to worry about its underlying technological complexities.
We validate our approach through experiments using
real-world empirical usability studies of ICT-agnostic users.
The results show that DISCOPAR allows users with limited
technological knowledge to create their own PS platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationREBLS 2018 - Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Reactive and Event-Based Languages and Systems, Co-located with SPLASH 2018
EditorsPatrick Eugster, Lukasz Ziarek, Wolfgang De Meuter, Guido Salvaneschi, Francisco Sant�Anna
PublisherACM
Pages31-40
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450360708
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2018
EventREBLS 2018: 5th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Reactive and Event-Based Languages and Systems. - Boston, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20184 Nov 2018

Workshop

WorkshopREBLS 2018: 5th ACM SIGPLAN International Workshop on Reactive and Event-Based Languages and Systems.
Abbreviated titleREBLS 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period4/11/184/11/18

    Research areas

  • Flow-based programming, Participatory sensing, Reactive programming, Visual programming

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