Crowdsourcing of Pollution Data using Smartphones

Matthias Stevens, Ellie D'Hondt

Onderzoeksoutput: Conference paper


In this paper we present our research into participatory sensing based solutions for the collection of data on urban pollution and nuisance. In the past 2 years we have been involved in the NoiseTube project which explores a crowdsourcing approach to measuring and mapping urban noise pollution using smartphones. By involving the general public and using off-the-shelf smartphones as noise sensors, we seek to provide a low cost solution for citizens to measure their personal exposure to noise in their everyday environment and participate in the creation of collective noise maps by sharing their geo-localized and annotated measurements with the community.
We believe our work represents an interesting example of the novel mobile crowdsourcing applications which are enabled by ubiquitous computing systems. Furthermore we believe the NoiseTube system, and the currently ongoing validation experiments, provide an illustrative context for some of the open challenges faced by creators of ubiquitous crowdsourcing applications and services in general. We will also take the opportunity to present the insights we gained into some of the challenges.
Originele taal-2English
TitelProceedings of the Workshop on Ubiquitous Crowdsourcing, held at ACM conference on Ubiquitous Computing 2010 (UbiComp2010), Copenhagen, Denmark, September 26-29, 2010
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-60558-843-8
StatusPublished - 26 sep 2010
EvenementUnknown -
Duur: 26 sep 2010 → …


Periode26/09/10 → …


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