Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiQuitous 2012, Beijing, China, December 12-14, 2012. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Trust Evaluation for Participatory Sensing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_15,
        author={Atif Manzoor and Mikael Asplund and M\^{e}lanie Bouroche and Siobh\^{a}n Clarke and Vinny Cahill},
        title={Trust Evaluation for Participatory Sensing},
        proceedings={Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking, and Services. 9th International Conference, MobiQuitous 2012, Beijing, China, December 12-14, 2012. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2013},
        month={9},
        keywords={Trust evaluation participatory sensing mobile and ubiquitous computing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_15}
    }
    
  • Atif Manzoor
    Mikael Asplund
    Mélanie Bouroche
    Siobhán Clarke
    Vinny Cahill
    Year: 2013
    Trust Evaluation for Participatory Sensing
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_15
Atif Manzoor1,*, Mikael Asplund1,*, Mélanie Bouroche1,*, Siobhán Clarke1,*, Vinny Cahill1,*
  • 1: Trinity College Dublin
*Contact email: Atif.Manzoor@scss.tcd.ie, Mikael.Asplund@scss.tcd.ie, Melanie.Bouroche@scss.tcd.ie, Siobhan.Clarke@scss.tcd.ie, Vinny.Cahill@scss.tcd.ie

Abstract

Participatory sensing, combining the power of crowd and the ubiquitously available smart phones, plays an important role to sense the urban environment and develop many exciting smart city applications to improve the quality of life and enable sustainability. The knowledge of the participatory sensing participants’ competence to collect data is vital for any effective urban data collection campaign and the success of these applications. In this paper, we present a methodology to compute the trustworthiness of the participatory sensing participants as the belief on their competence to collect high quality data. In our experiments, we evaluate trust on the sensing participants of BusWatch, a participatory sensing based bus arrival time prediction application. Our results show that our system effectively computes the sensing participants’ trustworthiness as the belief on their competence to collect high quality data and detect their dynamically varying sensing behavior.