Smart City 360°. First EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia and Toronto, Canada, October 13-16, 2015. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Improving Urban Noise Monitoring Opportunities via Mobile Crowd-Sensing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-33681-7_79,
        author={Marco Zappatore and Antonella Longo and Mario Bochicchio and Daniele Zappatore and Alessandro Morrone and Gianluca Mitri},
        title={Improving Urban Noise Monitoring Opportunities via Mobile Crowd-Sensing},
        proceedings={Smart City 360°. First EAI International Summit, Smart City 360°, Bratislava, Slovakia and Toronto, Canada, October 13-16, 2015. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={SMARTCITY360},
        year={2016},
        month={6},
        keywords={Mobile Crowd Sensing Urban noise monitoring Urban traffic noise abatement measures Data Warehouse FIWARE},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-33681-7_79}
    }
    
  • Marco Zappatore
    Antonella Longo
    Mario Bochicchio
    Daniele Zappatore
    Alessandro Morrone
    Gianluca Mitri
    Year: 2016
    Improving Urban Noise Monitoring Opportunities via Mobile Crowd-Sensing
    SMARTCITY360
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33681-7_79
Marco Zappatore,*, Antonella Longo,*, Mario Bochicchio1,*, Daniele Zappatore1, Alessandro Morrone1, Gianluca Mitri1
  • 1: University of Salento
*Contact email: marcosalvatore.zappatore@unisalento.it, antonella.longo@unisalento.it, mario.bochicchio@unisalento.it

Abstract

In the recent years, mobile devices pervasivity has boosted the diffusion of a novel sensing paradigm known as Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS). In this paper, we propose a MCS-based system exploiting FIWARE middleware platform and allowing users to gather noise measurements (both opportunistically and participatory) in order to perform large-scale, low-cost and sufficiently accurate urban noise monitoring campaigns. Collected measurements are then aggregated, filtered and interpolated in order to provide city managers with an overview of the actual noise pollution levels in their cities. Specific noise abatement measures are suggested to city managers (in terms of both estimated noise reduction and average installation costs). The already performed field tests demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach.