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

Research Article

A Trust Framework for Social Participatory Sensing Systems

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_20,
        author={Haleh Amintoosi and Salil Kanhere},
        title={A Trust Framework for Social Participatory Sensing Systems},
        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 framework participatory sensing online social networks data quality urban sensing fuzzy logic},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_20}
    }
    
  • Haleh Amintoosi
    Salil Kanhere
    Year: 2013
    A Trust Framework for Social Participatory Sensing Systems
    MOBIQUITOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40238-8_20
Haleh Amintoosi1,*, Salil Kanhere1,*
  • 1: The University of New South Wales
*Contact email: haleha@cse.unsw.edu.au, salilk@cse.unsw.edu.au

Abstract

The integration of participatory sensing with online social networks affords an effective means to generate a critical mass of participants, which is essential for the success of this new and exciting paradigm. An equally important issue is ascertaining the quality of the contributions made by the participants. In this paper, we propose an application-agnostic trust framework for social participatory sensing. Our framework not only considers an objective estimate of the quality of the raw readings contributed but also incorporates a measure of trust of the user within the social network. We adopt a fuzzy logic based approach to combine the associated metrics to arrive at a final trust score. Extensive simulations demonstrate the efficacy of our framework.