11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Research Article

Large-Scale Participatory Sensing Experimentation Using Smartphones within a Smart City

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobiquitous.2014.258016,
        author={Evangelos Theodoridis and Georgios Mylonas and Veronica Guti\^{e}rrez and Luis Mu\`{o}oz},
        title={Large-Scale Participatory Sensing Experimentation Using Smartphones within a Smart City},
        proceedings={11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={participatory sensing large scale experimentation iot smartphones smartsantander},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobiquitous.2014.258016}
    }
    
  • Evangelos Theodoridis
    Georgios Mylonas
    Veronica Gutiérrez
    Luis Muñoz
    Year: 2014
    Large-Scale Participatory Sensing Experimentation Using Smartphones within a Smart City
    MOBIQUITOUS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobiquitous.2014.258016
Evangelos Theodoridis1, Georgios Mylonas2, Veronica Gutiérrez3,*, Luis Muñoz3
  • 1: Tech. Educ. Inst. of Central Greece, Lamia, Greece and Comp. Tech. Inst. & Press “Diophantus”, Patras, Greece
  • 2: Comp. Tech. Inst. & Press “Diophantus” Patras, Greece
  • 3: Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
*Contact email: veronica@tlmat.unican.es

Abstract

A number of Future Internet testbeds are being deployed around the world for research experimentation and development. SmartSan- tander is an infrastructure of massive scale deployed inside a city centre. We argue that utilising the concept of participatory sens- ing can augment the functionality and potential use-cases of such a system and be beneficiary in a number of scenarios. We discuss the concept of extending SmartSantander with participatory sens- ing through the use of volunteers’ smartphones. We report on our design and implementation, which allows for developers to write their code for Android devices and then deploy and execute on the devices automatically through our system. We have tested our im- plementation in a number of scenarios in two cities with the help of volunteers with promising results; the data collected enhance the ones by fixed infrastructure both quantitatively and qualitatively across the cities, while also engaging citizens more directly.