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Sensors 2015, 15(9), 23361-23375;

A Self-Adaptive Behavior-Aware Recruitment Scheme for Participatory Sensing

1,2,* and 1,2
School of Electronic Information, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
Collaborative Innovation Center for Geospatial Technology, Wuhan 430072, China
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 20 June 2015 / Revised: 7 August 2015 / Accepted: 7 September 2015 / Published: 16 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mobile Sensor Computing: Theory and Applications)
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Participatory sensing services utilizing the abundant social participants with sensor-enabled handheld smart device resources are gaining high interest nowadays. One of the challenges faced is the recruitment of participants by fully utilizing their daily activity behavior with self-adaptiveness toward the realistic application scenarios. In the paper, we propose a self-adaptive behavior-aware recruitment scheme for participatory sensing. People are assumed to join the sensing tasks along with their daily activity without pre-defined ground truth or any instructions. The scheme is proposed to model the tempo-spatial behavior and data quality rating to select participants for participatory sensing campaign. Based on this, the recruitment is formulated as a linear programming problem by considering tempo-spatial coverage, data quality, and budget. The scheme enables one to check and adjust the recruitment strategy adaptively according to application scenarios. The evaluations show that our scheme provides efficient sensing performance as stability, low-cost, tempo-spatial correlation and self-adaptiveness. View Full-Text
Keywords: participatory sensing; data recruitment; self-adaptive; behavior-aware participatory sensing; data recruitment; self-adaptive; behavior-aware

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Zeng, Y.; Li, D. A Self-Adaptive Behavior-Aware Recruitment Scheme for Participatory Sensing. Sensors 2015, 15, 23361-23375.

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