Sensing as a service: A cloud computing system for mobile phone sensing

Xiang Sheng, Xuejie Xiao, Jian Tang, Guoliang Xue

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Abstract

Sensors on (or attached to) mobile phones can enable attractive sensing applications in different domains such as environmental monitoring, social networking, healthcare, etc. We introduce a new concept, Sensing-as-a-Service (S2aaS), i.e., providing sensing services using mobile phones via a cloud computing system. An S2aaS cloud should meet the following requirements: 1) It must be able to support various mobile phone sensing applications on different smartphone platforms. 2) It must be energy-efficient. 3) It must have effective incentive mechanisms that can be used to attract mobile users to participate in sensing activities. In this paper, we identify unique challenges of designing and implementing an S2aaS cloud, review existing systems and methods, present viable solutions, and point out future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Sensors
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Oct 28 2012Oct 31 2012

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Other11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period10/28/1210/31/12

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Cloud computing
Mobile phones
Smartphones
Monitoring
Sensors

Keywords

  • cloud computing
  • energy-efficiency
  • incentive mechanisms
  • Mobile phone sensing
  • sensing as a service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sensing as a service : A cloud computing system for mobile phone sensing. / Sheng, Xiang; Xiao, Xuejie; Tang, Jian; Xue, Guoliang.

Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. 2012. 6411516.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sheng, X, Xiao, X, Tang, J & Xue, G 2012, Sensing as a service: A cloud computing system for mobile phone sensing. in Proceedings of IEEE Sensors., 6411516, 11th IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 10/28/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2012.6411516
Sheng, Xiang ; Xiao, Xuejie ; Tang, Jian ; Xue, Guoliang. / Sensing as a service : A cloud computing system for mobile phone sensing. Proceedings of IEEE Sensors. 2012.
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