Crowd-sourced sensing and collaboration using twitter

Murat Demirbas, Murat Ali Bayir, Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora, Yavuz Selim Yilmaz, Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu

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Abstract

Despite the availability of the sensor and smart-phone devices to fulfill the ubiquitous computing vision, the-state-of-the-art falls short of this vision. We argue that the reason for this gap is the lack of an infrastructure to task/utilize these devices for collaboration. We propose that microblogging services like Twitter can provide an "open" publish-subscribe infrastructure for sensors and smartphones, and pave the way for ubiquitous crowd-sourced sensing and collaboration applications. We design and implement a crowd-sourced sensing and collaboration system over Twitter, and showcase our system in the context of two applications: a crowd-sourced weather radar, and a participatory noise-mapping application. Our results from real-world Twitter experiments give insights into the feasibility of this approach and outline the research challenges in sensor/smartphone integration to Twitter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010 - Digital Proceedings
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 14 Jun 201017 Jun 2010

Publication series

Name2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010 - Digital Proceedings

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period14/6/1017/6/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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Demirbas, M., Bayir, M. A., Akcora, C. G., Yilmaz, Y. S., & Ferhatosmanoglu, H. (2010). Crowd-sourced sensing and collaboration using twitter. In 2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010 - Digital Proceedings [5534910] (2010 IEEE International Symposium on "A World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks", WoWMoM 2010 - Digital Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/WOWMOM.2010.5534910