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PEIR, the personal environmental impact report, as a platform for participatory sensing systems research

Min Mun, Péter Boda, Sasank Reddy, Katie Shilton, Nathan Yau, Jeff Burke, Deborah Estrin, Mark Hansen, Eric Howard, Ruth West
2009 Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Mobile systems, applications, and services - Mobisys '09  
PEIR, the Personal Environmental Impact Report, is a participatory sensing application that uses location data sampled from everyday mobile phones to calculate personalized estimates of environmental impact  ...  Additionally, we describe the user interface components of PEIR and present usage statistics from a two month snapshot of system use.  ...  Section 7 summarizes and concludes with observations on the running system's impact on our approach to participatory sensing systems research.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1555816.1555823 dblp:conf/mobisys/MunRSYBEHHWB09 fatcat:oe3p763qhnhkphix2eq42el3be

Four Billion Little Brothers?

Katie Shilton
2009 Queue  
PEIR (Personal Environmental Impact Report).  ...  They could also be platforms for thousands to document a neighborhood, gather evidence to make a case, or study mobility and health.  ...  This article is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0832873.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1594204.1597790 fatcat:v4bj7jo3ofhi3ehzrfwuabngae

Four billion little brothers?

Katie Shilton
2009 Communications of the ACM  
PEIR (Personal Environmental Impact Report).  ...  They could also be platforms for thousands to document a neighborhood, gather evidence to make a case, or study mobility and health.  ...  This article is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0832873.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1592761.1592778 fatcat:annwjtkxw5dcdjzv56rx3n26ha

Participatory Sensing: Crowdsourcing Data from Mobile Smartphones in Urban Spaces [chapter]

Salil S. Kanhere
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The recent wave of sensor-rich, Internet-enabled, smart mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone has opened the door for a novel paradigm for monitoring the urban landscape known as participatory sensing  ...  Given the ubiquity of mobile phones and the high density of people in metropolitan areas, participatory sensing can achieve an unprecedented level of coverage in both space and time for observing events  ...  Calculating Environmental Impact. PEIR (Personal Environmental Impact Report) is a system that allows users to use their mobile phone to determine their exposure to environmental pollutants [4] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36071-8_2 fatcat:gn7qiyxavvglpn6i6z6ehorqgy

Participatory Sensing: Crowdsourcing Data from Mobile Smartphones in Urban Spaces

Salil S. Kanhere
2011 2011 IEEE 12th International Conference on Mobile Data Management  
The recent wave of sensor-rich, Internet-enabled, smart mobile devices such as the Apple iPhone has opened the door for a novel paradigm for monitoring the urban landscape known as participatory sensing  ...  Given the ubiquity of mobile phones and the high density of people in metropolitan areas, participatory sensing can achieve an unprecedented level of coverage in both space and time for observing events  ...  Calculating Environmental Impact. PEIR (Personal Environmental Impact Report) is a system that allows users to use their mobile phone to determine their exposure to environmental pollutants [4] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/mdm.2011.16 dblp:conf/mdm/Kanhere11 fatcat:twozfvbexvfixl4r3sdsuzpfpy

Mobile Phone Sensing Systems: A Survey

Wazir Zada Khan, Yang Xiang, Mohammed Y Aalsalem, Quratulain Arshad
2013 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Mobile phone sensing is an emerging area of interest for researchers as smart phones are becoming the core communication device in people's everyday lives.  ...  Sensor enabled mobile phones or smart phones are hovering to be at the center of a next revolution in social networks, green applications, global environmental monitoring, personal and community healthcare  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to acknowledge the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and special thanks to Jun Zhang & Chao Chen (Deakin University) for helping to prepare this manuscripts  ... 
doi:10.1109/surv.2012.031412.00077 fatcat:vbktgtrkqvc6zdnr2qqqclr7am

A survey on privacy in mobile participatory sensing applications

Delphine Christin, Andreas Reinhardt, Salil S. Kanhere, Matthias Hollick
2011 Journal of Systems and Software  
In this survey, we identify the sensing modalities used in current participatory sensing applications, and assess the threats to user privacy when personal information is sensed and disclosed.  ...  Environmental and user-centric sensor data of unprecedented quantity and quality can be captured and reported by a possible user base of billions of mobile phone subscribers worldwide.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions. This work was supported by CASED (www.cased.de).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2011.06.073 fatcat:o75syzaj7fdx5mw6tg2x73lxqy

Participatory Sensing: Building Empowering Surveillance

Katie Shilton
2010 Surveillance & Society  
These research programs endeavor to make ubiquitous devices such as phones a platform for coordinated investigation of human activity.  ...  Technology movements, variously called personal sensing, urban sensing or participatory sensing, have emerged within the areas of social computing and urban computing.  ...  I would also like to thank the participatory sensing group at CENS (especially Betta Dawson, Hossein Falaki, John Hicks, Donnie Kim, Younhun Kim, Nithya Ramanthan, Sasank Reddy and Josh Selsky), for discussion  ... 
doi:10.24908/ss.v8i2.3482 fatcat:vd3oh6al4fgihc6bh7tgxkcaym

HotMobile 2008: Postconference Report

Janne Lindqvist, Pravin Pawar, Erich Stuntebeck
2008 IEEE pervasive computing  
The authors propose a Personal Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) system and demonstrate how we can easily gather location time-series data as an index into geospatial models to infer personal environmental  ...  Nicholas Lane (Dartmouth College) presented the last paper in the session, "Urban Sensing Systems: Opportunistic or Participatory?"  ... 
doi:10.1109/mprv.2008.73 fatcat:rra6dykewvbijauelxjdn37w5a

Emerging Ubiquitous Knowledge Services [chapter]

Uichin Lee, Howon Lee, Bang Jung, Junehwa Song
2012 Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications  
Also, we propose a set of desirable features of the ubiquitous knowledge service platforms based on our vision of the knowledge communications service (KCS).  ...  scales and to derive new values for end users in ways that the contributor of the content even did not plan or imagine.  ...  Personal Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) is a mobile personal sensing platform that uses mobile handsets to collect/upload data, and generates web-based reports about personal environment impacts (  ... 
doi:10.1201/b12043-23 fatcat:bdeq3c5w5vdezbzkwt4rnx4lcm

Three environmental discourses in human-computer interaction

Elizabeth Goodman
2009 Proceedings of the 27th international conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '09  
A review of the past decade of human-computer interaction relating to environmental issues identifies three discourses whose commitments and assumptions have consequences for the design of new interfaces  ...  It suggests two promising directions for future research: participatory design and infrastructure.  ...  I have also benefited from posts to the publicly accessible Sustainable CHI group. 4 This research was supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1520340.1520358 dblp:conf/chi/Goodman09 fatcat:jgkkbz55wzfklkwxztg6neyx4u

A survey of mobile phone sensing

Nicholas Lane, Emiliano Miluzzo, Hong Lu, Daniel Peebles, Tanzeem Choudhury, Andrew Campbell
2010 IEEE Communications Magazine  
The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) PEIR project [3] uses sensors in phones to build a system that enables personalized environmental impact reports, which track how the actions of individuals  ...  Although the potential of using mobile phones as a platform for sensing research has been discussed for a number of years now, in both industrial [8] and research communities [9, 10] , there has been  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcom.2010.5560598 fatcat:i42ahoh44bhr3cyn4y2f5dp6fu

A Survey on Mobile Crowdsensing Systems: Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities

Andrea Capponi, Claudio Fiandrino, Burak Kantarci, Luca Foschini, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Pascal Bouvry
2019 IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials  
Despite the growing interest in the research community, MCS solutions need a deeper investigation and categorization on many aspects that span from sensing and communication to system management and data  ...  For data collection, MCS systems rely on contribution from mobile devices of a large number of participants or a crowd.  ...  To illustrate with some examples, the Personal Environment Impact Report (PEIR) exploits location data sampled from everyday mobile phones to analyze on a per-user basis how transportation choices simultaneously  ... 
doi:10.1109/comst.2019.2914030 fatcat:psvt24nrjbcldpixw6b7stzm3a

Sensr

Sunyoung Kim, Jennifer Mankoff, Eric Paulos
2013 Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work - CSCW '13  
Findings from our case study demonstrate that our system successfully overcomes technical constraints and provides a simple way to create mobile data collection tools.  ...  Across HCI and social computing platforms, mobile applications that support citizen science, empowering nonexperts to explore, collect, and share data have emerged.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We appreciate the valuable input of our anonymous reviewers. We also would like to thank all the study participants and users of our system.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2441776.2441940 dblp:conf/cscw/KimMP13 fatcat:uzegrtrxpjg4vmajn5beh5vaoy

Mobile crowdsensing: current state and future challenges

Raghu Ganti, Fan Ye, Hui Lei
2011 IEEE Communications Magazine  
Finally we argue the need for a unified architecture and envision the requirements it must satisfy.  ...  These devices will fuel the evolution of the Internet of Things as they feed sensor data to the Internet at a societal scale.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank our team members, Joel Branch, Han Chen, Sastry Duri, Minkyong Kim, Johnathan Reason, and Zhe Zhang for the several stimulating discussions that provided the basis  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcom.2011.6069707 fatcat:76torv6jlbbc3ihpyyhew3wqu4
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