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

Xiang Sheng, Xuejie Xiao, Jian Tang, Guoliang Xue
<span title="">2012</span> <i title="IEEE"> 2012 IEEE Sensors </i> &nbsp;
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 (S 2 aaS), i.e., providing sensing services using mobile phones via a cloud computing system. An S 2 aaS 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
more &raquo; ... rgy-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 S 2 aaS cloud, review existing systems and methods, present viable solutions, and point out future research directions. Index Terms-Mobile phone sensing, sensing as a service, cloud computing, energy-efficiency, incentive mechanisms.
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