Incentive Mechanisms for Participatory Sensing: Survey and Research Challenges
Participatory sensing is a powerful paradigm that takes advantage of smartphones to collect and analyze data beyond the scale of what was previously possible. Given that participatory sensing systems rely completely on the users' willingness to submit up-to-date and accurate information, it is paramount to effectively incentivize users' active and reliable participation. In this article, we survey existing literature on incentive mechanisms for participatory sensing systems. In particular, we present a taxonomy of existing incentive mechanisms for participatory sensing systems, which are subsequently discussed in depth by comparing and contrasting different approaches. Finally, we discuss an agenda of open research challenges in incentivizing users in participatory sensing.
F. Restuccia et al., "Incentive Mechanisms for Participatory Sensing: Survey and Research Challenges," ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, vol. 12, no. 2, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Apr 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1145/2888398
Intelligent Systems Center
Keywords and Phrases
Game theory; Surveying; Surveys; Auction theory; Incentive mechanism; Participatory Sensing; Research challenges; Human computer interaction; QoI
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