Title

Incentive Mechanisms for Participatory Sensing: Survey and Research Challenges

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Computer Science

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center

Comments

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under grants IIS-1404673, CNS-1404677, IIP-1540119, CNS-1545050.

Keywords and Phrases

Game theory; Surveying; Surveys; Auction theory; Incentive mechanism; Participatory Sensing; Research challenges; Human computer interaction; QoI

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1550-4859; 1550-4867

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), All rights reserved.

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