Participatory sensing in environmental monitoring

Experiences

Ville Kotovirta, Timo Toivanen, Renne Tergujeff, Markku Huttunen

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Abstract

In this paper we describe our experiences in applying the concept of participatory sensing to environmental monitoring. We have run pilot trials for air quality, water quality and plant disease monitoring. In these pilots, users have reported their personal observations or measurements of various environmental phenomena, using special locationbased applications in their mobile phones. We found a relevant correlation between algae observations by untrained citizens and by professionals, which supports the feasibility of participatory sensing as a complementary information source for algae monitoring. One key issue in collecting useful participatory datasets is managing to motivate people for acting as mobile environmental sensors. Other important issues discussed in the paper include privacy preservation and reliability of user observations
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationSixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages155-162
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4684-1, 978-1-4673-1328-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 4 Jul 20126 Jul 2012

Conference

ConferenceSixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012
Abbreviated titleIMIS 2012
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period4/07/126/07/12

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Keywords

  • Participatory sensing
  • air quality
  • water quality
  • plant disease
  • mobile phone
  • architecture

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Kotovirta, V., Toivanen, T., Tergujeff, R., & Huttunen, M. (2012). Participatory sensing in environmental monitoring: Experiences. In Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012 (pp. 155-162). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IMIS.2012.70
Kotovirta, Ville ; Toivanen, Timo ; Tergujeff, Renne ; Huttunen, Markku. / Participatory sensing in environmental monitoring : Experiences. Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2012. pp. 155-162
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Participatory sensing in environmental monitoring : Experiences. / Kotovirta, Ville; Toivanen, Timo; Tergujeff, Renne; Huttunen, Markku.

Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2012. p. 155-162.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Kotovirta V, Toivanen T, Tergujeff R, Huttunen M. Participatory sensing in environmental monitoring: Experiences. In Proceedings: Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2012. p. 155-162 https://doi.org/10.1109/IMIS.2012.70