Opportunistic collaboration in participatory sensing environments

Niwat Thepvilojanapong, Shin'ichi Konomi, Yoshito Tobe, Yoshikatsu Ohta, Masayuki Iwai, Kaoru Sezaki

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The proliferation of networked mobile devices that can capture and communicate various kinds of data provides an opportunity to design novel manachine sensing environments of which this paper considers participatory sensing. To achieve energy efficiency and reduce data redundancy, we propose Aquiba protocol that exploits opportunistic collaboration of pedestrians. Sensing activity is reduced according to the number of available pedestrians in nearby area. The paper investigates the benefit of opportunistic collaboration in large-scale scenarios through simulation studies. To take microscopic interaction of social crowds into consideration, we adapt the social force model and include it as one of three mobility models applied in our studies. Though the simulation results depend on mobility models, they validate the benefit of opportunistic collaboration employed by Aquiba protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProc. 5th ACM Int. Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture, MobiArch '10, Co-located with MobiCom'10 and 11th ACM Int. Symp. on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHoc'10
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450301435
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event5th ACM International Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture, MobiArch '10 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Sept 20 2010Sept 24 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM


Other5th ACM International Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture, MobiArch '10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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