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Social Sensing by Lance Kaplan, Tarek Abdelzaher, Dong Wang

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Chapter 2

Social sensing trends and applications

Abstract

Early research on sensor networks focused on unattended operation of sensors in remote areas. With the advent of cameras, GPS devices, and smartphones that are equipped with sensing capabilities, much of sensing research moved to social spaces, featuring a larger involvement of humans in sensing. Below, we offer a high-level view of social sensing applications, and an attempt to categorize them by various metrics, such as the role humans play in sensing, and the application goal.

Keywords

Social sensing

Information sharing

Trends

Applications

2.1 Information Sharing: The Paradigm Shift

Humans are indeed the most versatile sensors. They can make judgments, where traditional sensing ...

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