MinaQn: Web-based participatory sensing platform for citizen-centric urban development

Mina Sakamura, Takuro Yonezawa, Tomotaka Ito, Jin Nakazawa, Hideyuki Tokuda

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Abstract

This paper presents MinaQn1, a web-based participatory sensing platform to enhance bidirectional communication between municipality and citizens for citizen-centric urban development. To make cities more comfortable to live, it is necessary for municipality to collect and reect citizens' demands in their administrative works. MinaQn enables city officers to make various questionnaire to citizen easily, and citizen can answer the questionnaire with their location information through any devices by using WEB interface. The answers from citizen are collected as sensor data with unified format and protocol, so that the data can be shared and used for various applications. We designed and implemented MinaQn with web and XMPP technology, and carried out a two weeks experiment in corporation with 3 cities in Japan. Based on the experiment, we measured the effectiveness of MinaQn with qualitative and quantitative data. In addition, we also evaluated how citizens consider about providing their location information to the administrative works of the cities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1607-1614
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450335751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Sep 7
EventACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2015 Sep 72015 Sep 11

Other

OtherACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp and ISWC 2015
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period15/9/715/9/11

Keywords

  • Citizen health and lifestyle enhancement
  • Citizen-centric urban development
  • City applications
  • Experimentation
  • Participatory sensing
  • Safety and disaster management
  • Smart city
  • XMPP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Sakamura, M., Yonezawa, T., Ito, T., Nakazawa, J., & Tokuda, H. (2015). MinaQn: Web-based participatory sensing platform for citizen-centric urban development. In UbiComp and ISWC 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 1607-1614). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2801632