|Summary & Topics
Over the last couple of years, as the community and businesses have begun to realize the power of jointly harnessing nomadic mobile sensing and selective infrastructure-based ambient sensing, we are beginning to see the emergence of a class of “urban crowdsensing” platforms that perform pervasive sensing in a more coordinated fashion. Such combined sensing opens up the possibilities for exciting new applications in a variety of urban spaces, both outdoors (e.g., crowd coordination in theme parks, public safety monitoring in major public events, public health management) and indoors (e.g., healthcare, intelligent retail and promotions in shopping malls & energy-efficient building operations management).
Driven by these trends, this workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the areas of urban and crowd-driven sensing. We invite original research work focusing on large or innovative crowdsensing architectures, systems and platforms and their experiences on developing crowdsensing applications impacting urban lifestyles in a variety of areas such as personal (mHealth) and public healthcare, retail & commerce, transportation, public safety, crowd management, utility services, etc.