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Understanding Complex Systems

Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness

Editors: Loreto, V., Haklay, M., Hotho, A., Servedio, V.D.P., Stumme, G., Theunis, J., Tria, F. (Eds.)

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  • Comprehensive and non-technical introduction and review
  • Contains an appendix detailed the relevant hard- and software tools
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This book introduces and reviews recent advances in the field in a comprehensive and non-technical way by focusing on the potential of emerging citizen-science and social-computation frameworks, coupled with the latest theoretical and modeling tools developed by physicists, mathematicians, computer and social scientists to analyse, interpret and visualize complex data sets.

There is overwhelming evidence that the current organisation of our economies and societies is seriously damaging biological ecosystems and human living conditions in the short term, with potentially catastrophic effects in the long term. The need to re-organise the daily activities with the greatest impact – energy consumption, transport, housing – towards a more efficient and sustainable development model has recently been raised in the public debate on several global, environmental issues. Above all, this requires the mismatch between global, societal and individual needs to be addressed. Recent advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can trigger important transitions at the individual and collective level to achieve this aim.

Based on the findings of the collaborative research network EveryAware the following developments among the emerging ICT technologies are discussed in depth in this volume:

• Participatory sensing – where ICT development is pushed to the level where it can support informed action at the hyperlocal scale, providing capabilities for environmental monitoring, data aggregation and mining, as well as information presentation and sharing.

• Web gaming, social computing and internet-mediated collaboration – where the Web will continue to acquire the status of an infrastructure for social computing, allowing users’ cognitive abilities to be coordinated in online communities, and steering the collective action towards predefined goals.

• Collective awareness and decision-making – where the access to both personal and community data, collected by users, processed with suitable analysis tools, and re-presented in an appropriate format by usable communication interfaces leads to a bottom-up development of collective social strategies.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Human Sensors on the Move

    Ferreira, Denzil (et al.)

    Pages 9-19

  • Sensing the Environment

    Theunis, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 21-46

  • Observing Human Activity Through Sensing

    Gautama, Sidharta (et al.)

    Pages 47-68

  • Human Sensors

    Kostakos, Vassilis (et al.)

    Pages 69-92

  • Privacy, Trust and Incentives in Participatory Sensing

    Riahi, Mehdi (et al.)

    Pages 93-114

Buy this book

eBook £64.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25658-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £82.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25656-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness
Editors
  • Vittorio Loreto
  • Muki Haklay
  • Andreas Hotho
  • Vito D.P. Servedio
  • Gerd Stumme
  • Jan Theunis
  • Francesca Tria
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25658-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25658-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25656-6
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 405
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
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