Crowdsensing in the Wild with Aliens and Micropayments

Manoop Talasila, Reza Curtmola, Cristian Borcea

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This article presents results and lessons learned from two user studies on crowdsensing incentives-specifically, on mobile gaming and micropayments. The analysis of the results suggests that gaming is a cost-effective solution for uniform area coverage, whereas micropayments work well for sensing tasks with tight time constraints or for long-term tasks for personal analytics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7389291
Pages (from-to)68-77
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Pervasive Computing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


  • area coverage
  • big data
  • data analysis
  • gamification
  • incentives
  • micropayments
  • mobile
  • mobile crowdsensing
  • mobile gaming
  • pervasive computing
  • smartphones


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