PSAFactory: An End-User Programming Tool for Building Participatory Sensing Applications

Jiangtao Wang, Yasha Wang, Hao Wang

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Abstract

Participatory Sensing is a new paradigm that empowers non-professional citizens to collect and share sensory data from their surrounding environments using their mobile phones. The emergence of the participatory sensing has resulted in a broad range of novel participatory sensing applications (PSA). PSA are more suitable to be developed by the people who want to launch the campaign, rather than the professional software developer. However, the development of PSA requires complex programming skill, and thus only professionals can build them. Inspired by the concept of end-user programming, this paper develops a tool, named PSAFactory, for non-professional people who do not understand the programming techniques to develop their own PSA in a quick and simple way. With this tool, non-professionals can build PSA by just doing some simple settings, while the tool will run automatically to tackle common issues in a completely transparent manner. Besides, two prototype applications are developed with the tool.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2014 IEEE 9th International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, ICGSEW 2014
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781479952069
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineeering Workshops - Shanghai, China
Duration: 18 Aug 201418 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineeering Workshops
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period18/08/1418/08/14

Keywords

  • Participatory Sensing
  • End-User Programming

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    Wang, J., Wang, Y., & Wang, H. (2014). PSAFactory: An End-User Programming Tool for Building Participatory Sensing Applications. In Proceedings 2014 IEEE 9th International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, ICGSEW 2014 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSEW.2014.8