Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS) – a First Step Towards Building Collective Intelligence
This presentation focused on the discussion of the concept of “crowd sensing”, as an approach to collect data from embedded sensors in smartphones. Its positioning as a first, inexpensive, step for the building of a collective intelligence makes it a tool that is more and more popular today. This emergent paradigm comes with various applications, most of which related to Smart City processes. However, many challenges arise given users involvement in the data collection process. In this context, this presentation discussed collaborative sensing schemes which tackle the following four main questions: How to assign sensing tasks to maximize data quality with energy-awareness? How to minimize the processing time of sensing tasks? How to motivate users to dedicate part of their resources to the crowd sensing process? and How to protect participants privacy and not impact data utility when reporting collected sensory data?
Yacine Ghamri-Doudane is currently Full Professor at La Rochelle University in France, and the director of its Laboratory of Informatics, Image and Interaction (L3i). Yacine received an engineering degree in computer science from the National Institute of Computer Science (INI), Algiers, Algeria, in 1998, an M.S. degree in signal, image and speech processing from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Lyon, France, in 1999, a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris 6, France, in 2003, and a Habilitation to Supervise Research (HDR) in Computer Science from Université Paris-Est, in 2010. His current research interests lays in the area of wireless networking and mobile computing with a current emphasis on topics related to the Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Vehicles, 5G as well as Digital Trust. As part of his professional activities linked to the computer networking research community, Yacine also acted as the Chair the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure & Networking (TCIIN – previously TCII) from January 2010 till December 2013 and also chaired the IEEE ComSoc Humanitarian Communications Technologies Ad hoc Committee (HCTC) from January 2012 till December 2015. He was part of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative’s Steering Committee from September 2013 to August 2017, where he chaired the « Core Cities » Selection Subcommittee in 2014 and 2015.