Sensing-as-a-Service: A Cloud Computing System for Mobile Phone Sensing

Jian Tang
Associate Professor
the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University
Wachman 447
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:00
Sensors on (or attached to) mobile phones can enable attractive sensing applications in different domains such as environmental monitoring, social networking, healthcare, etc. In this talk, I will introduce a new concept, Sensing - as - a - Service, i.e., providing sensing services using mobile phones via a cloud computing system. A Sensing-as-a-Service cloud should meet the following requirements: 1)It must be able to support various mobile phone sensing applications on different smartphone platforms. 2) It must be energy efficient. 3) It must have effective incentive mechanisms that can be used to
attract mobile users to participate in sensing activities. I will identify  unique challenges of designing and implementing a Sensing-as-a-Service cloud, review existing systems and methods, present viable solutions, and point out future research directions.