This paper investigates gamification mechanisms and their application for promoting participatory urban sensing. Participatory sensing, which utilizes user smartphones as sensors, is focused on as an effective and economi- cal sensing mechanism for wide areas. However, countinuing to motivate many participants for a long time is difficult. In addition, monetary incentives are limited generally. To solve these problems, gamification mechanisms are con- sidered one promising technique because they have the potential to suppress monetary incentives by maintaining the motivation of participants. In addition to a general survey, we introduce our past practical research results on gamified participatory urban sensing.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science(all)