Gamification mechanism for enhancing a participatory urban sensing: Survey and practical results

Yutaka Arakawa, Yuki Matsuda

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-38
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of information processing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2016
Externally publishedYes


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  • Computer Science(all)

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