Fostering participaction in smart cities: a geo-social crowdsensing platform

  title={Fostering participaction in smart cities: a geo-social crowdsensing platform},
  author={Giuseppe Cardone and Luca Foschini and Paolo Bellavista and Antonio Corradi and C. Borcea and Manoop Talasila and Reza Curtmola},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
This article investigates how and to what extent the power of collective although imprecise intelligence can be employed in smart cities. The main visionary goal is to automate the organization of spontaneous and impromptu collaborations of large groups of people participating in collective actions (i.e., participAct), such as in the notable case of urban crowdsensing. In a crowdsensing environment, people or their mobile devices act as both sensors that collect urban data and actuators that… 

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