Journal of Information Processing
Online ISSN : 1882-6652
ISSN-L : 1882-6652
Mobile Devices as an Infrastructure: A Survey of Opportunistic Sensing Technology
Takamasa HiguchiHirozumi YamaguchiTeruo Higashino
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2015 Volume 23 Issue 2 Pages 94-104


Now that billions of people carry sensor-enabled mobile devices (e.g., smartphones), employing powerful capability of such commercial mobile products has become a promising approach for large-scale environmental and human-behavioral sensing. Such a new paradigm of scalable context monitoring is known as opportunistic sensing, and has been successfully applied to a broad range of applications. In this paper, we briefly introduce basic architecture and building blocks on which these emerging systems are based, and then provide a survey of recent progress in the opportunistic sensing technology.

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