Sensing as a Service: A Cloud Computing System for Mobile Phone Sensing
Sensors on (or attached to) mobile phones can enable attractive sensing applications in different domains such as environmental monitoring, social networking, healthcare, etc. The authors introduce a new concept, Sensing-as-a-Service (S2aaS), i.e., providing sensing services using mobile phones via a cloud computing system. An S2aaS cloud should meet the following requirements: it must be able to support various mobile phone sensing applications on different Smartphone platforms. It must be energy-efficient. It must have effective incentive mechanisms that can be used to attract mobile users to participate in sensing activities.