Australian Computer Society
In this paper the authors propose a taxonomy for crowd based interaction paradigms, and categorize the literature according to this taxonomy. The conventional definition of crowds needs to be reconsidered in the light of advances in communication technology such as smart phones and cloud based infrastructures. They have extended the definition to encompass virtual dispersed crowds by considering the core components of crowd based activities. They found that much of the existing paper offers simplistic reactive control in exchange for economical, highly synchronous and co-operative activities.