Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS) - A First Step Towards Building Collective Intelligence

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In this presentation, we will focus on the discussion of the concept of "crowd sensing", as an approach to collect data from embedded sensors in smartphones. Its positioning as a first, inexpensive, step for the building of a collective intelligence makes it a tool that is more and more popular today. This emergent paradigm comes with various applications. However, many challenges arise given users involvement in the data collection process. In this context, we will try throughout this presentation to discuss collaborative sensing schemes which tackle the following four main questions: How to assign sensing tasks to maximize data quality with energy-awareness? How to minimize the processing time of sensing tasks? How to motivate users to dedicate part of their resources to the crowdsensing process? and How to protect participants privacy and not impact data utility when reporting collected sensory data?

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  • Date: 22 Oct 2018
  • Time: 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-03:00) Atlantic Time (Canada)
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  • Goldberg Computer Science Building
  • 6050 University Ave
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Canada
  • Building: Dalhousie University
  • Room Number: Slonim Conference Room (#430)

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Yacine Ghamri-Doudane


Yacine Ghamri-Doudane is currently Full Professor at the University of La Rochelle (ULR) in France, and the director of its Laboratory of Informatics, Image and Interaction (L3i). Yacine received an engineering degree in computer science from the National Institute of Computer Science (INI), Algiers, Algeria, in 1998, an M.S. degree in signal, image and speech processing from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), Lyon, France, in 1999, a Ph.D. degree in computer networks from University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris 6, France, in 2003, and a Habilitation to Supervise Research (HDR) in Computer Science from Université Paris-Est, in 2010. His current research interests lays in the area of wireless networking and mobile computing with a current emphasis on topics related to the Internet of Things (IoT), Connected Vehicles, 5G as well as Digital Trust. As part of his professional activities linked to the computer networking research community, Yacine also acted as the Chair the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure & Networking (TCIIN – previously TCII) from January 2010 till December 2013 and also chaired the IEEE ComSoc Humanitarian Communications Technologies Ad hoc Committee (HCTC) from January 2012 till December 2015.