Mobile crowdsourcing: framework, challenges, and solutions

Yufeng Wang*, Xueyu Jia, Qun Jin, Jianhua Ma


研究成果: Article査読

41 被引用数 (Scopus)


Crowdsourcing is the generalized act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to a large group of Internet population through an open call. With the great development of smartphones with rich built-in sensors and multiple ratio interfaces, mixing smartphone-based mobile technologies and crowdsourcing offers significant flexibilities and leads to a new paradigm called mobile crowdsourcing (MCS), which can be fully explored for real-time and location-sensitive crowdsourced tasks. In this paper, we present a taxonomy for the MCS applications, which are explicitly divided as using human as sensors, and exploiting the wisdom of crowd (i.e., human intelligence). Moreover, two paradigms for mobilizing users in MCS are outlined: direct mode and word of mouth mode. A comprehensive MCS framework and typical workflow of MCS applications are proposed, which consist of nine functional modules, pertaining to three stakeholders in MCS: crowdsourcer, crowdworkers, and crowdsourcing platform. Then, we elaborate the MCS challenges including task management, incentives, security and privacy, and quality control, and summarize the corresponding solutions. Especially, from the viewpoints of various stakeholders, we propose the desired properties that an ideal MCS system should satisfy. The primary goal of this paper is to comprehensively classify and provide a summary on MCS framework, challenges, and possible solutions to highlight the MCS related research topics and facilitate to develop and deploy interesting MCS applications.

ジャーナルConcurrency Computation Practice and Experience
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 2月 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • ソフトウェア
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信
  • 計算理論と計算数学


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