WeatherUSI: User-Based Weather Crowdsourcing on Public Displays

  • Evangelos Niforatos
  • Ivan Elhart
  • Marc Langheinrich
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-38791-8_50

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9671)
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Niforatos E., Elhart I., Langheinrich M. (2016) WeatherUSI: User-Based Weather Crowdsourcing on Public Displays. In: Bozzon A., Cudre-Maroux P., Pautasso C. (eds) Web Engineering. ICWE 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9671. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Contemporary public display systems hold a significant potential to contribute to in situ crowdsourcing. Recently, public display systems have surpassed their traditional role as static content projection hotspots by supporting interactivity and hosting applications that increase overall perceived user utility. As such, we developed WeatherUSI, a web-based interactive public display application that enables passers-by to input subjective information about current and future weather conditions. In this demo paper, we present the functionality of the app, describe the underlying system infrastructure and present how we combine input streams originating from WeatherUSI app on a public display together with its mobile app counterparts for facilitating user based weather crowdsourcing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evangelos Niforatos
    • 1
  • Ivan Elhart
    • 1
  • Marc Langheinrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Università della Svizzera italianaLuganoSwitzerland

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