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An Example of Human-Centric Sensor Network: Be Responsible Platform

Abstract

The paper addresses the Be Responsible platform, a representative example of human-centric sensing network which, relying on the Info-Communication and Internet of Things concepts, aims to improve the communication between citizens, on one side, and government authorities, on the other side, with the purpose of resolving various problems encountered in a modern society. A widespread network of human-centric smartphone devices and PCs has been used as a valuable source of data collected and processed in order to trigger adequate actions upon problem resolving. In this way, humans acting as sensor operators and data sources become a powerful factor in improving their society. The Be Responsible platform enables the people to report the irregularities in various aspects of their social life (grey economy, misuse of government vehicles, ecology, traffic), and hence to take active part in resolving them. It also promotes positive and responsible social and institutional behavior, which has to be nurtured in any society seeking progress. The number of submitted reports as well as the money collected from the fine revenues and subsequently invested in projects of social good, undoubtedly prove that what could not be achieved through years of traditional government-led policy approach, was achieved in months of citizen engagement.

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Bulatović, N., Žarić, N., Djukanović, S. et al. An Example of Human-Centric Sensor Network: Be Responsible Platform. Wireless Pers Commun 92, 237–250 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-016-3848-x

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Keywords

  • Human-centered sensing network
  • Participatory sensing
  • Internet of Things
  • Data sourcing
  • Data-driven recruitment campaign