WeatherUSI: User-Based Weather Crowdsourcing on Public Displays

  • Evangelos NiforatosEmail author
  • Ivan Elhart
  • Marc Langheinrich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9671)


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.


Public Display System Crowdsourcing Future Weather Conditions User-perceived Utility Underlying System Infrastructure 
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The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme within the 7th Framework Programme for Research of the European Commission, under FET Grant Number: 612933.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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