Citizens Sensor Networks

  • Daniel Villatoro
  • Jordi Nin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7685)


This introductory paper serves as an overview about the rest of the papers that are contained within this volume. In this article it is presented our vision of the Citizen Sensor Networks as twofold: one where the citizens are passive entities that need to be tracked to understand and optimize better the SmartCities, and the second where the citizens, motivated by their common sense and using their mobile device to communicate the sensed sample.

Also in this abstract we will introduce the concept of crowd sourcing or crowd compution and its industrial applications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Villatoro
    • 1
  • Jordi Nin
    • 2
  1. 1.Barcelona Digital Technology CentreBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer ArchitectureTechnical University of Catalonia - BarcelonaTECH (UPC)BarcelonaSpain

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