Feel the World: A Mobile Framework for Participatory Sensing

  • Theophilos Phokas
  • Hariton Efstathiades
  • George Pallis
  • Marios D. Dikaiakos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8093)


Nowadays, smartphones have almost replaced basic feature phones all over the world. Today’s smartphones come equipped with an increasing set of embedded sensors, computational and communication resources. All these gave developers the ability to design and implement a wide variety of applications in the domains of healthcare, social networking, safety, environmental monitoring and transportation. This paper presents a novel middleware platform, called Feel the World (FTW) which provides third party programmers, with little phone programming experience, the ability to develop applications that enable people to sense, visualize and share information about the world they live in.


Participatory sensing mobile applications mobile data collection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theophilos Phokas
    • 1
  • Hariton Efstathiades
    • 2
  • George Pallis
    • 2
  • Marios D. Dikaiakos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CyprusCyprus

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