Urban Mobility: Mobile Crowdsensing Applications

  • João Simões
  • Rui Gomes
  • Ana AlvesEmail author
  • Jorge Bernardino
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 806)


Mobility has become one of the most difficult challenges that cities must face. More than half of world’s population resides in urban areas and with the continuously growing population it is imperative that cities use their resources more efficiently. Obtaining and gathering data from different sources can be extremely important to support new solutions that will help building a better mobility for the citizens. Crowdsensing has become a popular way to share data collected by sensing devices with the goal to achieve a common interest. Data collected by crowdsensing applications can be a promising way to obtain valuable mobility information from each citizen. In this paper, we study the current work on the integrated mobility services exploring the crowdsensing applications that were used to extract and provide valuable mobility data. Also, we analyze the main current techniques used to characterize urban mobility.


Urban mobility Ubiquitous systems Mobile crowdsensing 



URBY.Sense is co-financed by COMPETE 2020, Portugal 2020 - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (POCI), FEDER and FCT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Simões
    • 1
  • Rui Gomes
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ana Alves
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jorge Bernardino
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra – ISECCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra – CISUCCoimbraPortugal

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