An Integrated Reward and Reputation Mechanism for MCS Preserving Users’ Privacy

  • Cristian Tanas
  • Sergi Delgado-Segura
  • Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9481)

Abstract

Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS) presents numerous and unique research challenges most of them based on the fact that human participation is in the loop. In this paper we analyse three of the most important: user participation, data sensing quality and user anonymity. To solve them, we present PaySense, a general framework for user rewarding and reputation accountability that preserves users’ privacy using cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, we detailed an implementable system using bitcoins.

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Lost Harness 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work is partially supported by the spanish ministry under grant number TIN2014-55243-P and the Catalan AGAUR grant 2014SGR-691.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristian Tanas
    • 1
  • Sergi Delgado-Segura
    • 1
  • Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament D’Enginyeria de la Informació I Les ComunicacionsUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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