Incentivizing Opportunistic Data Collection for Time-Sensitive IoT Applications

Kortoci, Pranvera, Mehrabidavoodabadi, Abbas, Joe-Wong, Carlee and Di Francesco, Mario (2021) Incentivizing Opportunistic Data Collection for Time-Sensitive IoT Applications. In: 2021 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9781665431118, 9781665441087

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Urban environments are the most prevalent application scenario for the Internet of Things (IoT). In this context, effective data collection and forwarding to a cloud (or edge) server are particularly important. This work leverages opportunistic data collection based on the mobile crowd sourcing (MCS) paradigm for time-sensitive IoT applications. Specifically, it introduces an incentive mechanism for the crowd to collect data that are valuable to data consumers in terms of regions of interest and time constraints. The proposed approach successfully incorporates the willingness of the crowd to participate in the data collection as part of the related incentives. It also ensures collection of valuable data via selective user incentivization. Accordingly, a weighted social welfare maximization problem is defined for users to decide which sensors to visit subject to deadline constraints. Following the NP-hardness of the problem, an online heuristic algorithm is proposed for sensors to dynamically incentivize mobile users with a low message and time complexity. The proposed solution is shown to be effective for time-sensitive quality data collection through extensive simulations on realistic mobility traces. It significantly increases the overall social welfare as well as the amount of collected data compared to other approaches.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Funding information: This work was partially supported by: the Academy of Finland under grants 299222, 319710, and 326346; and the US National Science Foundation under grant CNS-1751075.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Incentives, opportunistic data collection, data utility, IoT, mobile crowd sourcing
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
G900 Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2021 13:31
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2021 13:45

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