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People as Sensors for Smart City

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 116 - Number 18
Year of Publication: 2015
Sagar Vaidya
Prathamesh Shingvi
Kamalesh Wankhede
Akshay Sharma

Sagar Vaidya, Prathamesh Shingvi, Kamalesh Wankhede and Akshay Sharma. Article: People as Sensors for Smart City. International Journal of Computer Applications 116(18):28-31, April 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Sagar Vaidya and Prathamesh Shingvi and Kamalesh Wankhede and Akshay Sharma},
	title = {Article: People as Sensors for Smart City},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {116},
	number = {18},
	pages = {28-31},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


A city becomes smart when common problems like traffic and issues related to local governance are successfully dealt with. Today the biggest problem any city faces is the increase in traffic due to increasing population of people and vehicles. Real time data obtained from smartphones as well as data collected over a significant period of time can help us in solving this problem to some extent. A system is proposed which uses people as sensors for solving the common problem of any city which is traffic. People's participation can help in bringing effective changes in local governance. A communication network that spans across an entire city will be built so that people can contribute to the betterment of themselves. The application under consideration is assumed to be built for the local governing body. Hence officials from various departments of the governing body can have direct communication with the common man of a city. This can indirectly prevent malpractices like corruption. Any end user will be able to raise his voice against any grievance he faces which on approval by the system and if well supported by other users, will be notified to the concerned authority with the help of notifications.


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