The Design of User-centric Mobile Crowdsensing with Cooperative D2D Communications
IEEE Wireless Communications
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Reason for embargo
This is the author accepted manuscript. It is currently under an indefinite embargo pending publication by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The ubiquitous sensor-rich smartphones have promoted Mobile Crowdsensing (MCS), an emerging people-centric sensing paradigm for urban Internet-of- Things (IoTs). However, using cellular networks to transmit the big data collected by MCS would incur expensive financial costs for both participating phone users and the MCS organizer. A promising solution to this is to integrate the low-cost Devices-to-Device (D2D) communication into the MCS design. Yet using D2D in MCS will require the cooperative interactions among the self-interest and strategic participating phone users, which significantly complicates the ”human-in-the-loop” MCS design in both digital and human dimensions, and brings a branch of new challenges: (1) data communication and networking become more complex; (2) D2D connections among opportunistically encountered phone users must be secure, fast, and user transparent; and (3)participating phone users need to be properly incentivized. In dealing with these challenges, this article will cover recent developments of D2D-enabled MCS from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Future research questions in this rapidly growing field are also discussed.
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