Engaging people to participate in data collection

Patrick Tobien, Robert Kröger, Lars Lischke, Paul Lukowicz, Marco Hirsch, Albrecht Schmidt

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Abstract

Through smartphones and mobile internet connections, collecting data from a large number of users and sensors has become ordinary. Users share information not only through private messages, but also over public available services or in particular applications contributing to data collection projects. On one hand, sensors in modern smartphones enable us to collect a large amount of information without the need to directly interact with the user. On the other hand, users actively share all kinds of information in social networks. However, it is still challenging to motivate a large number of people to participate in collecting data when active contribution is needed. This is particularly critical, when the needed information is of personal nature. In this work, we discuss four approaches to actively encourage users to provide information. Furthermore, we present first results of an online survey evaluating which of the approaches would be appreciated by users to contribute to a health data collection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages209-212
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344623
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016
CountryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period12/09/1616/09/16

Keywords

  • Collecting Data
  • Crowdsourcing
  • User Engagment

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