System Support for Privacy-preserving and Energy-efficient Data Gathering in the Global Smartphone Network - Opportunities and Challenges

Jochen Streicher, Orwa Nassour, Olaf Spinczyk

Abstract

Smartphones are becoming the predominant mobile computing device of the decade. By end of 2012 more than 150 million devices have already been sold and the yearly market growth is about 40%. The ubiquity of the smartphone creates tremendous opportunities for collecting and mining data from end users. Smartphones are becoming a global sensor network that could answer questions about user (customer) behavior and their interests, device status, security threats, and a vast amount of derived information such as CO2 footprints, traffic conditions, etc. However, so far only very few market-leading companies, such as Apple and Google, are able to exploit this data source. Even though technologically possible, end user concerns such as privacy protection, energy consumption, and the general lack of incentives, make it difficult for smaller companies and private app developers to make use of the smartphone network. This paper will present the vision of an open system support platform for running flexible “Internet Queries” and “Collective Apps” in the global smartphone network. We analyze the problems of the current state of the art, derive platform requirements, and sketch the envisioned platform's architecture. The discussion will culminate in a list of important research directions to be followed.

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in Harvard Style

Streicher J., Nassour O. and Spinczyk O. (2013). System Support for Privacy-preserving and Energy-efficient Data Gathering in the Global Smartphone Network - Opportunities and Challenges . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS, ISBN 978-989-8565-43-3, pages 80-85. DOI: 10.5220/0004339200800085


in Bibtex Style

@conference{peccs13,
author={Jochen Streicher and Orwa Nassour and Olaf Spinczyk},
title={System Support for Privacy-preserving and Energy-efficient Data Gathering in the Global Smartphone Network - Opportunities and Challenges},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,},
year={2013},
pages={80-85},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004339200800085},
isbn={978-989-8565-43-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Embedded Computing and Communication Systems - Volume 1: PECCS,
TI - System Support for Privacy-preserving and Energy-efficient Data Gathering in the Global Smartphone Network - Opportunities and Challenges
SN - 978-989-8565-43-3
AU - Streicher J.
AU - Nassour O.
AU - Spinczyk O.
PY - 2013
SP - 80
EP - 85
DO - 10.5220/0004339200800085