Abdelzaher, T., Anokwa, Y., Boda, P., Burke, J., Estrin, D., Guibas, L., Kansal, A., Madden, S., and Reich, J. 2007. Mobiscopes for Human Spaces. IEEE Pervasive Computing 6, 2 (Apr. 2007), pp. 20-29.


The proliferation of affordable mobile devices with processing and sensing capabilities, together with the rapid growth inubiquitous network connectivity, herald an era of mobiscopes: networked sensing applications that rely on multiple mobile sensors to accomplish global tasks. These distributed sensing systems extend the traditional sensor network model, introducing challenges in data management, data integrity, privacy, and network system design. Although several existing applications fit this description, they providetailored one-time solutions to what essentially is the same set of problems. It's time to work toward a general architecture thatidentifies common challenges and provides a general methodology for the design of future mobiscopes. Toward that end, this articlesurveys a variety of current and emerging mobile, networked, sensing applications; articulates their common challenges; and providesarchitectural guidelines and design directions for this important category of emerging distributed sensing systems. This article is partof a special issue on Building a Sensor-Rich World.


 author = {Tarek Abdelzaher and Yaw Anokwa and Peter Boda and Jeff Burke and Deborah Estrin and Leonidas Guibas and Aman Kansal and Samuel Madden and Jim Reich},
 title = {Mobiscopes for Human Spaces},
 journal = {IEEE Pervasive Computing},
 volume = {6},
 number = {2},
 year = {2007},
 issn = {1536-1268},
 pages = {20--29},
 publisher = {IEEE Educational Activities Department},
 address = {Piscataway, NJ, USA},