Resource-Aware Photo Crowdsourcing Through Disruption Tolerant Networks

Yibo Wu, Yi Wang, Wenjie Hu, Xiaomei Zhang, Guohong Cao

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Abstract

Photo crowdsourcing with smartphone has attracted considerable attention recently due to the prevalence of smartphones and the rich information provided by photos. In scenarios such as disaster recovery or battlefield, where the cellular network is partly damaged or severely overloaded, Disruption Tolerant Networks (DTNs) become the best way to deliver the crowdsourced photos. Since the bandwidth and storage resources in DTN are very limited and not enough to deliver all the crowdsourced photos, it is important to prioritize more valuable photos to use the limited resources. In this paper, we design a resource-aware photo crowdsourcing framework in DTN, which uses photo metadata including the smartphone's location, orientation, and other built-in camera's parameters, to estimate the value of photos. We propose a photo selection algorithm to maximize the value of photos delivered to the command center considering bandwidth and storage constraints. Both prototype implementation and trace-driven simulations demonstrate the effectiveness of our design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 36th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages374-383
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014828
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 8 2016
Event36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2016 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jun 30 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Volume2016-August

Other

Other36th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2016
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period6/27/166/30/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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