Networking of Women in Computing

Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt and Prof. Klara Nahrstedt

"Networking of Women in Computing“ with Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Delphine Reinhardt (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) and Prof. Klara Nahrstedt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Monday, 4 July 2016, 10:00 – 12:00 am

S3|20 KOM-Lounge / Terrasse (room111)

Rundeturmstr. 10, 64283 Darmstadt


''Exploration of Attitudes to Participatory Sensing Tasks in Location-based Gaming Communities''


An increasing number of participatory sensing applications have been developed in recent years. However, most of them are still in the early adoption phase and count only few users as compared to the billions of devices that could be leveraged. On the other side, existing location-based games, such as geocaching or Ingress, gain in popularity and attract up to millions of users worldwide. Since the players of location-based games are already exploring their environment, one approach could be to especially address these communities in order to increase the user base of participatory sensing applications. In this talk, I will present the results of a questionnaire-based study involving 337 participants that investigates the possible attitudes of such players towards participatory sensing applications. In particular, I will highlight the potential interests of the participants in sensing tasks based on their demographics, played games, and sensing modalities.