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Title:On the Pitfalls of Crowdsourcing for Civic Information Management
Author(s):Pelechrinis, Konstantinos
Subject(s):information architecture
information services
information systems
Abstract:The advancements and proliferation of mobile networking and computing technology has enabled large-scale collaborations between people towards solving specific problems. While crowdsourcing has been utilized to facilitate various research efforts and a fast growing number of businesses utilizes crowdsourcing approaches in their products, it is only recently that the “wisdom of crowds” has seen applications in civic life and urban planning. Whereas the potentials are huge, successful design and deployment is not trivial. The major challenges that local government offices have to face when using crowdsourcing for urban planning operations are: (i) providing incentives for usage from the city-dwellers, while ensuring the quality of information submitted and (ii) providing accessibility to the corresponding platform for the mass of the population. In this article we provide a qualitative discussion on the potential pitfalls of crowdsourcing in managing and exploiting civic information.
Issue Date:2015-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2015 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2015 is held by the authors. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-23

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