Citizense


A multi-lingual platform for everyone to launch and participate in data collection campaigns. Join the platform and act as campaign creator (who defines the campaign), or as participant (to collect the data), or both. This platform also allows real-time monitoring and visualizing of the collected results.


Campaign author

Participants



Create a campaign

Collect data

Visualize/Analyze data



Campaign author

You can create a data collecting process (a campaign) on the topic of your choice by this online campaign manager. The results of your campaigns are also available in realtime, through the campaign manager. Just sign up in this platform, then you will receive interesting gifts if you have a very creative campaign, or your campaign is liked the most by other participants.

Participants

You are going to collect different types of data, specified in the campaigns. Of course you efforts count, as some campaigns will give you tangible rewards. You can also have fun and compete with other participants by the points earned in each campaign. Your contribution of data will help in many ways: the campus and city infrastructure can be improved, valuable information are shared among people, or simply help others (and yourself) to save money by sharing good commercial promotions. Start collecting data now by getting our Citizense app on Google Play store

Create a campaign

The campaign is a combination of different sensing tasks, each task is of different types (text input, numeric input, data & time input, audio sensor, WiFi sensor and camera), with dynamic links (unconditional and conditional) between the tasks. With this combination, canpaign authors can create a very flexible campaign on your prefered topic. Furthermore, you can intuitively specify other parameters of a campaign. For example, the author can set a limit in terms of space and time for his/her campaign.

Collect Data

With the Android app, participants can download the campaigns, execute the campaigns and immediately check their account to see the increased points and incentive earned by the campaign. Just follow the instructions on the screen. Don't worry if the network connection drops unexpectedly, the app will keep the collected data internally and submit later; your effort will never be lost. You can also view the results of public campaigns right on your device, to see how others are doing, in real time.

Visualize/Analyze Data

As campaign authors, you can see the visualized and aggregated data in real time. If you share the results of certain campaigns with the public, they can also see the results in real time, therefore data is shared and further discussed. This platform also provides data to other systems that can further analyzed the participants' collected data.



About the experiment

You are invited to join our experiment on a new citizen participation platform (Citizense). First of all, it will be lots of fun, and bring you concrete rewards for your efforts. You will also get to know more about the citizen participation approach, which is trending nowadays in modern cities worldwide. At the same time, your feedback, collected data and user experience are crucial to our ongoing research on citizen participation.

You can play different roles when interacting with the platform: author, participants or both the 2 roles. If you act as an author, you can easily create data collection campaigns, launch them and later inspect the data collected, and nicely visualize it using the platform. You are free to decide on the topic and the types of data to be collected. We will present gifts to authors with the most interesting and creative campaigns. If you act as participant, you use our Android mobile app and follow the instructions in the campaigns. The app will show you several campaigns, which could be from different actors: UJI, the city hall of Castellón, the organizer of the experiment and the campaigns created by you and your colleagues. During the experiment, new campaigns will continuously become available.

The experiment will end on 5 Nov 2017; prizes, gifts (of value 25€ each) and cash are immediately delivered to you after that date. You can collect your rewards (cash and/or gifts) at Espaitec 2 building (UJI campus), ground floor, from 10.00am to 5.00pm everyday from 6 to 9 Nov 2017 .

Disclosure: all data used in the experiments originates from the organizers of this experiments; all data collected will only be used for research purposes. No data will be shared with third parties.

The mobile Android app "Citizense_UJI" is available on Google Play store

If you have any questions, feel free to write us at citizense.info@gmail.com

Join us now!

If you're ready to start a data collecting process on any topics, just Sign up or Login now to discover all the features of the Citizense framework. Your contribution and experience are very important to us.


About Us

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us via e-mail, citizense.info@gmail.com. We appreciate your feedback very much, and we will reply instantly.



  • Ngo Manh Khoi

    Ph.D researcher, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain

  • Fernando Benitez

    Ph.D researcher, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain

  • Sven Casteleyn

    Professor, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain