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South African Computer Journal

On-line version ISSN 2313-7835
Print version ISSN 1015-7999


SCHOLTZ, Brenda  and  MLOZA-BANDA, Clara. Applying theories for using non-monetary incentives for citizens to participate in crowdsensing projects. SACJ [online]. 2019, vol.31, n.2, pp.99-116. ISSN 2313-7835.

In recent years crowdsensing has become a hot topic amongst researchers. Crowdsensing can incentivise and empower citizens to use their mobile phones to collect and share sensed data from their surrounding environments. The purpose of this paper is to report on the application of the incentive theory and the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) as a lens from which to investigate the non-monetary incentives and participation profiles (intentions and motivations) of citizens from around the world, who could participate in a crowdsensing project for water resource monitoring (WRM). The conceptual framework was used in a survey of citizens. The findings revealed that TPB can be successfully used for predicting behavioural intentions and classified several types of motivational factors for participation in crowdsensing projects for WRM. Guidelines for crowdsensing projects are provided that can improve the success rate of WRM projects.CATEGORIES: · Information systems ~ Collaborative and social computing systems and tools · Human-centred computing ~ Empirical studies in ubiquitous and mobile computing

Keywords : crowdsensing; water resource monitoring; theory of planned behaviour; data collection protocols.

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