An evaluative study on mobile crowdsourcing applications for crime watch

Izyana Ariffin, Badariah Solemon, Wan Mohamad Luqman Wan Abu Bakar

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Abstract

ICT technological revolution has inadvertently changed the way people share and disseminate information. Today, information sharing has been made possible globally; people are empowered to contribute skills, knowledge and expertise regardless of their physical location, hence, the emergence of crowdsourcing. This new concept is evolving in many fields ranging from world mapping, health monitoring, disaster relief to crime prevention. Many studies have shown that crowdsourcing serves as a promising new approach in gathering information. Success stories by Google, OpenStreetMap, and Wikimapia inspired organizations including local authorities to try this new method for their own use. In this paper, we evaluate 6 mobile applications which use crowdsourcing to report crime related incidents. The evaluation is done based on 7 criteria that are found to be important based on literatures. These include map viewing, crime listing, incident sharing, authority reporting, media sharing, tutorial and supported system. A conclusive evaluation is performed and future works related to this research are discussed at the end of the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN
Subtitle of host publicationCultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages335-340
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479954230
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2015
Event6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia, ICIMU 2014 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 18 Nov 201420 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN: Cultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014

Other

Other6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia, ICIMU 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period18/11/1420/11/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Ariffin, I., Solemon, B., & Wan Abu Bakar, W. M. L. (2015). An evaluative study on mobile crowdsourcing applications for crime watch. In Conference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN: Cultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014 (pp. 335-340). [7066655] (Conference Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Information Technology and Multimedia at UNITEN: Cultivating Creativity and Enabling Technology Through the Internet of Things, ICIMU 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIMU.2014.7066655