On using mobile crowdsourcing for timely information solicitation and sharing of prices

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Abstract

The increase in goods prices year after year has directly affected consumer expenditures. Survey from a number of countries showed that the average household expenditures had also increased, notably in the past two years. One way to alleviate the impact of the rise in goods prices is by being more selective in buying the items. Being selective means buying the items at the stores that offer the lowest prices. To do that, a mechanism to compare the prices of items between stores is needed, in which, the local pricewatch information solicitation and sharing (LoPrice) model was proposed. The challenge to the design of such model is in the choice of suitable approach for collecting the information on prices from different stores in a timely manner. In this paper, mobile crowdsourcing is proposed to be the approach that is able to address the challenge. Review on existing price comparison applications, including their advantages and disadvantages is also included. An exploratory survey was also performed, which revealed that the use of mobile crowdsourcing is able to provide timely information solicitation and sharing of prices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSOFT-EA 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications
PublisherSciTePress
Pages518-523
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789897580369
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, ICSOFT-EA 2014 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 29 Aug 201431 Aug 2014

Other

Other9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, ICSOFT-EA 2014
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period29/08/1431/08/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Software

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Aris, H., & Md Din, M. (2014). On using mobile crowdsourcing for timely information solicitation and sharing of prices. In ICSOFT-EA 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (pp. 518-523). SciTePress.
Aris, Hazleen ; Md Din, Marina. / On using mobile crowdsourcing for timely information solicitation and sharing of prices. ICSOFT-EA 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications. SciTePress, 2014. pp. 518-523
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Aris, H & Md Din, M 2014, On using mobile crowdsourcing for timely information solicitation and sharing of prices. in ICSOFT-EA 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications. SciTePress, pp. 518-523, 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, ICSOFT-EA 2014, Vienna, Austria, 29/08/14.

On using mobile crowdsourcing for timely information solicitation and sharing of prices. / Aris, Hazleen; Md Din, Marina.

ICSOFT-EA 2014 - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications. SciTePress, 2014. p. 518-523.

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