Four years experience: Making sensibility testbed work for SAS

Yanyan Zhuang, Albert Rafetseder, Richard Weiss, Justin Cappos

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    Abstract

    Sensibility Testbed is a framework for developing sensor-based applications that can run on user-provided smart-phones, and is easy to program. Over the past four years, we have been organizing hackathons at SAS in order to perform semi-controlled experiments with this platform. Any smartphone user can install Sensibility Testbed and develop a simple sensor application in less than a day. One of the problems with developing and testing such a framework is that there are many possible hardware platforms and system configurations. Hackathons provide an effective venue for observing the development of applications on a range of devices by users with no previous knowledge of the framework. In this paper, we describe our experiences with hosting hackathons in a variety of venues, including the challenges of working in unfamiliar environments and with researchers who had no prior knowledge of the testbed. The feedback from participants has been very useful in identifying usability issues, hardware issues, and the types of sensor applications that users want to create.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018 - Proceedings
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538620922
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 11 2018
    Event2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: Mar 12 2018Mar 14 2018

    Publication series

    Name2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018 - Proceedings
    Volume2018-January

    Other

    Other2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018
    CountryKorea, Republic of
    CitySeoul
    Period3/12/183/14/18

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Instrumentation

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    Zhuang, Y., Rafetseder, A., Weiss, R., & Cappos, J. (2018). Four years experience: Making sensibility testbed work for SAS. In 2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 1-6). (2018 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, SAS 2018 - Proceedings; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAS.2018.8336779