2101 / 2019

Whitepaper: Crowdsensing Scenarios for the Common Good

21 / 01 / 2019|

This whitepaper provides an overview of mobile crowdsensing, as an extension to “participatory sensing” that tasks average citizens and volunteers to perform local knowledge gathering and sharing, in particular thanks to the use of mobile smart devices. The article describes existing examples from literature and related works, detailing how crowdsensing has already been adopted successfully in several different fields, which share the focus on the common good. Examples include existing systems aimed at the development of smart cities, life quality improvements for urban citizens, critical event management, social recommender systems, or road quality monitoring platforms, such as SmartRoadSense.

2101 / 2019

Whitepaper: Incentives for Crowdsourcing

21 / 01 / 2019|

This whitepaper provides an overview perspective on the foundation of crowdsourcing and crowdsensing, detailing related notions such as collective intelligence and citizen science. As all crowd-based initiatives are usually built upon a core of volunteers participating to an “open call” to perform tasks, crowdsensing in particular relies on the willingness of participants to invest time and interest in a cause, sacrifice limited resources of their mobile devices, and provide implicit or explicit efforts, including ignoring risks that impact the privacy of their data. This document describes how incentives and rewarding schemes are adopted in this context to attract a community of users and to keep it engaged. Two incentive schemes in particular are described, both of which have been developed within the CROWD4ROADS project: a game mode that transforms collected data into generated terrain for a 2D platform game and a voucher exchange system that acts as a platform for any initiative for the common good. Both incentive schemes are fully anonymous and integrate within a fully anonymous data collection scheme.

1712 / 2018

Collaboration agreement between SmartRoadSense and the Danish Road Directorate

17 / 12 / 2018|

We are excited to announce that the University of Urbino and the Pavement division (Befæsteler) at the Danish Road Directorate (Vejdirektoratet) have recently signed a collaboration agreement with the intent to further study and evaluate the potentialities of algorithms and road quality models developed and implemented by SmartRoadSense. We look forward to cooperating with the Vejdirektoratet and to fully deploy SmartRoadSense in Denmark. […]

0311 / 2018

The Road to Web Summit 2018

03 / 11 / 2018|

The largest tech conference in Europe, Web Summit 2018, will start next Monday 5 November in Lisbon: among the giants of the Web, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and tech enthusiasts, we will also be there and join the “Social Innovation Village” hosted by the Social [...]

2909 / 2018

Summer School recap

29 / 09 / 2018|

On the 25th September morning we kicked off the “Crowdsourcing for the Common Good” Summer School, hosted by the University of Urbino at Collegio Raffaello in Urbino. 24 people registered to the school for two days [...]

1907 / 2018

Summer School registration is now open!

19 / 07 / 2018|

The registration process for our “Crowdsourcing for the Common Good” Summer School is now open! The Summer School will be held in Urbino (Italy) from September 24th to 27th, 2018 and will include two days of sessions [...]

1207 / 2018

Survey for the BlaBlaCar community

12 / 07 / 2018|

BlaBlaCar, as one of the consortium partners of this project, has launched a short survey for its online community about road transport sustainability, digital innovation, the usage of SmartRoadSense, and further developments: it will help [...]

0507 / 2018

Explore RisorgiMarche with CROWD4ROADS and SmartRoadSense

05 / 07 / 2018|

Road quality is an essential factor for the social and economic development of any territory. Timely maintenance operations of the infrastructure are paramount and rely on up-to-date knowledge about road conditions. For years University of [...]

2006 / 2018

Summer School in September

20 / 06 / 2018|

Crowdsourcing is a varied and growing phenomenon that makes use of digital technology and the open participation of volunteers. It leverages the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" and empowers people to address social challenges in areas [...]

1306 / 2018

Back from the DSI Fair 2018

13 / 06 / 2018|

On the 6th and 7th of June, representatives from the CROWD4ROADS project have attended the DSI Fair 2018 at the Campidoglio in Rome, Italy. The fair is a yearly event that provides space for digital social innovation initiatives within the CAPSSI [...]

2305 / 2018

Save the date: DSI Fair in Rome

23 / 05 / 2018|

On 6–7th June, CROWD4ROADS will take part in the DSI Fair 2018 event at the Campidoglio in Rome, Italy. The fair will provide a space for the digital innovation initiatives within the CAPSSI community, with a rich [...]

0502 / 2018

C4Rs and the Italian Open Government Week 2018

05 / 02 / 2018|

The second Italian OGW will take place from February 5 to 11, 2018 and include live and online events. The event has been organized by the Italian government to foster the drive to the openness [...]

2712 / 2017

Presentation of the C4Rs project in Romania

27 / 12 / 2017|

On December 12th at 11:00, Alessandro Bogliolo from the University of Urbino held a public presentation of the CROWD4ROADS project in the Aula Magna hall of the University “Dunărea de Jos” in Galaţi (Romania) during [...]

2612 / 2017

Whitepaper: Crowd-sensing and Gamification

26 / 12 / 2017|

Coventry University’s participation within the CROWD4ROADS project utilises the Disruptive Media Learning Lab’s (DMLL) expertise in adaptive, pervasive teaching methods and learning techniques with an emphasis on gamification and learning through play. This whitepaper describes the game design approach adopted within the CROWD4ROADS project to introduce game elements based on data collection to the SmartRoadSense mobile application.

2012 / 2017

Public webinar on road monitoring

20 / 12 / 2017|

Regione Marche and University of Urbino will organize a public webinar to engage citizens and local authorities on road monitoring tools with the CROWD4ROADS project and SmartRoadSense. The webinar will be available live on Youtube [...]

0607 / 2017

Our city, our roads – Let’s make a difference

06 / 07 / 2017|

A workshop on research and innovation in transport and mobility was recently organised on 3rd July 2017 by the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University. Coventry University is part of the Crowd4Roads (C4Rs) project funded by the EU Commission Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action and coordinated by University of Urbino in Italy. The workshop is part of the project’s dissemination and communication strategy to engage others who are involved in innovation related to transport and mobility and specifically those from the local council in the UK. The current outcomes from the C4Rs project were presented by Dr. Sylvester Arnab and Mark Lewis from Coventry and Saverio Delpriori from the University of Urbino. […]

1906 / 2017

News about the C4Rs Project

19 / 06 / 2017|

Regarding the communication and experimentation activities Satean Foundation, since last year until now, contacted about 3300 municipalities, talked with the leaders of the roads and streets and sent the project material and all the necessary [...]

3005 / 2017

C4Rs Social Editorial Plan

30 / 05 / 2017|

This document aims to establish an effective communication strategy for the project dedicated to Crowd4Roads thanks to the study and the application of key concepts - communication initiatives. The Crowd4Roads project (C4Rs) wants to take [...]

0604 / 2016

Crowd4Roads kick-off press release

06 / 04 / 2016|

The “Crowd4Roads kick-off” press release has been published and can be download from the Press Room section on this website. […]

0402 / 2016

Kick-off meeting

04 / 02 / 2016|

On 3rd – 4th February, Regione Marche hosted the Crowd4Roads project kick-off meeting in Ancona, Italy. Twenty attendees representing seven partners from four different countries came together for the first time to define a shared vision for the project over the next three years. […]