Towards a Practical Deployment of Privacy-preserving Crowd-sensing Tasks

Recent generations of mobile phones, embedding a wide variety of sensors, have fostered the development of open sensing applications, such as network quality or weather forecast applications. In this paper, we present a novel privacy-preserving crowdsourcing platform relying on two components: APISENSE and PRIVAPI. APISENSE is a distributed middleware platform that leverages the dynamic deployment of crowdsourcing tasks across a population of mobile phones. PRIVAPI is a middleware handling privacy- preserving publication of mobility data.