Community-Empowered Air Quality Monitoring System

論文URL:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3025453.3025853

論文アブストラクト:Developing information technology to democratize scientific knowledge and support citizen empowerment is a challenging task. In our case, a local community suffered from air pollution caused by industrial activity. The residents lacked the technological fluency to gather and curate diverse scientific data to advocate for regulatory change. We collaborated with the community in developing an air quality monitoring system which integrated heterogeneous data over a large spatial and temporal scale. The system afforded strong scientific evidence by using animated smoke images, air quality data, crowdsourced smell reports, and wind data. In our evaluation, we report patterns of sharing smoke images among stakeholders. Our survey study shows that the scientific knowledge provided by the system encourages agonistic discussions with regulators, empowers the community to support policy making, and rebalances the power relationship between stakeholders.

日本語のまとめ:

著者らは大気汚染に対抗するコミュニティに参加,科学的証拠を集めるためのシステムを作成.科学的知識の民主化を進めるために情報通信技術を使うことを提案.運用中に2回システムを更新しユーザの要望に対応.運用でわかったことを報告.

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