Collection of WP25 scenarios

Riding the Wave

Source: Riding the Wave

Scenario III: Science and the data set

Anneli has a grant under which she is allowed free access to 10 years of measurements by the global cell-phone sensor network, stored in crosscontinental archives. This network uses the miniature sensors standard in cell phones to monitor local temperature, air quality, wind speed, light intensity, noise levels and other parameters – and links it to GPS information. The information is all kept in regional archives, with open interfaces so researchers can query them uniformly. With her team, Anneli wants to investigate correlations between the environment and the spread of illness – and for the disease information, she is looking at anonymised, geo-tagged messages sent by people mentioning the disease. She intends to clean the resulting data set and make it publicly available via her university’s institutional repository. From there, it could become the scientific equivalent of a Top-40 song – played by others around the world. Her chances for tenure rise.

-- DavidGiaretta - 2012-07-13

Topic revision: r1 - 2012-07-13 - DavidGiaretta
 
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