Website Launched


Akiya Toolbox Website launched. It includes information about the uses of mobile crowdsourcing tools to collect information about vacant houses in shrinking communities.  (in Japanese  ←日本語のページです).

We applaud and thank the opendatakit team/community for developing the versatile easy-to-use software.

DAPI’16 Best Paper

Happy to announce that we received the best paper award of the Fourth International Conference on Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions (DAPI 2016).


Tomoyo Sasao & Shin’ichi Konomi (2016). The Use of Historical Information to Support Civic Crowdsourcing. In: Norbert Streitz, Panos Markopoulos (Eds.) Distributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions – Fourth International Conference, DAPI 2016, Held as Part of HCI Interational 2016, Toronto, Canada, July 17 – 22, 2016. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer.

[award page]

New Project

7月から、国土交通省の先駆的空き家対策モデル事業のご支援をいただき、柏市で空き家のクラウドソーシングに取り組むことになりました。 で情報提供を行います。




Tomoyo Sasao, Shin’ichi Konomi, Ryohei Suzuki (2016). Supporting Community-Centric Use and Management of Vacant Houses: A Crowdsourcing-based Approach . Adjunct Proc. ACM Conf. on Pervasive & Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’16) – Int. Workshop Mobile & Situated Crowdsourcing. ACM Press, New York. (to appear)

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Call for UbiComp ’16 Workshop Papers


WMSC ’16: Second Workshop on Mobile and Situated Crowdsourcing

WMSC ’16 invites papers for the Second International Workshop on Mobile and Situated Crowdsourcing, co-located with the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016). The day-long workshop will be held on September 12 or 13 2016, before the main conference. The workshop will be conducted as a single mini-track, in which each participant will present his/her workshop paper (10 minutes), followed by a short (5 minutes) discussion. The workshop will also include panel discussion and informal coffee breaks for networking with other researchers.