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Tomoyo Sasao, Shin’ichi Konomi, Vassilis Kostakos, Keisuke Kuribayashi, Jorge Goncalves, Community Reminder: Participatory contextual reminder environments for local communities, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 102, 2017, Pages 41-53, ISSN 1071-5819,

Community Reminder : participatory contextual reminder environments for local communities

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Author: Sasao, Tomoyo1; Konomi, Shin'ichi2; Kostakos, Vassilis3;
Organizations: 1Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo
2Center for Spatial Information Science, the University of Tokyo
3Center for Ubiquitous Computing, University of Oulu
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-11-21


Many projects have looked at how communities can co-design shared online repositories, such as Wikimapia and Wikipedia. However, little work has examined how local communities can give advice and support to their members by creating context-aware reminders that may include advice, tips and small requests. We developed the Community Reminder environment, a smartphone-based platform that supports community members to design and use context-aware reminders. We have conducted a one-month field study of Community Reminder to crowdsource and deliver safety-relevant information in a local community. The results show the benefits of involving community members in reminder design and connecting different perspectives. We also show that the proposed approach can broaden participation in local communities.

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Series: International journal of human-computer studies
ISSN: 1071-5819
ISSN-E: 1095-9300
ISSN-L: 1071-5819
Volume: 102
Pages: 41 - 53
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhcs.2016.09.001
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work is partially supported by MEXT under the Green Network of Excellence (GRENE) program, JSPS KAKENHI Grant No. 15J08542, and SS Avenue, Inc. under the joint research program on crowdsourcing tools for coping with crimes and disasters using spatial information. This work is also partially funded by the Academy of Finland (Grants 276786-AWARE, 285062-iCYCLE, 286386-CPDSS, 285459-iSCIENCE), and the European Commission (Grants PCIG11-GA-2012-322138, 645706-GRAGE, and 6AIKA-A71143-AKAI).
EU Grant Number: (322138) URBANMOB - Modelling Urban Mobility in City-Scale Ubiquitous Systems
(645706) GRAGE - Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 276786
Detailed Information: 276786 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285062 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
286386 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
285459 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license