SeqST-ResNet: A Sequential Spatial Temporal ResNet for Task Prediction in Spatial Crowdsourcing

Dongjun Zhai, An Liu, Shicheng Chen, Zhixu Li, Xiangliang Zhang

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Task appearance prediction has great potential to improve task assignment in spatial crowdsourcing platforms. The main challenge of this prediction problem is to model the spatial dependency among neighboring regions and the temporal dependency at different time scales (e.g., hourly, daily, and weekly). A recent model ST-ResNet predicts traffic flow by capturing the spatial and temporal dependencies in historical data. However, the data fragments are concatenated as one tensor fed to the deep neural networks, rather than learning the temporal dependencies in a sequential manner. We propose a novel deep learning model, called SeqST-ResNet, which well captures the temporal dependencies of historical task appearance in sequences at several time scales. We validate the effectiveness of our model via experiments on a real-world dataset. The experimental results show that our SeqST-ResNet model significantly outperforms ST-ResNet when predicting tasks at hourly intervals and also during weekday and weekends, more importantly, in regions with intensive task requests.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDatabase Systems for Advanced Applications
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783030185756
StatePublished - Apr 24 2019

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research was supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grant No. 61572336, 61632016, 61572335, 61772356), and Natural Science Research Project of Jiangsu Higher Education Institution (No. 18KJA520010, 17KJA520003), and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and the Blockshine Technology corp. Data sour Didi Chuxing.


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