“Connected Smart City” at CeDEM17
The track “Connected Smart City” at CeDEM17 (Conference for e-Democracy and Open Government) provided a platform for the various living labs, initiatives and projects that work on or with concepts of “Smart Cities”.
It aimed at sharing experiences as well as test results and to further investigate relations of innovative technologies and democratic societies. Following presentations about “Smart Cities” and were presented:
Title: [X]Changing Perspectives: enriching multistakeholder deliberation with embodiment in participatory society (Philemonne Jaasma and Evert Wolters)
The focus of the presentations was on the design of a tool that supports participatory processes of policies. It presented the way of designing a system for citizens initiatives using physical and visual elements.
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Philémonne Jaasma presented the design process of [X]Changing Perspectives. It aimed to explore how design might enrich deliberation with participatory sensemaking. She presented three case studies which were conducted in real life public issues with groups of 32 – 110 multi-stakeholder participants. It was showed how the sessions were filmed and analysed through video analysis. The outcomes demonstrated that physical triggers contributed to equal participation and to constructive deliberation. This design process of a system to support participatory services for citizen initiatives using physical and visual elements is shown in following video
Smart Cities of Self-Determined Data Subjects (Jan Frece and Thomas Selzman)
The focus of the presentation was on describing the process from a data consumer to an analytics provider from step to step.
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Jan Frece presented how Smart Cities depend on data from numerous different sources. He showed how adding personal data from private sources to a smart city’s resources increases its relevance. Important questions that must be taken into account were presented e.g.: legal compliance or ethical soundness. The importance to assure that personal data will not be used for anything beyond its aim was pointed out. For this a solution for self-determined data subjects (SDDS) was presented. This solution 1) keeps private and personal data decentralized and 2) uses safe locations.
Towards an Open Data based ICT Reference Architecture for Smart Cities (Ina Schieferdecker, Nikolay Tcholtchev, Philipp Lämmel, Robert Scholz, Evanela Lapi)
The focus of the presentation was on presenting the “trianglium” project, which aims to create an ICT Reference Architecture and interfaces for Smart Cities, in which Open Data can be used.
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Robert Scholz presented the importance to investigate concepts, which enable the unification and the common understanding and the replication of ICT architectures. He pointed out how to achieve an unified approach which aims to fulfill complex and integrative ICT solutions for Smart Cities. The presented approach aims to base on the idea of openness with 1) respect to interfaces 2)software components and 3) data. It was shown that those are seen as the main ingredient of an ICT eco-system for Smart Cities.
Combined model of smart cities and electronic payments (Ralf Martin Soe and Olga Mikheeva)
The focus of the presentation was on showing if and how electronic payment can be used as indicator of smart cities.
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Ralf Martin Soe presented the financial dimension of Smart Cities – in setting the link between the smart city and electronic payments. He showed the comparison of two groups of cases – East Asian: Singapore and Hong Kong and Northern European: Tallinn and Helsinki. The research question analysed was: “can the level of electronic payments be used as a proxy for smart cities?” The outcome aims to point out that incorporating financial services provision (electronic payment systems) would help to move from a rather abstract notions of smart economy and smart living towards more concrete technological and policy initiatives.
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