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IJEGR - Special Issue Released on Smart Cities in Practice: Value Sources, Applications and Functionalities

Dr. Leonidas Anthopoulos

The contents of the latest issue of:
International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR)
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Volume 12, Issue 2, April - June 2016
Indexed by: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS
Published: Quarterly in Print and Electronically
ISSN: 1548-3886; EISSN: 1548-3894;
Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA
www.igi-global.com/ijegr

Editor-in-Chief: Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel University, UK)

Note: The International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) has an Open Access option, which allows individuals and institutions unrestricted access to its published content. Unlike traditional subscription-based publishing models, open access content is available without having to purchase or subscribe to the journal in which the content is published. All IGI Global manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

GUEST EDITORIAL PREFACE

Special Issue on Smart Cities in Practice: Value Sources, Applications and Functionalities

Leonidas Anthopoulos (Business School, TEI of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece), Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK), Marijn Janssen (Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands)

To obtain a copy of the Guest Editorial Preface, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/pdf.aspx?tid=162732&ptid=131661&ctid=15&t=Special Issue on Smart Cities in Practice: Value Sources, Applications and Functionalities

ARTICLE 1

Using a Use Case Methodology and an Architecture Model for Describing Smart City Functionalities

Marion Gottschalk (OFFIS e.V., Oldenburg, Germany), Mathias Uslar (OFFIS e.V., Oldenburg, Germany)

The development of complex software and hardware systems has increased in recent years. One reason is the continuous development in information and communication technologies sectors that enable a smooth and seamless connection of single components or systems. Another reason is the changed way of life, e.g. urbanization leads to new challenges in city planning to deal with large crowds, high-energy consumption, or big garbage quantities. The future or rather present city planning focuses on the concept of these complex systems (alias smart city). Information technologies interconnect smart city components and enable several smart city sub-systems like smart grid, smart building, supply/waste management, smart traffic, smart government etc. A definition of component functionalities and interfaces is needed to demonstrate their interconnections and information flow. Therefore, alternative techniques can be utilized to specify these both component and system requirements.

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www.igi-global.com/article/using-a-use-case-methodology-and-an-architecture-model-for-describing-smart-city-functionalities/162735

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www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=162735

ARTICLE 2

Design of Interactional Decision Support Applications for E-Participation in Smart Cities

Erich Ortner (Technum, Constance, Germany), Marco Mevius (HTWG-Konstanz, Constance, Germany), Peter Wiedmann (Axon Ivy AG, Munich, Germany), Florian Kurz (HTWG-Konstanz, Constance, Germany)

Nowadays, the number of human to application system interactions is dramatically increasing. For instance, citizens interact with the help of the internet to organize meetings spontaneously. Furthermore, standards such as Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and the Decision Modeling Notation (DMN) allow the creation of graphical models to document the (interaction) processes. Moreover, simulations and automations can be set up to encounter new technical challenges. Smart Cities aim at enabling their citizens to use these digital services. However, looking beyond technology, there is still a significant lack of interaction and support between “normal” citizens and the public administration. This article introduces an approach, which describes the design of enhanced interactional applications for decision support in Smart Cities based on Dialogical Logic process patterns. The authors demonstrate the approach with the help of a use case concerning a budgeting scenario as well as a summary and outlook on further research.

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www.igi-global.com/article/design-of-interactional-decision-support-applications-for-e-participation-in-smart-cities/162736

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www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=162736

ARTICLE 3

A Location-Aware Architecture for an IoT-Based Smart Museum

Giuseppe Del Fiore (IDALab, Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy), Luca Mainetti (IDALab, Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy), Vincenzo Mighali (IDALab, Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy), Luigi Patrono (IDALab, Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy), Stefano Alletto (ImageLab, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy), Rita Cucchiara (ImageLab, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy), Giuseppe Serra (ImageLab, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy)

The Internet of Things, whose main goal is to automatically predict users' desires, can find very interesting opportunities in the art and culture field, as the tourism is one of the main driving engines of the modern society. Currently, the innovation process in this field is growing at a slower pace, so the cultural heritage is a prerogative of a restricted category of users. To address this issue, a significant technological improvement is necessary in the culture-dedicated locations, which do not usually allow the installation of hardware infrastructures. In this paper, we design and validate a no-invasive indoor location-aware architecture able to enhance the user experience in a museum. The system relies on the user's smartphone and a wearable device (with image recognition and localization capabilities) to automatically deliver personalized cultural contents related to the observed artworks. The proposal was validated in the MUST museum in Lecce (Italy).

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/a-location-aware-architecture-for-an-iot-based-smart-museum/162737

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www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=162737

ARTICLE 4

What is the Source of Smart City Value?: A Business Model Analysis

Leonidas Anthopoulos (Business School, TEI of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece), Panos Fitsilis (Business School, TEI of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece), Christos Ziozias (Business School, TEI of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece)

Smart cities have attracted an increasing international scientific and business attention and an enormous niche market is being evolved, which engages almost all the business sectors. Being engaged in the smart city market is not free-of-charge and corresponding investments are extensive, while they usually concern innovation development and always demand careful planning. However, until today it is not clear how the smart city creates value to its stakeholders or simply how profit is being created. To this end, this paper performs an investigation on the smart city business models and utilizes decision making process with the contribution of smart city experts in order to conclude on the most appropriate one. This paper's findings demonstrate that business models that are followed in practice by smart cities are different to the ones suggested in literature. Moreover, the decision making processes that were followed showed that the optimal choice is the ownership business model group and from its contents preferred the Open Business Model (OBM), with the Municipal-Owned-Development (MOD) as an alternative option.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/what-is-the-source-of-smart-city-value/162738

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www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=162738

ARTICLE 5

A Unified Smart City Model (USCM) for Smart City Conceptualization and Benchmarking

Leonidas Anthopoulos (Business School, TEI of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece), Marijn Janssen (Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands), Vishanth Weerakkody (Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK)

Smart cities have attracted an extensive and emerging interest from both science and industry with an increasing number of international examples emerging from all over the world. However, despite the significant role that smart cities can play to deal with recent urban challenges, the concept has been being criticized for not being able to realize its potential and for being a vendor hype. This paper reviews different conceptualization, benchmarks and evaluations of the smart city concept. Eight different classes of smart city conceptualization models have been discovered, which structure the unified conceptualization model and concern smart city facilities (i.e., energy, water, IoT etc.), services (i.e., health, education etc.), governance, planning and management, architecture, data and people. Benchmarking though is still ambiguous and different perspectives are followed by the researchers that measure -and recently monitor- various factors, which somehow exceed typical technological or urban characteristics. This can be attributed to the broadness of the smart city concept. This paper sheds light to parameters that can be measured and controlled in an attempt to improve smart city potential and leaves space for corresponding future research. More specifically, smart city progress, local capacity, vulnerabilities for resilience and policy impact are only some of the variants that scholars pay attention to measure and control.

To obtain a copy of the entire article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/article/a-unified-smart-city-model-uscm-for-smart-city-conceptualization-and-benchmarking/162739

To read a PDF sample of this article, click on the link below.
www.igi-global.com/viewtitlesample.aspx?id=162739


For full copies of the above articles, check for this issue of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) in your institution's library. This journal is also included in the IGI Global aggregated "InfoSci-Journals" database: www.igi-global.com/isj.


CALL FOR PAPERS

Mission of IJEGR:

The mission of the International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR) is to supply academicians, practitioners, and professionals with quality applied research results in the field of electronic/digital government, its applications, and impacts on governmental organizations around the world. This journal effectively and positively provides organizational and managerial directions with greater use and management of electronic/digital government technologies in organizations. IJEGR epitomizes the research available within e-government while exponentially emphasizing the expansiveness of this field.

Indices of IJEGR:

  • ACM Digital Library
  • Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)
  • Bacon's Media Directory
  • Burrelle's Media Directory
  • Cabell's Directories
  • Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index)
  • CSA Illumina
  • DBLP
  • DEST Register of Refereed Journals
  • Gale Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media
  • GetCited
  • Google Scholar
  • INSPEC
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • JournalTOCs
  • Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • MediaFinder
  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
  • SCOPUS
  • The Index of Information Systems Journals
  • The Standard Periodical Directory
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
  • Worldwide Political Abstracts (WPSA)

Coverage of IJEGR:

IJEGR encourages submissions that reflect the wide and interdisciplinary nature of e-government as a subject and manuscripts that integrate technological disciplines with social, contextual and management issues. Topics to be discussed in the journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Accessibility and usability of e-government Web sites
  • Administrative reform through e-government
  • Assessment of e-government projects
  • Avoidance of technology pitfalls in e-government development
  • Building government-to-government enterprises
  • Citizen-centric services
  • Cyber public relations
  • Digital government and online education
  • Digital rights management
  • E-government and digital divide
  • E-government databases
  • E-justice, law enforcement, and cyber crime
  • Electronic government-to-business collaboration
  • Electronic government-to-government collaboration
  • Electronic healthcare (e-health) services
  • Electronic voting
  • Enterprise architecture at various levels of government
  • E-planning
  • Evaluation of methodologies, approaches, tools, and techniques used for designing and implementing e-government systems
  • Evaluation of public sector information systems
  • Future directions of electronic government
  • Governance and electronic democracy
  • Identity management, data protection, and citizens’ privacy
  • Immigration and digital government
  • Impacts/implications of electronic government
  • Implementing e-government systems in transition economics
  • Information availability and access in e-government
  • Information security in e-government
  • Innovative applications and best practices in e-government
  • Inter-agency information sharing in e-government and shared services
  • International integration/collaboration of e-government
  • IT management issues in e-government
  • Local e-government implementation and diffusion
  • Organizational and human factors influencing e-government adoption and diffusion
  • Public and private partnership management
  • Public sector and social inclusion/exclusion
  • Social issues and trust in e-government
  • Socio-economic factors influencing e-government adoption and diffusion
  • Strategic management of e-government
  • Technology adoption and diffusion in the public sector
  • Theories, conceptual models, and frameworks for public sector information systems
  • Transformational government and ICT enabled change in the public sector

Interested authors should consult the journal's manuscript submission guidelines www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers/international-journal-electronic-government-research/1091

 

 

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