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BibTex format

author = {Gutierrez, V and Theodoridis, E and Mylonas, G and Shi, F and Adeel, U and Diez, L and Amaxilatis, D and Choque, J and Camprodom, G and McCann, J and Munoz, L},
doi = {10.3390/s16111971},
journal = {Sensors},
title = {Co-Creating the Cities of the Future},
url = {},
volume = {16},
year = {2016}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - In recent years, the evolution of urban environments, jointly with the progress of theInformation and Communication sector, have enabled the rapid adoption of new solutions thatcontribute to the growth in popularity of Smart Cities. Currently, the majority of the world populationlives in cities encouraging different stakeholders within these innovative ecosystems to seek newsolutions guaranteeing the sustainability and efficiency of such complex environments. In this work,it is discussed how the experimentation with IoT technologies and other data sources form the citiescan be utilized to co-create in the OrganiCity project, where key actors like citizens, researchers andother stakeholders shape smart city services and applications in a collaborative fashion. Furthermore,a novel architecture is proposed that enables this organic growth of the future cities, facilitating theexperimentation that tailors the adoption of new technologies and services for a better quality of life,as well as agile and dynamic mechanisms for managing cities. In this work, the different componentsand enablers of the OrganiCity platform are presented and discussed in detail and include, amongothers, a portal to manage the experiment life cycle, an Urban Data Observatory to explore data assets,and an annotations component to indicate quality of data, with a particular focus on the city-scaleopportunistic data collection service operating as an alternative to traditional communications.
AU - Gutierrez,V
AU - Theodoridis,E
AU - Mylonas,G
AU - Shi,F
AU - Adeel,U
AU - Diez,L
AU - Amaxilatis,D
AU - Choque,J
AU - Camprodom,G
AU - McCann,J
AU - Munoz,L
DO - 10.3390/s16111971
PY - 2016///
SN - 1424-8220
TI - Co-Creating the Cities of the Future
T2 - Sensors
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 16
ER -