Digital Cities III. Information Technologies for Social Capital: Cross-cultural Perspectives

Third International Digital Cities Workshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 18-19, 2003. Revised Selected Papers

  • Peter van den Besselaar
  • Satoshi Koizumi
Conference proceedings Digital Cities 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3081)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Local Information and Communication Infrastructures: An Introduction

  3. Part I Digital Cities Around the World: Case Studies

  4. Part II Virtual Community Platforms

    1. Hideyuki Nakanishi, Satoshi Koizumi, Toru Ishida
      Pages 204-216
    2. Marco Benini, Fiorella De Cindio, Leonardo Sonnante
      Pages 217-232
    3. Satoshi Koizumi, Hiroshi Ishiguro
      Pages 247-258
  5. Part III Knowledge and Data Modeling for Digital Cities

    1. R. Lee, H. Shiina, T. Tezuka, Y. Yokota, H. Takakura, Y. J. Kwon et al.
      Pages 274-283
    2. Wanji Mai, Chris Tweed, Gordon Dodds
      Pages 284-298
  6. Part IV Participation, Design, Monitoring

  7. Part V ICT and Social Capital

    1. Stefan Welling, Andreas Breiter
      Pages 380-390
    2. Dennis Beckers, Wouter van Gent, Jurjen Iedema, Jos de Haan
      Pages 391-406
    3. Mariana Reis Balboni, Gilson Schwartz
      Pages 407-416
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Digital cities constitutes a multidisciplinary field of research and development, where researchers, designers and developers of communityware interact and collaborate with social scientists studying the use and effects of these kinds of infrastructures and systems in their local application context. The field is rather young. After the diffusion of ICT in the world of organizations and companies, ICT entered everyday life. And this also influenced ICT research and development. The 1998 Workshop on Communityware and Social Interaction in Kyoto was an early meeting in which this emerging field was discussed. After that, two subsequent Digital Cities workshops were organized in Kyoto, and a third one in Amsterdam. This book is the result of the 3rd Workshop on Digital Cities, which took place September 18–19, 2003 in Amsterdam, in conjunction with the 1st Communities and Technologies Conference. Most of the papers were presented at this workshop, and were revised thoroughly afterwards. Also the case studies of digital cities in Asia, the US, and Europe, included in Part I, were direct offsprings of the Digital Cities Workshops. Together the papers in this volume give an interesting state-of-the-art overview of the field. In total 54 authors from the Americas, from Asia, and from Europe were contributed to this volume. The authors come from Brazil (two), the USA (eleven), China (three), Japan (fourteen), Finland (two), Germany (two), Italy (three), Portugal (two), the Netherlands (eight), and the UK (seven), indicating the international nature of the research field.


Community Cyberspace E-Government Open Source Web communication community networks communityware digital digital cities digital communities electronic village information society mobile systems social interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter van den Besselaar
    • 1
  • Satoshi Koizumi
    • 2
  1. 1.Amsterdam School of Communication Research, ASCoRUniversity of Amsterdam & Department of Social Sciences, NIWI, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and SciencesAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Digital City Research Center, JST CREST, KawaramachiKyotoJapan

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