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Citizen-Centric Linked Data Apps for Smart Cities

  • Diego López-de-Ipiña
  • Sacha Vanhecke
  • Oscar Peña
  • Tom De Nies
  • Erik Mannens
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8276)

Abstract

Open Government Data combined with dynamic data collected from either citywide sensor networks or apps running in citizens’ smartphones offer ample potential for innovative urban services (apps) that realize Smarter Cities. This paper describes IES CITIES, a platform designed to facilitate the development of urban apps that exploit public data offered by councils and enriched by citizens. This solution addresses the needs of three main stakeholders in a city: a) citizens consuming useful data services in different domains but also contributing with complementary data to the city, b) companies leveraging the simple JSON-based RESTful API provided by IES CITIES to create novel urban apps, and c) the City Council, using the platform to publicize its urban datasets and track services assembled around them.

Keywords

Smart City Linked Data Apps provenance trust JSON 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego López-de-Ipiña
    • 1
  • Sacha Vanhecke
    • 2
  • Oscar Peña
    • 1
  • Tom De Nies
    • 2
  • Erik Mannens
    • 2
  1. 1.Deusto Institute of Technology, DeustoTechUniversity of DeustoBilbaoSpain
  2. 2.iMinds – Multimedia LabGhent UniversityGentBelgium

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