Towards a Framework for Participatory Strategy Design in Smart Cities

  • Aroua TaamallahEmail author
  • Maha Khemaja
  • Sami Faiz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


Smart Cities Strategies are designed to mitigate one’s city problems and transform it into a smart one. This transformation is repeatedly reused by cities around the world. The complexity of the multi-disciplinary domain of smart cities renders this transformation is very hard. Unless, it is done with the help of experts in the domain. To facilitate this transformational process, this paper relies on the definition of design process of smart cities strategies and on the use of ontologies as a proven formalism to represent knowledge and expertise from experts, more specifically well-designed Ontology Design Patterns (ODP). The use of ODPs seems to be a promising solution that drives the process of cities transformation. The definition of the design process and of the Ontology Design Patterns is guided by a literature review on smart cities strategies. A web-based platform is then used to provide a common space for stakeholders to communicate and propose transformational strategies based on ODPs. The proposed solution is then validated by a use case related to educational domain in the city of Sousse, Tunisia.


Smart city Strategy design Strategy Ontology Ontology design pattern Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISITComSousseTunisia
  2. 2.ISSATSSousseTunisia
  3. 3.ISAMMTunisTunisia

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