An Open Platform for Children’s Independent Mobility

  • Matteo Gerosa
  • Annapaola Marconi
  • Marco Pistore
  • Paolo Traverso
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 579)

Abstract

Children’s independent mobility is a perfect example of a smart community, where proactive citizens participation and new form of collaboration between citizens and city managers are fundamental to solve daily problems in the city. This application domain, intersecting several areas of a smart city, from sustainable mobility to health and education, is at the same time very relevant from a societal perspective and very challenging from an ICT perspective, since it requires a combination of socio-psychological theories and practices and of advanced ICT techniques and tools. In this paper we illustrate the problem, analyzing on-going initiatives, lessons learnt and potential role of ICT solutions, and propose a solution, the CLIMB Platform, that will be experimented within the city of Trento.

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Acknowledgements

This work is partially funded by the European Commission through FP7 EU SMARTCITIES project STREETLIFE (Grant Agreement 608991), FP7 EU-FET project ALLOW Ensembles (Grant Agreement 600792), and FP7 EU CIP ICT-PSP project IES Cities (Grant Agreement 325097).

We would like to thank Elisabeth Füssl and Ralf Risser (FACTUM), Roland van Straten and Lex van Gijsel (DEVLAB), and Dr Sonja Forward and her team (VTI) for their support in understanding children’s independent mobility problem and shaping the CLIMB Platform idea. Special thanks to the City of Trento and its administration for their invaluable help and support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Gerosa
    • 1
  • Annapaola Marconi
    • 1
  • Marco Pistore
    • 1
  • Paolo Traverso
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione Bruno KesslerTrentoItaly

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