Buildings and crowds: Forming smart cities for more effective disaster management

Eleana Asimakopoulou*, Nik Bessis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

During the recent years, several advances about smart environments are taking place. The challenge of transforming cities to 'smart' cities aims to combine competitiveness and sustainable urban development simultaneously. This is taking place through the combination of traditional urban environment, governmental and social functions with modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) providing e-services. At the same time, next generation technologies community puts efforts on issues associated with the development of community-based services that aim to capture and assess large amounts of data in a systematic collaborative manner. Thus, the concept of crowd sourcing becomes quite popular. In this paper we focus on discussing whether crowd sourcing can be facilitated in the contexts of smart buildings and cities in order to support a more effective and efficient integrated disaster management approach. Within this context, we exemplify the approach using few model architecture diagrams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011
Pages229-234
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2011
Event2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 30 Jun 20112 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011

Conference

Conference2011 5th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2011
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period30/06/112/07/11

Keywords

  • Crowd sourcing
  • e-services
  • Integrated disaster management
  • Next generation technologies
  • Smart cities

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