The recently published white paper on “Intelligence and Co-creation in Smart Specialisation Strategies” outlines some key conclusions from the Online S3 project. The project was funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. According to the authors, Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), linking regional, national, and EU policy frameworks, regulations and strategy objectives require a variety of data and methods to define problems, priorities and objectives, and use suitable policy instruments.
Smart and Resilient Urban Futures for Sustainability in the Post COVID-19 Era: A Review of Policy Responses on Urban Mobility
This paper opens a discussion on the transformational impact that the pandemic brought to the sector of mobility within the urban environment. The analysis focuses on the promotion of sustainability, the smart growth agenda, and the acceleration towards the smart city paradigm. The authors conceive the disruption caused by the pandemic as an opportunity for change towards sustainability, since the transport sector in many cities causes negative environmental and health costs.
Soft computing for abuse detection using cyber-physical and social big data in cognitive smart cities
This study offers a systematic literature review on the use of soft computing techniques for abuse detection in the complex cyber–physical–social big data systems in cognitive smart cities. The objective of the authors is to define and identify the diverse concept of abuse and systematize techniques for automatic abuse detection on social media and real-time abuse detection using IoT.
The 2021 annual conference of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 21 on Urban and Regional Development will take place this week, from Wednesday 14th of July until Friday 16th of July 2021 on a virtual form. The theme of the 2021 conference is “Sensing and Shaping the City”.
This document contains a literature review of the gamification topic, providing a conceptual background, and presenting a selection and analysis of the applications to e-government services. It identifies the common procedure of gamification application to e-government services, highlighting visible methodological gaps. The study characterises gamification element usage and highlights the need for a standardised methodology during element selection.
This paper presents Convergence Innovation (CI) as a new sustainable core competence of organizations. It explores how CI can be a catalyst for managing the current COVID-19 pandemic and charting the path to post crisis. According to the authors, the study makes contributions to both innovation literature and to practicing managers with new insights on sustainable innovation strategies for organizational performance and beyond.
This paper presents an ethical framework for Big Data and Smart Cities. By reviewing recent studies on both the technological development and ethical problems in the emerging industries, this research seeks to raise public awareness of ethical issues lying in urban big data analytics and public transportation systems.