The Future Internet Assembly

FIA 2011: The Future Internet pp 431-446

Smart Cities and the Future Internet: Towards Cooperation Frameworks for Open Innovation

  • Hans Schaffers
  • Nicos Komninos
  • Marc Pallot
  • Brigitte Trousse
  • Michael Nilsson
  • Alvaro Oliveira
Open AccessConference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20898-0_31

Volume 6656 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Schaffers H., Komninos N., Pallot M., Trousse B., Nilsson M., Oliveira A. (2011) Smart Cities and the Future Internet: Towards Cooperation Frameworks for Open Innovation. In: Domingue J. et al. (eds) The Future Internet. FIA 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6656. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Cities nowadays face complex challenges to meet objectives regarding socio-economic development and quality of life. The concept of “smart cities” is a response to these challenges. This paper explores “smart cities” as environments of open and user-driven innovation for experimenting and validating Future Internet-enabled services. Based on an analysis of the current landscape of smart city pilot programmes, Future Internet experimentally-driven research and projects in the domain of Living Labs, common resources regarding research and innovation can be identified that can be shared in open innovation environments. Effectively sharing these common resources for the purpose of establishing urban and regional innovation ecosystems requires sustainable partnerships and cooperation strategies among the main stakeholders.

Keywords

Smart CitiesFuture InternetCollaborationInnovation EcosystemsUser Co-CreationLiving LabsResource Sharing
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Schaffers
    • 1
  • Nicos Komninos
    • 2
  • Marc Pallot
    • 3
  • Brigitte Trousse
    • 3
  • Michael Nilsson
    • 4
  • Alvaro Oliveira
    • 5
  1. 1.ESoCE NetItaly
  2. 2.Urenio, Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.INRIA Sophia AntipolisFrance
  4. 4.CDT Luleå University of TechnologySweden
  5. 5.Alfamicro LdaPortugal