Towards Cognitive Cities

Advances in Cognitive Computing and its Application to the Governance of Large Urban Systems

  • Edy Portmann
  • Matthias Finger

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Matthias Finger, Edy Portmann
    Pages 1-11
  3. Luis Terán, Aigul Kaskina, Andreas Meier
    Pages 37-59
  4. Patrick Kaltenrieder, Elpiniki Papageorgiou, Edy Portmann
    Pages 101-121
  5. Marcel Wehrle, Marc Osswald, Edy Portmann
    Pages 123-144
  6. Sara D’Onofrio, Noémie Zurlinden, Dominique Gadient, Edy Portmann
    Pages 145-164
  7. Ronald R. Yager
    Pages 197-209
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


This book introduces the readers to the new concept of cognitive cities. It demonstrates why cities need to become cognitive and why therefore a concept of cognitive city is needed. It highlights the main building blocks of cognitive cities and illustrates the concept by various cases. Following a concise introductory chapter the book features nine chapters illustrating various aspects and dimensions of cognitive cities. The logic of its structure proceeds from more general considerations to more specific illustrations. All chapters offer a comprehensive view of the different research endeavours about cognitive cities and will help pave the way for this new and innovative approach to governing cities in the future.



Cognitive Cities Smart Cities Smarter Cities Ubiquitous City Urban Design City of the Future

Editors and affiliations

  • Edy Portmann
    • 1
  • Matthias Finger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Information Systems (IWI)Universität BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Technology & Public PolicyÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne LausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33797-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33798-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4190
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