Value-Added Services, Virtual Enterprises and Data Spaces Inspired Enterprise Architecture for Smart Cities

  • Sobah Abbas PetersenEmail author
  • Zohreh Pourzolfaghar
  • Iyas Alloush
  • Dirk Ahlers
  • John Krogstie
  • Markus Helfert
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 568)


As a part of their digital transformation, municipalities across Europe have taken initiatives to support Open Data platforms and provide services leveraging on data. This challenges the traditional business driven IT strategy promoted by several Enterprise Architecture methodologies, which are designed to operate within a single enterprise that has a complete overview of its data and ICT systems. We envisage scenarios where public and private collaborative networks provide value added services to its citizens by leveraging on data. In this paper, we propose an Enterprise Architecture Framework for Cities to support them maneuvre smartly within their data space to create value added services through a variety of collaborative networks or Virtual Enterprises that bridge organisational boundaries. The novel elements of this Enterprise Architecture Framework are a DataxChange, the Value-Added Services and Virtual Enterprise layers. This work has been conducted within the EU H2020 Smart City project +CityxChange.


Data Spaces Enterprise Architecture Framework Smart Cities Collaborative networks Positive Energy Blocks 



+CityxChange is a smart city project under the Smart Cities and Communities topic that is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 824260. The authors would like to thank the project partners from Trondheim Municipality, Limerick City Council and the participants of work packages 1 and 2 as well as the whole project team.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sobah Abbas Petersen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zohreh Pourzolfaghar
    • 2
  • Iyas Alloush
    • 2
  • Dirk Ahlers
    • 3
  • John Krogstie
    • 1
  • Markus Helfert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre, School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublinIreland
  3. 3.Department of Architecture and PlanningNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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