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Framework for Assessing the Smartness Maturity Level of Villages

  • Jorge Martinez-GilEmail author
  • Mario Pichler
  • Tina Beranič
  • Lucija Brezočnik
  • Muhamed Turkanović
  • Gianluca Lentini
  • Francesca Polettini
  • Alessandro Lué
  • Alberto Colorni Vitale
  • Guillaume Doukhan
  • Claire Belet
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1064)

Abstract

In this work, we have developed the first version of a smartness assessment framework that allows the representatives from a village to make a self-evaluation of its current status based on smartness criteria identified by an international group of experts. The framework allows a detailed evaluation of six different aspects including Mobility, Governance, Economy, Environment, Living, People, with weightings of the criteria using the multi-criteria analysis Electre Tri. In addition, the results enable further data analysis and offers an input for different functionality like identification of best practices and collaboration and matchmaking among potential stakeholders. In addition, we show the effectiveness of the proposed framework by means of a case study on a test area around the European Alpine space.

Keywords

Rural development Smart villages User-centered data analytics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been developed within the SmartVillages project, Smart Digital Transformation of Villages in the Alpine Space, co-funded by Interreg Alpine Space (20182021). The authors would like to express the appreciation to SmartVillages project members for their contribution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Martinez-Gil
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mario Pichler
    • 1
  • Tina Beranič
    • 2
  • Lucija Brezočnik
    • 2
  • Muhamed Turkanović
    • 2
  • Gianluca Lentini
    • 3
  • Francesca Polettini
    • 3
  • Alessandro Lué
    • 3
  • Alberto Colorni Vitale
    • 3
  • Guillaume Doukhan
    • 4
  • Claire Belet
    • 4
  1. 1.Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbHHagenbergAustria
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of MariborMariborSlovenia
  3. 3.Poliedra-Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  4. 4.ADRETSGapFrance

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