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Framework for Assessing the Smartness Maturity Level of Villages

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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.


  • Rural development
  • Smart villages
  • User-centered data analytics

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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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Martinez-Gil, J. et al. (2019). Framework for Assessing the Smartness Maturity Level of Villages. In: , et al. New Trends in Databases and Information Systems. ADBIS 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1064. Springer, Cham.

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