Mapping Smart Cities Situation +CITIES: The Spanish Case

  • Neus BaucellsEmail author
  • Concepción Moreno
  • Rosa M. Arce
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9704)


Cities are currently undergoing a transformation into the Smart concept. The Smart concept emerged in the same way as Smartphones or Smart TVs. A number of initiatives are being developed in the framework of the Smart Cities projects; however, there is a lack of consistent indicators and methodologies for assessing, financing and prioritising these kind of initiatives. The main aim of the research is to develop an evaluation model for Spanish cities and show dynamically in a map the degree of Smart development and their territorial characteristics. The study was carried out in 62 cities of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI) in 2015. The map is a tool to overcome the deficiency of information and methodologies, easy-to-use to evaluate smart cities projects. Moreover, it is a way of manage knowledge and information advances about Smart City initiatives. The map offers a database query and dynamic display characterizing Spanish cities.


Map Tool Evaluation Progress Indicator Monitoring Center Visualization GIS Query Citizens  Smart Cities 



We would like to thank the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and the Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación for funding the project + CITIES through the Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica, Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016. We would also like to thank the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for their encouragement and for promoting the Smart City philosophy in projects such as Ciudad del Futuro or Campus del Futuro. (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neus Baucells
    • 1
    Email author
  • Concepción Moreno
    • 2
  • Rosa M. Arce
    • 1
  1. 1.Researcher at TRANSyTUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Researcher at Universidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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