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Toolkits for Smarter Cities: A Brief Assessment

  • Auriol DegbeloEmail author
  • Devanjan Bhattacharya
  • Carlos Granell
  • Sergio Trilles
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10070)

Abstract

The literature has offered a number of surveys regarding the concept of smart city, but few assessments of toolkits. This paper presents a short analysis of existing smart city toolkits. The analysis yields some general observations about existing toolkits. The article closes with a brief introduction of the Open City Toolkit, a toolkit currently under development which aims at addressing some of the gaps of existing toolkits.

Keywords

Open Source Software Smart City Open Government Data Open Source Toolkit Toolkit Development 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors gratefully acknowledge funding from the European Union through the GEO-C project (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014, Grant Agreement Number 642332, http://www.geo-c.eu/). Carlos Granell has been funded by the Ramón y Cajal Programme (grant number RYC-2014-16913).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Auriol Degbelo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Devanjan Bhattacharya
    • 2
  • Carlos Granell
    • 3
  • Sergio Trilles
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for GeoinformaticsUniversity of MuensterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.NOVA Information Management School (NOVAIMS)Universidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Institute of New Imaging TechnologiesUniversitat Jaume ICastellóSpain

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