Rapid Development of Civic Computing Services: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Shin’ichi Konomi
  • Kenta Shoji
  • Wataru Ohno
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


Designing the right computing service for citizens can be extremely difficult without participatory and iterative service development processes. We discuss opportunities and challenges for quick, participatory service development by citizens, based on our experiences with two experimental context-aware services.


civic computing open-source hardware data collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shin’ichi Konomi
    • 1
  • Kenta Shoji
    • 2
  • Wataru Ohno
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Spatial Information ScienceThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental StudiesThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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