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Fostering Smart Cities through ICT Driven Policy-Making

Uthayasankar Sivarajah, Habin Lee, Zahir Irani, Vishanth Weerakkody
2014 International Journal of Electronic Government Research  
The concept of smart city is emerging as a key strategy to tackle the problems generated by the urban population growth and rapid development.  ...  Therefore, this paper presents the outcomes and impacts of the concept of DAREED which aims to deliver an integrated ICT service platform to drive energy efficiency and low carbon activities at neighbourhood  ...  In doing so, DAREED seeks to foster smart cities through innovative application of ICT and informed policy decision making.  ... 
doi:10.4018/ijegr.2014070101 fatcat:cjbvixmwj5dghemvf75o3dt43q

Support for real-time decision making in mobile financial applications

Frada Burstein, Julie Cowie, Arkady Zaslavsky, Jocelyn San Pedro
2008 Information Systems and E-Business Management  
manage the user's budget.  ...  Feasibility of the approach is demonstrated with a mobile decision support system prototype implementation.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to acknowledge help of Mr S. Grigsby and Ms N. Padmanabhan in review of the mobile decision support field.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10257-008-0090-4 fatcat:2nzyvlpnlrct5azlu4jisbh2m4

Support for Real-Time Decision Making in Mobile Financial Applications [chapter]

Frada Burstein, Julie Cowie, Arkady Zaslavsky, Jocelyn San Pedro
2008 Handbook on Decision Support Systems 2  
manage the user's budget.  ...  Feasibility of the approach is demonstrated with a mobile decision support system prototype implementation.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors would like to acknowledge help of Mr S. Grigsby and Ms N. Padmanabhan in review of the mobile decision support field.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-48716-6_5 fatcat:f332xfmuyvfmtfvgq367pcdhka

D2.1: Report On Decision-Making Procedures

Lazaros Xenidis
2015 Zenodo  
The aim of Deliverable 2.1 "Report on decision making procedures" is to map decision making procedures on environmental issues, so as to enable the STEP project consortium to get an insight in the regulatory  ...  environment, the procedures followed, the stakeholders involved, and the potential fields of e-participation applications.  ...  The Directive ensures that the public has a right to participate in the decision-making process, and to be informed of its consequences 82 , by having access to: permit applications in order to give opinions  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1197454 fatcat:hutdaoandzby5pfp4shi3sz23m

LOOMIO. Collective Decision-making

Rafał Olszowski
This article reviews Loomio: an online application whose purpose is collaborative decision making, and at the same a non-governmental initiative stemming from anti-system protest movements whose purpose  ...  is to make it possible for citizens to participate in political decisions to a greater extent.  ...  Smaller scale, however, is at the same time an advantage of loomio: the interface is simpler and more friendly, and an individual user's opinion is not lost in the mass of information.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13649972.v1 fatcat:mja2lvc2cfenpfveyirpgn2yzi

Arcades: A deep model for adaptive decision making in voice controlled smart-home

Alexis Brenon, François Portet, Michel Vacher
2018 Pervasive and Mobile Computing  
This paper describes Arcades, a system which uses deep reinforcement learning to extract context from a graphical representation of home automation system and to update continuously its behavior to the  ...  In a voice-controlled smart-home, a controller must respond not only to user's requests but also according to the interaction context.  ...  The remaining of this paper presents the method and its application to decision-making in a smart-home.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pmcj.2018.06.011 fatcat:hoizn4ncf5byfa3fz2f57mvuau

Data Virtualization for Decision Making in Big Data

Manoj Muniswamaiah, Tilak Agerwala, Charles Tappert
2019 International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications  
Data analytics and Business Intelligence (BI) are essential components of decision support technologies that gather and analyze data for faster and better strategic and operational decision making in an  ...  The major difference between BI and analytics is that analytics has predictive competence which helps in making future predictions whereas Business Intelligence helps in informed decision-making built  ...  Thus, Data discovery consolidates all the business information and enables organizations to make improved data driven decision making. Data cleansing is the next important stage of data integration.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijsea.2019.10503 fatcat:lssawhfprzaz3bcqq5zywm23zu

Role of Models in the Decision-Making Process in Integrated Urban Water Management: A Review

Leila Mosleh, Masoud Negahban-Azar
2021 Water  
Managing urban water systems in which stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water sectors affect each other is a difficult task that requires the right modeling tools for decision making.  ...  Finally, we provided a procedure to select the appropriate model in the management environment based on the user's needs.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w13091252 doaj:17885815b16a42b097d67b85f0d8c9a7 fatcat:mgfnqgtxnfhqdkfqumvcmzfmre

Deliberation Platform for Energy Transition Policies: How to Make Complex Things Simple

Andra Blumberga, Armands Gravelsins, Dagnija Blumberga
2021 Energies  
A good understanding of the dynamic behavior of systems is crucial, and proper support tools are needed to assess the outcomes of every selected pathway.  ...  This study aims to develop an Internet-based interface tool for the national energy simulation model as a tool for a "hybrid forum"; study energy transition lock-ins in one of the Eastern European countries  ...  System dynamics models do not depend on a shortage of information and data, which is one of the major drawbacks of other approaches since available information about system structure and decision-making  ... 
doi:10.3390/en15010090 fatcat:ey7lzyz7o5brjbazijec3ha7jq


2018 Issues in Information Systems  
This paper discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with implementing data lakes, a potential strategy for leveraging data as a strategic asset for enterprise decision-making.  ...  The proliferation of the big data movement has led to volumes of data. The data explosion has surpassed enterprises' ability to consume the various data types that may exist in organizational silos.  ...  Unifying data across disparate systems presents a challenge for management decision-making. Using a data lake to unify data can lead to more efficient and informed management decisions.  ... 
doi:10.48009/1_iis_2018_48-57 fatcat:6fy2hk3aejclnbgw5b6qqvnywa

The Role of Indicator-Based Sustainability Assessment in Policy and the Decision-Making Process: A Review and Outlook

Didem Dizdaroglu
2017 Sustainability  
This paper aims to explore the role of indicator-based sustainability assessment in policy and the decision-making process.  ...  In this context, indicator-based sustainability assessment tools are fundamental instruments that provide information to support policy and decision-making.  ...  Appendix A Initiative/Developer(s) Themes/Headline Indicators References The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) set of indicators By the United Nations  ... 
doi:10.3390/su9061018 fatcat:cs5ka7odnrd3fnvhzmdyb7ocqq

Enhancing energy performance certificates with energy related data to support decision making for building retrofitting

Leandro Madrazo, Alvaro Sicilia, Marco Massetti, Fabian Plazas, Eric Ortet
2018 Thermal Science  
In the ENERSI project, two applications have been developed to make it easier for building owners and planners to take informed decisions to improve building energy performance in their properties and  ...  A user-friendly interface enables end-users of these on-line applications to obtain information about the current building status of properties, the measures which could be undertaken to improve them,  ...  We would like to thank the support of the Catalan Institute for Energy (ICAEN) for facilitating the EPC data and to the Catalan Housing Agency for providing the  ... 
doi:10.2298/tsci171005028m fatcat:ac77cugkfbcnpd62m2hvhkbqim

Innovative Decision Making Tools used in territorial planning and urban management

Antonio Valentin Tache, Oana-Cătălina Popescu
2020 Urbanism. Arhitectura. Constructii  
The main objective of the CRISALIDE project is the development of a decision support system for urban environment management.  ...  Modern methods and geo-information systems are used to improve efficiency of urban management and to reduce the planning costs at different levels.  ...  Acknowledgement This article was published in the frame of CRISALIDE Project: City replicable and integrated smart actions leading innovation to develop urban economies, an ERA.Net RUS Plus project, developed  ... 
doaj:ee48acfc67a946eb8df4b5057db56af3 fatcat:bshahjcqjnbjbctp56g27fgfo4

Usercentric Operational Decision Making in Distributed Information Retrieval

Kartik Hosanagar
2011 Information systems research  
Information specialists in enterprises regularly use distributed information retrieval (DIR) systems that query a large number of information retrieval (IR) systems, merge the retrieved results, and display  ...  The technique is computationally efficient and can be used to generate decision rules for source selection and query termination that are relatively easy to implement.  ...  and costs and 3) Management Science applications in heterogeneous Information Systems.  ... 
doi:10.1287/isre.1100.0287 fatcat:udug5qsel5ajjl5bycy4hpoen4

Smart Cities and Big Data Analytics: A Data-Driven Decision-Making Use Case

Ahmed M. Shahat Osman, Ahmed Elragal
2021 Smart Cities  
The results reveal the ability of the BDA framework to support data-driven decision making in an SC.  ...  An SC is characterized as a complex system of systems involving various stakeholders, from planners to citizens.  ...  Finally, the authors thank the development team, which contributed to the data preprocessing and coding of Python scripts. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/smartcities4010018 fatcat:65vxt5thyngqzhlyatt56bpz3y
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