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Community and social interaction in the wireless city: wi-fi use in public and semi-public spaces

Keith N. Hampton, Neeti Gupta
2008 New Media & Society  
how wireless internet use in public and semi-public spaces influences social life.  ...  This article reports the findings of an exploratory ethnographic study of how wi-fi was used and influenced social interactions in four different settings: paid and free wi-fi cafes in Boston, MA and Seattle  ...  Jenkins, Marc Smith, Barry Wellman and the editors and anonymous reviewers of New Media & Society.We would also like to thank the anonymous reviewers of the 2007 International Conference on Communities  ... 
doi:10.1177/1461444808096247 fatcat:xuxwmbj2rzgongzwtjnxldllhy

The Belly of the City

Nico Carpentier
2008 International Communication Gazette  
in the community Wi-Fi concept.  ...  Conclusion: the belly of the communicative city as democratic reservoir Even in its early version (as theorised by Kunzmann), the social dimension of the communicative city, which focuses on interaction  ... 
doi:10.1177/1748048508089950 fatcat:ojyyueksgrg5nlnx6c6tafu24q

City bug report

Henrik Korsgaard, Martin Brynskov
2014 Proceedings of the 2nd Media Architecture Biennale Conference on World Cities - MAB '14  
We review technical, spatial, and social aspects of DIY phenomena with a view to better understand maker cultures, communities, and practices.  ...  In this paper, we examine how to bring about and foster more open and participatory approaches to engage communities through media architecture by identifying novel ways to put some of the creative process  ...  Acknowledging the importance of the amateurs or lovers, in the evolution of technology, Paulos supports DIY cultures and calls on technologists and engineers to shift their thinking towards more participatory  ... 
doi:10.1145/2682884.2682896 dblp:conf/mab/KorsgaardB14 fatcat:mdpnfowtuzgs3fcjdxrzc5lepm

Gentrification in the mesh?

Paolo Cardullo
2017 City  
The research operates on a multidisciplinary level evoking hackers, technology and the production of urban space.  ...  The paper offers a critical perspective on practices of construction and consumption of wireless mesh networks in urban environments.  ...  Wi-Fi networks like OWN mostly operate by strengthening social interactions and relations on the ground, rather than in an imaginary cloud-space.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13604813.2017.1325236 fatcat:n74nkpupmravdn2q36ybznsdlu

Sustainable technology results for sewage networks in smart cities

Antoni Grau, Yolanda Bolea, Ana-Puig Pey, Alberto Sanfeliu, Josep Casanovas
2017 2017 Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT)  
The objective of this paper is to explain the importance of research in wastewater transportation (sewage systems) using new technologies such as robotics systems and information and communication technologies  ...  In this paper, authors explain the tool as well as the methodology to promote robotics research in urban environments, and the on-going experience will demonstrate that huge advances are made in this field  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT These research has been funded by the European project "ECHORD++ EU project PF7-ICT-2012-601116".  ... 
doi:10.23919/sustainit.2017.8379803 dblp:conf/ifip6-3/GrauBPSC17 fatcat:txeigolr2ffy7gtkfnr46lddme

City-wide Pilot Validation City-wide (D5.3)

Adriana Fernández-Fernández Et Al.
2020 Zenodo  
The six 5GCity use cases target three main areas: Telco, Media and City Security.  ...  use cases at the three city-wide pilots.  ...  PilotWI-FICH36 5.17 5.19 Channel 36 of the 5GHz Wi-Fi used in the pilot test public PilotWI-FICH40 5.19 5.21 Channel 40 of the 5GHz Wi-Fi used in the pilot test public WI-FI5GB 5.21 5.8  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3786924 fatcat:d2pzt4kkefdtdgofkxfdokefiq

City-hubs for smarter cities. The case of Lille "EuraFlandres" interchange

Odile Heddebaut, Floridea Di Ciommo
2017 European Transport Research Review  
The governance framework was specified through carrying out semi-structured interviews with key interchange actors for each City-HUB case study that also questioned about the role of interchanges in local  ...  Good planning and organization of communication networks contributes to the development of cities that are more fluid and user-friendly and sustainable, concepts underlying Bsmart cities^.  ...  , and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12544-017-0283-3 fatcat:7g4jpxrs45g2bkivllftyafs2i

TCitySmartF: A comprehensive systematic framework for transforming cities into smart cities

Kaya Kuru, Darren Ansel
2020 IEEE Access  
planning and interaction for the robust community-and citizen-tailored services.  ...  In this study, we analyse how to develop citizen-and resource-centric smarter cities based on the recent SC development initiatives with the successful use cases, future SC development plans, and many  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments enabling them to improve the quality of this paper further.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.2967777 fatcat:pudeopvidbfm5mogdintu3ayt4

Towards Ambient Assisted Cities and Citizens

D. Lopez-de-Ipina, B. Klein, S. Vanhecke, J. Perez-Velasco
2013 2013 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops  
The city is a challenging environment for anybody elderly or with disabilities.  ...  Concretely, it lays out the ICT basis over which an ecosystem of user-centric urban apps aiding citizens in their daily activities may be assembled.  ...  As a consequence, diverse public spaces in cities have been transformed and instrumented.  ... 
doi:10.1109/waina.2013.203 dblp:conf/aina/Lopez-de-IpinaKVP13 fatcat:r2dj3s75qnepnjkos4zrowl4eu

Role of Internet of Things (IoT) and Crowdsourcing in Smart City Projects

Isam Shahrour, Xiongyao Xie
2021 Smart Cities  
The second part presents the Internet of Things, focusing on IoT technology, the use of IoT in smart city applications, and security.  ...  This paper presents and discusses the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) and crowdsourcing in constructing smart cities.  ...  internet connection, 4G/5G coverage, and free Wi-Fi.  ... 
doi:10.3390/smartcities4040068 fatcat:zyu3t3qlgffepfbn6ehync4fim

Fog Computing for Sustainable Smart Cities

Charith Perera, Yongrui Qin, Julio C. Estrella, Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
2017 ACM Computing Surveys  
However, in reality sensing all possible data items captured by a smart object and then sending the complete captured data to the cloud is less useful.  ...  In this paper, we review existing approaches that have been proposed to tackle the challenges in the Fog computing domain.  ...  Wi-Fi: This is one of the most commonly used wireless local area network (WLAN)technology [Yeh et al. 2003 ].  ... 
doi:10.1145/3057266 fatcat:skwxq7rujngz7jlvuj26csjmla

Mobile Networks and Internet of Things Infrastructures to Characterize Smart Human Mobility

Luís Rosa, Fábio Silva, Cesar Analide
2021 Smart Cities  
The evolution of Mobile Networks and Internet of Things (IoT) architectures allows one to rethink the way smart cities infrastructures are designed and managed, and solve a number of problems in terms  ...  The objective of this work is to identify and discuss the challenges of mobile networks, alongside IoT and AI, to characterize smart human mobility and to discuss some workable solutions to these challenges  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Smart Cities 2021, 4  ... 
doi:10.3390/smartcities4020046 fatcat:lndroanudzbe7hfm53mzy2jph4

Reflections towards an agenda for urban-designing the digital city

Alessandro Aurigi
2012 Urban Design International  
This article deals with the increasingly digital augmentation of urban space and looks at how so far initiatives in this sense have been deployed in a way that is disconnected from urban design knowledge  ...  It promotes, through a series of observations on tensions between digital and physical dimensions of space, the need to design 'augmented' space as a whole, mobilising the 'digital' to positively reinforcing  ...  The design and placement of public information terminals in many cities around the world reveals, for instance, an inability to think in terms of both the tensions of movement/social space, and the public  ... 
doi:10.1057/udi.2012.32 fatcat:kvt3lspqkjd7hlyfzxkwyt3o3m

Fog Computing for Sustainable Smart Cities: A Survey [article]

Charith Perera, Yongrui Qin, Julio C. Estrella, Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
2017 arXiv   pre-print
However, in reality sensing all possible data items captured by a smart object and then sending the complete captured data to the cloud is less useful.  ...  In this paper, we review existing approaches that have been proposed to tackle the challenges in the Fog computing domain.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We acknowledge the financial support of European Research Council Advanced Grant 291652 (ASAP).  ... 
arXiv:1703.07079v1 fatcat:2lwpd2b5izcw3hwg7x6m2vduoq

Owning the city: New media and citizen engagement in urban design

Michiel De Lange, Martijn De Waal
2013 First Monday  
For instance in reaction to people working ubiquitously with their portable wireless devices, a host of spaces are adapted to nomadic labor by being equipped with Wi-Fi, power sockets and cocooning zones  ...  homes, as they had prior to World War II after which public housing became the task of national government, local authorities and semi-public housing corporations.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v18i11.4954 fatcat:krqmicygwfambe2ui4cqirklgq
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