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A Tale of Open Data Innovations in Five Smart Cities


Adegboyega Ojo, Edward Curry, Fatemeh Ahmadi Zeleti

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Open Data initiatives are increasingly considered as defining elements of emerging smart cities. However, few studies have attempted to provide a better understanding of the nature of this convergence and the impact on both domains. This paper presents findings from a detailed study of 18 open data initiatives across five smart cities – Barcelona, Chicago, Manchester, Amsterdam and Helsinki. Specifically, the study sought to understand how open data programs are shaped by the different smart cities contexts and concomitantly what kinds of innovations are enabled by open data in these cities. The findings highlight the specific impacts of open data innovation on the different smart cities domains, governance of the cities, and the nature of datasets available in the open data ecosystem.
Conference Name: 
2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
IEEE Computer Society
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Publication Date: 
2326 - 2328
Conference Location: 
United States of America
Research Group: 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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