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Introduction

Introduction

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In the previous chapters, we have described the SMARTify approach to design data infrastructures for smart cities. SMARTify is a systematic business-model-driven framework, which guides the design of large and highly interconnected data infrastructures that are provided and supported by multiple stakeholders. The framework can be used to model, elicit and reason about the requirements of the service, technology, organization, value, and governance aspects of smart cities. One of the key objectives of the method we have developed is supporting the analysis and definition of business models, requirements and the design of a reference architecture for the data infrastructure. In the article, we provide examples of the applicability of our frameworks. The nature of decisions made when designing data infrastructures using our frameworks will fundamentally vary from cities to cities. This means that some business models'components or components of the closed loop value chain may not become relevant to decision makers, while others will find necessary to incorporate all SMARTify activities rigorously to both design new data infrastructure and take current infrastructures forward. We expect that different data infrastructure projects will use SMARTify in different ways simply because their problems and goals are different. As a result, the validation of the usefulness of the framework is subject to the context in which our approach is being applied.

Chapter Contents:

  • 8.1 Case studies description
  • 8.2 Designing an Open Data Infrastructure
  • 8.2.1 Business models outline
  • 8.2.2 Service design requirements
  • 8.2.3 Technology design requirements
  • 8.2.4 Value design requirements
  • 8.2.5 Governance design requirements
  • 8.2.6 Reference architecture model
  • 8.3 Taking smart cities forward
  • 8.3.1 London Data Infrastructure
  • 8.3.2 Dynamic business models analysis
  • 8.3.3 Business models outline
  • 8.3.4 Service domain requirements
  • 8.3.5 Technology design requirements
  • 8.3.6 Value network design requirements
  • 8.3.7 Value design requirements
  • 8.3.8 Governance domain requirements
  • 8.3.9 Reference architecture model

Inspec keywords: open systems; town and country planning; government policies; smart cities; business data processing; systems analysis

Other keywords: reference architecture; business models; applied data infrastructures design; governance aspects; systematic business-model-driven framework; smart cities; closed loop value chain; SMARTify approach; requirements elicitation

Subjects: Business and administration; Economic, social and political aspects of computing

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