Trento White Papers

White Papers from the IEEE Smart Cities Inaugural Workshop, December 2014 in Trento, Italy.


Energy Systems for Smart Cities
Gianni Andreottola, Roustam Asimov, Andrey Bogomolov, Alberto Borghetti, Davide Brunelli, Andrea Conti, Clarissa Di Tonno, David Macii, Paul Merkus, Carlo Alberto Nucci, Gianmichele Panarelli, Diego Ragazzi, Luca Silvestri, Gabriella Trombino, Hans van Zonneveld

Abstract— This White Paper has its roots in the two-day workshop held in Trento, Italy, in December 2014 involving representatives from local governance, associations, industry and start-ups. Future Energy Systems in Smart Cities are expected to be based upon distributed energy generation, real-time demand/response and user engagement for a collective awareness about the value of energy resources. In this technological ecosystem, ICT scales up from a commodity to a fundamental pillar to “smartify” the cities. Within this context, empowered communities of users, local governance together with citizens, can perform common actions aimed at maximizing the efficiency of distribution and consumption of energy. Several actions can be implemented with the active engagement of the local communities and stakeholders. This paper aims at presenting how the Municipality of Trento can adopt technological innovations and new end-user engagement policies.

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Big Data and Open Data for a Smart City
Andrea Molinari, Vincenzo Maltese, Lorenzino Vaccari, Andrea Almi and Eleonora Bassi

Abstract— In this paper, we present a general overview of the perspectives and issues of Big Data and Open Data in a Smart City, with specific implications for the municipality of Trento, Italy. We start by presenting the current state of the art of Big Data and Open Data in Trento and continue by proposing a line of development for these two topics that could positively impact the everyday life of its citizens. We will place particular emphasis on the results that emerged from the discussion we had during the working group meeting that the municipality organized on this topic. The challenges posed by four enablers of Big Data and Open Data projects and initiatives are described: cultural enablers, organizational enablers, governance enablers and technological enablers.

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Fostering Smart Mobility for Middle Sized Cities
Ivan Bedini, Andrea Teschioni, Renato Lo Cigno, Leonardo, Giambattista Gruosso, Annapaola Marconi and Giuseppe Conti

Abstract— Urban Mobility systems play an increasingly important role in the way people move around their communities and how communities develop. Despite the significant benefits to using public transportation, many potential riders are reluctant to utilize public transportation. In this current situation, cities and communities are increasing efforts to provide multiple solutions for urban mobility and to promote it among their users. Although such an approach provides valuable alternatives to the citizenry, it also multiplies the information flow that users and service-providers must gather. Riders and commuters are, then, often confused or intimidated by the complexity and unpredictable nature of transit systems. In this paper, we present the results of the group discussions held in Trento at the IEEE-SC Workshop on December 2014 focusing on the topic of Smart Mobility. During this workshop, we analyzed in detail the current situation of Trento as a Smart City and the general requirements for transforming a good mobility plan into a smart mobility action. Our group contributions converged into five main priorities: 1) developing citizens’ awareness regarding the adoption of alternative services; 2) engaging citizens themselves as an important and valuable source of input; 3) enhancing Localized Based Systems (LBS); 4) the creation of an open platform, with an advanced Dashboard, through which citizenry, administration, and businesses can easily develop civic apps and services by means of intelligent and aggregated information, even in real time; 5) last, but not least, increasing the communication network by leveraging the development of cooperative systems.

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Innovative Tourism Services as a Key Factor for a Successful Smart City
Marco Lorenzi, Mirko Mancin and Sergio Cagol

Abstract - Starting from state-of-the-art best practices and the Trento experience, this white paper aims to define the needs, behavior and expectations of integrated and connected tourism industry service providers, describing innovative service concepts, patterns, trends and requirements to support the development of these services.

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Smart Citizens for Healthy Cities
G. Nollo, R. Raffaetà, M. Caon, A. de Luca, C. Feliziani, P. Andrighettoni, N. Conci, S. Forti, L. Ravanelli, M. Gianordoli, M. Caprino, E Torri, D. Conforti, L. Mion, M. Conci and E. Turra

Abstract— On December 10-11, 2014, the inaugural workshop of the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative was organized in Trento. As a part of the workshop labor, a number of working tables were settled on the main domains characterizing the concept of a smart city. This paper reports the outcome of the Health and Well-being working group, a strongly interdisciplinary panel of experts who, starting from the funding notion of health and the present-day challenges, analyzed the ongoing technological trends and related opportunities for new concepts of health delivery and health promotion in the smart community setting.

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Smart Government
Toward an Innovative Concept of a “One-Stop Shop” for Interactive Online Services

Giacomo Fioroni, Marco Pistore, Silvio Ranise, Giancarlo Sciascia, Michele Trainotti, Franco Amigoni, Letizia Caporusso, Francesca Gleria and Andrea Maffeis

Abstract—The number of available online services, their effectiveness and usage level and their level of interaction are important indicators of the “smartness” level of e-government. Increasing these indicators has positive effects not only in terms of time and effort spent by citizens and enterprises to access and use the services provided by the administration but also by triggering the optimization process of the back offices of the administration. The Municipality of Trento is launching an innovation project aimed at increasing the number, usage and interaction level of online services with the objective of moving all relevant services and processes managed by the Trento administration online. This approach is based on the innovative concept of a “one-stop shop” for interactive online services, which the Municipality wants to define and implement with the help of the Trento innovation ecosystem; going beyond the classical concept of a unique access point, Trento wants to deliver a single access point to online services that is simple, trusted, complete, connected and open to better serve the innovation needs of this core enabler of the smart city.

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