Special Issue "Open Data for Open Cites (OD4OC): Reuse of Open Data through Spatial Analysis"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Adeoluwa Akande

Nova Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: geographical information systems and science; sustainable smart cities; disaster risk management; open cities; open data
Guest Editor
Dr. Fernando Benitez

Geospatial Technology Research Group, Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain
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Interests: geographical information systems and science; spatial analysis; open data, GIS development of native/web apps; smart cities and open cities
Guest Editor
Prof. Marco Painho

Nova Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: geographical information systems and science; (spatial) decision support systems; (geographical) user generated content; spatial analysis; information infrastructures; smart cities; public participation
Guest Editor
Prof. Joaquín Huerta

Geospatial Technology Research Group, Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain
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Interests: smart cities/campuses; internet technologies; augumented reality; 3D models; Web 2.0; contextual systems; sensor networks and GIS application development
Guest Editor
Prof. Pedro Cabral

Nova Information Management School, Universidade Nova de Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
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Interests: ecosystem services; disaster risk management; environmental sustainability; smart sustainable cities; geographical information systems; land change models; remote sensing
Guest Editor
Prof. Michael Gould

Geospatial Technology Research Group, Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain
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Interests: distributed geographical information systems; smart cities; hybrid FOSS/proprietory interoperability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite contributions that cover all aspect of the use of Open Data and geospatial analysis in fostering inclusive, resilient, open and sustainable communities. 

The explosive growth of cities and the rapid expansion of broadband and data are intersecting at a time when the world faces serious challenges to achieving more sustainable development. Sensors and digital devices generate huge amount of data from which cities and governments can create indicators and learn new knowledge. Cities now have an important role to play in national and local open data initiatives. Data user communities are trying to tackle various urban challenges for many intermediaries that see open data as the key factor to improve their services. However, are cities ready to move forward in terms of open data? Are the current data user requirements taken into consideration in open data strategy? How are open data being used to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable?

Hence, we invite papers describing original work in any of the following areas, but not limited to:

  1. Urban Analytics
  2. Open data-driven initiatives for effective community collaboration
  3. The use of Open Data in Smart sustainable cities
  4. Frameworks for sustainable community engagement
  5. Reuse of open geographic data
  6. Impact of Open Data in cities
  7. Impact of Open Geographic Data

This Special Issue will contain extended versions of selected papers presented at AGILE 2018 pre-conference workshop titled Open Data for Open Cities (http://opendata4opencities.uji.es) held in Lund, Sweden, 12 June, 2018. AGILE 2018 is the annual international conference on Geographic Information Science.

Dr. Adeoluwa Akande
Dr. Fernando Benitez
Prof. Marco Painho
Prof. Joaquín Huerta
Prof. Pedro Cabral
Prof. Michael Gould
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Open Data
  • Open Cities
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Smart cities
  • Reusability
  • Open Government
  • Impact of open data

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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