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Experimentation Management in the Co-Created Smart-City: Incentivization and Citizen Engagement

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Communications Department, University of Cantabria, Santander 39005, Spain
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Tecnologías, Servicios Telemáticos y Sistemas S.A., Santander 39011, Spain
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This paper is an extended version of our paper published in “Choque, J.; Medela, A.; Echevarria, J.; Diez, L.; Munoz, L. Enabling incentivization and citizen engagement in the smart-city co-creation paradigm. In Proceeding of the 2018 Global Internet of Things Summit (GIoTS), Bilbao, Spain, 4–7 June 2018; doi:10.1109/GIOTS.2018.8534567”.
Sensors 2019, 19(2), 411; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19020411
Received: 29 November 2018 / Revised: 14 January 2019 / Accepted: 15 January 2019 / Published: 20 January 2019
Under the smart city paradigm, cities are changing at a rapid pace. In this context, it is necessary to develop tools that allow service providers to perform rapid deployments of novel solutions that can be validated by citizens. In this sense, the OrganiCity experimentation-as-a-service platform brings about a unique solution to experiment with new urban services in a co-creative way, among all the involved stakeholders. On top of this, it is also necessary to ensure that users are engaged in the experimentation process, so as to guarantee that the resulting services actually fulfill their needs. In this work, we present the engagement monitoring framework that has been developed within the OrganiCity platform. This framework permits the tailored definition of metrics according to the experiment characteristics and provides valuable information about how citizens react to service modifications and incentivization campaigns. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; experimentation; EaaS; co-creation; incentivization; rewarding; communities smart city; experimentation; EaaS; co-creation; incentivization; rewarding; communities
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