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Interoperable Open Specifications Framework for the Implementation of Standardized Urban Platforms

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CARTIF Foundation—Energy Division, Parque Tecnológico Boecillo, 205, 47151 Boecillo, Spain
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Freelancer (Avoid Reduce Reuse)—Digital Expert on Smart Cities (T-Labs during mySMARTLife), Rietze Strasse, 10409 Berlin, Germany
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ENGIE INEO Solutions Digitales, Rue Henri Farman, 86, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
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Nantes Métropole, Cours du Champ de Mars, 2, 44923 Nantes, France
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Forum Virium Helsinki, Unioninkatu, 24, 00130 Helsinki, Finland
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This paper is an extended version of the paper entitled “An interoperable Open Specifications Framework for Smart City urban platforms” presented at 2019 Global IoT Summit (GIoTS), Aarhus, Denmark, 17–21 June 2019.
Sensors 2020, 20(8), 2402; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20082402
Received: 7 February 2020 / Revised: 21 April 2020 / Accepted: 21 April 2020 / Published: 23 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Architectures and Platforms for Smart and Sustainable Cities)
The current cities’ urban challenges go through digitalization and integration of new technologies under the perspective of actual and future ecological, as well as socio-economic commitments. This process is translated into the Open Standardized Urban Data Platform, which plays a pivotal role. Within its main functionalities, data ingestion, analytics and services as vertical domains become necessary to create more environmentally friendly cities. However, there still exist some deficits. Among them, openness and interoperability are outlined. On the one hand, there is a lack of open data initiatives for increasing the smart services stock. On the other hand, interoperability depends upon vendors and integrators, reducing the possibilities of Smart City growth. In this context, under the mySMARTLife project (GA #731297) umbrella, an Open Specifications Framework has been developed in order to address four main issues: (1) data interoperability; (2) services or verticals interoperability; (3) openness; and (4) replicability. It enlightens the implementation and integration of multiple city domains (like infrastructures, mobility, energy, buildings) for smart management and big-data analytics. Its applicability is demonstrated in the three lighthouse cities of the project, Nantes (France), Hamburg (Germany) and Helsinki (Finland). View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; urban data platform; interoperability; open data; open specifications framework; open standards; smart services smart city; urban data platform; interoperability; open data; open specifications framework; open standards; smart services
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Hernández, J.L.; García, R.; Schonowski, J.; Atlan, D.; Chanson, G.; Ruohomäki, T. Interoperable Open Specifications Framework for the Implementation of Standardized Urban Platforms. Sensors 2020, 20, 2402. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20082402

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Hernández JL, García R, Schonowski J, Atlan D, Chanson G, Ruohomäki T. Interoperable Open Specifications Framework for the Implementation of Standardized Urban Platforms. Sensors. 2020; 20(8):2402. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20082402

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Hernández, José L., Rubén García, Joachim Schonowski, Daniel Atlan, Guillaume Chanson, and Timo Ruohomäki. 2020. "Interoperable Open Specifications Framework for the Implementation of Standardized Urban Platforms" Sensors 20, no. 8: 2402. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20082402

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