Encyclopedia of Digital Society, Industry 5.0 and Smart City

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Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of the Azores, 9500-321 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Interests: sociology; teaching sociology; sociology of education; organisations; organisational culture; research; scientific communication; psycho-sociology of educational organisations; digital society; digital literacy and society 5.0
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Dear Colleagues,

Digital shapes, with increasing relevance and intensity, represent the most varied dimensions of human action; their consequent influence on the social and natural context that surrounds them also makes them a potentially relevant instrument in informing an increasingly sustainable society. They also raise profound challenges with the possibility of reproducing old inequalities and producing new ones at various levels (micro-, meso-, and macrosocial levels). 

Encyclopedia of Digital Society, Industry 5.0 and Smart City intends to be an undeniable reference for collecting an entry collection covering diverse digital society and smart city fields, namely topics relating to the importance, relevance, and/or challenges raised by the digital dimension in the various contexts of activity, regardless of the scientific perspective adopted in an inter-, multi-, or transdisciplinary vision.

Dr. Sandro Serpa
Dr. Stylianos Mystakidis
Collection Editors

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Keywords

  • digital
  • digital society
  • smart society
  • smart city
  • smart industry
  • digital literacy
  • science and digital
  • smart factory
  • Industry 5.0

Published Papers (3 papers)

2024

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10 pages, 216 KiB  
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Social Aspects of Smart Urban Mobility
by Łukasz Brzeziński
Encyclopedia 2024, 4(2), 864-873; https://doi.org/10.3390/encyclopedia4020055 - 21 May 2024
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There is a growing interest in sustainable urban transport solutions in cities around the world. These changes, known as “smart urban mobility”, aim to reduce the negative effects of transport on the natural environment and enhance the standard of living for urban dwellers. [...] Read more.
There is a growing interest in sustainable urban transport solutions in cities around the world. These changes, known as “smart urban mobility”, aim to reduce the negative effects of transport on the natural environment and enhance the standard of living for urban dwellers. It should be noted that in addition to this transformation’s technological aspects, modifying the city’s structure and architecture also has a social dimension. The transformation of urban mobility has a significant impact on social relations. Introducing new modes of transport, such as city bikes and electric scooters, creates new ways of moving around the city and can impact social interactions. This can increase social integration and a community’s sense of belonging. At the same time, it is necessary to consider the differences between social groups to ensure equal access to the benefits of these changes in addition to deeper social elements, such as changing the habits and expectations of residents and adapting solutions to the specific needs of each city. This paper aims to look at the social aspects of smart urban mobility, including the impact of these changes on the lives and relationships of city residents. Full article
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Behavior Mapping and Its Application in Smart Social Spaces
by Kate Bishop, Nancy Marshall, Homa Rahmat, Susan Thompson, Christine Steinmetz-Weiss, Linda Corkery, Christian Tietz and Miles Park
Encyclopedia 2024, 4(1), 171-185; https://doi.org/10.3390/encyclopedia4010015 - 29 Jan 2024
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Behavior mapping is the systematic observation of people using their environments. The Smart Social Spaces research project, recently completed in Sydney, Australia, is used as a vehicle to illustrate the usefulness of this method for understanding the relationships between people and public spaces [...] Read more.
Behavior mapping is the systematic observation of people using their environments. The Smart Social Spaces research project, recently completed in Sydney, Australia, is used as a vehicle to illustrate the usefulness of this method for understanding the relationships between people and public spaces in cities. Behavior mapping was the central method used to establish what impact the inclusion of smart technology and street furniture had on people’s use of two public spaces. Using this method, it is possible to record real-time patterns of people’s use of public space, enabling local authorities to better support the social use of public space and the management of its infrastructure. Full article
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2023

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Entry
The Metaverse in Industry 5.0: A Human-Centric Approach towards Personalized Value Creation
by Dimitris Mourtzis
Encyclopedia 2023, 3(3), 1105-1120; https://doi.org/10.3390/encyclopedia3030080 - 4 Sep 2023
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In the context of Industry 5.0, the concept of the Metaverse aligns with the vision of Web 4.0, representing a digital ecosystem where individuals and organizations collaborate in a human-centric approach to create personalized value. This virtual universe connects multiple interconnected worlds, enabling [...] Read more.
In the context of Industry 5.0, the concept of the Metaverse aligns with the vision of Web 4.0, representing a digital ecosystem where individuals and organizations collaborate in a human-centric approach to create personalized value. This virtual universe connects multiple interconnected worlds, enabling real-time interactions between users and computer-generated environments. By integrating technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and the Internet of Things (IoT), the Metaverse within Industry 5.0 aims to foster innovation and enhance productivity, efficiency, and overall well-being through tailored and value-driven solutions. Therefore, this entry explores the concept of the Metaverse in the context of Industry 5.0, highlighting its definition, evolution, advantages, and disadvantages. It also discusses the pillars of technological advancement, challenges, and opportunities, including its integration into manufacturing. The entry concludes with a proposal for a conceptual framework for integrating the human-centric Metaverse into manufacturing. Full article
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