Conceptual Modelling for Smart Cities: A Teaching Case

Conceptual Modelling for Smart Cities: A Teaching Case

Abstract

The continuous urbanization forces city planners to be more creative and supported by approaches that enable an abstract perspective on the complex reality. Metropolitan cities have concrete plans to transform districts or the whole city towards a ‘Smart City’. Emerging technologies and the need to process data of millions of sensors raise challenges for city planners. This paper reports on experiences gained from a Smart City conceptual modelling teaching case we presented at the Next-Generation Enterprise Modelling Summer School. The case is subdivided into three scenarios, each focusing on different ways conceptual modelling can contribute in designing a Smart City or leveraging additional services for its citizens. The scenarios complement a theoretical perspective on conceptual modelling foundations by a practical perspective on their tool-based realization. The aim of the paper is to report on opportunities and challenges of teaching conceptual modelling in a Smart City.

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Authors
  • Bork, Dominik
  • Fill, Hans-Georg
  • Karagiannis, Dimitris
  • Miron, Elena-Teodora
  • Tantouris, Nikolaos
  • Walch, Michael
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Category
Journal Paper
Divisions
Computer Science Didactics and Learning Research Center
Knowledge Engineering
Journal or Publication Title
Interaction Design and Architecture(s)
ISSN
1826-9745
Publisher
Scuola IaD
Place of Publication
Italy
Page Range
pp. 10-28
Number
27
Date
December 2015
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