Smart Cities and Regions Papers
Prof. Anna Stålbröst – Luleå Uiversity of Technology
Dr. Ali Payab – Luleå Uiversity of Technology
- Citizen engagement and coping with marginalization via Living Labs in the design of the Smart Cities & Regions.
- Adoption barriers and challenges.
- Sustainable urban planning and development, Smart Villages, Urban and Rural Living Labs, Mobility and transportation.
- Gamification, social media, big data and other digital technologies.
- Security and privacy issues.
A Case Study of a Living Lab through a Bus Improvement Committee in the Yeongjong area of Incheon City
by Min-Ho Suh, Junghyun Park, Minki Kim and Won-Kyun Joo
Track: Innovation Paper
- Living Lab
- Data Analysis
Abstract. The concept of the living lab has been developed as a social problem-solving tool and recently it is being reexamined as a social problem-solving tool for disasters and urban problems based on the social contributions of science and technology. In terms of science and technology, the data age, represented by the fourth industrial revolution, is emphasized such that the living lab is now based on the support of data analysis and ICT technology. The purpose of this study is to examine the planning, operation, and meaning of ICT support by means of a database analysis of a living lab case of a bus improvement committee in the Yeongjong area of Incheon, Korea. Based on the data analysis, it was found that evidence-based rational discussions among citizen members as well as the civil servants enable the living lab to operate on a more ground-based basis and facilitate problem solving. By systematizing the data analysis technology, it is expected that the effects of the living lab will accelerate as city officials and civic organizations share important information.
Adapting Living Lab approaches to marginal contexts and urban regeneration: the case of Mapping San Siro Lab
by Elena Maranghi and Francesca Cognetti
- Urban regeneration
- Local development
- Living Lab as a physical space
Abstract. The aim of the following paper is to offer a reflection on the role and the characteristics that an Urban Living Lab could assume in processes of urban regeneration of marginal and deprived contexts of contemporary cities. The paper analyses Mapping San Siro case study: an on-going University-promoted Lab, opened in 2013 in one of the biggest Milanese public housing neighbourhoods (Milan, Italy). After briefly introducing the potential of Urban Living Labs in urban regeneration, the authors will contextualize the case study within the approach, highlighting the most significant points of contact. To conclude, they will open up the reflection on critical points to be considered when orienting an Urban Living Lab to the local development of a marginal context.
Intelligent Living Lab: Supporting data-centric decision-making using ICT tools
by Minki Kim, Junghyun Park, Min-ho Suh, and Won-Kyun Joo
Track: Innovation Paper
- Living Lab
- ICT Tools
- Big data
Abstract. Many studies have reported a combination of information and communications technology (ICT) tools to support scientific analyses of living lab concepts which intend to solve various urban problems, such as urban traffic problems. Similarly, in this study, the results of a big data analysis focusing on traffic were visualized in a way that can be easily understood by citizens who lack specific domain knowledge. The goal was to improve a bus route, which is a typical public transport facility in a city. In this paper, we introduce the case study of an intelligent living lab that utilizes visualization ICT tools based on big data related to traffic.
Open Innovation Camp (OIC) – A Tool For Solving Complex Problems Rapidly
by Teemu Santonen, Julia Nevmerzhitskaya, Aletta Purola and Harri Haapaniemi
Track: Innovation Paper
- Innovation camp
- Open innovation 2.0
- Design sprint
- Service design
- Design thinking
- Complex problem
- Quadruple helix
Abstract. This paper proposes Open Innovation Camp (OIC) concept as a novel methodological solution for overcoming the constraints on upscaling Living Lab experiments. OIC is co-creation sprint type of multi-day event grounded on an open innovation 2.0 principles where a group of carefully selected stakeholders having diverse but complimentary expertise creates a common understanding of (a complex societal) challenge and work together to develop in a co-creative manner user centred concepts and solutions to pre-defined challenges in a set timeframe. Based on the experience from the OIC implementation it is suggested that OIC can be an effective tool for overcoming 1) lack of time and financial resources, 2) unbalanced stakeholder representation, 3) silo effect in co-creation activities problems. Based on the feedback analysis of 47 OIC participants, it is suggested that OIC provides the most value, when implemented in the very beginning of a project. How OIC can help to overcome multi-stakeholder engagement constrains in Living Lab setting is discussed.
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Teemu SantonenLaurea University of Applied Sciences
Teemu Santonen received his Ph.D. (Econ.) degree in Information Systems Science from Aalto University in Finland in 2005. Currently he is acting as a “Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS)” principal lecturer at the Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Prior his academic career Santonen was working over a decade as a consult and a development manager in leading Finnish financial, media and ICT sector organizations. Santonen is also a scientific panel member of International Society of Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) and is former board member of Finnish Strategic Management Society. In Laurea Santonen has been leading Service Design and co-creation research program. Currently he is managing co-creation and business development activities for three major EU-funded project having a total budget over 10 MEUR and including 41 partners across Europe. The Finnish Inventor Support Association have honored Santonen’s novel crowdsourcing based open innovation platform as the best school related innovation in Finland. As of today he has publish over 60 scientific paper. His current research interest focuses on “Open Innovation management”, “Living labs in context of health/wellbeing and circular economy”, and “Social Network Analysis (SNA)”.