Urban artefacts and their social roles: Towards an ontology of social practices

A. Calafiore, Guido Boella, S. Borgo, N. Guarino

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Cities can be seen as systems of urban artefacts interacting with human activities. Since cities in this sense need to be organized and coordinated, convergences and divergences between the “planned” and the “lived” city have always been of paramount interest in urban planning.
The increasing amount of geo big data and the growing impact of Internet of Things (IoT) in contemporary smart city is pushing toward a re-conceptualization of urban systems taking into consideration the complexity of human behaviors. This work contributes to this view by proposing an ontological analysis of urban artefacts and their roles, focusing in particular on the difference between social roles and functional roles through the prism of social practices
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationLeibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs
PublisherSchloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95977-043-9
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2017

Publication series

PublisherLeibniz International Proceedings in Informatics
ISSN (Electronic)1868-8969

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