An ICT platform for sustainable energy ecosystem in smart Cities

Smart cityDante Carrizo, University of Atacama, Copiapó, Chile, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Marcelino Gajardo, University of Atacama, Copiapó, Chile, marcelino,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract - Smart city rankings represent a means for cities to improve the life quality of  their inhabitants  in  a  competitive  context.  Some of the indicators  considered  in  these  evaluations  are related to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). However, the impact of such projects is not usually measured. This study assesses smart city ranking of a few Chilean cities and evaluates the impact of three ICT Projects. For this purpose, authors, based on their previous study, recalculate the smart cities indicators.  The  results  show  that  the  individual   impact is  rather  low,  but  the  impact  increases considering  several  projects.  Furthermore, to  significantly  improve  the  ranking,  a  substantial investment is required. This work is intended to serve as a decision tool to assist government agencies in their planning and investment promotion.

Keywords—ICTs; smart city; assessment; ranking; methodology

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