Prof. Dr. Madjid Fathi
Abstract – The knowledge-based city is a pioneer concept that has been developed long time ago before current trends of urbanization, mobile accessibility and intelligent networking have sharply increased. The knowledge-based city can be even seen as one of the foundations of today’s Smart City research. A city is an organization that is constantly in a dynamic movement due to in-/decreasing population, changing technologies (e.g. data gathered by IoT devices), changing politics or new legal regulations. This is why intelligent, flexible and fast-reacting, data-driven analysis and support for city administration, involvement and informing of citizens, but also in the city planning are necessary. E-Government is in need of fitting knowledge and processes. Data-driven approaches provided by Big Data and IoT infrastructure enable a continuous evaluation of different target values and conditions, such as water and air quality, resource management, traffic analysis, disaster prevention and prediction, but also decision support on different levels. In this context, knowledge management is seen as a background which deals with the best practices for storing, disseminating, accessing and using the right information in the right place at the right time.
The integration of environmental parameters and monitoring data into today’s Smart City overall strategies is a huge challenge, as rising traffic and industries cause pollution and the lessening of life quality, especially in huge cities. In this talk, the developed concept of Green Knowledge Management and its applicability to support Smart Cities will be presented, considering an integration of environmental aspects into knowledge management to support analysis of environmental data and decision making, thus promoting ecological sustainability. Furthermore, a use case which deals with traffic management in a Smart City will be presented in form of a prototype system for analysis of the current traffic situation by means of various environmental parameters.