Smart cities in Taiwan: A perspective on big data applications

Shiann Ming Wu, Tsung chun Chen, Yenchun Jim Wu, Miltiadis Lytras

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Abstract

In this paper, we discuss the concept of a smart city based on information and communication technology (ICT), analyze the objectives of smart city development in Taiwan, and explain the supporting technologies thatmake such development possible. Subsequently, we propose a hierarchical structure framework of smart city systems with levels of complexity ranging from low to high and interconnections and interactive relationships in five dimensions: the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile Network, and smart business. We integrate each key resource of the core operation systems of cities to promote the innovative operation of cities and further optimize city development. We then propose a Big Data platform data flow framework that uses information from ubiquitous sensor networks and information equipment to analyze the Big Data application process of smart cities and determine the resulting advantages and challenges. Additionally, we analyze the current state of development of smart cities in Taiwan. Finally, we discuss a new philosophy of smart city development and provide a practical blueprint for the formation, operation, and development of the smart cities with the aim of creating a bright future for the smart cities of Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 4
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Big data
  • Information and communication technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Mobile network
  • Smart cities
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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