Designing Cognitive Cities

Marco Elio Tabacchi, Marco E. Tabacchi, Rudolf Seising, Edy Portmann, Astrid Habenstein

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Thefollowingtextintendstogiveanintroductionintosomeofthebasic ideas which determined the conception of this book. Thus, the first part of this article introduces the terms “City”, “Smart City” and “Cognitive City”. The second part gives an overview of design theories and approaches such as Action Design Research and Ontological Design (a concept in-the-making), in order to deduce from a theoretical point of view some of the principles that needs to be taken into account when designing the Cognitive City. The third part highlights some concrete techniques that can be usefully applied to the problem of citizen communication for Cognitive Cities (namely Metaheuristics, Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic, Computing with Words, Computational Intelligence Classifiers, and Fuzzy-based Ontologies). Finally, we introduce the articles of this book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Cognitive Cities
Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)


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