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

Cities can be seen as systems of urban artefacts interacting with human activities. Since cit- ies 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 pro- posing 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.

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Contributo in volume
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Calafiore, Alessia
Boella, Guido
Borgo, Stefano
Guarino, Nicola
Source: 
, 2017
Date: 
2017
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http://www.cnr.it/prodotto/i/378593
https://dx.doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2017.6
info:doi:10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2017.6
http://www.scopus.com/record/display.url?eid=2-s2.0-85030653171&origin=inward
urn:isbn:9783959770439
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Eng
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