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Section: Application Domains

Panorama: Living Labs, Smart Cities

AxIS addresses any applicative field which has the following features:

a) requiring usage/data storage, preprocessing and analysis tools

b) requiring user-driven innovation methods.

Even if our know-how, methods and algorithms have a cross domain applicability, our team chooses to focus on Living Lab projects (and mainly related to Sustainable Development for Smart Cities) [13] , [12] which imply user involvement for the generation of future services/products. Indeed, following the Rio Conference (1992) and the Agenda for the 21st Century, local territories are now directly concerned with the set up of actions for a sustainable development. In this frame, ICT tools are supposed to be very efficient to re-engage people in the democratic process and to make decision-making more transparent, inclusive and accessible. So, sustainable development is closely associated with citizen participation. The emerging research field of e-democracy (so called Digital Democracy or eParticipation), concerned with the use of communications technologies such as the Internet to enhance the democratic processes is now a very active field. Though still in its infancy, a lot of literature is already available (see for instance: for a global view of work in Europe) and numerous different topics are addressed in the field.

Our experience particularly stressed on the following applicative domains: