Civitas Digitalis

Civitas Digitalis

Internet platform for crowd-based service systems for creating sustainable and livable spaces

Civitas Digitalis

The goal of the Civitas Digitalis project is to develop new, tailor-made offerings for the smart service city of the future. The idea is to promote civic engagement in the development of the city with the aim of improving the quality of life of the residents, who should be actively involved in helping to design the services offered by the city.

Project description

Civitas Digitalis
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To achieve this goal, fortiss is working with the project partners on three concrete building blocks.

  1. With the citizen sensor, a web-based participation network will be created to collect and generate new services and improve existing ones.
  2. The modular innovation process kit will be used to test the services with the participation of the city, service provider companies and citizens.
  3. Finally, the innovative and tested services will be merged into an overall solution residing on the Civitas Digitalis platform.

fortiss is responsible for the technical design, open source development and pilot operation of the tools that will be created during the development of the previously-mentioned building blocks. The University of Hamburg and the University of Kassel prepare the corresponding services concepts, while the cities of Hamburg and Kassel implement and test the solutions with citizen involvement. Examples of some of the tools that have been created include an innovative civic engagement platform (“Wake up your inner Hercules”) and an innovative chatbot user interface based on machine learning technology, which is designed to support and help cities more efficiently collect civic engagement ideas.

More information

Project partner

Universität KasselMagistrat KasselStadt HamburgUniversität Hamburg

Publications

  • 2019Blackbox AI: What is in the Box?Dian Balta, Peter Kuhn, Mahdi Sellami, Anastasios Kalogeropoulos and Helmut Krcmar In Proceedings of ongoing research, practitioners, posters, workshops, and projects of the international conference egov-cedem-epart, volume 2019,pages 245–247, Shefali Virkar, Olivier Glassey, Marijn Janssen, Peter Parycek, Andrea Polini, Barbara Re, Peter Reichstädter, Hans Jochen Scholl, Efthimios Tambouris. DetailsURLBIB
  • 2019How to Streamline AI Application in Government? A Case Study on Citizen Participation in GermanyDian Balta, Peter Kuhn, Mahdi Sellami, Daniel Kulus, Claudius Lieven and Helmut Krcmar In Electronic Government, pages 233–247, Cham, Lindgren, Ida and Janssen, Marijn and Lee, Habin and Polini, Andrea and Rodríguez Bolívar, Manuel Pedro and Scholl, Hans Jochen and Tambouris, Efthimios. DetailsURLDOIBIB
  • 2019Insights from Natural Language ProcessingDian Balta, Mahdi Sellami, Peter Kuhn and Helmut Krcmar In Proceedings of ongoing research, practitioners, posters, workshops, and projects of the international conference egov-cedem-epart, volume 2019,pages 241–243, Shefali Virkar, Olivier Glassey, Marijn Janssen, Peter Parycek, Andrea Polini, Barbara Re, Peter Reichstädter, Hans Jochen Scholl, Efthimios Tambouris. DetailsURLBIB
  • 2019Künstliche Intelligenz Out-of-the-Box – aber was steckt in der Box?Dian Balta, Helmut Krcmar and Peter KuhnVortrag, DetailsURLBIB
  • 2019Digitalgestützte Bürgerbeteiligung & KIDian Balta, Helmut Krcmar, Peter Kuhn, Daniel Kulus and Mahdi SellamiPLANERIN, 2019(1):19–22, 2019. DetailsURLBIB