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Author(s): Bracciali, Andrea
Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis
Vitaletti, Andrea
Contact Email: abb@cs.stir.ac.uk
Title: Citizens Vote to Act: smart contracts for the management of water resources in smart cities
Citation: Bracciali A, Chatzigiannakis I & Vitaletti A (2019) Citizens Vote to Act: smart contracts for the management of water resources in smart cities. In: Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Societal Automation. 1st International Conference on Societal Automation, Krakow, Poland, 04.09.2019-06.09.2019. Piscataway, NJ, USA: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SA47457.2019.8938093
Issue Date: 2019
Conference Name: 1st International Conference on Societal Automation
Conference Dates: 2019-09-04 - 2019-09-06
Conference Location: Krakow, Poland
Abstract: Smart cities leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to enhance the quality of urban services. However, it is nowadays clear that the success of a smart city largely depends on the level of engagement of its citizens. In this paper we explore to what extent disruptive blockchain technologies can be used to incentivise the democratic participation of citizen. The investigated approach extends the standard IoT cycle 1) sense data, 2) cloudify and elaborate them, and 3) push information to the users. Here, the user takes an active role by means of data-informed votes on policies, therefore influencing behaviours. We illustrate such an approach by means of a proof-of-concept decentralised application (dApp) supporting the negotiation of polices for the management of urban water resources. The dApp consists of a smart contract that manages the execution of other smart contracts (the policies) according to the data-driven choices of the community. This use case demonstrates how suitably blockchain technologies can support fair and safe access to data and user engagement in smart cities.
Status: AM - Accepted Manuscript
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