Framework for assessing the smartness maturity level of villages

Authors Jorge Martínez Gil
Mario Pichler
Tina Beranič
Lucija Brezočnik
Muhamed Turkanović
Gianluca Lentini
Francesca Polettini
Alessandro Lué
Alberto Colorni Vitale
Guillaume Doukhan
Claire Belet
Editors T. Welzer
et al.
Title Framework for assessing the smartness maturity level of villages
Booktitle New Trends in Databases and Information Systems - Proc. ADBIS 2019
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Communications in Computer and Information Science
Volume 1064
ISBN 978-3-030-30277-1
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-30278-8_48
Month September
Year 2019
Pages 501-512
SCCH ID# 19037

In this work, we have developed the first version of a smartness assessment framework that allows the representatives from a village to make a self-evaluation of its current status based on smartness criteria identified by an international group of experts. The framework allows a detailed evaluation of six different aspects including Mobility, Governance, Economy, Environment, Living, People, with weightings of the criteria using the multi-criteria analysis Electre Tri. In addition, the results enable further data analysis and offers an input for different functionality like identification of best practices and collaboration and matchmaking among potential stakeholders. In addition, we show the effectiveness of the proposed framework by means of a case study on a test area around the European Alpine space.