Making sense of smart city sensors
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ABSTRACT: The rapid emergence of smart cities and their sensor networks is being accompanied by an increasing demand for systems to interpret and use the vast amounts of new data they make available. This paper describes the key system design decisions that needed to be taken when developing a calculation engine for a pilot project entitled Smart City Stockholm Royal Seaport. The system design decisions confronting researchers ranged from dealing with data gaps and drawing system boundaries, to developing data structures and ontologies that allow for comparability among smart cities. Most of these decisions are currently being made on an ad hoc basis by system architects while the need for comparability and transparency, demands standardization. The success of standardization bodies and unifying organizations, such as City Protocol, is dependent on the smart city pilot projects being transparent with regards to these design decisions, so they ultimately can be used as a foundation for developing a common language for smart cities.