Increasing Interoperability Between Heterogeneous Smart City Applications

Alexander Rech, Markus Pistauer, Christian Steger

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Due to the increasing need for networked systems we can observe a rapid advance of IT-solutions in various sectors. However, most of the developed systems are custom-tailored solutions for specific problems and application areas, leaving us with a set of diverse frameworks. The resulting jungle of heterogeneous systems makes it difficult to find common interfaces for interconnecting the underlying businesses with each other, especially in regard to Smart City concepts. We envision a new paradigm shift towards ``Smart City as a service'' fueled by increased interoperability between different services with an additional emphasis on privacy-preserving data processing. This would contribute to a new level of connectivity between the environment, service providers, and people, facilitating our daily activities and enhancing the level of trust of the users. In order to achieve interoperability in the context of smart, connected cities, we propose the design of a generic, platform-independent novel architecture for interconnecting heterogeneous systems, their services, and user pools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems, IDCS 2018
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030027377
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event11th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems: IDCS 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 11 Oct 201813 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS


Conference11th International Conference on Internet and Distributed Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleIDCS


  • Interoperability
  • Connected services
  • Data privacy
  • Smart City

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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