Digital Cities III. Information Technologies for Social Capital: Cross-cultural Perspectives: Third International Digital Cities Workshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 18-19, 2003, Revised Selected Papers

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 5, 2005 - Computers - 436 pages
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Digital cities constitutes a multidisciplinary field of research and development, where researchers, designers and developers of communityware interact and collaborate with social scientists studying the use and effects of these kinds of infrastructures and systems in their local application context. The field is rather young. After the diffusion of ICT in the world of organizations and companies, ICT entered everyday life. And this also influenced ICT research and development. The 1998 Workshop on Communityware and Social Interaction in Kyoto was an early meeting in which this emerging field was discussed. After that, two subsequent Digital Cities workshops were organized in Kyoto, and a third one in Amsterdam. This book is the result of the 3rd Workshop on Digital Cities, which took place September 18–19, 2003 in Amsterdam, in conjunction with the 1st Communities and Technologies Conference. Most of the papers were presented at this workshop, and were revised thoroughly afterwards. Also the case studies of digital cities in Asia, the US, and Europe, included in Part I, were direct offsprings of the Digital Cities Workshops. Together the papers in this volume give an interesting state-of-the-art overview of the field. In total 54 authors from the Americas, from Asia, and from Europe were contributed to this volume. The authors come from Brazil (two), the USA (eleven), China (three), Japan (fourteen), Finland (two), Germany (two), Italy (three), Portugal (two), the Netherlands (eight), and the UK (seven), indicating the international nature of the research field.

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An Introduction
Anomaly or Replicable Model?
A Study in Community Computing
The Life and Death of the Great Amsterdam Digital City
Nontechnological Factors in the Shaping of Digital Bristol
Virtual Helsinki Enabling the Citizen Linking the Physical and Virtual
Concepts Foundations and Current State
Activities and Technologies in Digital City Kyoto
MapBased Range Query Processing for Geographic Web
Recognizing Buildings Using a Mobile System and a Reference City Model
Querying Multiple Video Streams and Hypermedia Objects of a VideoBased Virtual Space System
Designing for a Multicultural Society
Visualizing Social Patterns in Virtual Environments on a Local and Global Scale
Indications for Design
Toward a Theory and Method for Assessing Users Needs
The Perfections of Sustainability and Imperfections in the Digital Community Paradoxes of Connection and Disconnection

Beyond Heterogeneity
Virtual Cities for RealWorld Crisis Management
Virtuose a VIRTual Community Open Source Engine for Integrating Civic Networks and Digital Cities
Connecting Heterogeneous Digital Cities Via the Universal Mobile Interface
Omnidirectional ImageBased Virtual Space
Articulating the Digital Environment Via CommunityGenerated Ontologies
The Promises and Perils of Integrated Community Learning Environments
The Cyburg Case
Citizenship and Digital Media Management
Case Studies from Portugal
Author Index

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Satoshi Koizumi is Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science, Japan. As a member of the Super Diamond Group he is working on synthesis and characterization of diamond and cubic boron nitride (cBN), both high potential materials for electronic devices.
Christoph Nebel is Team Leader at the Diamond Research Center oft the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. His research work concentrates on characterization and development of nano-structured multi-array bio-sensors and field emission devices, both based on diamond. After owning positions at the Xerox Research Laboratories, Palo Alto/USA, and the Walter Schottky Insitute at the Technical University of Munich/Germany, he moved to Japan to continue his research on diamond.
Milos Nesladek is Professor at the University of Hasselt in Belgium and Senior Researcher at the Saclay Research Center of the Atomic Energy Commissariat (CEA), France. His main interests include PE CVD growth, optical characterisation and defect spectroscopy of diamond films and novel electronic materials.