Urban Computing Lab (UCL)

With information technology increasingly permeating our lives, urban space is becoming the frontline for the next big wave of digital transformation. After the office environment, with its focus on work productivity, and the personal environment, with its focus on social connectedness, the urban environment is now extending the scope of ICT innovation to the social, physical, business and political dimensions of the city.

Commonly framed under the general umbrella of Smart Cities, Urban Computing is an interdisciplinary field of research at the intersection between Information Systems and several other research areas with a long tradition of urban research and practice, such as urban planning, mobility, architecture, sustainability, sociology or urban media. The Urban Computing Lab addresses this interplay between the physical, social and digital layers of the city, exploring digital innovation as a key enabler for more sustainable and more inclusive cities.

Urban Computing Lab leader: Rui José

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Recent Urban Computing Lab Publications:

Real-World Deployment of Low-Cost Indoor Positioning Systems for Industrial Applications

IEEE Sensors Journal

2022 | journal-article

Cycling Analytics for Urban Environments: From Vertical Models to Horizontal Innovation

2022 | book-chapter

An Ecosystem Approach to the Design of Sensing Systems for Bicycles

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

2021 | book

A Risk Management Framework for User-Generated Content on Public Display Systems

Advances in Human-Computer Interaction

2019 | journal-article

Discovering the right place to check-in using web-based proximate selection

Annales des Telecommunications/Annals of Telecommunications

2019 | journal-article

Challenges and limitations for the systematic collection of cycling data from bike sensors

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

2020 | book

A low-cost video-based solution for city-wide bicycle counting in starter cities

Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST

2020 | book

Understanding public displays as a medium for place-based communication: implications from current practices with non-digital displays

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

2020 | journal-article

The Perspective of Cyclists on Current Practices with Digital Tools and Envisioned Services for Urban Cycling

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

2021 | book

Enhancing the Motorcycling Experience with Social Applications: A Study of User Needs

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

2021 | book