e-Participation  Platform for Facilitating Citizens Involvement in Smart City  Initiatives

Ionuț PETRE, Antonio-Marcel COHAL, Radu BONCEA
National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics – ICI Bucharest
8-10 Mareşal Averescu Av., 011455, Bucharest, Romania
ionut.petre@ici.ro antonio.cohal@ici.ro radu.boncea@ici.ro

Abstract: The increase in the world population and the massive migration of the population to the urban area give rise to new problems difficult to manage by the government and local authorities. In order to maintain or enhance the quality of life while increasing the number of residents, ITC technologies can be used to implement Smart City projects for the benefit of communities. A large number of citizens feel a sense of commitment to their local area and have the desire to engage in activities to improve the quality of life. E-Participation refers to the involvement of citizens in e-government processes. This paper presents the design and development of a platform for citizen participation in Smart City initiatives, whose primary purpose is to facilitate interaction between the citizen and the authority to identify and establish Smart City projects of priority interest to the community.

Keywords: e-Participation, e-Government, Citizen, Citizen participation.

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