On this page you can find the reports, scientific publications, public deliverables, and other outputs of the smarticipate project.

How to create a new app

Grab your potential [PDF, 3mb]

How to develop a new public service

Grab your potential [PDF, 6mb]

How to develop an Urban Story

Grab your potential [PDF, 18mb]

How to organise a Smartathon

Grab your potential [PDF, 19mb]

This is how to do it

Grab your potential [PDF, 9.5mb]

Opening up the smart city

A scoping report [PDF, 3.1mb]

smarticipate requirements management system

To access the redmine system used to track and evaluate the requirements for the smarticipate platform, click here.

Urban Stories


Rome Urban Story: Regulations for green areas


Rome Urban Story: Recovery planning


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Urban Story: Community Infrastructure Levy


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Urban Story: Planning Application


Hamburg Urban Story: Strassenbaumkataster

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Smarticipate: Opening up the smart city

Scientific publications

“Thanks for your Input. We will get Back to you Shortly.” How to Design Automated Feedback in Location-Based Citizen Participation Systems

Andreas Sackl, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT
Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT
Peter Fröhlich, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT
Manfred Tscheligi, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT

Understanding Cities and Citizens: Developing Novel Participatory Development Methods and Public Service Concepts

Marek Vogt, WeLoveTheCity
Peter Fröhlich, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT

Innovative Approaches to Urban Data Management using Emerging Technologies

Jens Dambruch, Fraunhofer IGD
Andreas Stein, Fraunhofer IGD
Veneta Ivanova, Fraunhofer IGD

Developing Knowledge-Based Citizen Participation Platform to Support Smart City Decision Making: The Smarticipate Case Study

Zaheer Khan, University of the West of England
Jens Dambruch, Fraunhofer IGD
Jan Peters-Anders, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT
Andreas Sackl, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT
Anton Strasser, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT
Peter Fröhlich, Austrian Institute of Technology-AIT
Simon Templer, Wetransform GmbH
Kamran Soomro
, University of the West of England

Project deliverables

Below are the project deliverables that have been finalised. Please note that this section will be regularly updated as  deliverables are completed. Only public deliverables are available for download.

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

This document presents the second Annual Report of the smarticipate project and describes the project progress and results achieved during the second project year from February 2017 to January 2018.

Download D1.4 (Year 2) [PDF]

This document presents the requirements elicitation methodology and user requirements for smarticipate defined in conjunction with the pilot cities.

Download D2.1 [PDF]

This report presents the gathered requirements and derived recommendations for citizen dialog design.

Download D2.2 [PDF]

This document covers the project’s data management plan. In this version, data collection, storage and sharing procedures will be highlighted. Also, data security/confidentiality aspects will be discussed. Data sets will be introduced where appropriate. Please note that this is a live document and will be enriched with more details during the project lifetime.

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

This document developed with in the framework of Task 2.4 and aims to model the planning processes followed by the case study cities to identify the extent to which open governance, supported specifically by ICT applications and methodologies, can assist stakeholder engagement in the land use planning decision-making processes applicable to both development proposals (planning permissions) as well as development planning (local plans).

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

This document describes a generic dialogue framework for citizen-based co-creation of open data and the resulting system design specification.

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

This document describes how interactive automated feedback will be implemented in the smarticipate project. Technologies to implement are introduced along with a methodology to derive requirements from users. A short overview of requirements relevant is given also considering the outcomes of work package 2.

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

This document describes the overall technical system architecture, which yields an open extensible architecture for services. It considers the cities? requirements for system IT specifications and will provide the baseline for designing the system integration that will enable an operational deployment for piloting.

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

Definition of the software development process within the smarticipate project. Includes a definition of the teams and responsibilities between team and support tools.

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

This document describes the software artefacts developed in work package 5 of the smarticipate project. It represents the current state of development in month 10 and will be updated accordingly in month 16 and finally in month 26.

This deliverable is confidential and not available for download.

This document is the description of the smarticipate toolkit from a technical user`s perspective. The application programming interfaces (API) for smarticipate linked-data backend services, service interfaces to extract data, data storage, interactive, automated feedback and how they are implemented in the smarticipate project are topics for this document. However, at present only documentation on the feedback service is included in this version. Also in scope are possible recommendations for refining OGC standards based on our experiences and especially after evaluation results are available.

Download D5.2 [PDF]

This report specifies the system, hardware, software and data along with integration concept and deployment flowchart.

Download D6.1 [PDF]

Urban story synopsis
A residents association in Rome wants to have more space for urban gardens. They use Smarticipate to find  a potential site. They make a plan by completing an easy-to-use application and using the design feature  of Smarticipate. With the support of the automatic feedback feature, the applicant fine-tunes the plan such  that it fullfills all the criteria. After they submit the plan, it is published. From that moment, other associations  can -within the deadline- show their interest in the same plot. If another association also qualifies, a lottery  system is used to make an objective decision. The selected association can then start realizing their urban  garden, while the other association is offered an alternative location. Citizens are able to monitor the use  of the plots via the Smarticipate app and inform the municipality if they discover illegal use. In these cases,  the municipality comes into action and enforces the violation. Such a control mechanism can result in the municipality having the confidence to add more land to the database.

Download D7.1 [PDF]

Through eleven cases – 9 European and 2 non-European cities – the report provides an overview of the variety of approaches local governments and communities can take to ICT enabled open governance. In addition to describing the different approaches, the report also discusses risks and challenges, concluding with a number of recommendations.

Download D9.1 [PDF]

View the project newsletter archive here.

View the Live Case Studies here.

This communication and dissemination strategy, developed under WP 9, describes how the smarticipate project will communicate its activities and results to the outside world. It provides a strategic overview of the key messages to be communicated, the audience we strive to reach, and the channels by which to do so. It explores the challenges associated with communicating the project and outlines the way in which the success of our communication and dissemination activities will be measured. The strategy is a “living document” and major updates are foreseen in months 15 and 27 to respond to the demands of an evolving project. The commercial exploitation aspect of the project will be further elaborated in subsequent editions.

The communication and dissemination tasks of the project will run from month 3 to month 36. The development of the communication and dissemination strategy is led by ICLEI. It will undergo two updates (months 15 and 27) to respond to the demands of an evolving project.

Download D9.8 [PDF]