Complex Urban Systems ICT Infrastructure Modeling: A Sustainable City Case Study
Author(s)Adepetu, Adedamola; Arnautovic, Edin; Svetinovic, Davor; de Weck, Olivier L.
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A modern and efficient information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure is essential for managing the challenges in the complex urban systems development. The ICT infrastructure is a complex system consisting of many subsystems and interconnections, which makes the process of planning, designing, and maintaining a comprehensive ICT infrastructure expensive and difficult. Most approaches used for the ICT infrastructure modeling focus typically on a single ICT system, for example, a wireless network. This paper presents a systems modeling approach based on integrating different subsystems and their characteristics into a single model, applying system decomposition, establishing the logical relations between system components, and defining relevant key performance indicators. It is shown that this systems modeling approach facilitates holistic planning, design, and evaluation of the complex ICT infrastructure for a sustainable city. This is demonstrated in the form of a two-scenario Masdar city case study. The case study exhibits the practicality of the derived ICT model and the feasibility of the results.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Adepetu, Adedamola, Edin Arnautovic, Davor Svetinovic, and Olivier L. de Weck. “Complex Urban Systems ICT Infrastructure Modeling: A Sustainable City Case Study.” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 44, no. 3 (March 2014): 363–374.
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