SRII 2011
Conference paper

Towards a sustainable services ecosystem for traffic management

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Traffic management has been a major concern for cities around the world. However, despite traffic problems having a widespread impact in any city, alleviating it has primarily remained the city administrations concern. We argue that sustainable traffic management requires the creation of a services-based ecosystem mediated by city administration but open to businesses and citizens to contribute and benefit from. We illustrate such an eco-system using the case-study of acquiring traffic data by mining mobile phone usage of citizens, and discuss the business and technical considerations to implement it based on our experience in a city of developing country that has heterogeneous vehicles following chaotic patterns. © 2011 IEEE.