Social Agents in Digital Cities
This talk presents the concept of digital cities as a social information frastru cture for urban life (including shopping, business, transportation, education, w elfare and so on). We propose the three layer architecture for digital cities: a ) the information layer integrates both WWW archives and real-time sensory infor mation related to the city, b) the interface layer provides 2D and 3D views of t he city, and c) the interaction layer assists social interaction among people wh o are g/visiting in/at the city. We started a five years project to develop soci al agents for supporting social interactions in digital cities. This talk introd uces various innovative trials and future plans on social agents. Dr. Toru Ishida received the B.E., M.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees from Kyoto ersity, Kyoto, Japan, in 1976, 1978 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a professor of Department of Social Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. From 1978 t o 93, I was a research scientist of NTT Laboratories. I was also a visiting rese arch tist at the Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, an invited professor at Le Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Pierre et Marie Cu rie, a guest professor, Institut fuer Informatik, Technische Universitaet Muench en. I have been working on community computing from 1995, and edited two books: community computing: collaboration over global information networks (John Wiley and Sons, 1998), and community computing and support systems (Springer-Verlag, 1 998). I am currently working on digital cities: experiences, technologies and fu ture rspectives (Springer, 2000) and initiated Digital City Kyoto with my collea gues.
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