13th Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems (CEMIS) Days (BUIS-Tage 2023) - Session II
The Bike Path Radar: A Dashboard to provide new information about Bicycle Infrastructure Quality
Data can support the decision making process in bicycle infrastructure planning. Dashboards may make a positive contribution to learn more about infrastructure shortcomings if these provide relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and visualizations. Existing dashboards do not reflect the perspective of different types of users, only provide limited data sources and do not provide much information about bike path damages. The Bike Path Radar (Radweg Radar) should fill this research gap by providing relevant information about cycling infrastructure. The frontend enables the end user to create different KPIs regarding cycling accidents, citizen reportings, traffic volume etc. of highest interest. A role concept enables the provision of a suitable degree of information traffic planning experts and citizens. The most important KPIs were identified based on expert interviews. The dashboard is connected to a database in the background that includes heterogeneous cycling and bicycle infrastructure data by an API. In addition to that, the dashboard gives new opportunities for citizen engagement. Users can upload images of bike path damages in a reporting tool. The images will be processed by an object detection algorithm. The detected damages will be displayed on a map by a marker to find locations with surface shortcomings. This contribution will give a short overview about the current state of development of the Bike Path Radar. The outlook provides some additional information about the forthcoming working steps.
Determination of Citizen Groups and Added Value for a Daily-Integrated Environmental Information Portal
Environmental and climate protection are becoming increasingly important in society. Despite the advancement of digitization in recent years, the publicly available environmental information portals (EIP) in Germany are not technically up-to-date and fall short of expectations. A thorough investigation of requirements and citizen groups is essential for the development of a novel environmental information portal. This work deals with the identification of the requirements and various citizen groups, especially the general public. Based on these findings, a concept for a tailored environmental information portal is developed. The first chapter, the introduction, addresses the motivation, the problem statement, and the research questions. Subsequently, the current state of research on environmental information and environmental information portals is examined. In the third chapter, the results of survey studies on the identification of citizen groups and their requirements are discussed. Based on this, a concept of a demand-driven environmental information portal tailored to the identified citizen groups is presented. In the concluding part, a summary and an outlook on further research areas of this work are provided.
Towards Gamification of Advanced Value Stream Analysis and Design: A Game Based Learning Concept
Advancing the traditional methodology of value stream analysis and design to include aspects such as material flow cost accounting, information logistics and external influential factors, overall application complexity and increasing data volumes are causing a shift in how improvement teams should think and operate. As a result, also the professional training of students and professionals needs to change and requires new solutions. Existing research efforts have not yet resulted in a solution that can convey advanced value stream analysis and design, including its methodological complexity. To address this gap, this paper applies a tailored CRISP gamification framework to develop a game-based learning concept to enable teaching of advanced value stream analysis and design to students and professionals focusing on identification of multi-stage resource-efficient optimization strategies. Activity cycles and progression stairs of the resulting simulation game concept facilitates innovative education while aiming to promote cognitive, motivational, and behavioral learning.
Proof of concept: local precipitation-dependent rainwater management with smart water tanks
The effects of extreme weather events are increasingly having a negative impact on the water and wastewater infrastructure. Due to increasing land sealing in urban areas and more intense rain events, new concepts are needed to relieve the water and wastewater infrastructure. One possible approach is the usage of private rain storage as retention volume without negatively affecting the owner. Therefore, a smart approach is used to manage the rain storage in a situational way. This paper therefore presents a first prototype of a smart water tank, which was used to cover and test initial requirements. The goal was to develop an operational and portable hardware and software prototype early in the project.