Big Data and Public Administration: a case study for Tuscany Airports

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TitleBig Data and Public Administration: a case study for Tuscany Airports
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsFurletti, B, Fadda, D, Piccini, L, Nanni, M, Lattarulo, P
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameSEBD - Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems
Date Published06/2016
Conference LocationUgento, Lecce (Italy)
ISBN Number9788896354889
AbstractIn the last decade, the fast development of Information and Communication Technologies led to the wide diffusion of sensors able to track various aspects of human activity, as well as the storage and computational capabilities needed to record and analyze them. The so-called Big Data promise to improve the effectiveness of businesses, the quality of urban life, as well as many other fields, including the functioning of public administrations. Yet, translating the wealth of potential information hidden in Big Data to consumable intelligence seems to be still a difficult task, with a limited basis of success stories. This paper reports a project activity centered on a public administration - IRPET, the Regional Institute for Economic Planning of Tuscany (Italy). The paper deals, among other topics, with human mobility and public transportation at a regional scale, summarizing the open questions posed by the Public Administration (PA), the envisioned role that Big Data might have in answering them, the actual challenges that emerged in trying to implement them, and finally the results we obtained, the limitations that emerged and the lessons learned.
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