Digital city Kyoto: Towards a social information infrastructure

Torn Ishida, Jun Ichi Akahani, Kaoru Hiramatsu, Katherine Isbister, Stefan Lisowski, Hideyuki Nakanishi, Masayuki Okamoto, Yasuhiko Miyazaki, Ken Tsutsuguchi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

23 Citations (Scopus)


This paper proposes the concept of digital cities as a social information infrastructure for urban life (including shopping, business, transportation, education, welfare and so on). We propose the three layer architecture for digital cities: a) the information layer integrates both WWW archives and real-time sensory information related to the city, b) the interface layer provides 2D and" 3D views of the city, and c) the interaction layer assists social interaction among people who are living/visiting in/at the city. We started a three year project to develop a digital city for Kyoto, the old capital and cultural center of Japan, based on the newest technologies including GIS, 3D, animation, agents and mobile computing. This paper introduces the system architecture and the current status of Digital City Kyoto.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCooperative Information Agents III - 3rd International Workshop, CIA 1999, Proceedings
EditorsOnn M. Shehory, Gerhard Weiss, Matthias Klusch
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540663258, 9783540663256
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 1999 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 1999 Jul 311999 Aug 2

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other3rd International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Digital city Kyoto: Towards a social information infrastructure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this