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Shape My City – Lucerne, the Results!

- January 19, 2021 in Bildung, Daten, Energie, event, Forschung, hackathon, Luzern, smart city

Almost in the same breath, following the Smart city Lab Lenzburg, we were happy to support the student team of the Master of Applied Information and Data Science at the HSLU in their organization of the Shape My City Hackdays – Luzern, a Hackathon revolving around smart city projects for Lucerne and its inhabitants. Around 110 participants gathered online, ready to hear about the 15 so-called challenges awaiting for a solution. Those issues opened by either the industry, civil society or city of Lucerne itself, were prepared in collaboration with group of students who helped defining the framework of the question and to gather and prepare relevant datasets, providing the Hackdays-teams with the material to solve the challenge itself. This event being a fully virtual workshop was not as vividly alive as what we are used to during the HSLU-student Hackdays, (melancholy…), still, the very funny slides and the clear engagement of the teams made for a very good event. Two inputs by Stefan Metzger CDO of the city of Luzern and by Benjamin Szemkus, Program manager of Smart City Switzerland, provided for background information about the strategies and perspective in the field. A lot of open data on the topic of smart cities was gathered, and last but not least and as always astonishing, the plethora of good results convinced us once again of the relevance of such collaborative endeavours. The challenge topics nicely completed or confirmed those issues addressed a few weeks before in Lenzburg. There too it was obvious that those location and user-specific solutions are actually relevant for a much broader public and regions. Nevertheless, implementing them locally still seems to be a meaningful and challenging enough step before exploring those broader fields. Most teams are willing and ready to keep on exploring the challenges with their challenge owners, we are curious to see how far the projects go from there on! Solar Energy in the City of Lucerne
Identifying similar buildings in terms of solar characteristics facilitates the approach to building owners to promote the installation of solar panels. The project group gathered over 15 different datasets, cleaning, preprocessing, analyzing and converting the datasets into desired shapes and Geospatial data formats. The prototype is as desired simply an excel file, containing the necessary information.  Disclaimer: data about the buildings are not publicly available and are to be considered as strictly confidential. Therefore, this part is private, however, the code is public. Consumer Behavior in the City of Lucerne
The project group worked on identifying Personas that will help to address the target groups on the topic of environmentally friendly behaviours. They also worked on analysing datasets to find interesting correlations and patterns concerning existing consumer behaviour. Quantification of Visitors of Cultural Events
The number of visitors from the surrounding municipalities attending events at cultural venues in Lucerne is not available yet. The project-team created a measurement tool that easily and efficiently registers the place of residence of the attendees of a cultural event. Drug Sharing Ecosystem Driven by Blockchain
This group implemented a Blockchain technology to visualizes exchanges and flows of drugs between main health stakeholders, in order to increase transparency, security and automation of drug exchanges. Open Social Spaces
Through the use of a web AR Application, locals can give a shape to their ideas. Users can place and visualize objects directly in a chosen location and vote for creations by others. 360° Stakeholder Feedback Analysis
Large urban transformation projects require thorough analysis of the needs and requirements of all stakeholders involved. This project-team therefore worked on a Dashboard allowing grouping, qualification and prioritization of the stakeholders-related needs and information, in order to make more of the available data and provide decision-makers with a fast overview by project.
2000 Watt Site – Reduction of Energy Consumption
This project-team worked on a gamification model and an app to inform and incentivize the reduction of energy consumption of households and help achieve the 2000 Watt Society goals. The system aims to compares households’ consumption as awareness is one of the motivations for new energy consumption strategies. Reduce Car Rides at Traffic Peak Hours
The project-team worked with an Agent-Based Traffic Modelling and Simulation Approach to predict and analyse the forseeable changes in traffic load for an area in planning.
They produced a SUMO file with a modeled traffic flow integrating the new conditions on the project site, as well as reflected on the tools and incentives for future traffic regulation on the area. Find Energy Inefficient Buildings in the City of Lucerne
As about 45 % energy usage is for buildings this team worked on a building-images database to identify potentially energy-intensive buildings, as well as on a gamified app-prototype to improve the quality oft he image collection, labelling and identifying thanks to collective intelligence. Interactive Visualizationfor Neighbourhood Residents
This team worked on visualizing existing data of small sub-quarters to gain insights about the facts, needs and participation interests of the residents in those neighbourhoods. The insights and visualisation will be integrated in the website to make the findings accessible to all residents. 3D Geovisualization of building energy demands
In order to identify strategic leverage areas of high energy consumption, this team combined 3D data with energy demand data and revealed regions and buildings with potential for energy optimisation. Flat finder for seniors:
This team tackled the issue of the specific needs of the elderly when it comes to finding a suitable house or apartment. They created a housing platform that analyses housing advertisements from existing platforms and filters out those fitting the needs of seniors. Netto- Null in den Quartieren?
The demo created by this group allows to determine the current CO-2 emissions in the districts of Lucerne and to visualise which heating methods the buildings are using. This is a strategic information for decision makers for energy production methods and for the inhabitants to visualize the impact of one or the other heating system on the environment.

Quality of Life in Lucerne
This working group focussed on generating new insights from an online questionnaire about Life quality in Lucerne for the city administration. They identified personas, expectations and new variables from the citizens answers.

Save-the-Dates: Open Data Events 2018

- March 3, 2018 in Basel, Bern, event, Genève, Kantonal, Lausanne, Luzern, Sierre, Zürich

2018 finden auch in der Schweiz wieder einige spannende Events zu und mit Open Data statt. Save the Dates! Bis heute (International Open Data Day, 3. März) wissen wir von folgenden:
  1. April, Zürich
  2. Workshop 2020+

  3. April, Zürich
    2nd Open Data Beer, Host: Statistik Kt. ZH

  4. April, Zürich
    WikiData Zürich Meetup

  5. Juni, Zürich
    Wikidata Zurich Datathon, Host: UZH

22.–30. Juni, Zürich
MAKE Zurich Vol. II

  1. Juli, St. Gallen Konferenz mit “Open Data Student Award” Preisverleihung
25.–26. August, Zürich
TWIST “Truth WithIn STatistics” Hackathon, Pre-Event der Schweizer Statistiktage 2018 7.–9. September, tbd.
Open Food Data x Smart Kitchen Hackdays 5.–6. Oktober, tbd.
Democracy Hackdays 26.–28. Oktober, Zürich
GLAM “Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums” Hackdays, Host: Landesmuseum   Ein Event mit Open-Data-Bezug fehlt in unserer Liste? Etwas ist falsch? Bitte bei mit den entsprechenden Informationen melden, merci! Happy Open Data Day everyone! Videos sind online!

- July 27, 2017 in Allgemein, Daten, event, Luzern, National


Über 20 Speaker, über 200 Teilnehmende und jede Menge spannende Gespräche – das war die! Für all diejenigen, die nochmals in die Inhalte eintauchen möchten oder die Konferenz verpasst haben, stehen nun die Video-Aufnahmen zur Verfügung. Hier geht’s zur Playlist.

Das Warten hat ein Ende: Präsentationen sind jetzt online!

- July 7, 2017 in Daten, event, Luzern, National

Die Konferenz hat am Dienstag, 27. Juni 2017 an der Hochschule Luzern stattgefunden. Wir haben einen inspirierenden Tag mit vielen interessanten Gesprächen hinter uns und danken herzlich, dass Sie so zahlreich erschienen sind. Keynotes, Fotos und weitere Unterlagen der Konferenz stehen Ihnen nun hier zur Verfügung. & Hochschule Luzern
Vormittagsprogramm: Keynote von Peter Delfosse
«Open Data im Machtgefüge der digitalen Transformation»

Keynote by Simon Hodson
«Open and FAIR Research Data: how do we get there?»
Keynote von Rahel Ryf
«Open-Data-Plattform öV Schweiz: Mit Open Data die digitale Zukunft des öV gestalten.»
Keynote von Andreas Kellerhals
«Open (Government) Data 2014 – 2018: Überblick über den aktuellen Stand und die Aus- und Absichten»
Keynote von Sylke Gruhnwald
«Journalismus und offene Daten: Daten für alle!»
Keynote von Pascal Jenny
«Wie der Schweizer Bergtourismus von Open Data profitieren kann.» Mitgliederversammlung von
Das Protokoll steht demnächst hier zur Verfügung. Nachmittags-Workshop Open Data Infrastructure 
– Oleg Lavrovsky: Unconditional Basic Infrastructure
– Andreas Amsler: Die Zukunft von Open Data Katalogen
– Barnaby Skinner: Open data Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
– Juan Pablo Lovato: What Publishing Open Government Data Really Looks Like – Barriers and Sustainable Solutions. Nachmittags-Workshop Open Science
– Prof. Dr. Alexander Grossmann: Open Access und die Zukunft des wissenschaftlichen Publizierens
– Dr. Raymond Werlen: Stratégie nationale suisse sur l‘Open Access
– Chiara Gabella: Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB)
– Günter Hipler: Data Processing als Kern / Basis einer offenen Schweizer Metadatenplattform

Nachmittags-Workshop Open Tourism & Transport Data
– Christian Trachsel: Herausforderungen, Ziele & Zukunft mit Open Data bei SBB
– Christian Helbling: Transport API
– Stefan Keller: Nutzung von OpenStreetMap für Tourismus und Transport
– Andreas Liebrich: OpenData im Tourismus: (Un-)genutztes Potenzial bis à go go? 

Nachmittags-Workshop: Open Smart Cities
Prof. Edy Portmann: Smart City: ein Konzept
– Astrid Habenstein: Open Smart City
– Christian GeesFixMyStreet – Aktueller Stand in Zürich
– Dr. rer. nat. Ladan Pooyan-Weihs: Smarte Leute leben in Smarten Cities Nachmittags-Workshop Open Food Data
– Florian Wieser: Business Innovation food.opendata – An introduction. Closing Keynote:
Prof. Martin Vetterli, President of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL
«The role of “open” in digital Switzerland»

Liste der Teilnehmenden:
Hier können Sie die Liste der Teilnehmenden einsehen, die eingewilligt haben, dass wir ihr Daten zugänglich machen.

Schauen Sie hier, was am Tag der Konferenz auf Twitter diskutiert wurde.

Die Medienmitteilung, die vor der Konferenz verschickt wurde, ist hier verfügbar.

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Die Open Data 2017 Konferenz wurde gemeinsam von der Hochschule Luzern und dem Schweizer Verein durchgeführt. Wir danken unseren Partnern opendata.swissHasler und OpenDataSoft für deren Unterstützung – sie haben die Durchführung der Open Data Konferenz 2017 möglich gemacht.

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Open Data Konferenz am 27. Juni in Luzern!

- May 9, 2017 in Allgemein, Daten, event, food, Forschung, Luzern, Medien, National

Am 27. Juni 2017 wird die Weiterentwicklung von Open Data in der Schweiz diskutiert und wir dringen gemeinsam in neue Gebiete vor: VertreterInnen der digitalen Gesellschaft vermitteln die Themen Open Smart Cities, Open Tourism & Transport Data, Open Science und Open Food Data. Als Teilnehmende vernetzen Sie sich mit einem äusserst vielfältigen Publikum aus Verwaltung, Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft, Politik, Journalismus und IT.
 ist die führende Konferenz der Schweiz rund um das Thema Open Data. Dieses Jahr wird diese Konferenz gemeinsam von dem interdisziplinäre Schwerpunkt «Datenwelten» der Hochschule Luzern und durchgeführt. 
Danke an opendata.swissHasler StiftungSeantis and für die wertvolle Partnerschaft und dafür, dass sie die möglich machen.

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