Conference paper Open Access
Ojala, Timo; Kostakos, Vassilis
This position paper argues that establishing a community testbed where researchers can quickly test their ideas hands-on in an authentic urban setting can accelerate innovation in urban computing. To support the thesis we first give an overview of our open urban computing testbed and then present two case studies on utilizing the testbed in researcher training and in international R&D collaboration. The paper concludes with some thoughts on the challenges and benefits of this type of testbed driven research.