Smart city concept based on cyber-physical social systems with hierarchical ethical agents approach

Omar Mata, Pedro Ponce, Troy McDaniel, Juana Isabel Méndez, Therese Peffer, Arturo Molina

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Abstract

A smart city is considered a sustainable city that manages needed resources and makes autonomous decisions to improve the quality of life of its citizens. On the other hand, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) have been implemented as isolated systems inside the city. For instance, the traffic lights, autonomous navigation for cars, and so on. Instead, consider a smart city with an integrated CPS for independent blocks that can be interconnected in a central unit. However, when a CPS makes decisions about the integration of ethical concepts based on human perception, social space must be added, and so a CPS must be transformed into a Cyber-Physical Social System (CPSS). Furthermore, a new type of social interaction between all the elements in a CPSS within a smart city presents human behavioral challenges such as virtual-morality. This paper first proposes an Artificial Moral Agent with machine learning algorithms to regulate the interaction within the CPSS, adding itself to all the subsystems’ communication. Additionally, a moral agent structure is proposed with a morality filter as its fundamental component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Media, Learning and Assistive Environments - 15th International Conference, UAHCI 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsMargherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages424-437
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030780944
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event15th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jul 24 2021Jul 29 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12769 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2021, held as part of the 23rd International Conference, HCI International 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period7/24/217/29/21

Keywords

  • AI
  • CPSS
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Moral agent
  • Smart City
  • Social feature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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