An Inter-Organizational Software Architecture for Smart Mobility

Tsuneo Nakanishi, Yutaka Arakawa, Takahiro Ando, Shigemi Ishida, Kenji Hisazumi, Tsunenori Mine, Akira Fukuda

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In this paper, the authors present SMArch, an inter-organizational software architecture for smart mobility, which can be defined as services coordinating multi-modal mobility. The architecture is extended from the Japanese system architecture for intelligent transportation systems (ITS), which is defined in 1999 and used for a reference giving a shared vision among stakeholders involved in ITS. Although the Japanese ITS architecture focuses road traffic only, SMArch focuses any mobility including not only road vehicles but also airplanes and ships. Moreover, SMArch introduces the service path concept, handles the itinerary as a series of mobility services and staying services such as lodging, dining and parking. Service coordinating agents present service path candidates satisfying the given traveler's requirements. The agents and other services interact to search for such service path candidates with the service path query language defined based on the service path concept and the information model defined in the SMArch.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 9th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering, ICSIE 2020
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377218
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 11
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering, ICSIE 2020 - Virtual, Online, Egypt
Duration: 2020 Nov 112020 Nov 13

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference9th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering, ICSIE 2020
CityVirtual, Online


  • ITS
  • MaaS
  • architecture
  • smart mobility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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