Members of the laboratory actively participate in the development of Smart City in the Czech Republic. Leonard Walletzký and Jaroslav Zelený are authors of the addendum of Smart City Methodology, published by the Czech Ministry of Regional Development.
Furthermore, Leonard Walletzký and Jaroslav Zelený took part in SMOČR project Smart Česko, where they also dealt with connecting IT services and Smart City. The results of this project have an essential impact on the Smart City concept in Czech cities and municipalities. The laboratory of service systems actively participates in the practical implementation of this methodology in cities and municipalities thanks to knowledge from this project.
Our laboratory has been cooperating with this city for the longest time – since 2018. Server of open data was realized in this collaboration. Other works are building on this and are broadening the implementation, with the aim to create an encompassing data platform for the city and to build additional applications onto it.
In February 2021, the city of Žďár nad Sázavou and Faculty of Informatics MU jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which informs about a collaboration with the laboratory in the matter of Smart City development of the city.
We have started collaborating with this city due to circumstances related to COVID19. Due to our participation in the Smart Česko project, we have been linked through SMOČR to ATTIS company, which intends to supply their software to municipalities at highly favorable conditions - co-author of the application is Roman Fišer, a co-author of Management by Competencies. Crisis management however requires relatively extensive analysis of processes and data, which need to be "put into" the program - which makes the core of the collaboration with this municipality.
Collaboration with this municipality of 3000 people was established in 2019. The goals are, among others, application of Smart Česko concept in such a municipality, debunking the myth of Smart Česko being applicable only for large cities and not being meaningful for small municipalities. We would like to help with the creation of a manual for mayors of similar municipalities, in which we will help with how to start. At this moment, we are helping Ořechov with the concept of web pages (see diploma thesis of Kateřina Fialová) and with Citizen Portal - the result should be an Open Source library for e-identity authorization. We would like to help smaller municipalities implement Citizen Portals through this project.