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A Modern Guide to the Digitalization of Infrastructure

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A Modern Guide to the Digitalization of Infrastructure

9781839106040 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Juan Montero, National University of Distance Education, Spain and Professor, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, Italy and Matthias Finger, Professor Emeritus, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Switzerland, part-time Professor, European University Institute and Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Publication Date: September 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 604 0 Extent: 336 pp
Providing a coherent and multidisciplinary approach to digitalization, this Modern Guide aims to systematize how the digitalization process affects infrastructure-based industries, including telecommunications, transport, energy, water and postal services.

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Providing a coherent and multidisciplinary approach to digitalization, this Modern Guide aims to systematize how the digitalization process affects infrastructure-based industries, including telecommunications, transport, energy, water and postal services.

This important book reviews the literature on how digital technologies can impact infrastructure design, construction and maintenance costs, with specific references for each industry. Contributors analyse how digitalization is disrupting traditional infrastructure managers in terms of capacity management and traffic flows as well as discussing key topics including data governance, data sharing, digital platforms and sector convergence.

With special attention devoted to regulatory and governance challenges, this will be welcomed by researchers of network industries and digitalization. This will also be of special interest to academics and scholars interested in the digitalization process, data governance and infrastructure management.
Critical Acclaim
‘Infrastructure is not designed for the digital age. Digitalization enables infrastructure managers to dramatically create more value from infrastructure in novel ways. This book covers aspects ranging from technology to markets to get to grips with these important developments.’
– Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Contributors
Contributors include: Iván László Arnold, Lorenzo Casullo, Carlos Oliveira Cruz, Brenda Espinosa Apráez, Matthias Finger, Magnus Gustafsson, Christian Jaag, Günter Knieps, Juan Montero, Valerie Reif, Nicolò Rossetto, Joaquim Miranda Sarmento, Volker Stocker, Anastasia Tsvetkova, Kim Wikström
Contents
Contents:

1 Digitalizing infrastructure: active management for smarter
networks 1
Juan Montero and Matthias Finger
2 Digitalization technologies: the evolution of smart networks 43
Günter Knieps
3 Digitalizing telecommunications: innovation, complexity
and diversity in the internet ecosystem 59
Volker Stocker and Günter Knieps
4 Digitalization in road projects: toward a more integrated
mobility supply 92
Carlos Oliveira Cruz and Joaquim Miranda Sarmento
5 Digitalizing maritime transport: digital innovation as
a catalyzer of sustainable transformation 123
Anastasia Tsvetkova, Magnus Gustafsson and Kim Wikström
6 Digitalizing railways: the platform dilemma 149
Juan Montero
7 Digitalizing aviation infrastructure: the role of technology
in overcoming fragmentation 172
Iván László Arnold and Lorenzo Casullo
8 Digitalization in the postal and delivery sector: between
electronic substitution of letter mail and thriving e-commerce 198
Christian Jaag
9 Digitalization of the electricity infrastructure: a key enabler
for the decarbonization and decentralization of the power sector 217
Nicolò Rossetto and Valerie Reif
10 Digitalization in the drinking water sector: towards smart
water supply management 266
Brenda Espinosa Apráez
11 Digitalization, efficiency and convergence 289
Matthias Finger and Juan Montero

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