Smart SIDS exploit a mixture of agility, detection, and learning capabilities to satisfy the SIDS needs. However, planning, engineering and management of these systems involve many decisions that require people, processes and technologies tradeoffs. These tradeoffs are particularly serious in developing countries where the needed technologies are not available. This report investigates how smart cities and islands in least developed countries can provide the SDG compliant services in health, education, public safety and public welfare through people, processes and technology tradeoffs.
Our research is based on a systematic methodology and an associated computer aided toolset. In this research, a systematic methodology to be followed while transforming an island to a smart island is proposed. This methodology is applied to a few of the islands in the UN Small Islands and Developing States (SIDS) Partnership.
And finally, a computer aided decision support environment called SPACE (Strategic Planning, Architecture, Controls, and Education) is used to guide through strategic decisions required to plan, develop, manage and control the project in the developing countries setting.