A determination of the smartness level of university campuses: the Smart Availability Scale (SAS)

Nur Samancioglu, Silvia Nuere

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Technological developments on university campuses are among the most recently investigated topics, but the whole notion of a smart campus has yet to be developed. A smart campus can only be comprehended as a whole, which is why it requires an extensive planning process. This article investigates the required smart campus services with a holistic approach. The smart campus concept has been defined by three major categories: smart building, the scope, and the technology, and then the aspects that affect these categories are defined. A fundamental calculation has been constructed based on the smart campus concept created with newly consolidated categories and a case study with post-occupancy evaluations. The Smart Availability Scale (SAS) calculation is based on superimposing two matrices: campus system output and weighted value matrix. For this calculation, the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) method was adopted using newly created index parameters and categories. The technologies selected for this research are based on the most recent developments. It extracted valuable conclusions and inferences from this smart campus conceptual framework, providing insights and directions toward the required calculation technique for the services offered by the smart campus. During the evaluation period of traditional to smart universities, this research draws an outline and guidance for the stakeholders of the affiliated campus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Building systems
  • Educational technologies
  • Smart campus
  • University campus

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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