Can Aydin

Work place: Dokuz Eylül University/Management Information System, İzmir, 35160, Turkey



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Information Systems, Database Management System, Geographic Information System, Multimedia Information System


Can Aydın is an Assistant Professor in Department of Management Information System at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Dokuz Eylül University. He received his MSc. and Ph.D. in geographical information system from Dokuz Eylul University. His research interests include business analytics, industry 4.0 and web application development and spatial data analytics.

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Why Should Municipalities Use Management Information Systems in Their Decision-Making Processes?

By Cigdem Tarhan Can Aydin

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2019

In recent years, rapid developing information and communication technology has been changing swiftly our insight of management perspective in our country and the World. Generally, dynamic and visionary private sector enterprises could easily adapt to these changes. From the point of information systems view, local governments just like the private sector which produce services. Local governments provide services to people living within the boundaries, but they never think or act as profit-oriented private sector. In new economy, cities are becoming more interconnected economically, culturally, and infrastructural through the parallel development of global telecommunication and transportation networks. Firstly, it has been investigated what factors affect the adoption of information technologies in Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. A survey was developed to measure the factors affecting the use of information technology in municipalities. The survey questions were prepared according to the effects of the above organizational factors. Also it was conducted with the managers of the branch manager level in Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Finally, the results of the study were discussed and give a contribution to the literature.

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Classification of the Fire Station Requirement with Using Machine Learning Algorithms

By Can Aydin

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2019

In crowded cities, selection of the suitable location for fire stations within the town is a vital issue in terms of rapid response to fires and minimizing loss of life and property. For the selection of the suitable fire station location, at first it is necessary to divide the whole city into certain zones and the need for a fire station service should be questioned for each zone. In this study, based on existing fire stations service area, classification of fire station requirement by zones was carried out using machine learning classification algorithms. In order to estimate fire station requirement according to the zones, a classification study was conducted by using some data such as the travel time of the fire engines to zone from closed fire stations, population density of the zone, the mean number of main and assistant vehicles travelling to the zone from closed fire stations, and the fire station existence data in the zone. The purpose of this study was to determine the most successful classification algorithm for the classification of the fire station requirement of 808 zones determined by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. As a result of the analysis of fire records between 2015 and 2017, it was found that for the classification of the zones, the most successful algorithm was Random Forest algorithm with 93.84% accuracy rate. Experimental evaluation of the study; according to the 5-minute access distance of the existing fire stations, the fire station requirements of the regions and the fire station needs of the regions covered by the machine learning algorithm classification results were found to be 85.43% similar.

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