Special Issue "Sensors and Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015)
Prof. Dr. Symeon Papavassiliou
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Iroon Polytechniou 9, Athens, 15780, Greece
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Interests: complex networks; wireless systems; ad hoc and sensor networks; software defined radios and software defined networks; on-line social networks; network modelling and optimization; network economics; cyber-physical systems; Internet of Things; future internet research experimentation
A smart city represents an improvement of today’s cities both functionally and structurally, that strategically utilizes many smart factors, such as Information and Communications Technology (ICT), to increase the city’s sustainable growth and strengthen city functions, while ensuring citizens’ quality of life and health. Cities can be viewed as a microcosm of “objects” with which citizens interact daily: street furniture, public buildings, transportation, monuments, public lighting and much more. Moreover, a continuous monitoring of a city’s status occurs through sensors and processors applied within the real-world infrastructure. The Internet of Things (IoT) concept imagines all these objects being “smart”, connected to the Internet, and able to communicate with each other and with the external environment, interacting and sharing data and information. Each object in the IoT can be both the collector and distributor of information regarding mobility, energy consumption, air pollution as well as potentially offering cultural and tourist information. As a consequence, cyber and real worlds are strongly linked in a smart city. New services can be deployed when needed and evaluation mechanisms will be set up to assess the health and success of a smart city.
The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together innovative developments in areas related to sensors and smart cities, including, but not limited to:
- computing and sensing infrastructures;
- cost (of node, energy, development, deployment, maintenance);
- communication (security, resilience, low energy);
- adaptability (to environment, energy, faults);
- data processing (on nodes, distributed, aggregation, discovery, big data);
- self-learning (pattern discovery, prediction, auto-configuration);
- deployment (cost, error prevention, localization);
- maintenance (troubleshooting, recurrent costs);
- applications (both new and enjoying new life);
- smart users experience;
- trust and privacy;
- crowdsourcing, crowdsensing, participatory sensing;
- cognition and awareness;
- cyber-physical systems.
Both review articles and original research papers relating to sensors and smart cities are solicited. There is particular interest for papers with advances towards practical experiences and services overcoming the adoption barriers for sensors and smart cities.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Puliafito
Prof. Dr. Symeon Papavassiliou
Prof. Dr. Dario Bruneo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- distributed computing
- internet of things
- interconnected objects
- cyber-physical systems
- complex networks
- applications in smart cities
- computing and sensing infrastructures