Special Issue "Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2018
Prof. Miltiadis D. Lytras
School of Business, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi Athens, Greece
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Interests: smart cities; innovation; big data research; data mining; analytics; emerging technologies; information systems; entrepreunership; technology enhanced learning; virtual reality; knowledge management
Prof. Anna Visvizi
Technological evolution is a continuous process for creating new opportunities to implement significant, high impact, humanistic visions. However, there is great concern about the current mode of exploiting technologies towards this objective. Research on smart cities, on the other hand, provides an excellent context for the cultivation of a collaborative, synergetic, community-driven integration of human minds, cultural individual contributions, launch of businesses, interoperability and even happiness. It is quite straightforward to realize that human happiness in urban settings is no longer a priority nor even an uttered phrase. We propose that the improvement of human happiness should be the highest objective of any smart city initiative, whether driven by technology or not.
The objective of this special issue is to disseminate the latest high quality, interdisciplinary research in the domain of urban computing and smart cities and to introduce also the concept of smart villages as a key response to the desertification of countryside through the adoption of integrative strategies for human development and economic growth with the use of sophisticated technology.
This Special Issue seeks to uncover and present the latest developments in meeting the needs of modern smart cities and smart villages towards sustainable development, prosperity and happiness for humanity.
For this Special Issue, we welcome papers dealing with case studies, literature review, survey findings, analytical methods, and tools. Examples of topics of interest include:
- Studies on sustainable smart cities research;
- Elaboration on the concept of smart villages;
- Smart urban applications for different domains of human activity including education, transportation, energy, accessibility, policy making, governance, entertainment, collaboration, behavior etc.;
- Advanced information and communication technologies for smart cities research including data mining, analytics, cloud computing, open source technologies, virtual and augmented reality, collaborative platforms, content management systems, etc.;
- Policy-making and sustainable government initiatives for smart social businesses and entrepreneurship in villages and rural areas;
- Case studies, prototypes and project deliverables related to smart cities research; Irregular migratory flows and smart villages initiatives;
- Public consultation and open smart democracy.
Prof. Miltiadis D. Lytras
Prof. Anna Visvizi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart Cities
- Smart Villages
- Smart urban applications
- Data Mining
- Cloud computing and open source technologies
- Economic Growth
- Irregular Migratory flows
- Smart Technologies
- Open Democracy
- Open Government
- Smart Education
- Smart Innovation
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Author: Yen-Chun Jim Wu
Abstract: Smart cities detect, analyze and integrate key information of the core system for city operations by big data and information and communication technology (ICT) so that they can respond smartly to various demands, including people's livelihood, environmental protection, public safety, city services and industrial and commercial activities. With booming development, the ICT industry in Taiwan serves as essential foundation of application development of smart cities. With ICT as the carrier, the smart city blueprint of future development with new ideas and practices have been outlined. Focusing on the smart cities which are centered on big data, this study streamlines the latest dynamics of current research on smart cities, adopts the types and features of city data extensively in related research, and introduces the status quo in this area through two aspects, namely related research and technology, and research characteristics, including researches on technical system, data-driven smart governance and smart transportation, and statistical mechanics of human activities in cities, etc. The technology and research characteristics include data sensation, data management, data mining, data vitalization and other core technologies and theories, as well as interdisciplinary research, regional characteristics centered on city data, and so on. Lastly, this study summarizes possible future development in this area.