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Mobility, Citizens, Innovation and Technology in Digital and Smart Cities

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Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Edifici Tànger, 122-140, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Computer Science, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Pavilhão João Lyra Filho, 6o andar—Bloco B, Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524—Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro—RJ 20.550-013, Brazil
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Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Software Engineering, Braude College of Engineering, P.O.Box 78 Snunit 51, Karmiel 21982, Israel
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Institute of Computer Science, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Av. Gal. Milton Tavares de Souza, São Domingos, Niterói—RJ 24210-310, Brazil
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Laboratoire d’Informatique d’Avignon, Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse, 339 Chemin des Meinajaries, Agroparc BP 91228, 84911 Avignon CEDEX 9, France
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Graduate Program in Materials Engineering, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Praça Tiradentes, 20, Ouro Preto—MG 35400-000, Brazil
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Control and Automation Laboratory, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Campus Universitário Morro do Cruzeiro, Ouro Preto—MG 35400-000, Brazil
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Future Internet 2020, 12(2), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi12020022
Received: 10 January 2020 / Revised: 17 January 2020 / Accepted: 24 January 2020 / Published: 26 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Cities, Innovation, and Multi-Dimensionality)
Cities are constantly transforming and, consequently, attracting efforts from researchers and opportunities to the industry. New transportation systems are being built in order to meet sustainability and efficiency criteria, as well as being adapted to the current possibilities. Moreover, citizens are becoming aware about the power and possibilities provided by the current generation of autonomous devices. In this sense, this paper presents and discusses state-of-the-art transportation technologies and systems, highlighting the advances that the concepts of Internet of Things and Value are providing. Decentralized technologies, such as blockchain, are been extensively investigated by the industry, however, its widespread adoption in cities is still desirable. Aligned with operations research opportunities, this paper identifies different points in which cities’ services could move to. This also study comments about different combinatorial optimization problems that might be useful and important for an efficient evolution of our cities. By considering different perspectives, didactic examples are presented with a main focus on motivating decision makers to balance citizens, investors and industry goals and wishes. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart cities; digital cities; blockchain; citizens; sustainable development; IoT; internet-of-value; information and communication technologies; mobility smart cities; digital cities; blockchain; citizens; sustainable development; IoT; internet-of-value; information and communication technologies; mobility
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Oliveira, T.A.; Gabrich, Y.B.; Ramalhinho, H.; Oliver, M.; Cohen, M.W.; Ochi, L.S.; Gueye, S.; Protti, F.; Pinto, A.A.; Ferreira, D.V.M.; Coelho, I.M.; Coelho, V.N. Mobility, Citizens, Innovation and Technology in Digital and Smart Cities. Future Internet 2020, 12, 22.

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