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IoT Technology Applications-Based Smart Cities: Research Analysis

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Department of Education, University of Almeria, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Higher Technical School of Architecture of Seville, Avenida de la Reina Mercedes, 2, 41012 Seville, Spain
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Department of Economics and Business, University of Almeria, 04120 Almeria, Spain
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Department of Didactics and School Organization, National University of Distance Education, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Education and Social Psychology, Pablo de Olavide University, 41013 Seville, Spain
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Research Institute in Social Sciences and Education, Vice-Rectory for Research and Postgraduate, University of Atacama, Copiapó 1530000, Chile
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Electronics 2020, 9(8), 1246; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081246
Received: 23 July 2020 / Revised: 30 July 2020 / Accepted: 1 August 2020 / Published: 2 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transforming Future Cities: Smart City)
The development of technologies enables the application of the Internet of Things (IoT) in urban environments, creating smart cities. Hence, the optimal management of data generated in the interconnection of electronic sensors in real time improves the quality of life. The objective of this study is to analyze global research on smart cities based on IoT technology applications. For this, bibliometric techniques were applied to 1232 documents on this topic, corresponding to the period 2011–2019, to obtain findings on scientific activity and the main thematic areas. Scientific production has increased annually, so that the last triennium has accumulated 83.23% of the publications. The most outstanding thematic areas were Computer Science and Engineering. Seven lines have been identified in the development of research on smart cities based on IoT applications. In addition, the study has detected seven new future research directions. The growing trend at the global level of scientific production shows the interest in developing aspects of smart cities based on IoT applications. This study contributes to the academic, scientific, and institutional discussion to improve decision making based on the available information. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; internet of the things; application; technology; scientific production smart city; internet of the things; application; technology; scientific production
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González-Zamar, M.-D.; Abad-Segura, E.; Vázquez-Cano, E.; López-Meneses, E. IoT Technology Applications-Based Smart Cities: Research Analysis. Electronics 2020, 9, 1246. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081246

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González-Zamar M-D, Abad-Segura E, Vázquez-Cano E, López-Meneses E. IoT Technology Applications-Based Smart Cities: Research Analysis. Electronics. 2020; 9(8):1246. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081246

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González-Zamar, Mariana-Daniela, Emilio Abad-Segura, Esteban Vázquez-Cano, and Eloy López-Meneses. 2020. "IoT Technology Applications-Based Smart Cities: Research Analysis" Electronics 9, no. 8: 1246. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081246

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