Special Issue "Green Communications in Smart City"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
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A smart city incorporates communication technologies to support connections among various sensors, devices, and embedded platforms deployed in the surrounding environments. The communication technologies improve the performance and quality of urban services in the smart city, such as transportation, energy, and utilities, to lower the consumption of resources and to provide information sharing capabilities. Because of the high-density deployment of devices and the exponentially growing number of actuators and sensors in the smart city, the next generation of communication technologies, such as 5G/6G, are emerging. These communication technologies are liable to substantial energy requirements and impact significantly on greenhouse gas emissions globally to support connectivity between billions of new devices and tons of message transferring among these devices in the smart city. Hence, energy-efficient communications are critical to sustainable smart cities.
Recently, green communication has become prevalent, as it supports energy-efficient communications and minimizes the use of resources by using various methodologies, such as practicing server consolidation, implementing virtualization, and many more. However, green communications in smart cities are challenging because of the massive variety of devices, heterogeneous networking and communication protocols, diverse quality of services with different kind of applications, tradeoff between energy efficiency and performance, heterogeneous architecture and technologies, different deployment scenarios, and traffic requirements. The aim of this Special Issue is to accumulate scientific manuscripts on the practical and theoretical aspects associated with smart cities and green communications. The key focus is to describe the emerging developments and advances, in order to mitigate the challenges in adopting green communications in smart cities. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Energy-efficient transmission network protocols and technologies for smart cities;
- Green switching and routing for smart cities;
- Energy-efficient data centers, storage, edge computing, and cloud computing;
- Green hardware, software, sensors devices, and platforms for sustainable smart cities;
- Green communication architecture for 5G/6G networks;
- Security and privacy for green communication technologies;
- Green wireline communications and networking;
- Energy-efficient scheduling and resource management;
- Artificial intelligence for green communication;
- Blockchain, green communication, and smart city;
- Cognitive computing for smart city;
- Green communication for cyber–physical systems;
- Green traffic shaping and policy implementation;
- Context-based green communication for smart city.
Prof. Dr. Jong Hyuk Park
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- Green communications
- Smart cities
- Cyber–physical system
- Information security
- Cognitive computing
- Deep learning
- Artificial intelligence