Special Issue "IoT for Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: artificial intelligence; decision-support systems; energy markets; machine learning; smart buildings; virtual power players
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I would like to draw your attention to a Special Issue on the topic of “IoT for Smart Cities” to be published in Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417; CODEN: ASPCC7), an open access journal with high visibility, indexed by Web of Science and SCOPUS.
The increase expected for urban population in the coming years is a big global challenge. According to the United Nations, by 2045 the population in urban areas will surpass 6 million inhabitants. In this context, the governance and management of cities and urban areas is today at the top of the agenda, giving opportunities for research, projects, technology transfer, and innovation. Due to the constraints imposed by increased populations, environmental needs, energy, mobility, health and well-being, aging, safety, employment and many other aspects, cities and urban areas need to be managed in an intelligent way.
Smart Cities use different types of electronic data collection sensors and systems to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently. This varies from data obtained from raw sensors to information extracted from social networks. It is important to note that all these sources of data and information need to be combined to create useful knowledge for the governance of cities, in order to efficiently manage aspects such as water supply, energy use, waste, and environmental quality, among others. We will be faced with a big data problem, and it is therefore important to use artificial intelligence approaches, such as machine learning, to facilitate real intelligence in the management of cities and urban areas.
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) enabled the creation of networks of physical devices, such as vehicles, home appliances, water, electricity, and air quality meters, trash deposits and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors and actuators which enable these objects to connect and exchange data. Such IoT devices which will be highly prevalent in smart cities, will provide a valuable resource of data to support good decisions and resulting actuations.This Special Issue is now open to receive papers related to the use of IoT in the context of smart cities. Potential topics, bearing the city and urban context in mind, include:
- Sensor and Actuator Networks
- IoT Interoperability
- IoT Management and Control Platforms
- IoT and Security & Privacy
- Distributed Storage and Data Fusion
- Mobility and Localization Technologies
- IoT and Personal Data Protection
- IoT Mining and Analytics
- AI approaches using IoT
- IoT for Transportation, Mobility, and Traffic Control
- IoT for Water Management
- IoT for Waste Management
- IoT for Energy Management
- IoT for Environmental Management
- IoT for Health, Safety, Well-being, Inclusion and Active Aging
- IoT in Buildings and Infrastructures
- IoT for handling Critical and Emergency situations and Disasters
- Citizen Participation
- IoT for supporting Policy Development and Governance
Prof. Dr. Carlos Ramos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Active Aging
- Artificial Intelligence
- Buildings and Infrastructures
- Citizen Participation
- Critical and Emergence Situations
- Control Platforms
- Data Fusion
- Energy Management
- Environmental Management
- Health and Well-being
- Internet of Things
- Mining and Analytics
- Mobility and Localization;
- Personal Data Protection
- Policy Development
- Security & Privacy
- Sensors and Actuators
- Transportation, Mobility, and Traffic Control
- Waste Management
- Water Management