Special Issue "Advances in Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Juan M. Corchado
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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Saber Trabelsi
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Guest Editor
University of Texas A&M at Qatar, Doha 23874, Qatar
Interests: Smart cities; Modeling; mathematical and numerical analysis of non-Darcy fluid flow through porous media

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is expected that the world's population will reach 9.7 billion in 2050. By then, two-thirds of the population will live in urban environments. Critical social and ecological challenges that cities will face include urban violence, inequality, discrimination, unemployment, poverty, unsustainable energy and water use, epidemics, pollution, environmental degradation, and increased risks of natural disasters. The concept of smart cities, born in the early 2000s, attempts to provide solutions to these challenges by implementing information and communication technologies. The initial concept of smart cities focused on the modernization of megacities. However, most of the so-called smart cities are just cities with several smart projects. The most promising trend is the creation of smart micro-territories, defined as hi-tech small towns, districts or satellite towns near megacities. With the current availability of enormous amount of data, the challenge is to identify intelligent and adaptive ways of combining the information to create valuable knowledge. Sensorization has played a fundamental role in the collection of data, which, once analyzed in IoT and smart cities platforms, has allowed for the optimization of multiple decisions regarding governance and resource consumption optimization.

This special issue will include a selection of the papers presented in the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories, an open symposium which brings together researchers and developers from academia and industry to present and discuss the latest scientific and technical advances in the fields of Smart Cities and Smart Territories. It will promote an environment for discussion on how techniques, methods, and tools help system designers to accomplish the transition from the current cities towards those we need in a changing world.

Prof. Dr. Juan M. Corchado
Prof. Dr. Saber Trabelsi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • smart cities and smart territories successful cases and challenges
  • smart homes and smart buildings
  • smart infrastructures (network, 5G, grids, lighting, water and waste)
  • smart urban mobility and intelligent transportation systems
  • smart health and emergency management (epidemy control)
  • smart environments
  • smart travel and smart tourism
  • smart manufacturing and smart logistics
  • new retail and smart commerce
  • smart urban governance
  • eco-urbanism, urban resilience and climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • energy and climate policy
  • intelligent traffic control
  • crowd behaviour capturing and modelling and crowd management
  • human–machine interactions
  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • open data and big data analytics
  • data security and safety, blockchain
  • sensor‐driven analytics and services
  • context-aware systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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