Special Issue "Data Analytics Challenges in Smart Cities Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alfonso González-Briones
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and Automation Control, Universidad de Salamanca, Calle Espejo s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; IoT; smart cities; blockchain
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Dr. Mohammad M. Banat
Guest Editor
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Interests: wireless communications; signal processing; smart technologies
Dr. Sara Paiva
Guest Editor
Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: urban mobility; accessibility; smart cities; advanced driving assistants

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue is based on extended versions of selected papers to be presented at GMC-Technology 2020.

A ‘smart city’ is defined as a complex and interconnected system that applies new technologies to manage all the elements that make it up, from transport to the efficient use of energy resources, including the social and economic aspects of its inhabitants.

In order to manage this correct operation, the research community is developing numerous applications that deal with the enormous amounts of data produced in cities. In this aspect, data analysis plays a fundamental role, in which the application of Big Data, Machine Learning or Deep Learning techniques stands out. Currently, there are several challenges in the field of application of these techniques through applications focused on the management and optimization of the activities that take place in a smart city.

This Special Issue is devoted to promoting the investigation of the latest research in Data Analytics in smart cities and their effective applications, to explore the latest innovations in models, technologies, and tools to assess the impact of the approach, and to facilitate technology transfer of these techniques to our cities.

The topics of interest for this Issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Applications of AI (TTIA);
  • Blockchain;
  • Case-based reasoning;
  • Data analysis;
  • Machine learning;
  • Deep learning;
  • Big Data;
  • Edge computing;
  • Fog computing;
  • High-performance systems;
  • AI in mobile device development;
  • Intelligent environments;
  • Learning through reinforcement;
  • Mobile and wireless systems;
  • Model-based reasoning;
  • Multiagent systems;
  • Multimedia and distributed animation systems;
  • Networks;
  • Neural networks;
  • Smart cities challenges;
  • Smart home and smart buildings;
  • Open data and big data analytics;
  • Smart health and emergency management;
  • Smart environments;
  • Smart manufacturing and logistics.

Dr. Alfonso González-Briones
Dr. Mohammad M. Banat
Dr. Sara Paiva
Guest Editors

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  • data analytics
  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • smart cities
  • open data

Published Papers

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