Special Issue "Advances in Public Transport Platform for the Development of Sustainability Cities"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez
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IoT European Digital Innovation Hub, Full Professor at the University of Salamanca, Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, President of the IEEE SMC (Spanish Chapter), Director BISITE - Bioinformatics Intelligent Systems and Educational, Technology Research Group, Salamanca, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; edge computing; distributed computing; blockchain; consensus model; smart cities; smart grid
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Dr. Josep L. Larriba-Pey
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Data Maagement Group, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
Interests: computer science; decision sciences; social sciences; chemical engineering
Dr. Pablo Chamoso Santos
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BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca. Calle Espejo sn, 24.2. 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; edge computing; distributed computing; blockchain
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Dr. Fernando De la Prieta Pintado
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BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca. Calle Espejo sn, 24.2. 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; multiagent systems; cloud computing and distributed systems; technology enhanced learning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modern societies demand a high and varied mobility, which in turn requires a complex transport system adapted to social needs that guarantees the movement of people and goods in an economically efficient and safe way, but all subject to a new environmental rationality and the new logic of the paradigm of sustainability. From this perspective, an efficient and flexible transport system that provides intelligent and sustainable mobility patterns is essential to our economy and our quality of life. The current transport system poses growing and significant challenges for the environment, human health, and sustainability, while current mobility schemes have focused much more on the private vehicle that has conditioned both the lifestyles of citizens and cities, as well as urban and territorial sustainability. 

Transport has a very considerable weight in the framework of sustainable development due to environmental pressures, associated social and economic effects, and interrelations with other sectors. The continuous growth that this sector has experienced over the last few years and its foreseeable increase, even considering the change of trend due to the current situation of generalized crisis, make the challenge of sustainable transport a strategic priority at local, national, European, and global levels. 

This Special Issue will pay attention to all those research approaches focused on the relationship between evolution in the area of transport with a high incidence in the environment from the perspective of efficiency, which has become one of the neuralgic centers of sustainability. It is about producing, consuming, and moving people and goods better, with fewer resources and less environmental impact. 

The topics of interest for this issue include but are not limited to: 

•    Public transport;

•    Traffic management;

•    Smart cities;

•    Location-based systems;

•    Expert systems;

•    Routing algorithms;

•    Recommender systems;

•    Path planning and path finding;

•    Users’ profile analysis;

•    Distributed systems and platforms;

•    Smart city modeling and simulation;

•    Smart mobility and transportation;

•    Intelligent vehicles;

•    Smart traffic system operations;

•    Smart integrated grids;

•    Intelligent infrastructure;

•    Sensors and actuators;

•    Data visualization;

•    Cybersecurity;

•    Blockchain.

Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez
Dr. Josep L. Larriba-Pey
Dr. Pablo Chamoso Santos
Dr. Fernando De la Prieta Pintado
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Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Traffic management
  • Smart cities
  • Recommender systems
  • Intelligent infrastructure

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