Special Issue "Energy Economics and Innovation of Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2020.
Interests: smart cities; business value of IT; management of technology and innovation; management information systems; ICT in economic and social sciences
The Guest Editor is inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “Energy Economics of Smart Cities”.
There are multiple definitions of a smart city. We can say that all of them co-exist so that a smart city is a city that uses technological advances (such as IoT, big data, cloud computing, AI etc.) to transform itself into an innovative ecosystem, concerned with achieving the well being of its citizens, with special attention to sustainable development (Díaz-Díaz, Muñoz, & Pérez-González, 2017a). The above is a pending challenge and to achieve that it requires four fundamental and synergistic elements in a smart city: the technological, the economic, the management of energy resources, that allow sustainable development, and the perception and social concern about these issues (Pérez- González, & Díaz Díaz, 2015; Díaz-Díaz, Muñoz, & Pérez-González, 2017b). In this sense, topics of interest of this special issue are works on economic analysis of energy in smart cities, the application of technologies oriented to both the efficient use and the management of energy resources, the development of new business models and the energy management, the awareness and perception of citizens about sustainable development, and as well as interdisciplinary technological-economic, social and governmental works that analyze the energy issue in smart cities. We accept conceptual, empirical and case studies. Works that are potentially transferrable to different cities are particularly welcome Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Energy economics
- Cost-effective energy policies in smart cities
- Economic and sustainable development of smart cities
- Innovation Energy Measuring
- Benchmarking of energies management in smart cities
- Business models in smart cities
- Best practice in energies management in smart cities
- ICT, smart grid, intelligent infrastructure Cost-benefit analysis
- Information systems and energy management
- IoT, Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence applications and case studies about energy in smart cities
- Awareness and perception of citizens about energy and sustainable development
Prof. Dr. Daniel Pérez González
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Energy economics
- Smart cities
- Applications of IoT, Big data, IA, Cloud computing in smart cities
- Energies and sustainability development in smart cities
- New business models and innovation management of IT and energies