Special Issue "Innovations in Cyber-Physical Infrastructures and Systems for Energy Sustainability in Smart Cities"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Prof. Dr. Mashrur (Ronnie) Chowdhury
Eugene Douglas Mays Professor, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Automotive Engineering and International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Laboratory Co-Director, Complex Systems, Analytics and Visualization Institute (CSAVI), Lead, Roadway and Traffic Group, Connected Vehicle Technology Consortium, Clemson University 216 Lowry Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
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Interests: connected vehicle and autonomous vehicle ecosystem; cyber-physical systems for smart cities
Dr. Kakan Dey
Postdoctoral Fellow, Connected Vehicle Technology, Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, Clemson University, 216 Lowry Hall, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: smart cities; conneted vehicle technologies; autonomous vehicles; risk analysis; multiobjective analysis; data analytics; heterogeneous wireless networks
Cities prosper when their infrastructures, specifically, the transportation, energy grid, water, and building infrastructures, are connected seamlessly with their people and services. To promote this prosperity, future smart cities must be connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure an efficient, productive, and secure infrastructure. In addition, the rapid innovations in sensor technologies, wireless connectivity, energy management technologies, alternative fuel technologies, and data analytics are now being studied as an effective solution to the energy sustainability problems. Such innovations are expected to connect people, infrastructures, devices, services, and vehicles within cities in new ways to further improve the efficiency of using conventional energy sources, while serving as a bridge to increase the wider usage of green energy technologies.
The theme of this Special Issue of Energies details the consolidation of innovative energy efficient solutions enabled by a connected smart city ecosystem. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Multidisciplinary design and analysis frameworks for interdependent smart city cyber-physical infrastructures;
• Interdependency modeling and simulation tools for smart city infrastructures;
• Risk assessment and management modeling for smart city ecosystem;
• Sustainability, resiliency and connectivity assessment framework for interdependent smart city cyber-physical infrastructures;
• Modeling of smart city ecosystem impacts on populations and workforces;
• Energy efficient transportation infrastructure and services for smart city energy sustainability;
• Adaptability of smart city infrastructures and people under extreme events due to climate change;
• Innovations in communication technologies for smart city sustainability and resilience;
• Big data analytics (i.e., data collection, processing and dissemination technologies) for smart city infrastructures;
• Alternative fuel vehicle technologies for sustainable transportation system for smart city;
• Impact of transportation system electrification and smart grid in smart city energy sustainability;
• Performance measures and evaluation of smart city efficiency; and
• Policy analysis models for mass adoption of potential technologies and systems for smart cities.
We welcome original research articles from researchers in public and private sectors for possible publication in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Mashrur (Ronnie) Chowdhury
Dr. Kakan Dey
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- smart cities
- data analytics
- sustainable instrsucture
- cyber-physical systems
- energy grid