Special Issue "Internet of Things for Smart City Applications"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Andrea Detti

Electronic Engineering Department, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 1 00133 Rome, Italy
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Interests: Networking, Internet of Things, Information-Centric Network, Software-Defined Network, Cloud Computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Smart city applications require pervasive and large-scale infrastructure, which includes heterogeneous IoT devices and distributed information systems, thus posing interoperability and cost challenges. Interoperable solutions, exploiting fog/edge/cloud computing resources, are fundamental for fair competition, especially in public procurement, while cost savings are necessary to speed up the smart city innovation pace, by enabling more stakeholders to easily enter the market, especially SMEs.

There is a need for simple, efficient, interoperable, trustable and scalable systems based on advanced solutions, which can combine security, privacy, cloud and big Data, and can simplify smart city application programmability and secure deployment. As a result, a new generation of intelligent IoT applications will be able to face needs from different sectors, including mobility, health, energy, industry, disaster/crime prevention, etc., and will support the faster deployment and evolution of smart cities.

This Special Issue invites original research papers on new IoT/Cloud technologies, applications and systems for smart city applications. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT architectures and technologies for large-scale deployment
  • Cloud/edge/fog technologies, services and systems for IoT applications
  • IoT programming tools (e.g. dataflow programming, node-red, etc.)
  • Novel IoT devices
  • Semantic frameworks for cross-domain correlation of IoT data and applications
  • IoT data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques for IoT/smart city applications
  • IoT security
  • Privacy protection for IoT applications
  • IoT Blockchain
  • IoT networking technologies
  • Experiences with IoT smart-city services and applications
  • Testbed, demonstrators and comparison of IoT standards
  • Implementations of interoperable solutions that integrate IoT, Cloud and Big Data
  • Open-source IoT software

Prof. Andrea Detti
Guest Editor

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  • IoT
  • Smart Cities
  • Cloud
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Testbed
  • Demonstrators
  • Standards
  • AI
  • Open Source

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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