Special Issue "Impact of Emerging Technologies on Smart Governance Systems in Smart Cities"

A special issue of Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar

Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Granada, C/ Campus Universitario de Cartuja, s/n, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Interests: e-government; smart cities; e-participation; social media

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Informatics welcomes submissions on the topic of new tendencies of smart governance in smart cities. As a result of the wave of smart cities, new forms of city management have taken place with the aim of working with civil society in order to co-create solutions to local challenges. Citizen involvement in city management has become central in smart cities and is the main way to transform government to make it open and close to the needs of the citizenry, and is one of the main objectives within the context of SCs and the SC movement (Rodríguez Bolívar, 2016). To achieve this aim, new technologies are required to give citizens an opportunity to actively participate in public decisions (Rodríguez Bolívar, 2018a and 2018b). In this regards, new tendencies in the implementation of technological tools for smart governance include artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and so on.

This Special Issue should contribute to the literature by filling the existing void and expanding knowledge in the field of the implementation of emerging technologies into public administration with effects on the governance model of a smart city. These emerging technologies can come from different fields and can have an impact on the improvement of transparency, the efficiency of public services or, for example, on the governance systems of smart projects such as smart environmental projects (sustainability) or projects on smart mobility into a municipality. Studies of the organizational issues that arise due to these new technological implementations, or of the implementation of emerging technologies in smart communities are also welcome in the Special Issue. Therefore, I encourage authors to submit their original research articles, work in progress, surveys, reviews, and viewpoint articles in this field. The Special Issue welcomes applications, theories, models, and frameworks—whether conceptual, analytical, prescriptive, predictive, design-related, or otherwise—that are concerned with (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, blockchain technologies and so on) implemented in public sector entities to improve transparency and interoperability.
  • Emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, blockchain technologies and so on) implemented in public sector entities to improve efficiency (in the delivery of public sector services, smart mobility, smart environment, and smart living).
  • Emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, IoT, big data, blockchain technologies and so on) implemented and their impact on the governance models of smart systems in a city.
  • Organizational issues arising from the implementation of emerging technologies in smart cities.
  • Governance and policy issues of intelligent machines and man–machine interactions.
  • Comparative studies on emerging technologies implemented for city governance in smart cities.
  • Empirical analysis of emerging technologies and their best fit for public administrations in making smart cities successful.

Prof. Dr. Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Informatics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Smart Governance
  • Smart Cities
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Smart Governments

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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