Smart Infrastructures Feature Papers

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Infrastructures".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 3680

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Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit papers about new approaches or cutting-edge research in the field of infrastructures. Papers could be submitted by members of the journal Editorial Board or by invited outstanding scholars.

This Special Issue covers all fields related to smart infrastructures, in particular:

  • Digital transition in infrastructures design, construction and management (BIM, cloud services, 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, etc.);
  • Smart infrastructures;
  • Infrastructure health monitoring;
  • Resilient infrastructures (climate change, natural hazards, man-made hazards, etc.);
  • Infrastructure risk management;
  • Infrastructure adaptation to epidemic hazards;
  • Innovative and recycled materials in infrastructures;
  • Social and economic perspectives of infrastructures;
  • Infrastructures renovation and updates to sustainability requirements;
  • Extension of infrastructure lifetime.


1. All submissions will be rigorously reviewed according to the Infrastructures journal guidelines.
2. Manuscripts that are not suitable for this Special Issue will be notified as soon as after consultation with the editorial board members. Authors of these manuscripts may still consider submitting in the Smart infrastructures Section or any other section of Infrastructures as a regular paper. Other manuscripts will be forwarded for review.
3. Manuscripts that are not selected as feature papers will be notified after the first round of reviews. The selection will be based on the review. Authors of those manuscripts that are not selected for the Special Issue may decide to revise and submit as a regular paper in Smart infrastructures Section of the Infrastructures journal. Please note that authors of these manuscripts need to shoulder the publication fees.
4. Other manuscripts will be sent for a second round of reviews. However, this does not necessarily mean that a manuscript under the second round of reviews will be published as a feature paper. We will still seek comments and suggestions from reviewers.

Please contact Sharon Fan ([email protected]), the managing editor, if you have any questions.

Prof. Dr. Shahrour Isam
Prof. Dr. Xiongyao Xie
Dr. Zhongqiang Liu
Dr. Marwan Alheib
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Infrastructures is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Infrastructure
  • Digital transition
  • Resilient
  • Epidemic hazard
  • Risk
  • Lifetime
  • Socioeconomic
  • Innovative materials

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14 pages, 1756 KiB  
Risk-Based Criticality Assessment for Smart Critical Infrastructures
by Abdulaziz Almaleh and David Tipper
Infrastructures 2022, 7(1), 3; - 25 Dec 2021
Cited by 6 | Viewed by 2803
Today, critical infrastructure is more interconnected, which allows more vulnerabilities in the case of disasters. In addition, the effect of one infrastructure can lead to one or more cascading failures in another infrastructure due to the dependency complexity between them. This article introduces [...] Read more.
Today, critical infrastructure is more interconnected, which allows more vulnerabilities in the case of disasters. In addition, the effect of one infrastructure can lead to one or more cascading failures in another infrastructure due to the dependency complexity between them. This article introduces a holistic approach using network indicators and machine learning to better understand the geographical representation of critical infrastructure. Previous work on a similar model was based on a single measure; such as in fashion, this paper introduces four measures utilized to identify the most vital geographic zone in the city. The model aims to increase resilience, focusing on the preparedness phase by assessing the essential nodes of infrastructure, which allows more space to adopt risk mitigation strategies before any disturbance event. Holding in-depth knowledge of the vital zones of small scales and accordingly ranking them will positively improve the overall system resilience. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Infrastructures Feature Papers)
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