Special Issue "The Role of Infrastructures in the Smart City"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
This Special Issue focuses on the crucial role of urban infrastructures in Smart City projects. The Smart City concept has achieved world-wide success in both developed and emerging countries with promise being shown in developing countries. The success of this concept results from combining innovation in digital technology, engineering and social sciences to establish inclusive systems for the optimal and safe management of urban systems in consideration of economic, social and environmental challenges.
The Smart City concept aims at transforming the City into an eco- and socio friendly City that offers a high quality of life for citizens and enhances their involvement in the development of a smart and resilient city. Considering the crucial role of urban infrastructures in the quality of urban services as well as their complexity, vulnerability and high cost, any Smart City project should be based on the transformation of urban infrastructures into “Smart Infrastructures”. This transformation requires specific developments such as (i) digital modelling of infrastructures using different technologies such as GIS, BIM and Civil3D; (ii) smart monitoring of urban infrastructures and associated systems and services; (iii) use of advanced communication technology to guarantee the safety and integrity of data transmission; (iv) development of advanced data analysis and learning machine tools for data processing as well as a deep understanding of the complex urban systems and their interaction; (v) development and use of advanced graphic tools such as Augmented Reality for data visualization and sharing; (v) development of integrated platforms for the management of smart infrastructures.
The Special Issue aims at publishing high-quality papers related to the development and implementation of tools and technology in any issue related to Smart Urban Infrastructures. Papers will be reviewed by international experts and then widely disseminated by the journal.Prof. Isam Shahrour
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart City
- Smart Grid
- Digital modelling
- Artificial intelligence
- Urban infrastructures
- information system