Special Issue "Smart Cities and Infrastructures"

A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Davide Lo Presti

Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre, University of Nottingham, Room C11, Pavement Research Building, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK
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Phone: +447587140422
Interests: sustainability; life cycle assessment; recycling; bitumen; asphalt; smart infrastructure; road pavements; railway trackbeds
Guest Editor
Dr. Nizar Lajnef

Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, 428 S. Shaw Lane, Room 3568, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA
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Phone: +1-517-353-8883
Interests: sensing systems for civil infrastructure; sensors design and implementation; smart materials/ composites and systems
Guest Editor
Dr. Hosin “David” Lee

Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, 4105 SC, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
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Phone: +1-801-512-4202
Interests: smart cities; asphalt pavement recycling; sustainable road materials; digital image processing; infrastructure asset management; intelligent sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 2019 International Conference on Smart Cities (2019 ICSC) will be held in Seoul, South Korea, 17–19 July 2019 (icsc2019.org: chaired by Hosin “David” Lee). Select papers from ICSC 2019 will be invited for possible publication in Special Issues of the MDPI journal Infrastructures.

The sustainable and resilient management of smart cities is becoming a key challenge worldwide. The objective of this Special Issue of MDPI’s Infrastructures is to compile and archive technological and managerial innovations for designing and managing sustainable and resilient smart cities, which include smart sensors, buildings, pavements, infrastructures, and systems.

Papers are sought in the following areas:

  • Smart pavements, roads and bridges;
  • Smart sensors for homes, buildings, and infrastructures;
  • Smart building maintenance management systems;
  • Smart infrastructure asset management systems;
  • Smart underground pipes and structures;
  • Clean air and air quality monitoring systems;
  • Smart parks and recreation facilities;
  • Clean water and efficient distribution systems;
  • Smart energy metering and power grids;
  • Autonomous and efficient transportation;
  • Smart parking meters and operations;
  • e-Government;
  • Smart video surveillance and crime prevention systems;
  • Smart disaster prevention and response;
  • Smart big data and life-cycle analysis;
  • Operation, maintenance, and safety of smart cities;
  • Smart city and urban planning.

We look forward to listening to your presentations at ICSC 2019 and hope you will consider your paper for possible publication in this Special Issue of the MDPI journal Infrastructures based on peer reviews. Please submit your paper directly to Infrastructures following the journal’s paper submission guidelines before 31 August 2019.

Dr. Davide Lo Presti
Dr. Nizar Lajnef
Dr. Hosin “David” Lee
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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 quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. 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.


  • smart cities
  • smart mobility and transportation
  • smart infrastructures
  • sensor system design
  • infrastructure asset management
  • smart materials
  • pavement recycling
  • railroad tracks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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