Special Issue "Advances in Sensor Networks for Smart Cities"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: intelligent systems; data security; networks; internet of things; big data analysis; machine learning algorithms
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Interests: secret sharing scheme; image security; IoT and healthcare applications; optimization algorithms
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In recent decades, the size and population of cities have increased drastically. This massive growth in population poses a significant constraint on resources in several dimensions of daily lives in urban areas, such as the quality of services in healthcare, education, the environment, public safety, and security. Thus, new methods must be put in place for these cities to be sustainably managed. The extensive implementation of pervasive and mobile computing systems has given rise to the term of “smart cities”, which indicates the capability of sustainable city growth by leading to significant enhancements in city management and life in the above-mentioned sectors and various dimensions such as rainwater harvesting, energy efficiency, traffic congestion, pollution reduction, parking space, public safety, and recreation. The interesting features of smart cities have been made possible in recent years because of the availability of commodity low-power sensors, smartphones, tablets, and the necessary wireless networking infrastructure, which, along with technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and big data processing, might be used to resolve the challenges of sustainable urban environments. AI algorithms are becoming an integral part of Smart City initiatives that intends to automate and improve a wide range of municipal activities and operations. These programs differ widely from case to case, but most of them generally share the goals of improving living conditions, making cities more competitive and making them more environmentally sustainable.
This Special Issue intends to highlight the advancement of developing sensing technologies, implementations, and applications for smart cities. Advanced sensing systems are used to improve the performances of city services. The ultimate aim is to provide readers with a clearer understanding of the recent techniques about this topic by describing some new technologies, applications, and suggesting new features and ideas in the field of sensors and sensing systems dedicated to smart cities. We invite authors to submit articles mainly describing promising original research results with state-of-the-art methods.
Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny
Dr. K. Shankar
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. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks 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) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 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.
- AI techniques for automation in smart cities
- Machine learning algorithms for smart cities
- Deep learning algorithms for smart cities
- AI for human, computer, and machine interface in smart cities applications
- Interoperability solutions for AI applications in smart cities
- Enabling technologies for smart cities
- Smart city communications infrastructure
- Smart cities data storage, processing, and retrieval methods
- Ubiquitous sensing and actuation for smart cities
- IoT and cloud-based architectures, protocols, and algorithms in smart cities
- Intelligent hospital management applications and transportation systems in smart cities
- Reliability, security, safety, privacy, and trust issues for smart cities
- Smart homes-based applications for elderly citizens
- Intelligence computing models for smart cities
- Data management and big data applications in smart cities
- Innovative real-time applications for smart cities
- New trends and challenges in smart cities applications