Special Issue "IoT-Enabled Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: Internet of Things; Smart Cities; wireless communications; cloud/edge computing; semantics
Interests: Internet of Things; Smart Cities; ubiquitous computing; context management; cloud/edge computing, semantics
Interests: Internet of Things; Smart Cities; software testing; cloud/edge computing; semantics; blockchain; artificial intelligence
With the evolution of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, the vision of a Smart City is starting to become a reality. The goal of a Smart City is to establish a wealthy ecosystem where the operation of the city is optimized, increasing its efficiency, but also where new opportunities arise and improve the life of its citizens. In contrast to other IoT domains, the Smart City is an agglomeration of many different application areas, including traffic, public transportation, parking, water, energy, waste management, street lighting, public safety, and many more. To support all these application areas, infrastructure has to be deployed in order to enable sensing important parameters of the city, but also for controlling and actuating aspects. The true value of IoT in the Smart City will be achieved if infrastructure is not limited to silos but is made available across different application areas in a homogeneous and resilient manner. The biggest challenges lie in the integration of the heterogeneous underlying IoT technologies and achieving the required scalability and security so that information, even personal and/or critical, can be exchanged among authorized actors and protected from illicit access. Moreover, higher level knowledge shall be extracted, giving insights that help in optimizing the operation of the city and quality of life of its citizens. Finally, mechanisms to track the provenance, quality, and value of the information that is exchanged have to be in place in order to allow trading operations where the raw material is precisely the data that fuel the Smart City services.
The Special Issue aims to present high-quality research and recent technology advances towards IoT-enabled Smart Cities. Relevant topics include all aspects of IoT systems in the city domain. Sensing of and actuation on aspects of the physical world provide the basis; sensor networks communicate and initially process sensor data. IoT architectures integrate sensor networks and support processing and control loops on the edge and in the cloud. Security and data quality schemes enable resilient data exchange. Raw data are processed to become information; information is combined and knowledge extracted, enabling the understanding of current and the prediction of future situations. Applications in different domains utilize this understanding to efficiently react in real time, or analyze past situations to improve future behavior.
You are invited to submit original papers that present significant advances of the state of the art regarding IoT-enabled Smart Cities, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Sensor networks for Smart City infrastructure monitoring
- IoT for mission-critical infrastructures of the Smart City
- Edge/Cloud IoT architecture
- Knowledge extraction using machine learning
- Crowd estimation and mobility management
- Semantic modeling of city knowledge
- Digital twin for the Smart City
- Blockchain technology applied to IoT-enabled Smart City
- IoT-enabled circular and collaborative economy in the Smart City
- Monetization and business models for Smart City data
- Application, deployment, testbed and experiments in the Smart City
- Standardization related to the Smart City
Dr. Luis Sánchez
Dr. Martin Bauer
Dr. JaeSeung Song
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