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Special Issue "Smart Cities and Smart Traffic: Sensors, IoT, and Intelligence"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Enrique Alba
Guest Editor
ITIS Software, Universidad de Málaga, E.T.S.I. Informática (3-2-12), B. Louis Pasteur s/n, 29071 Málaga, Spain
Interests: smart cities; holistic vision of city applications; smart sensors and actuators; software quality for smart city; intelligent systems; security by design; complex optimization; parallel computing systems; smart mobility; prediction; machine learning; data science; artificial intelligence; big data; app and web services for complex services; metaheuristics; bioinspired techniques; multiobjective; dynamic algorithms; decentralized techniques; parallel algorithms; HPC; hybrid algorithms; theory; synergies between theory and practice
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Dr. Zakaria Abdelmoiz Dahi
Guest Editor
Associate Professor and Researcher at the Department of Fundamental Computer Science and Its Applications, Faculty of New Technologies of Information and Communication, Constantine 2 University, 67-A nouvelle ville Ali Mendjeli, Constantine city 25000, Algeria
Interests: real applications; artificial intelligence; quantum computing; soft computing; optimization problem solving

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today’s global evolution has made it possible to return technology to its original purpose, which is serving in the best way possible human beings, especially in the currently most widespread societal structure: the city. High-performance and cutting-edge technologies are literally everywhere and intensively used to assist and ease each aspect of the citizen’s life, thus giving birth to one of today’s most challenging, promising, and cross-disciplinary research topics: the smart city.

Smart cities are strongly related to and correlated with the profile of their citizens (e.g., behavior, need, preferences, etc.). Regardless of the application purpose (e.g., traffic regulation, economy, energy, health, etc.), a key component of smart cities is gathering inhabitants’ data via sensors of many types and their integration into all kinds of devices (e.g., cars, mobile phones, buildings, clothes, etc.). Data and their intelligent management are the backbone supporting the smart city concept and its realization.

In this Special Issue, we welcome applications focusing on data acquisition, use, and service delivery for the materialization of the smart city concept with an emphasis on the smart traffic axis (e.g., jam avoidance, safety, pollution reduction, city organization, etc.). We encourage works making an original and out-of-the-box use of deep learning, artificial intelligence, city microsimulation, bio-inspired algorithms, special hardware, etc.

We welcome both research and review article submissions. If you are willing to contribute to this Special Issue, we would very much appreciate receiving via email the tentative title and abstract of your contribution.

Prof. Dr. Enrique Alba
Dr. Zakaria Abdelmoiz Dahi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 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.

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