Special Issue "Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)
Throughout history, cities have been at the heart of societies around the world. With their dense populations, in cities, both societal and technical challenges are typically experienced at a larger scale, with a greater impact. With the accelerating uptake of Internet of Things technologies, the IoT is now coming to cities around the world. Smart cities are arising as a new paradigm for modern cities. In a smart city, Internet of Things technology supports the city government, the (local) economy, and helps citizens to live a better life in the city of tomorrow.
To realize this highly-ambitious goal, in smart cities, Internet of Things application domains, such as smart mobility, smart sustainability, and smart grid, all have to be intelligently combined to create synergies, taking into account the needs of citizens, municipalities, and economies. As a result, smart city infrastructure has to support a very broad range of applications, each with different, possibly contradicting demands to the underlying infrastructure, including sensors, networks, and data platforms.
This Special Issue expects innovative work to explore new frontiers and challenges in the field of smart cities, including the mentioned sensors, network technologies, and data platforms, as well as large-scale deployments and innovative use cases of smart city technology.
The particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Smart city architectures and frameworks
- Software defined network integration with smart cities
- Smart cities cloud and edge computing
- Low-power smart city sensors
- Fault-tolerance in smart cities
- Smart city network orchestration
- Computational intelligence for smart cities
- Scalable smart city big data analytics
- Deep learning algorithms for smart cities
- Human-centric services and applications for smart cities
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart cities
- Cyber-physical systems
- Artificial intelligence
- Big data