Special Issue "Architectures and Platforms for Smart and Sustainable Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez
IoT European Digital Innovation Hub
Full Professor at the University of Salamanca
Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology
Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
President of the IEEE SMC (Spanish Chapter)
Director BISITE - Bioinformatics Intelligent Systems and Educational
Technology Research Group, Salamanca, Spain
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Interests: artificial Intelligence, machine learning, edge computing, distributed computing, Blockchain, consensus model, smart cities, smart grid
Technology is beginning to play a key role in cities’ urban sustainability plans. This is because new technologies can provide them with robust solutions that benefit their citizens. Cities aim to incorporate smart systems in their industrial, infrastructural, educational, and social activities. A Smart City is managed with intelligent technologies which improve the quality of the services offered to citizens and make all processes more efficient. However, the concept of a Smart City is fairly recent. The ideas that it encompasses have not yet been consolidated due to the large number of fields and technologies that fit under this concept. All of this has led to confusion about the definition of a Smart City, and this is evident in the literature.
This Special Issue aims to explore the topic of Smart Cities and the different artificial intelligence techniques that can be employed in the development of architectures for these cities or for the analysis of their data. Areas of interest include but are not limited to virtual organizations for the design of social computing systems, fog/edge computing mechanisms, the development of different types of applications and Cloud platforms, use of natural language processing (NLP) and information extraction techniques, sentiment analysis and other mechanisms for the conceptualization of data, deep learning systems, the development of intelligent algorithms for different purposes (such as the development of machine learning capabilities for applications, or the detection of patterns and relationships between data within Big Data systems), social machines for the development of decision support systems—DSS (based on hybrid algorithms that combine case-based reasoning—CBR with mixtures of experts), etc.
The topics of interest for this issue include but are not limited to:
- Smart city modeling and simulation;
- Smart mobility and transportation;
- Intelligent vehicles;
- Smart traffic system operations;
- Smart integrated grids;
- Intelligent infrastructure;
- Sensors and actuators;
- Open data and big data analytics;
- Smart health and emergency management;
- Smart environments;
- Smart education;
- Smart home and smart buildings;
- Smart manufacturing and logistics.
Dr. Alfonso González-Briones
Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado
Dr. Pablo Chamoso
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