About Smart Cities


Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511) provides an advanced forum for the dissemination of information on the science and technology of smart cities. It publishes reviews, regular research papers (articles) and communications in all areas of research concerning smart cities. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers so that the full experimental results can be reproduced. Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas are particularly welcome.

A further unique feature of this journal is that electronic files and software providing full details of the calculation and experimental procedures, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.


Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Electrical engineering for smart cities: smart grids, smart buildings, smart homes, smart lighting, renewable energies and power electronic for smart cities, internet of energy, energy communities, demand side management, electric vehicles.
  • Computer engineering and information technology engineering for smart cities: ICT infrastructure and information management in smart cities, IoT architectures, protocols, and algorithms, IoT device technologies, IoT network technologies, cloud computing, autonomic computing, data management, intelligent data processing and big data management for smart cities, real-time and semantic web services, context aware systems for smart cities.
  • Cyber–physical systems for smart cities.
  • Virtual reality for smart cities.
  • Smart hospitals and health informatics for smart cities: Smart health, e-health, digital health, telehealth, telemedicine.
  • Transport and mobility: intelligent transportation systems and vehicular networks, smart mobility, smart parking, traffic congestion, city logistics, people mobility.
  • Electronics, telecommunication and measurements engineering for smart cities: networks and communications, advances in smart grid sensing, sensor interface and synchronization in smart grids, multisensor data fusion models for smart grids and smart cities, traceability and calibration of distributed sensing grids, distributed and networked sensors for smart cities, wireless sensor networks, embedded sensing and actuating, Radio frequency identification (RFID), mobile internet, ubiquitous sensing.
  • Civil engineering for smart cities: smart city architecture and infrastructure, environmental engineering for smart cities, smart water management, sustainable districts and urban development, waste management for smart cities, smart agriculture, green houses.
  • Weather analysis, forecasting, reporting and flood management for smart cities.
  • Mechanical sciences and automobile engineering for smart cities.
  • Applied science and humanities for smart cities.
  • Retail for smart cities: supply chain control, NFC Payment, intelligent shopping applications, smart product management, etc.
  • Security, privacy and emergencies in smart cities, cryptography, identity management.
  • Smart Living: pollution control, public safety, healthcare, welfare and social innovation, culture, public spaces.
  • Smart urban governance and e-government for smart cities
  • Business and social issues for smart cities: smart economy and business model innovation in smart cities, marketing strategies for firms offering new services in smart cities
  • Experimentation and deployments: real solutions, system design, modelling and evaluation for smart cities, pilot deployments, performance evaluation
  • Trends and challenges in smart cities
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems, Multimodal Traffic to improve mobility
  • Industry 4.0 challenges and opportunities in Smart City/Smart Region development

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Smart Cities is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Smart Cities will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Managing Editor

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