Special Issue "Camera Sensors in Smart Cities"

A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Daniel G. Costa

Department of Technology, State University of Feira de Santana, 44036-900 Feira de Santana, Brazil
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Interests: emerging networks and applications; smart cities; Internet of Things and wireless networks; real-time and multimedia communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Smart cities have become a reality, as distributed sensing technologies are becoming affordable and flexible enough to allow different types of monitoring applications. Modern urban areas have to deal with critical problems, such as mobility, public security, energy efficiency, and emergence response, fostering the development of smart cities initiatives for more efficient resource management and quality life improvement.

The use of cameras in smart cities can provide multiperspective visual data of roads, streets, squares, buildings, and virtually any area of modern cities, allowing the retrieval and processing of images and videos that can enhance the way the cities' behavior is perceived. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of relevant challenges that have to be treated in order to better support the use of camera sensors in smart cities. In this Special Issue, innovative research papers addressing classical and new challenges of visual data monitoring in smart cities are specially welcome. Emerging applications for camera-based smart cities and Internet of Multimedia Things for urban scenarios are also relevant for this research area and papers covering these subjects should also be submitted.

Prof. Daniel G. Costa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Camera monitoring for smart cities
  • Camera calibration and positioning in smart cities
  • Wireless sensor networks for visual data
  • Camera sensing prototyping and simulation
  • IoT applications based on cameras
  • QoS, QoE, and visual data quality
  • Security in camera-based smart cities
  • Protocols and algorithms for visual data transmissions in smart cities

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CitySpeed: A Crowdsensing-Based Integrated Platform for General-Purpose Monitoring of Vehicular Speeds in Smart Cities
Smart Cities 2019, 2(1), 46-65; https://doi.org/10.3390/smartcities2010004
Received: 13 January 2019 / Revised: 28 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
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The development of crowdsensing-based technologies has allowed for the use of smartphones in large-scale data collection for different scopes of applications, mostly in a transparent and ubiquitous way. When concerning urban areas and smart city initiatives, the collection and further analysis of information [...] Read more.
The development of crowdsensing-based technologies has allowed for the use of smartphones in large-scale data collection for different scopes of applications, mostly in a transparent and ubiquitous way. When concerning urban areas and smart city initiatives, the collection and further analysis of information about the highest number of vehicles is of paramount importance, potentially supporting more efficient mobility planning and management actions in modern cities. In this context, this article proposes a public general-purpose platform for acquisition and visualization of vehicular speeds, which can then be exploited by any additional application. For that, a crowdsensing-based mobile software application was developed to collect instantaneous speeds provided by smartphone GPS, formatting and distributing this information to a database system. Such historical data can then be exported or visualized through a web-based comprehensive interface, which provides valuable data when planning traffic mobility in cities; for example, indicating areas with heavier traffic over a certain time period. Therefore, allowing the use of many different search filters and supporting data delivery in the JSON format, the CitySpeed platform can provide services not supported by popular applications, such as Waze and Google Maps, and potentially assist smart city initiatives in this area. Full article
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