Special Issue "Mobility and IoT for the Smart Cities"

A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 March 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Luis Hernández-Callejo
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Guest Editor
Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Interests: energy, engineering, computer science, photovoltaic systems, microgrids, distributed generation, smart metering
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Prof. Dr. Sergio Nesmachnow
Guest Editor
Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Interests: metaheuristics; high performance computing; scientific computing

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

A fundamental prerequisite that will help to foster the economic strength of cities is efficient and sustainable mobility schemes, which will ensure the efficient exchange of people and goods while limiting negative environmental and social externalities. It is not only important to reduce environmental impacts, but also to ensure that the quality of life in this environment is as high as possible, so that cities are places where social and economic activity is attractive. New technological advances facilitate a cooperative environment in which road users, transport systems, infrastructure, and other external agents are connected. The new smart mobility solutions offer a great opportunity to optimize and improve planning and to increase the efficiency of transport systems operation, as well as contribute to reducing their main externalities.

Traffic management and asset location are some of the applications associated with mobility where the vast irruption of the Internet of Things (IoT) is leading the development of disruptive ICT solutions. The proliferation of IoT devices used in mobility enables a large range of applications but poses new challenges, especially in communications, data orchestration, edge computing, cybersecurity or new interfaces that enables their use, for example, while driving a car.

This Special Issue focuses on mobility and IoT and the benefits that these contribute to the city. This area includes proposals on citizen mobility, electric vehicles, alternative mobility (cycle lanes, pedestrianization, etc.), cybersecurity, communications, and systems in Smart Cities. Therefore, the Special Issue is focused on but not limited to the following topics:

  • Architectures for IoT data management in mobility;
  • Artificial Intelligence and context-awareness for smart mobility based on IoT;
  • Edge computing for the smart mobility;
  • Communications for the IoT in mobility;
  • M2M and vehicular (V2X) communications and interoperability for the IoT;
  • Wearable devices;
  • Energy efficiency and energy harvesting on the IoT for smart mobility;
  • Cybersecurity for the IoT in mobility;
  • IoT applications and testbeds for smart mobility;
  • Connected vehicles and the IoT;
  • Enabling infrastructures for smart mobility;
  • Smart mobility and the smart grid;
  • Governance and smart mobility.

Prof. Dr. Luis Hernández-Callejo
Prof. Dr. Sergio Nesmachnow
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Smart Cities is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 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.


  • IoT
  • smart mobility
  • connected vehicle
  • cybersecurity
  • edge computing
  • M2M communications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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