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Special Issue "Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT)"
A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa
Interests: Complex systems, Geographical modelling, remote sensing
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Currently, Smart Cities are one of the big issues concerning the urban strategies of most governments around the world, especially in more developed countries, which, in recent years, have faced rapid urban growth. From a technical point of view, the Smart City model considers a city as a complex system made up of citizens, resources and services. The status of each service is monitored through a layer of sensors, which send the captured data through the appropriate communication network to an analysis platform.
Complex adaptive systems are characterized by the presence of components that learn through interaction. This is a useful metaphor for the potential of smart city systems. In smart cities, order is needed for planners to channel technological capabilities productively, while chaos provides a dynamic and flexible space for business and social innovation to breathe.
The emergence of the concept of the Smart City is strictly linked to the idea of digital city, due to the similarity of the two designations. Conceptually, smart cities represent a model of urban development, whose main function is based on the effort to capitalize on the new information and communication technologies (ICTs).
Smart Cities moved then into the mainstream as governments (including the European Union) commit sizeable funding and policy to Smart City development, through deployments of Smart City protocols and operating platforms and acceptance of smart technologies as the norm in transport, energy, development, assisted living and security. The purpose of the Smart Cities passes through ensure prosperity, competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability in various socio-economic levels.
Dr. Jorge Rocha
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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.
- Smart Cities
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Big Data
- Data Mining
- Machine Learning
- Social Networks
- Complex Systems
- Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI)
- Data Analytics