Special Issue "IoT Applications for Optimal Management in Smart Cities"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Urban and Rural Development".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Junaid Zubairi
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences, State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia NY, 14063, USA
Interests: smart cities management; IoT in smart cities and healthcare; network applications
Dr. Sahar Idwan
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science and applications, The Hashemite University, Zarq 13133, Jordan
Interests: Iot for smart cities; applied algorithms and mobile computing
Prof. Dr. Syed Misbahuddin
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
EE Department, Umm Al-Qura University, Taif Road, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Interests: IoT application in embedded systems; IoT in smart cities
Dr. Baha Uddin Kazi
Guest Editor
Computer Networks, Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
Interests: edge and cloud computing; IoT; SDN; machine learning and beyond 5G communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

World’s urban areas are facing several challenges because of alarming trend of growing populations. By 2040, 65 percent of the world’s population is forecasted to live in the cities.  Such colossal and multifaceted congregations of people results in various types of problems including inefficient waste management, scarcity of resources, air pollution, expansion of slums, aging of infrastructure, gaps in security, reduction in green environment, human health concerns and traffic congestions. The concept of smart cities has been introduced to mitigate issues related to growing urban population. One of the many definitions of smart city is “The use of smart computing technologies to make the critical infrastructure components and services of a city.”  The Internet of Thing (IoT) is a newly surfaced architype which aims to provide opportunities for smart cities to manage infrastructure, resources and applications to keep our cities sustainable, healthy and safe places to live. Therefore, researchers and industry communities should provide actionable solutions and methods to help city authorities manage and design sustainable healthy smart cities.

Motivated by the goal of sustainable and green smart city, this special issue aims to cater  to the state of the art research in the area of opimal resource management which demands careful investigation due to big sensor data and abundance of IoT devices.It aims at gathering the recent advances and novel contributions from academia and industry research communities in the area of architectures, technologies, algorithms and IoT applications for sustainable smart cities. Prospective authors are invited to submit original manuscripts on the topics including but not limited to the following:

  • IoT for green environment
  • Smart city applications
  • Machine learning accelerators for IoT
  • Edge and cloud computing for smart city applications
  • Healthcare service management and monitoring
  • Pervasive healthcare systems and services
  • Smart city infrastructure
  • Secure technologies for smart transit and public safety
  • ICT Infrastructure for MaaS (Mobility as a Service)
  • Smart mobility and transportation
  • Lightweight security and privacy solution for smart city
  • Smart grid and energy management
  • IoT for air quality monitors and waste management
  • Ultra-low power IoT technologies for smart cities
  • Wearable sensors, devices, algorithms, network architecture and applications for smart health
  • Data analytics for smart cities.

Dr. Junaid Zubairi
Dr. Sahar Idwan
Prof. Dr. Syed Misbahuddin
Dr. Baha Uddin Kazi
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1900 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 city;
  • telemedicine;
  • fog computing;
  • 5G;
  • self driven cars;
  • smart waste management;
  • artificial intelligence;
  • pervasive healthcare technologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop