Special Issue "Smart X for Sustainability"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: parallel and distributed computing; embedded and ubiquitous/pervasive computing; big data; sustainable computing
Interests: big data; cloud computing; deep learning
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The rapid development of information technology and computer science takes human society toward smart environments. In the smart environments, anything that can assist to solve the current challenges in business, industry, science, daily life, etc., can refer to ‘Smart X’. Smart X includes smart city, smart home, smart grids, smart building, smart forest, smart geosciences, smart computing, etc. Smart X can help human in various dimensions, e.g., better living with better resources, faster and better decision making, more precise future predicting, quicker response making to challenges in surrounding environments, and so on. However, how to implement Smart X? Today, smart techniques, together with the advances in big data and high-performance computing power, offer us big opportunities and transformative potential for intelligent decisions and predictive services. The major challenges we are facing involves extracting valuable knowledge from big data, i.e. smart data for smart X, studying creative computing theories and techniques for Smart X, and designing dynamic and globally cooperative infrastructure built upon Smart X. Smart X also leads to a dramatic paradigm shift in our scientific research towards smart-driven computing.
While sustainability is now the key driver in achieving a transition to more sustainable planet, Smart X has a large role to play in sustainability. What are the ways Smart X are responding to challenges raised by the need for the human society sustainability? What are the implications for Smart X, big data and human behavior? Is Smart X an opportunity for sustainable innovations? How are big data and social sustainability related? New scientific, technological and policy insights, visions, principles and experiences addressing such questions and related issues form the essence of this Special Issue. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Human sustainability
- Smart information process for sustainability
- Smart transportation for sustainability
- Smart city and environment for sustainability
- Social networks and computing for sustainability
- Smart sensors and devices for sustainability
- Smart learning and deep computation for sustainability
- Big data and smart data mining for sustainability
- Cloud computing and fog computing for sustainability
- Security, privacy and trust for sustainability
- Intelligent decision and semantic analytics for sustainability
- Human behavior for sustainability
- Internet of things for sustainability
- Ecological citizen and environment for sustainability
Prof. Laurence T. Yang
Dr. Qingchen Zhang
Prof. M. Jamal Deen
Prof. Steve Yau
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