Smart Cities

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Smart Cities are transforming our urban life with digital technologies, offering new citizen-centric public services, optimizing the usage of resources and reducing the impact of service provisioning on the environment. Cities are too big to ignore, they are at the core of our work and leisure lives, hosting the majority of World's population, and the majority of its innovation infrastructure and assets. Regarding key fundamental dynamics and mobility issues, many cities continue to grow in world-wide while demographic aging will also create pressure of the costs of running staff-intensive mobility infrastructure. It is necessary to improved performance in basic city management areas starting from smart and sustainable mobility, traffic and road networks, to transport systems, but also considering street cleaning to water management, to sustainable energy and affordable low carbon environments.
Generally, a smart city combines legacy networks and new communication architectures in order to achieve compatibility and interoperability among public administrations, operators, companies and population. Then, it goes beyond the use of ICT to provide new advanced services in diverse business and technological domains, such as urban transports, water supply, disposal facilities, lightning, heat buildings and so on. To this aim, the integration of information and communication systems, sensors and data analytics over different systems and infrastructures of a city is necessary.

ICT solutions can instrument urban areas to gather and combine information (energy, traffic and roads, mobility, waste, water, weather, events, activities, needs and opinions) continuously as well as on-demand. This will enable city environments to become much more efficient and to well adapt and support its inhabitants and visitors’ needs. All these advantages are held down from technical issues. The ICT technologies as basis for enabling the cities of the future are well recognized as follows:
• Cloud Infrastructures for Computing and Networking seen as the remote system able to process, store, deploy and optimize all the remote services useful in Smart Cities Domains.
• Big Data for Analysing a massive quantity of data, better if in real-time and capable to offer new IT services to Citizens.
• IoT device able to collect all in Cities physical phenomena converting them in Digital Data, needing to be secure and dependable.

Researchers and practitioners involved in IT systems aimed at Smart Cities can publish information on theory, engineering principles, enabling technologies, and practical experiences related to systems for cities of the future.
Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. Smart Cities Transaction is interested both in research contributions and industrial experiences involving any of the following areas: economy, living, environment, people, mobility e governance. Technical papers that take a broad systems perspective and identify how the work fits to an overall solution are particularly of interest.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Applications for Smart Cities able to leverage Big-Data Applications, ICT devices used in Factory of the Future, HPC, Industrial Processes, Energy Efficiency Systems, Social Platforms, etc.
• Building Trust-based communication and computing systems for IoT and Clouds applications being Secure for Citizens
• eHealth applications for Citizens.
• Connecting in City Buildings for optimizing resources and utilities.
• Software engineering methodology for the design of Smart Cities Systems
• Energy Efficient and Green Software-defined Infrastructures aimed at Smart Cities facilities.
• Re-allocation of resources and services (independently of their location) across distributed computing and geographically separated data storage and processing infrastructures. Inter-Cities along with Federation Services: availability, Disaster recovery, etc.
• Federation of Services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) aimed at Public Administrations
• Service discovery in Smart Cities - device Discovery and Data Discovery.
• Easy and Large Deployment and autonomic management of densely interconnected and decentralised Cloud, Networks and IoTs infrastructures aimed at Smart Cities.
• Control Architectures/Network Programmability in Smart Cities aimed at mobility, traffic and road networks, transport systems, energy, economy, and so on.
• ICT applications enabling Energy-aware, smart and sustainable mobility solutions for Smart Cities.
• Verification/Debugging/ Auditing Tools for all Applications in Smart Cities Domains
• Energy-aware and sustainable computing solutions for Smart Cities applications



Prof. Massimo Villari

Special Issues Editors


Editorial Board

Rajiv Ranjan, Newcastle University 

Maria Fazio, Universitá degli Studi di Messina 

Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa

Philipp Leitner, University of Zurich 

Antonio Celesti, Universitá degli Studi di Messina 

Antonio Jara, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland 

Luca Foschini, University of Bologna 


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