Submission Deadline: 31 May 2017
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of The New Era of Smart Cities: Sensors, Communication Technologies and Applications.
Population in cities is increasing day-by-day. According to United Nations, it is estimated that by 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in cities. This is indicative of a drive to live in more privileged and smarter environments. Therefore, there exists an increased demand for intelligent and sustainable environments that offer citizens of urban areas a high quality of life. Smart Cities may be a solution.
Millions of dedicated and reliable sensors are required in Smart Cities to enhance the quality of urban living. Communications infrastructure is inevitably required for connecting these sensors. In order to better manage urban resources, there exists a need to explore the issues like deployment of sensors, communication technologies, information management, and defining and deploying proper Smart City applications.
In this Special Section in IEEE Access, we focus on the most recent advances in the interdisciplinary research areas encompassing Smart Cities. This Special Section will bring together researchers from diverse fields and specializations, such as communication engineering, computer science, electrical and electronics engineering, bio-medical engineering, education, mathematics. We invite researchers from academia, industry, and governmental organizations to discuss challenging ideas and novel research contributions, demonstrate results, and share standardization efforts on the smart cities and related areas.
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Associate Editor: Muhammad Khalil Afzal, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
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IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland
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