Urban Computing and Intelligence

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2019

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Urban Computing and Intelligence.

Urban computing and intelligence will bridge the gap of ubiquitous sensing, intelligent computing, cooperative communication and mass data management technologies to create novel solutions to improve urban environments, quality of life and smart city systems.

With the help of cloud computing, Internet of Things, device to device (D2D) communication, artificial intelligence and big data, urban computing and intelligence novel solutions can be created to improve urban environment, human life quality, and smart city systems. Thus, urban computing and intelligence have recently attracted significant attention from industry and academia for building smart cities. However, it faces significant challenges. As the city size increases, the total costs and resource consumption will rise, the performance will decrease, and the security of the systems faces serious threats.

The objective of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to present a collection of high-quality research articles reporting the latest research advances in the area of urban computing and intelligence, mainly including artificial intelligence models, intelligent networking, heterogeneous data analytics, urban sensing and energy management, etc., to cope with the challenges in real world.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence Models
  • Intelligent Services and Innovative Applications for Urban Regions
  • User-centric Ultra-dense Intelligent Networking
  • Big data Infrastructures for Urban Analytics
  • Acquisition, Management, and Real-time Analysis for Big and Heterogeneous Data
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning For Smart Cites
  • Urban Sensing and City Intelligent Sensing
  • Security, Trust and Privacy of Urban Computing
  • Intelligent Energy Management
  • QoS (Quality of Service) and QoE (Quality of Experience)
  • City infrastructures and Operation Systems for Smart Cites
  • Semantic Technologies for Smart Cities
  • Urban Visualization Methods
  • Hybrid Systems Bridging the Physical and Digital World
  • Urban Environment Monitoring, Analytics and Prediction


We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.


Associate Editor: Rongbo Zhu, South-Central University for Nationalities, China

Guest Editors:

  1. Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK
  2. Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  3. Hongxiang Li, University of Louisville, USA
  4. Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA


Relevant IEEE Access Special Sections:

  1. Urban Computing & Well-being in Smart Cities: Services, Applications, Policymaking Considerations
  2. Smart Caching, Communications, Computing and Cybersecurity for Information-Centric IoT
  3. Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing for Communications and Networks

IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief:
Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: rbzhu@scuec.edu.cn