Submission Deadline: 30 April 2018
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Social Computing Applications for Smart Cities.
Computer and social sciences offer a wide set of tools to help face the world’s challenges arising in smart city scenarios and involving environment, energy, food, water, transportation, infrastructures, society, healthcare, education, governance, and economy. Indeed, purely technical solutions might be of little effect without proper consideration of the social dimension of the smart city: user’s behavior depends on a variety of social and individual motivations, which require addressing both the technical and the social side of the problem to promote the active engagement of individuals in increasing the social good.
More specifically, social computing tools can be targeted to a wide range of Smart Cities applications, including urban transport and fleet logistics management (possibly leveraging electric vehicles or other intelligent transportation systems), traffic, public safety and air pollution monitoring via smart traffic lights, smart signals and lampposts, automation of Smart Buildings and homes with the aim of improving energy efficiency, livability and age-friendliness; smart health; Smart Industries, electricity grids, water systems, and solid waste management; frameworks for educational, cultural, and entertainment initiatives.
This Special Section in IEEE Access on social computing applications for smart cities aims to bring together researchers to disseminate their findings in the field of social computing while pushing forward the potential cooperation with related engineering fields in the context of Smart Cities. Original scientific contributions (including experimental/pilot project assessments) and overview/survey papers are encouraged.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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Associate Editor: Cristina Rottondi, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Switzerland
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