Guided by Editor-in-Chief Professor Juan Carlos Augusto, PhD, MSc, Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University, London, UK, and an eminent international editorial board, this multidisciplinary, international, peer-reviewed journal addresses smart cities as an emerging concept that has been gaining momentum as the technology available becomes more sophisticated and provides continuous stimuli to solve some of the growing concerns due to demographical growth.
“This inaugural issue of the Journal of Smart Cities and Society starts a publication journey in one of the most recent and exciting developments at the crossroads of the scientific and technological worlds,” commented Professor Augusto. “Here we open a forum for the discussion and progress of the concept of smart cities and its impact in society at large. It seems quite a natural progression for society in general and for our technical communities as well, to move from the various current ‘smart silos,’ such as smart homes, smart cars, smart transportation, smart food grow, and smart health, to be interconnected through an overall area that focuses on the multiple combinations and on their cooperation to achieve benefits for society that none of those single areas can achieve in isolation.”
The first issue contains five articles representing seminal work from eight different teams. All articles are openly available and offer a complementary analysis of a number of important areas.
“Civic technology: A chutes and ladders analysis of transformative potential” covers the importance of a citizen-centric view of smart cities as well as the potential threats to achieving this.
“The analysis of security and privacy risks in smart education environments” analyzes the development of safer smart education as well as its technological sustainability.
“Data governance in smart cities: Challenges and solution directions” identifies key functionalities for governance of a data ecosystem within smart cites as well as organizational aspects to sustain it.
“Sampling blockchain-enabled smart city applications among South Korea, the United States and China” reports on a transnational assessment of blockchain-centered data security issues based on different administration models.
“A Smart Governance diffusion model for blockchain as an anti-corruption tool in Smart Cities” provides insights for improving the understanding of contingencies for technology diffusion in smart cities and considers blockchain as a mitigator of vulnerabilities.
Professor Augusto added: “I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from the foundational editorial team and publisher IOS Press. We expect the contributions to this inaugural issue will provide an initial roadmap that inspires and guides other colleagues in this developing global community. We encourage all sectors of society to engage in this technical conversation as our view of this area as a multidisciplinary one will require the input of various professions and different levels of involvement within urban environments to produce effective innovation.”
“We are delighted to add the Journal of Smart Cities and Society to our expanding journal portfolio alongside other titles including the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments,” noted Axana Scherbeijn, Associate Publisher, IOS Press. “With the convergence of advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence and basic infrastructures, we envision that the journal is well positioned to meet the evolving needs of authors and readers working in this field.”
The Journal of Smart Cities and Society publishes four issues per year. A special themed issue devoted to “Digital Technologies for Smart Socio-Economic Development" is currently in development.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
View the freely available issue at: content.iospress.com/journals/journal-of-smart-cities-and-society/1/1
Additional information can be obtained fromxana Scherbeijn, Associate Publisher, IOS Press (email@example.com) and Editor-in-Chief Professor Juan Carlos Augusto (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ABOUT THE JOURNAL OF SMART CITIES AND SOCIETY
The Journal of Smart Cities and Society covers multiple disciplines addressing the following areas:
Technological infrastructure for smart cities support: Sensing, actuation, sensor networks, interfaces, artificial intelligence, big data and machine learning, Internet of things (IoT), embedded systems, radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC), ubiquitous computing, pervasive computing, cyber-physical systems (CPS), virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, context awareness, autonomic computing, decision support systems, knowledge creation, human-computer interaction.
“Smart” sub-systems: Smart campus, smart homes, ambient assisted living, smart hospitals, e-health, m-health, telemedicine, smart transport, smart shopping, smart industry, smart farming, smart water management, smart waste management.
Urban mobility: Automated and connected urban systems, accessibility, interconnected public spaces, smart parking, smart mobility, electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, intelligent transportation systems, mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), vehicle-to-everything (V2X).
Data management: Cloud computing, fog/edge computing, analytics, visualization, GDPR, privacy, security, blockchain, participatory sensing, citizens as scientists.
Responsible innovation: Sustainability, accelerating decarbonisation, smart grid, energy efficiency, renewable energies, monitoring and verification of building performance, resilience, global warming governance (mitigation, energy systems, environmental justice, adaption).
E-government: City logistics, optimization and decision-making support, open government, smart partnerships, smart services, citizen engagement and participation, social inclusion, co-production, citizen-centricity, quadruple helix of innovation, citizen involvement, and innovative governance.
Disaster management: Simulation, detection, prevention, emergency services support, large crowds guidance and support, environmental modelling.
Smart city application platforms: Methodologies to tackle real problems in cities, bottlenecks and enablers, practical problems, pilots, complex systems modelling.
ABOUT IOS PRESS
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