Introduction

In a smart city there are tremendous technologies, softwares and applications which link devices, fetches and manages data from a set of devices such as; sensors that generate real time information, intelligence and analytics which aims to transform the overall city in a smart technology enhanced city. Smart cities have tremendous technologies, software, and applications that connect devices and retrieve, and manage data from a variety of devices, including: sensors that generate real-time information, intelligence, and analytics aimed at transforming an entire city into a city with enhanced smart technology.

Most of this ICT framework is an intelligent network of connected objects and machines (also known as  digital cities) that transfer data using wireless technology and the cloud.  Cloud-based IoT applications receive, analyze, and manage data in real time to enable municipalities, businesses, and citizens to make better quality of life decisions.  Citizens are involved in the smart city ecosystem in a variety of ways using smartphones, mobile devices, connected cars and homes. Combining devices and data with the city's physical infrastructure and services can reduce costs and improve sustainability.  Municipalities can use the IoT to improve energy distribution, streamline waste collection, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

Objective

The prime objective of this proposed special issue is to present new advancements in theories, systems, methods, algorithms, and applications in smart cities using intelligent cloud technologies and architectures.  It will explore the novel ideas and research toward the recent developments in smart cloud systems and architectures. Unpublished, unknown research work describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. This special issue aims to provide a unique venue for young researchers, engineers, and practitioners to submit their recent research findings concerning the advances and emerging applications of intelligent cloud solution for the next generation smart cities.

Recommended topics (but not limited to)

  • Transport and traffic management using cloud computing for smart-city logistics;
  • Utilities and energy management using cloud computing for smart grid energy management;
  • Environmental protection and sustainability using cloud computing for climate analysis and simulation; 
  • Public safety and smart-city security using cloud;
  • Cloud computing services in medical heath care solutions;
  • IoT and Cloud Convergence;
  • Edge computing and mobile computing assisted solution for smart cities application; 
  • The integration of cloud, IoT, edge/fog for smart healthcare, effective solutions for elderly citizens, 
  • Data analytics and cloud for digital healthcare records.

Important dates

Submission deadline: 30 January, 2023

Authors notification: 31 March, 2023

Final version submission: 30 April, 2023

Submission guidelines

Original and unpublished works on any of the topics aforementioned or related are welcome. The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-reviewing process and papers will be reviewed by at least two referees. All submitted papers must be formatted according to the journal's instructions, which can be found here.

Guest Editors

Lead Guest Editor: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Singh, Professor, Department of Computer Science, KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad, India
email: pradeep_84cs@yahoo.com

Dr. Francisco Falcone, Head-Institute for Smart Cities , Public University of Navarra, Spain
email: Francisco.falcone@unavarra.es 

Dr. Gregory Epiphaniou, Associate Professor of Security Engineering,  University of Warwick, England, UK
email: gregory.epiphaniou@warwick.ac.uk 

Dr. Wei-Chiang Hong, Professor, Asia Eastern University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
email: samuelsonhong@gmail.com 

Dr. Marcello Trovati, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
email: marcello.trovati@edgehill.ac.uk