smart cities issues and challenges

Smart Cities  Issues And Challenges
Author: Anna Visvizi
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2019-06-18
Pages: 372
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges: Mapping Political, Social and Economic Risks and Threats serves as a primer on smart cities, providing readers with no prior knowledge on smart cities with an understanding of the current smart cities debates. Gathering cutting-edge research and insights from academics, practitioners and policymakers around the globe, it identifies and discusses the nascent threats and challenges contemporary urban areas face, highlighting the drivers and ways of navigating these issues in an effective manner. Uniquely providing a blend of conceptual academic analysis with empirical insights, the book produces policy recommendations that boost urban sustainability and resilience. Combines conceptual academic approaches with empirically-driven insights and best practices Offers new approaches and arguments from inter and multi-disciplinary perspectives Provides foundational knowledge and comparative insight from global case-studies that enable critical reflection and operationalization Generates policy recommendations that pave the way to debate and case-based planning

Security In Smart Cities  Models  Applications  And Challenges
Author: Aboul Ella Hassanien
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-11-04
Pages: 364
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book offers an essential guide to IoT Security, Smart Cities, IoT Applications, etc. In addition, it presents a structured introduction to the subject of destination marketing and an exhaustive review on the challenges of information security in smart and intelligent applications, especially for IoT and big data contexts. Highlighting the latest research on security in smart cities, it addresses essential models, applications, and challenges. Written in plain and straightforward language, the book offers a self-contained resource for readers with no prior background in the field. Primarily intended for students in Information Security and IoT applications (including smart cities systems and data heterogeneity), it will also greatly benefit academic researchers, IT professionals, policymakers and legislators. It is well suited as a reference book for both undergraduate and graduate courses on information security approaches, the Internet of Things, and real-world intelligent applications.

Smart Cities In The Mediterranean
Author: Anastasia Stratigea
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Pages: 403
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book sheds new light on the current and future challenges faced by cities, and presents approaches, options and solutions enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the smart city context. By focusing on sustainability objectives within a rapidly changing social, economic, environmental and technological setting, it explores a variety of planning challenges faced by contemporary cities and the power of smart city developments in terms of providing innovative tools, approaches, methodologies and technologies to help cities cope with these challenges. Key issues addressed include smart city (e-) planning and (e-)participation; smart data management to facilitate decision-making processes in cities and insular communities on a variety of topics; smart and sustainable management aspects of climate change, water scarcity, mobility, energy, infrastructure, tourism, blue growth, risk assessment; etc. The book presents current and potential pathways and applications for the evolution of smart cities and communities, taking into consideration the unique problems and opportunities emanating from their specific geographical location. The case study examples mainly concern small and medium-sized cities and communities as well as insular areas in the Mediterranean region, while also incorporating lessons learned from other parts of the world. Their focus is on the specific opportunities and threats emerging in these urban and insular environments, which are characterized by their role as globally known tourist destinations, their coastal or port character, and unique cultural resources, as well as the high rated vulnerability in very many sustainability respects (social, economic, biodiversity, urbanization, migration, poverty, etc.) to be found in the Mediterranean region at large

Smart Cities
Author: Zaigham Mahmood
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-04-13
Pages: 323
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This invaluable text/reference investigates the state of the art in approaches to building, monitoring, managing, and governing smart cities. A particular focus is placed on the distributed computing environments within the infrastructure of such cities, including issues of device connectivity, communication, security, and interoperability. A selection of experts of international repute offer their perspectives on current trends and best practices, and their suggestions for future developments, together with case studies supporting the vision of smart cities based on the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics and features: examines the various methodologies relating to next-level urbanization, including approaches to security and privacy relating to social and legal aspects; describes a recursive and layered approach to modeling large-scale resource management systems for self-sustainable cities; proposes a novel architecture for hybrid vehicular wireless sensor networks, and a pricing mechanism for the management of natural resources; discusses the challenges and potential solutions to building smart city surveillance systems, applying knowledge-based governance, and adopting electric vehicles; covers topics on intelligent distributed systems, IoT, fog computing paradigms, big data management and analytics, and smart grids; reviews issues of sustainability in the design of smart cities and healthcare services, illustrated by case studies taken from cities in Japan, India, and Brazil. This illuminating volume offers a comprehensive reference for researchers investigating smart cities and the IoT, students interested in the distributed computing technologies used by smart living systems, and practitioners wishing to adopt the latest security and connectivity techniques in smart city environments.

Smart Cities For Dummies
Author: Reichental
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2020-07-21
Pages: 384
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Become empowered to build and maintain smarter cities At its core, a Smart City is a collection of technological responses to the growing demands, challenges, and complexities of improving the quality of life for billions of people now living in urban centers across the world. The movement to create smarter cities is still in its infancy, but ambitious and creative projects in all types of cities—big and small—around the globe are beginning to make a big difference. New ideas, powered by technology, are positively changing how we move humans and products from one place to another; create and distribute energy; manage waste; combat the climate crisis; build more energy efficient buildings; and improve basic city services through digitalization and the smart use of data. Inside this book you’ll find out: What it really means to create smarter cities How our urban environments are being transformed Big ideas for improving the quality of life for communities Guidance on how to create a smart city strategy The essential role of data in building better cities The major new technologies ready to make a difference in every community Smart Cities will give you the knowledge to understand this important topic in depth and be ready to be an agent of change in your community.

Smart Cities   Opportunities And Challenges
Author: Sirajuddin Ahmed
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2020-06-17
Pages: 904
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Cities: Opportunities and Challenges (ICSC 2019). The book contains chapters based on urban planning and design, policies and financial management, environment, energy, transportation, smart materials, sustainable development, information technologies, data management and urban sociology reflecting the major themes of the conference. The contents focus on current research towards improved governance and efficient management of infrastructure such as water, energy, transportation and housing for sustainable development, economic growth, and improved quality of life, especially for developing nations. This book will be useful for academicians, researchers, and policy makers interested in designing, developing, planning, managing, and maintaining smart cities.

Internet Of Things Based On Smart Objects
Author: Giancarlo Fortino
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Pages: 198
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Internet of Things (IoT) usually refers to a world-wide network of interconnected heterogeneous objects (sensors, actuators, smart devices, smart objects, RFID, embedded computers, etc) uniquely addressable, based on standard communication protocols. Beyond such a definition, it is emerging a new definition of IoT seen as a loosely coupled, decentralized system of cooperating smart objects (SOs). A SO is an autonomous, physical digital object augmented with sensing/actuating, processing, storing, and networking capabilities. SOs are able to sense/actuate, store, and interpret information created within themselves and around the neighbouring external world where they are situated, act on their own, cooperate with each other, and exchange information with other kinds of electronic devices and human users. However, such SO-oriented IoT raises many in-the-small and in-the-large issues involving SO programming, IoT system architecture/middleware and methods/methodologies for the development of SO-based applications. This Book will specifically focus on exploring recent advances in architectures, algorithms, and applications for an Internet of Things based on Smart Objects. Topics appropriate for this Book include, but are not necessarily limited to: - Methods for SO development - IoT Networking - Middleware for SOs - Data Management for SOs - Service-oriented SOs - Agent-oriented SOs - Applications of SOs in Smart Environments: Smart Cities, Smart Health, Smart Buildings, etc. Advanced IoT Projects.

Demystifying Smart Cities
Author: Anders Lisdorf
Publisher: Apress
Release Date: 2019-12-30
Pages: 232
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Cut through the hype surrounding Smart Cities. This book looks at the facts on the ground and realities, coming to a more adequate understanding of where technology can and cannot help in a city context, specifically pulling on insights gained from smart city initiatives in New York, Chicago, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Currently, the concept of Smart Cities is rightfully touted as a transformative power in our lives. The use of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Blockchain are some of the most hyped technologies that promise to bring about significant changes to how we live and manage our cities. While some isolated solutions have been implemented with great success and impact, the full potential of smart cities have so far not been realized. Practical realities often interfere, bringing initiatives to a screeching halt or stopping them before they even start. By better understanding the practical realities of a city we may be able to better make use of technology to make smarter cities. To that end end, this book provides a number of practical guidelines on how to make cities smarter with the aid of technology. You'll also dive into the practical understanding of managing and securing thousands, possibly millions, of devices and the accompanying data. Demystifying Smart Cities evaluates how technology can behave in a more intelligent way and how producing novel solutions can pose problems of their own. What You'll Learn Practical issues and challenges of managing thousands and millions of IoT devices in a city The different types of city data and how to manage and secure it The possibilities of utilizing AI into a city (and how it differs from working with the private sector) Examples of how to make cities smarter with technology Who This Book Is For Primarily for those already familiar with the hype of smart city technologies but not the details of its implementation, along with technologists interested in learning how city government works when integrating technology. Also, people working for smart city vendors, especially sales people and product managers who need to understand their target market.

Smart Cities
Author: Alfredo Barton
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Release Date: 2017
Pages: 167
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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There are several different definitions of smart cities based on the various characteristics related to the adjective Smart and the noun City. The Smart City commonly involves new intelligent technological tools, services and applications integrated in platforms, providing interoperability and coordination among several sectors, which are crucial for the future life of urban communities and have impacts on the environment. Chapter One describes the smart city as a concept, discusses the issues that have arisen in the post-GFC society, the need for a smart environment vision, and the importance of moving the focus from the remoteness and rigidity of national government back to a more grassroots level, while still taking advantage of the benefits offered by the technological advances that have made. Chapter Two highlights the working mechanism, advantages and disadvantages of ICT technology applied to transportation in the field of safety improvement, environmental sustainability, road redesign and traveller behavioural change. Chapter Three seeks to answer if and to what extent urban communication may be either a guarantee or a possibility to create a citizen identity. In Chapter Four, a Renewable Wireless Sensor Network (RWSN) architecture for human sensing is presented to study the spatial and temporal information of urban space utilization and pedestrian flow. Chapter Five focuses on the ways in which specific key concepts, such as those of data collection, syntax and affordance, present a dynamic intervention tool, leading to an instrumental and performative construction of a smarter city.

Sustainable Smart Cities In India
Author: Poonam Sharma
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Pages: 809
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book presents fundamental and applied research aimed at the development of smart cities across India. Based on the exploration of an extensive array of multidisciplinary literature, this book discusses critical factors of smart city initiatives: management and organization, technology, governance, policy, people and communities, economy, infrastructure, and natural environment. These factors are broadly covered under the integrative framework of the book to examine the vision and challenges of smart city initiatives. The book suggests directions and agendas for smart city research and outlines practical implications for government professionals, students, research scholars and policy makers. A lot of work is happening on smart cities as it is an upcoming area of research and development. At international level, and even in India, the concept of smart cities concept is a hot topic at universities, research centers, ministries, transport departments, civic bodies, environment, energy and disaster organizations, town planners and policy makers. This book provides ideas and information to government officials, investors, experts and research students.

The Technopolis Phenomenon
Author: David V. Gibson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 1992
Pages: 216
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Leading experts from academia, government, and industry present information, ideas, programs and initiatives that accelerate the creation of smart cities, fast systems, and global networks.

Developing And Monitoring Smart Environments For Intelligent Cities
Author: Zaigham Mahmood
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020
Pages: 367
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"This book explores development, management, and monitoring approaches to building digital cities and intelligent environments"--

Green And Ecological Technologies For Urban Planning  Creating Smart Cities
Author: Ercoskun, Ozge Yalciner
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Pages: 404
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Ecological and technological (eco-tech) planning provides a possible response to the essential issues of sustainability and rehabilitation in rapidly growing urban spaces. Green and Ecological Technologies for Urban Planning: Creating Smart Cities addresses the ecological, technological, and social challenges faced in the smart urban planning and design of settlements when using eco-technologies – from sustainable land use to transportation, and from green areas to municipal applications – with a focus on resilience. Containing research from leading international experts, this book provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies within the planning field.

Internet Of Everything And Big Data
Author: Salah-ddine Krit
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2020
Pages: 240
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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There currently is no in-depth book dedicated to the challenge of the Internet of Everything and Big Data technologies in Smart Cities. Humankind today is confronting a critical worldwide portability challenge and the framework that moves cities must keep pace with the innovation. Internet of Everything and Big Data: Major Challenges in Smart Cities reviews the applications, technologies, standards, and other issues related to Smart Cities. The book is dedicated to addressing the major challenges in realizing Smart Cities and sensing platforms in the era of Big Data cities and Internet of Everything. Challenges vary from cost and energy efficiency to availability and service quality. This book examines security issues and challenges, addresses the total information science challenges, covers exploring and creating IoT environment-related sales adaptive systems, and investigates basic and high-level concepts using the latest techniques implemented by researchers and industrial companies. The book is written for analysts, researchers, and specialists who are working on the future generation of the technologies. It will serve as a valuable guide for those in the industry, and students as well.

New Metropolitan Perspectives
Author: Carmelina Bevilacqua
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release Date: 2014-06-06
Pages: 688
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 1st International "NEW METROPOLITAN PERSPECTIVES. The Integrated Approach of Urban Sustainable Development through the Implementation of Horizon/Europe2020" (ISTH2020), May 6-9, 2014, Reggio Calabria, Italy. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 96 papers are grouped as follows: I. The Integrated Approach in Europe 2020: Urban and Marginal Areas in Local Economic Development Strategies, II. The Integrated Approach of Sustainable Urban Development, III. Metropolitan City: Issues and Challenges, IV. Urban Regeneration: Community Involvement and PPP, V. Urban/Rural - The Role of Urban/Rural Regeneration in Regional Context, VI. Heritage and Identity, VII. Economic-Estimative Dynamics and Valuation Tools

Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks For Smart Cities
Author: Anis Laouiti
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2014-09-08
Pages: 93
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Vehicular communication is a key technology in intelligent transportation systems. For many years now, the academic and industrial research communities have been investigating these communications in order to improve efficiency and safety of future transportation. Vehicular networking offers a wide variety of applications, including safety applications as well as infotainment applications. This book highlights the recent developments in vehicular networking technologies and their interaction with future smart cities in order to promote further research activities and challenges. SAADI BOUDJIT, University of Paris 13, France HAKIMA CHAOUCHI, Telecom SudParis, France YACINE GHAMRI, University La Rochelle, France HALABI HASBULLAH, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia ANIS LAOUITI, Telecom SudParis, France SAOUCENE MAHFOUDH, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia PAUL MUHLETHALER, INRIA, France AMIR QAYYUM, Mohamad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan NAUFAL SAAD, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia AHMED SOUA, NIST, USA HAJIME TAZAKI, University of Tokyo, Japan APINUN TUNPAN, Aintec, Thailand WEI WEI, Xi'an University, China RACHID ZAGROUBA, ENSI, Tunisia.

Cloud Infrastructures  Services  And IoT Systems For Smart Cities
Author: Antonella Longo
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2017-10-25
Pages: 264
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT Systems, CN4IoT 2017, and the Second EAI International Conference on ICT Infrastructures and Services for Smart Cities, IISSC 2017, held in Brindisi, Italy, in April 2017. The 26 full papers of both conferences were selected from 39 submissions. CN4IoT presents research activities on the uniform management and operation related to software defined infrastructures, in particular by analyzing limits or advantages in solutions for Cloud Networking and IoT. IISSC papers focus on ICT infrastructures (technologies, models, frameworks) and services in cities and smart communities.

The Internet Of Things
Author: Michael Miller
Publisher: Que Publishing
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Pages: 336
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English! The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life. Now, the world’s #1 author of beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices will help people do more, do it smarter, do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life. Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you. --What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me? --What’s realistic, and what’s just hype? --How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?) --Can smart IoT devices make me healthier? --Will smart appliances ever be useful? --How much energy could I save with a smart home? --What’s the future of wearable tech? --When will I have a self-driving car? --When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.) --Is IoT already changing the way I shop? --What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood? --Could smart cities lower my taxes? --Who gets the data my devices are collecting? --How can I profit from the Internet of Things? --What happens when the whole world is connected? --Will I have any privacy left at all?

Mobile Ad Hoc Networking
Author: Stefano Basagni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Pages: 888
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"An excellent book for those who are interested in learning thecurrent status of research and development . . . [and] who want toget a comprehensive overview of the currentstate-of-the-art." —E-Streams This book provides up-to-date information on research anddevelopment in the rapidly growing area of networks based on themultihop ad hoc networking paradigm. It reviews all classes ofnetworks that have successfully adopted this paradigm, pointing outhow they penetrated the mass market and sparked breakthroughresearch. Covering both physical issues and applications, Mobile Ad HocNetworking: Cutting Edge Directions offers useful tools forprofessionals and researchers in diverse areas wishing to learn about the latest trends in sensor, actuator, and robotnetworking, mesh networks, delay tolerant and opportunisticnetworking, and vehicular networks. Chapter coverage includes: Multihop ad hoc networking Enabling technologies and standards for mobile multihopwireless networking Resource optimization in multiradio multichannel wireless meshnetworks QoS in mesh networks Routing and data dissemination in opportunistic networks Task farming in crowd computing Mobility models, topology, and simulations in VANET MAC protocols for VANET Wireless sensor networks with energy harvesting nodes Robot-assisted wireless sensor networks: recent applicationsand future challenges Advances in underwater acoustic networking Security in wireless ad hoc networks Mobile Ad Hoc Networking will appeal to researchers,developers, and students interested in computer science, electricalengineering, and telecommunications.

Handbook Of Research On Democratic Strategies And Citizen Centered E Government Services
Author: Doli?anin, ?emal
Publisher: IGI Global
Release Date: 2014-11-30
Pages: 455
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Over the past few years, e-government has been rapidly changing the way governmental services are provided to citizens and businesses. These services improve business and government exchange capability, provide a new way to discover and share information, and play a part in the evolution of future technologies. The Handbook of Research on Democratic Strategies and Citizen-Centered E-Government Services seeks to address which services in e-government should be provided to users and how. This premier reference work gives an overview of the latest achievements in the field of e-government services, provides in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provides insight into future trends for researchers, teachers, students, government workers, and IT professionals.