The Journal of Smart Cities has announced a call for papers for the special issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing” to be published on June 2016. Guest editors are: Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, and P. Tsarchopoulos, researchers at URENIO Research. This issue will focus on smart city solutions and cities around the globe that develop strategies, infrastructure, applications and e-services
Archive for 2015
The paper “Smart city ontologies: Improving the effectiveness of smart city applications” is an open access article published by the Journal of Smart Cities. The problem we address concerns the observed low impact of smart city applications in the fields of energy, transport, and economy, which are not the only fields where the impact of smart cities is incremental. The purpose of the paper
Smart Cities supplier ecosystem is a complex and dynamic market that requires suppliers to be innovative in their product offerings and in the way they engage with cities and their partner networks. A new report examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers with the capacity to provide leadership on large-scale smart city projects spanning multiple operational and service areas.
Gartner’s Hype Cycles aims to help enterprises identify which emerging computing technologies, services and disciplines to invest in. The company published a report that looks across all 2015 Hype Cycles to spot the trends driving computing innovation today.
Boyd Cohen, who has been studying smart cities since 2011, identifies three distinct phases of how cities have embraced technology and development, moving from tech company driven, to city government driver, to, finally, citizen driven.
Jacob Morgan, author of the book “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization”, explores five innovation models, which should be part of the innovation ecosystem that organizations must create if they want to be able to stay relevant and compete in this rapidly changing world.
The Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by NEC. The report is based on an index composed of more than 40 quantitative and qualitative indicators. These indicators are split across four thematic categories: digital security; health security; infrastructure safety; and personal safety.