Big Data and Smart Cities: a literature review
This research entitled “Addressing big data challenges in smart cities: a systematic literature review” by Sumedha Chauhan, Neetima Agarwal, Arpan Kumar Kar, is focused on discovering the approaches to deal with challenges associated with Big Data in smart cities. To do so, a systematic literature review was conducted to identify such challenges and potential strategies or solutions to deal with Big Data challenges. The results of this paper contribute valuable information to the Big Data practitioners by illustrating the process of effective management of Big Data in smart cities.
Big Data has become crucial for fulfilling the vision of smart cities; however, there are several challenges associated with its use. This study aims to provide a holistic view of challenges of using Big Data in smart cities and the solutions to deal with them by systematically selecting, reviewing
and synthesizing the literature in this area.
A systematic literature review was conducted by following a rigorous search protocol that identified a total of 310 peer-reviewed academic research papers. These papers were subsequently filtered and finally 38 relevant papers were selected.
A number of major challenges (human dynamics, privacy, security, volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value) associated with Big Data in a smart city and the respective solutions to address them were identified. This study primarily contributes in providing the process of effectively managing Big Data in smart cities.
The study provides valuable information to the Big Data practitioners by illustrating the process of effective management of Big Data in smart cities. This study further provides the directions to the future researchers.
The study is original and is based on the existing literature and its interpretation.
Figure 1 depicts the process of Big Data management in smart cities. It explains the challenges associated with the use of Big Data and the possible solutions to overcome those challenges so that smart decisions can be taken on time. These smart decisions favorably influence the functioning of smart cities.
To cite this article
Sumedha Chauhan, Neetima Agarwal, Arpan Kumar Kar, (2016) “Addressing big data challenges in smart cities: a systematic literature review”, info, Vol. 18 Issue: 4, pp.73-90, https://doi.org/10.1108/info-03-2016-0012
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