Elsevier launched a new book series to publish a collection of insights into the diverse constitution of smart cities for improving both the theory and practice of smart cities, and transferring the knowledge acquired to scholars, policymakers and practitioners alike. Subjects to publish shall include, but not be limited to:
The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are funded to encourage new research initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim to foster the transfer from sustainability research to sustainable practices and societies. Sustainability is understood as the interdependence between economic, social, and environmental concerns for mutually beneficial regional and global development, it is associated with a multitude of academic disciplines,
The infographic, based on the 2015 Digital Cities Survey conducted by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, reveals important insights about trends in digital technology adopted by America’s cities.
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
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
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.
Sensor networks, big data, analytics, and urban operation centres are becoming a mainstream solution for smart cities. Sensors can measure, track and locate a wide variety of factors in the urban environment. Data from sensors can be analysed and used to run