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Research Topics in Smart Cities

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Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future



1. Secure, Sustainable Smart Cities

  • Smart security
  • Safety and security systems
  • Smart city theory, modeling and simulation
  • Smart city implementation
  • Smart city deployments, test-beds and field trials
  • Smart city artificial intelligence applications and trends
  • Digital city and smart growth
  • Smart economy development
  • Smart campus
  • Smart people
  • Citizen engagement and smart governance
  • City planning and management
  • Smarter public safety and public safety solutions
  • Smart city for special needs
  • Urban micro-climate studies
  • Civil and environmental engineering for smart cities
  • Smart city infrastructure
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Transportation management
  • Transportation economics
  • Spatial econometrics
  • Application of advanced microeconomic theories to intelligent transportation systems
  • Statistical modeling of transportation and urban systems.
  • Smart environments
  • Smart structures technology
  • Smart disaster management
  • Smart healthcare and emergency management
  • Sustainable management
  • Smart living
  • Smart building and smart home
  • Home/service robots
  • Smart retail
  • Supply chain and smart logistics
  • Software-defined power
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Vertical farming (urban farming)
  • Plant factory
  • Smart agriculture
  • Urban controlled environment agriculture

2. Data, ICT Role for Smart Cities

  • Smart urban crowd-sensing
  • Urban computing
  • A cyber-physical infrastructure for the “Smart City”
  • Smart green infrastructure monitoring
  • Urban/regional air pollution modelling
  • Wireless and optical communications, network technologies, services and application
  • Mobile computing and services for urban and public transport systems
  • Mobile accessible pedestrian signals (MAPS) system
  • Cellular networking in smart cities
  • Crowdsourcing data collection
  • Delay tolerant networks and systems for urban data collection
  • Data Management and Statistics
  • Cloud computing, web, HPC/data center, cyber security, digital forensics
  • Cloud computing and network infrastructure that supports smart cities
  • Environment and urban monitoring
  • Enabling wireless and mobile technologies for smart cities
  • Fault tolerance, reliability and survivability in smart systems
  • Human mobility modeling and analytics
  • Mobile crowdsourcing for urban analytics
  • QoS and QoE of smart city systems, applications, and services
  • Sensing and IoT for smart cities
  • Software-defined data center
  • Computing, big data and analytics
  • Open data and big data analytics
  • Big data for urban informatics
  • Spatial data mining and visual analytics
  • Urban spatial analytics
  • Predictive analytics and risk intelligence
  • Machine-to-Machine solutions
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities
  • Smart water management
  • Smart waste management
  • New urban vehicles
  • Charging and locking technology for shared-use vehicle systems
  • Smart energy management
  • Smart grid technologies and network communications, new green energy technologies and green buildings
  • Smart integrated grids

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3. GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing

  • Geospatial Technology
  • GPS (Global Positioning Systems)
  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems)
  • GIS for Environmental Assessment
  • Smart Geographic Information Management
  • Environmental monitoring technologies
  • Environmental Remote Sensing Applications

4. AI and Green Society

  • AI-enabled smart sensing systems
  • AI-enabled smart city
  • AI-enabled green vehicle, green home, green buildings and green anything
  • AI-enabled green industrial automation and control
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and control
  • AI for energy efficiency in aerial/UAV communication networks
  • Machine learning for green social networks
  • Applications of blockchain in energy management and trading
  • Transport and logistics efficiency, e.g., applications to road traffic optimization and supply chain management
  • Economics and pricing for green systems, services and applications
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for green wireless communication systems
  • Wireless power transfer and energy harvesting for wireless communications
  • Energy efficiency for Wearables, Body Sensor Networks, and Smart Portable devices

5. Smart Environments  

  • Artificial and computational intelligence
  • Reliability, privacy and trust
  • Networking and Communication
  • Internet of things, ubiquitous and pervasive computing
  • Sensors and actuators
  • System architecture and middleware for intelligent environments
  • AIoT and smart cities
  • Remote control of devices
  • Device communications
  • Sensory information acquisition/dissemination
  • Enhanced services by intelligent devices
  • Networking standards
  • Predictive decision making capabilities
  • Connected smart street lighting  


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