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Policy for Smart Cities: Research Toward Innovation for Sustainability

Special issue call for papers from Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

 

POLICY FOR SMART CITIES: RESEARCH TOWARD INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY


Overview:

The Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management seeks original manuscripts for a Special Issue on “POLICY FOR SMART CITIES: RESEARCH TOWARD INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY” scheduled to appear in an early 2017 issue.

The strategic objective of improving the quality of services in modern cities and urban areas, and their transformation to evolving living organizations with digital reference layers enabling unique service experiences is a key challenge of our times. In fact, Smart Cities, provide a context for a multidisciplinary discussion related to the value adding proposition of several leading edge technologies, including immersive technologies, virtual and augmented reality, wearable technologies, cloud computing, Data science, Big Data insights, Social Networks, Web Applications and Internet Technologies.

According to the Digital Agenda for Europe, the Smart City concept means smarter urban transport networks, upgraded water supply and waste disposal facilities, and more efficient ways to light and heat buildings. And it also encompasses a more interactive and responsive city administration, safer public spaces and meeting the needs of an ageing population. It is a new Paradigm, for the integration of Internet Technology in the Urban context. The focus of the special issue is to analyze in depth the revolutionary role of the Internet Technologies for the Integration and interconnection of citizens, businesses, and government. This is a key requirement for the exploitation of some of the latest technologies.

A number of key issues will be in the focus of this special issues
-    Data Science for Smart Cities
-    Web Services Integration and web applications for Smart Cities 
-    Sensoring, Cloud, GIS applications at micro and wide levels
-    Internet of Things for Smart Cities and Urban Computing
-    Wearable and Immersive Technologies for Smart Cities
-    Patterns Recognition, clustering, classification, machine learning, fuzzy logics for Smart City Data Analysis
-    Urban Innovation Applications
-    Smart Cities Research for Sustainable Innovations
-    Case Studies of Smart Cities Research in Education, Poverty, Disability, Water Management, Energy, Transportation, Research, Business, Tourism, Leisure, Living, Security, Economy, and Governance
-    Smart Cities strategies and Social Networks integration
-    Caring communities and innovations
-    Social Innovation, Social Well-being, Social Sharing of Services Web applications for smart communities;
-    Urban development, Value adding Urban Services
-    Open Access to Knowledge, Open Services for Smart Cities
-    Protocols and Standardization of Internet Technology for Smart Cities
-    The role of e-Government in Smart Cities (i.e., technology push);
-    Open Governance, Open Data, Linked Data for Smart Cities
-    Smart cities, inequalities and inequities
-    Security and Privacy Issues in Smart urban  services provision
-    Business Models for Smart Cities

“The Future of Cities is Smart”, and numerous commercial partnerships as well as various research organizations worldwide are currently in a race for Smart Cities applications. Advanced Internet Technologies are providing smart applications for almost every domain of Human Activity in the Urban Context and for Smart Government. 

Smart City internet technologies are in the focus of this special issue aiming to foster a scientific debate for the new era of Urban Computing. The move toward Smart Cities platforms will require sophisticated approaches for web services contexts with enriched digital media elements. New strategies will also be required for the adoption of technologies in the daily life beyond limitations and barriers of the traditional urban time and location barriers.

Smart Cities technologies and applications have received growing attention in recent years from various perspectives. The thriving numbers behind their adoption and exploitation in different application contexts have captured the attention of Internet Technology specialists, computer engineering and business researchers that, in the past years, have been trying to decipher the phenomenon of  urban computing, its relation to already-conducted research, and its implications for new research opportunities that effect innovations in modern living, way of conducting business and developing economy for sustainability.

The objective of the special issue is to communicate and disseminate recent Internet Technology, Computer engineering and business research and success stories that demonstrate the power of Smart Cities Technologies to improve the user experience with the provision of advanced Services for citizens, businesses and government. The purpose of the special issue is to demonstrate state-of-the art approaches of Smart Cities Systems and applications and other innovative technologies that have had successful application worldwide and to show how new, advanced, user interaction designs, data models and Internet of Things strategies can expand the sustainability frontiers in advanced applied Internet Technologies towards Smart Living, Learning, Doing Business and Government towards the Smart Knowledge Society Vision.

Consequently, manuscripts are sought that touch on these aspects and extend technical and domain knowledge in the global economy. This special issue is intended to initiate a dialog between the computing, business, human, behavioral, cognitive and technical views of the field that effect the Smart Cities vision through the adoption of novel Internet Technology solutions. Novel approaches and sound technological solutions will be expected.

Topics
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

-    Data Science for Smart Cities
-    Web Services Integration and web applications for Smart Cities 
-    Sensoring, Cloud, GIS applications at micro and wide levels
-    Internet of Things for Smart Cities and Urban Computing
-    Wearable and Immersive Technologies for Smart Cities
-    Patterns Recognition, clustering, classification, machine learning, fuzzy logics for Smart City Data Analysis
-    Urban Innovation Applications
-    Smart Cities Research for Sustainable Innovations
-    Case Studies of Smart Cities Research in Education, Poverty, Disability, Water Management, Energy, Transportation, Research, Business, Tourism, Leisure, Living, Security, Economy, and Governance    -    Smart Cities strategies and Social Networks integration
-    Caring communities and innovations
-    Social Innovation, Social Well-being, Social Sharing of Services Web applications for smart communities;
-    Urban development, Value adding Urban Services
-    Open Access to Knowledge, Open Services for Smart Cities
-    Protocols and Standardization of Internet Technology for Smart Cities
-    The role of e-Government in Smart Cities (i.e., technology push);
-    Open Governance, Open Data, Linked Data for Smart Cities
-    Smart cities, inequalities and inequities
-    Security and Privacy Issues in Smart urban  services provision
-    Business Models for Smart Cities

Important Dates:
Manuscript submission deadline: April 24, 2017
Notification of Decision: June 30, 2017
Submission of final revised paper: July 31, 2017
Publication of special issue (tentative):  Late 2017

Submission Procedure:
Authors should follow the Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management Journal manuscript format described at the journal site http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelin…

Manuscripts should be submitted on-line through our ScholarOne submission portal: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jstpm.  Please select “Special Section: Internet Technology for Smart Cities” under Manuscript Type dropdown in the Manuscript Central website.

Guest Editors

Miltiadis D. Lytras, Ph.D.
Research Professor, DEREE - The American College of Greece, Greece
Ernesto Damiani, Ph.D.
Professor, EBTIC/Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Hassan I. Mathkour, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Christina Marouli, PhD
Professor, Environmental Studies & Director, Center of Excellence for Sustainability, The American College of Greece, Greece