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The intelligence transformation towards Smart Cities

Special issue call for papers from Smart and Sustainable Built Environment

Guest edited by:

Mourad Amer
Architect, Urban Planner, PhD, The CEO of IEREK
[email protected]

Dinko Vukadinović
University of Split, Croatia
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Cristina Piselli
University of Perugia, Italy
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Chaham Alalouch
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
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This issue will discuss the future of our cities and how they could be transformed from sterile to smart cities to keep up with globalization and technology; enhancing economic, services, giving safety and comfort to people. It discusses different types of leisure and connectivity; electronic data, sensors, full information and communication technology ICT that uses IT managing assets, commercial, industrial, traffic, networks and all matters that are related to sustainability and Eco-system. It helps people have a positive interaction with the place where they find a high performance of infrastructure.

From a new point of view, this issue presents many solutions to different case studies of either new cities or the future of an existing one. This adds a new approach of what has been recently discussed regarding the smart city concept.

Furthermore, this issue includes new topics that are related to the regeneration, as well as the whole framework, of the city itself. This could come from the diversity of the expected papers presented from different cultures and different case studies to finally complete a full vision of an intelligent smart city.

For both macro and micro level, this issue will discuss what was overlooked in previous discussions. In addition, it gives many solutions that are valid to different types of

The aim of this issue is to:

  • Strengthen the economy through finding new global markets.
  • Develop cities’ infrastructure and its transportation system.
  • Draw the future of cities smart growth.
  • Improve the quality of life and strengthen the relationship between cities and citizens.
  • Computing cities to enhance the services and save time and cost.
  • Keeping pace with scientific progress and communication for sustainable development.
  • Assist stakeholders and decision-makers to synthesis proposals and master plans.

Indicative list of anticipated themes:

  1. The Development of Cities: which discusses the sustainable cities and smart energy technology, smart economy, urban framework for a smart city, smart healthcare, emergency management and innovation in art and creativity in the intelligent city.

  2. Transportation in Cities: which discusses the smart traffic analysis & management -smart city mobility solutions, innovation in ICT on transportation and logistics services, pedestrians & cyclists, safety, smart vehicles and new trends in manufacturing, logistics in trading, manufacturing & implementation, autonomous intelligent transportation systems, and supply chains and smart grid.

  3. Smart Building: which discusses home automation system and smart devices, smart communication and services, green building design and green cities planning, intelligent building management system -Smart home software.

  4. Sustainability in Cities: which discusses the sustainability of natural resources, sustainable economy and transformation, sustainable design and infrastructure integration, and new concepts and innovation in urban regeneration.

  5. Computing for Future Cities: which discusses the technology in a sustainable transformation, Internet of Things & Big Data Analysis in smart cities, ICT of education, the role of computers and innovation in communication technology and the awareness for smart cities and its deliverance.


Submission deadline: April 16, 2019

To submit to the special issue for the 2nd International conference on "Future Smart Cities" please see:

Further guidance on submission:

All submissions to Smart and Sustainable Built Environment should be through ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available at:

Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see:

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

The Guest Editors will conduct an initial screening of submitted papers. Those judged suitable for the special issue will be sent to at least two independent referees for double blind peer review, after which submissions may be recommended for revisions and further review, acceptance or rejection.

Interested authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue “The intelligence transformation towards Smart Cities” at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to “Please select the issue you are submitting to”.