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Call for Chapters - Full Chapter Submission: 30 January, 2021

Sustainable Smart Cities: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Considerations -- Studies in Computational Intelligence (Springer)

Volume Editors:

  • Pradeep Kumar Singh
  • Marcin Paprzycki
  • Mohammad Essaaidi
  • Shahram Rahimi

Book Series: SPRINGER --> Studies in Computational Intelligence

The prime objective of the book is to explore the current areas of research and development, and challenges to be faced in different areas, as related to making cities smart. We are particularly interested in, real-world-grounded, solutions facilitated from the technology and computing perspectives. However, we are also open to, technology oriented, considerations related to the social aspects of development of smart cities of the future.

It can be easily observed that (i) Internet of things (IoT),(ii) cloud, fog/edge computing,(iii) data science-based solutions,(iv) 5G and other networking technologies,(v) distributed ledger/blockchain & security, as well as (vi) artificial intelligence & machine learning, are the key technologies for smart cities. All of them are parts of integrated approaches and they have been used to deliver smart city applications like: intelligent traffic monitoring, innovative solutions for city monitoring (including video surveillance), smart homes and office buildings, smart parking, etc. In addition, smart transportation, smart energy solutions, disaster management, and smart healthcare have been identified as some of the key requirements for future cities to be seen as smart.

Numbers of unique sustainable solutions have been proposed by researchers working in the area of data science, to fulfill the dream of the smart city. However, up to now, proposed approaches are, much too often, just academic ideas, published in journals and conference proceedings. A lot more work is needed to be able to make these ideas a reality. This is also why we propose this book as a way to bring together ideas and possible ways of realizing them.

Moreover, smart cities cannot be created without the involvement of all the stakeholders of the city, namely, local community, government, NGOs, academia and industry. They have to understand technology and on the basis of such understanding, jointly, formulate reasonable plans for "smartifying" their city. Note also that each city may have different hierarchy of needs that should be addressed. This is why we invite also reflection on how to involve all the city's stakeholders to jointly work to make their city smart for the citizens.

We are inviting chapters addressing topics from any of the six major areas. Contributions in the form of research articles, reviews, taxonomies, lists of solved and unsolved problems, findings of special interest in the context of smart city technologies, and social aspects of their realization.

  • Social aspects of making city smart
  • 5G and other networking technologies for smart cities
  • Data science and business analytics for smart cities
  • IoT, edge/ fog and cloud for smart cities
  • Distributed ledger . blockchain and security solutions for smart cities
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for smart cities


  • Full Chapter Submission: 30 January, 2021
  • Acceptance: 30 March, 2021
  • Tentative Publication: June, 2021

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