Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies

Special Sessions
  1. Advances in the Smart Cities Technologies

          In today‚Äôs world, cities have become major centers of human population. It is anticipated that in future a significant number of population would be living in cities. As a result, cities of the present and the future would need to provide all resident services on demand to a comparatively larger human population, which would ultimately necessitate that the cities become smart. A city can be considered smart if it deploys infrastructures, resources, processes and practices that are technologically robust, efficient, sustainable and secure in most of its functions and operations. Different fields of science, engineering, and technologies have been playing a key role in the effort to make cities smart, efficient, and sustainable. The principal objective of this special session is to provide a discussion forum to researchers and practicing engineers to present and exchange the latest research results on the advances in the smart cities technologies.

          This special session seeks high-quality, original, unpublished work in the following emerging areas in the field of smart cities including but not limited to: 

  • Advanced technologies for the smart cities: smart technologies in sensing, actuating, monitoring, automation, infrastructure, built environment, the Internet of Things (IoT), and transportation systems from the aspects of the smart cities 

  • Robotics, robotic vision, pattern recognition, virtual/augmented reality, and nanotechnology in the aspects of the smart cities 

  • The Smart Grid paradigm, renewable and distributed energy resources and their grid integration, and green technologies 

  • Advanced wireless Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for the smart cities including 5G, 6G, and beyond wireless communication systems 

  • Big data and advanced data technologies in the smart cities including clouds and fogs technologies, information processing, and data analytics 

  • Smart healthcare systems: smart wearable devices, systems, and networks and medical IoT, advances in biomedical and nano-bio communications and networks for emerging smart healthcare applications 

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning in the smart cities including smart computer networks, machine intelligence, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications 

  • Sustainability and the smart cities including smart and efficient resource management, sustainable design and planning of the smart cities and efficient energy management

  • Smart materials, manufacturing processes, and process monitoring, Industrial IoT (IIoT), and Industry 4.0 

  • Security, cybersecurity, and privacy in the smart cities 

  • Interdisciplinary engineering education in the smart cities 

  • Emerging topics in the smart cities

Special Session Chairs

Mohammad Upal Mahfuz, Ph.D.
Richard J. Resch School of Engineering University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA

Ahmed Nasif, Ph.D.
Department of Engineering Technology University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh,