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Smart City

Call for Papers

City is taking a key role in humanity development. With the continuous expansion of urban populations nowadays, there are increasing needs in many aspects related to urban living, such as environment governance, public safety, city planning, industry facilitation, resource/energy utilization, traffic management, telemedicine/homecare, interpersonal communications, social activities, and entertainments. Failure in addressing any of the above needs may threaten the sustainable development of a city.

Smart city may be the solution, which generally relies on the widely distributed smart devices to monitor the urban environment in real time, to react in time, to establish automated control, to collect information for intelligent decision making, and to facilitate various services and improve the quality of urban living. The distributed network of intelligent sensor nodes, as well as the data centers/clouds where the sensor data are stored and shared, constructs the main body of smart city infrastructure. Participatory sensing plays an indispensable role in the emerging initiatives of smart city, which retrieves sensor data from groups of people or communities and makes those data collectively form knowledge. The proliferation of personal mobile devices and development of online social networks make participatory sensing viable at large scale, but induce many open problems at the same time.

The purpose of this special issue is to show the variety of research being conducted in the area of smart city and participatory sensing. In particular, this special issue will focus on both theoretical and practical aspects of smart city and its applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of hardware, software, and networking in smart city applications
  • Participatory sensing control and actuation
  • Crowdsourcing and cloud approaches for data collection, storage, and access
  • Cross-layer protocols and interoperations across heterogeneous platforms
  • Cooperative sensing and multisource data fusion in smart city applications
  • Information interaction of sensor network with cellular network and Internet
  • Time and location estimation and mobility management
  • Energy management and harvesting for long-term operation
  • Experience with real-world implementation and validation of systems
  • Measurements and characterization of innovative smart city applications
  • Business, service, and billing models: incentive mechanisms
  • Security and privacy issues

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijdsn/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijdsn/smc/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 5 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 27 September 2013
Publication DateFriday, 22 November 2013

Guest Editors

  • Yuan He, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Yunhuai Liu, The Third Research Institute, Ministry of Public Security, Shanghai, China
  • Yu Gu, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore