Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Wireless Networking Technologies for Smart Cities

Publishing date
01 Apr 2018
Submission deadline
17 Nov 2017

Lead Editor

1Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

2Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea

3Howard University, Washington, USA

4Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

5Towson University, Maryland, USA

Wireless Networking Technologies for Smart Cities


Smart cities are becoming reality, due to the enormous research into the technology enablers and development of the Internet of Things (IoT) enabling a multitude of applications, which are built around various types of sensors. To manage the increased population of cities, there is a need to have more sustainable, environmentally-, and economically-friendly smarter cities and technologies. Recently, a number of smart devices appeared on a large scale, such as the SleepNumber smart bed with its focus on health during sleeping, the Kolibree smart toothbrush, and the Belkin smart saucepan. These are the few, with more applications and products to be showcased in the recent future.

In the context of this special issue, we define a smart city as a collection of entities (living and nonliving) in an urban area that is always connected, fully aware, automanaged, self-secure, adaptive, and well-informed. Furthermore, the growing footprint of ultra-high-speed broadband networks, pervasive wireless networks, cloud computing, crowd sensing, and software-defined infrastructure connect smart/mobile devices to generate relevant city data on a massive scale. These advances will enable transformative applications and services that will enhance the quality of peoples’ lives while addressing important national priorities such as real-time tracking, security, authenticity, and availability of classified information to the decision makers. Similarly, to make a smart city, a strong communications infrastructure is required for connecting smart objects, people, and sensors. For instance, audio and video sensors support a variety of safety (monitoring) and nonsafety applications.

Communication within cities involves multiple aggregations and access networks that can be either public or private. A city may gather data from smart devices and sensors embedded in the roadways, power grids, buildings, and other assets. It shares that data via a smart communications system that is typically a combination of wired and wireless networks. It then uses smart software to create valuable information and digitally enhanced services such as health care assistance, security and safety, real-time traffic monitoring, and managing the environment.

In this special issue, we aim to bring together researchers, academics, and individuals working on selected areas of smart cities along with new emerging technologies and share their new ideas, latest findings, and results.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Resource and network management in smart cities
  • Wireless Networking for crowd sensing applications in smart cities
  • Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms for wireless networks in smart cities
  • Integration and coexistence of technologies and networks for smart cities
  • Mobile Traffic analytics for smart cities applications
  • Interoperability between heterogeneous networks of smart cities
  • Smart applications for smart cities
  • Communication architectures for audio and video sensors in smart cities
  • Energy-aware wireless protocols and algorithms for smart cities
  • Sensing technologies and applications for smart cities
  • Wireless networks for smart city surveillance and management
  • Experimental network measurements and characterization of smart cities data traffic
  • Cooperative and smart sensing techniques
  • Sensor deployment, placement, and control and management issues
  • Experimental results, prototypes, and testbeds for smart cities
  • Security issues and solutions for privacy in smart cities
  • Role of intelligent transportation in smart cities
  • Big data analytics for smart networks
  • Cognitive networks and IoT for smart cities
  • Smart recovery of incomplete or missing data in IoT for smart cities
  • Mobile edge computing (or fog computing) in smart networks
  • Smart grid in wireless smart cities
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for smart cities
  • Future internet architectures and smart cities


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1865908
  • - Editorial

Editorial on Wireless Networking Technologies for Smart Cities

Jaime Lloret | Syed Hassan Ahmed | ... | Wei Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7248040
  • - Research Article

Wireless Networking Performance in IoT Using Adaptive Contention Window

R. M. Bhavadharini | S. Karthik | ... | Anand Paul
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5913836
  • - Research Article

Weight-Aware Sensor Deployment in Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Cities

Mingshan Xie | Yong Bai | ... | Chong Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4796535
  • - Research Article

Augmenting High-Performance Mobile Cloud Computations for Big Data in AMBER

Muhammad Munwar Iqbal | Muhammad Ali | ... | Kashif Naseer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8261746
  • - Research Article

MQTT Security: A Novel Fuzzing Approach

Santiago Hernández Ramos | M. Teresa Villalba | Raquel Lacuesta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1073216
  • - Research Article

TrustyFeer: A Subjective Logic Trust Model for Smart City Peer-to-Peer Federated Clouds

Heba Kurdi | Bushra Alshayban | ... | Shada Alsalamah
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9590576
  • - Research Article

Multicriteria Parent Selection Using Cognitive Radio for RPL in Smart Grid Network

Adisorn Kheaksong | Kanabadee Srisomboon | ... | Wilaiporn Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2976751
  • - Research Article

A Novel Indoor Positioning System Using Kernel Local Discriminant Analysis in Internet-of-Things

Sajida Imran | Young-Bae Ko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6839671
  • - Research Article

EE-MRP: Energy-Efficient Multistage Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Muhammad Kamran Khan | Muhammad Shiraz | ... | Ghufran Ahmed
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3279452
  • - Research Article

Adaptive and Blind Wideband Spectrum Sensing Scheme Using Singular Value Decomposition

Zhuhua Hu | Yong Bai | ... | Mingshan Xie
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Publishing Collaboration
More info
Wiley Hindawi logo
 Journal metrics
See full report
Acceptance rate11%
Submission to final decision151 days
Acceptance to publication66 days
Journal Citation Indicator-
Impact Factor-
 Submit Check your manuscript for errors before submitting

Article of the Year Award: Impactful research contributions of 2022, as selected by our Chief Editors. Discover the winning articles.