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Smart Cities 2017 : springer book - Smart Cities: Development and Governance Frameworks


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Submission Deadline May 10, 2017
Categories    smart cities   digital cities   device connectivity   IOT

Call For Papers


)))))) Smart Cities: Development and Governance Frameworks ((((((

*** Edited by: Professor Zaigham Mahmood
(Debesis Eduction UK, Univ of Derby UK, Shijiazhuang Tiedao Uni China)
To be published by Springer in 2018

*** Chapter Proposal Submission Deadline: 10 May 2017
*** Proposals to be sent to:

1. Introduction

A smart city is a new vision for urban development to integrate the various sectors of the society through the use of ICT and IoT technologies. The aim is to integrate and manage a city’s resources such as transportation, health care, commerce, education, water and power, law enforcement, as well as city’s various departmental information systems. The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of life of citizens and efficiency of city’s services and processes, ensuring that citizens’ needs are met and they are appropriately empowered to affect the city’s functioning. Relevant computing technologies, social media offerings, distributed computing paradigms, mobile technology, communication protocols, and device connectivity frameworks are well established to: 1) empower the citizens to provision the e-services provided by the city; and 2) allow city officials to interact directly with the community and to monitor digital environments of smart cities. In this context, the proposed book aims to investigate development, management, governance, and monitoring approaches to building smart cities and distributed environments therein. Emphasis is also on the current and future use of distributed technologies and IoT frameworks. Hopefully, the proposed text will fill a gap with respect to smart living in smart environments and extend the existing body of knowledge in this field.

2. Suggested Topics

Some suggested topics are relevant frameworks, methodologies, issues and case studies eg:
• Smart cities: foundations, principles and applications
• Smart cities: development, monitoring and governance
• Smart living in smart environments in digital cities
• Device connectivity and architectures for IoT
• Mobile technologies to support smart city connectivity
• Bid data management for distributed environments
• Wireless communication and V2V networks
• Intelligent transportation systems and technologies
• Smart electricity/energy scenarios in digital cities
• Business models and e-services for smart city environments
• Management of natural resources in smart living environments
• Education, healthcare and employment in smart cities
• Security and privacy in smart city applications and services
• Sustainability requirements and strategies for smart cities
• challenges and opportunities relating to smart city technologies
• Smart cities as holistic ecosystems
• And other relevant topics.

3. Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit 1-2 page chapter proposals clearly stating the objective, scope and structure of the proposed chapters - by the deadline mentioned above. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified (within two weeks of receiving proposals) and given guidelines for full chapter preparation. Completed chapters should be approximately 10,000 words or 20 pages in length – longer chapters will also be acceptable. Full chapters will be reviewed following a double-blind peer review process to ensure relevance, quality, originality and high information content. Proposals (and full chapters, after the acceptance of the proposal), in the form of WORD files, should be sent to:

4. Important dates

• Chapter proposals due date: 10 May 2017
• Notification of acceptance: within 2 weeks of receipt of proposals
• Full chapters due date: within 2 months of acceptance notification
• Chapter reviews feedback: within 3 months of chapter due date
• Revised chapters due date: within 1 month of review feedback

For Enquiries:
Please contact the editor: Zaigham Mahmood at


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