We are excited to announce that the special issue that we organized for IEEE Pervasive Computing is now out. In the special issue entitled “Smart Cities” and demonstrates the state of the art of pervasive computing technologies that collect, monitor, and analyze various aspects of urban life. The articles and departments in the special issue highlight the coming revolution in urban data via some of the different approaches researchers are taking to build tools and applications to better inform decision making (to reduce energy consumption or improve visitor flows, for example). Such research will be critical to setting goals for sustainable urban development within different global contexts. We need to better understand cities and their underlying systems if we want to improve the quality of urban life. To this end, in the special issue we have an introduction (editorial) followed by a number of articles, an interview and a research spotlight:
- Guest Editors’ Introduction:
- Creating Smart Buildings and Cities
- Andrew Crooks, Katja Schechtner, Anind K. Dey and Andrew Hudson-Smith.
- Noninvasive Bluetooth Monitoring of Visitors’ Length of Stay at the Louvre.
- Yuji Yoshimura, Anne Krebs and Carlo Ratti.
- ISO-Standardized Smart City Platform Architecture and Dashboard.
- Vladimir Zdraveski, Kostadin Mishev, Dimitar Trajanov and Ljupco Kocarev.
- SenseCityVity: Mobile Crowdsourcing, Urban Awareness, and Collective Action in Mexico,
- Salvador Ruiz-Correa, Darshan Santani, Beatriz Ramírez-Salazar, Itzia Ruiz-Correa, Fátima Alba Rendón-Huerta, Carlo Olmos-Carrillo, Brisa Carmina Sandoval-Mexicano, Ángel Humberto Arcos-García, Rogelio Hasimoto-Beltrán and Daniel Gatica-Perez.
- Beyond Data in the Smart City: Repurposing Existing Campus IoT.
- Oliver Bates and Adrian Friday.
- Agile Environmental Monitoring Exploits Rapid Prototyping and In Situ Adaptation.
- Yasue Kishino, Yutaka Yanagisawa, Yoshinari Shirai, Shin Mizutani, Takayuki Suyama and Futoshi Naya.
- Bridging the Adoption Gap for Smart City Technologies.
- An Interview with Rob Kitchin by Katja Schechtner.
- Research Spotlight:
- What Can We Learn from Smart Urban Mobility Technologies?
- Barbara Lenz and Dirk Heinrichs.
We hope you enjoy them. Thank you for the authors who submitted papers, the reviewers, Rob Kitchen for giving an interview and Barbara Lenz and Dirk Heinrichs for discussing their research. Lastly, we would also like to thank the IEEE Pervasive Computing team for ensuring that the special issue came to fruition.
Full Reference to the Introduction:
Crooks, A.T., Schechtner, K., Day, A.K and Hudson-Smith, A (2017), Creating Smart Buildings and Cities, IEEE Pervasive Computing, 16 (2): 23-25. (pdf)