Journal of Smart Cities

ISSN: 2382-641X(Print), 2382-6401(Online)

The Journal of Smart Cities offers a multidisciplinary forum for publishing original research in the area of smart cities, bringing together scholars from the fields of engineering, urban planning, computer science, and information and knowledge management. The Journal of Smart Cities will serve as an international platform by sharing the latest research achievements on smart cities globally, offering a comprehensive access to researchers and the academic communities.

The Journal of Smart Cities adopts a wide perspective on Smart Cities, as the broad use of information and telecommunication technologies to support an innovative and sustainable urban infrastructure and environment; as participatory action within cities, engagement of citizens, and investment in ICT, Internet technologies and smart objects, which increase the intelligence and problem solving capacity of cities; as an urban laboratory, a Living Lab, and a generator of solutions for wicked problems of inclusion, sustainability, climate change, and global competitiveness.

Main objectives of the Journal of Smart Cities is to promote research for the improvement of all sub-systems of cities, including urban infrastructure, construction, mobility, energy saving and renewable energy, health and social care, safety in the public space, work and innovation, and make the city easily accessible, effective, efficient, and an attractive place to live. Information and communication technologies, the Internet, and embedded devices into the physical space of cities is a means to achieve these objectives, which are mainly realized through the empowerment of city institutions, organizations, citizens, and end-users to make better, more informed, and intelligent decisions.

The Journal of Smart Cities aims to publish articles in all areas of smart cities, by scholars and experts in the field, but primarily from the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, and Transport, while relevant contributions about the development of smart city technologies from the fields of Electrical Engineering, Informatics, and Computer Science are also welcome. Emphasizing on brilliant-quality research and timely publication, the Journal of Smart Cities invests in the management of best technological platform in an innovation context.



Smart Cities Innovation Summit is Coming to San Francisco in Oct 2016


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General Announcements: Smart Cities Week®


Smart Cities Week®, 27th - 29th September 2016, Washington, D.C. USA, is North America's premier smart city conference and exhibition focused on holistic, integrated approaches to smart cities that save money while improving results. The event is developed by the Smart Cities Council, the recognized leader in smart cities education.

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Call for Papers: SMART CITIES AND CLOUD COMPUTING Special Issue: Journal of Smart Cities

The Special Issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing” of the Journal of Smart Cities focuses on smart city solutions and cities around the globe that develop strategies, infrastructure, applications and e-services using cloud technologies and business models.  
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Vol 2, No 1 (2016): Special Issue: Smart Cities and Cloud Computing

Table of Contents


Smart Cities and Cloud Computing Introduction to the special issue, Journal of Smart Cities PDF
Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos

Original Research Articles

Smart Cities and Cloud Computing: Lessons from the STORM CLOUDS experiment PDF
Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos

Storm Clouds Platform: A Cloud Computing Platform for Smart City Applications PDF
Marco Battarra, Marco Consonni, Samuele De Domenico, Andrea Milani

Social Network services for innovative Smart Cities: the RADICAL platform approach PDF
Fotis Aisopos, Antonios Litke, Magdalini Kardara, Konstantinos Tserpes, Pablo Martínez Campo, Theodora Varvarigou

Migration of applications to the Cloud: a user-driven approach PDF
Anastasia Panori, Agustín González-Quel, Miguel Tavares, Dimitris Simitopoulos, Julián Arroyo

Cloud-based architectures for Geo-located blogosphere dynamics detection PDF
Athena Vakali, Stefanos Antaris, Maria Giatsoglou

Cloud Computing Security: Protecting Cloud-Based Smart City Applications PDF
Alkiviadis Giannakoulias