Special Issue "Building Information Modelling, Semantic Web and Internet-of-Things for Smart Cities"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Construction Management, and Computers & Digitization".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 16990
Interests: BIM; building rehabilitation; sustainable construction
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Interests: low carbon technologies/HVAC systems for residential and commercial buildings, smart homes and smart buildings (Internet of Things & KNX protocol); integrated systems (including heat pumps, air conditioning systems, ventilation (MVHR), radiant heating/cooling systems, shading systems, natural ventilation, HVAC) for sustainable heating and cooling to realise Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB); building systems for enhanced indoor environmental quality (IEQ), indoor air quality (IAQ), comfort and energy saving; monitoring and Evaluation by experimental measurement and simulation; sustainable construction and renewable energy; energy and resource efficiency in the building code for tropical countries.
Globally, the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry has struggled to overcome challenges faced by cities. This has led to calls to transform living spaces into smart cities. The advent of innovative technologies (e.g., the Internet-of-Things (IoT), Big Data, Drones, Semantic Web, Building Information Modelling (BIM)) and their influx in the market have been hailed as solutions that can aid in the development of smart cities. However, in understanding these emerging innovative technologies, talking less of their efficient adoption in practice can be overwhelming, if not confusing. This is further exacerbated by a paucity of research about smart city standards that can improve the efficiency of smart cities. Also, the differences between the developed and developing world call for a more contextualised approach to the deployment of these innovative technologies to allow a healthier transformation of cities. However, while smart city concepts recently gained momentum in the global north, the same cannot be said of the global south.
The aim of this Special Issue of Buildings is to seek an in-depth understanding of the applications of emerging technologies for the development of smart cities in emerging economies and developed and developing countries. Specifically, solicited studies about smart cities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Emerging technologies and their applications in the development of smart cities;
- Smart city standards and their applications and effectiveness in the development of smart cities;
- Indegenious knowledge for smart cities, especially in developing countries;
- Lessons learnt from smart city developments/case studies;
- Regional comparative studies about smart cities.
Dr. Henry Abanda
Dr. Blaise Mempouo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- emerging technologies
- indigenous knowledge
- smart city standards
- smart cities