Global Trends and Advances in Smart Grid and Smart Cities 2023

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart System Infrastructure and Applications".

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Department of Electrical and Software Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
Interests: digital protection; adaptive control; control of renewable power generation and microgrids; AI applications in power system control
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Dear Colleagues,

For the past few years, research and development at the academic, industry, business and government levels has been devoted to making the power grid smarter as envisaged, to be the next generation electric grid for smart cities. This will enable the smart integration of conventional power generation, renewable generation, distributed generation, energy storage, transmission, distribution and demand management. However, all these prospective transformations also bring with them numerous challenges and opportunities.

Smart Grid

  • Smart grid planning, design, and operation
  • Information and communication technologies for smart grids, interoperability, and cyber-security
  • Power electronics, control, and protection systems for smart grid applications
  • Electric vehicles and interactions with the grid
  • Smart multi-energy infrastructures and the environment
  • Sensors, advanced metering, data acquisition, and monitoring
  • Innovative hardware and components for smart grids
  • Smart grid maintenance and asset management
  • Costs, risks, and benefits associated with smart grid technologies
  • Big and open data

Smart City

  • Smart city theory, modeling and simulation
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Open data and big data analytics
  • AI powered smart cities services
  • Safety and security systems
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart emergency management
  • IoT and Smart X services
  • Data security and privacy
  • Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Smart mobility and transportation
  • Smart buildings and Smart grid
  • Smart traffic system operations
  • Environmental monitoring technologies

Prof. Dr. Om P. Malik
Guest Editor

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An Overview of Current Challenges and Emerging Technologies to Facilitate Increased Energy Efficiency, Safety, and Sustainability of Railway Transport
Future Internet 2023, 15(11), 347; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi15110347 - 25 Oct 2023
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This article presents a review of cutting-edge technologies poised to shape the future of railway transportation systems, focusing on enhancing their intelligence, safety, and environmental sustainability. It illustrates key aspects of the energy-transport-information/communication system nexus as a framework for future railway systems development. [...] Read more.
This article presents a review of cutting-edge technologies poised to shape the future of railway transportation systems, focusing on enhancing their intelligence, safety, and environmental sustainability. It illustrates key aspects of the energy-transport-information/communication system nexus as a framework for future railway systems development. Initially, we provide a review of the existing challenges within the realm of railway transportation. Subsequently, we delve into the realm of emerging propulsion technologies, which are pivotal for ensuring the sustainability of transportation. These include innovative solutions such as alternative fuel-based systems, hydrogen fuel cells, and energy storage technologies geared towards harnessing kinetic energy and facilitating power transfer. In the following section, we turn our attention to emerging information and telecommunication systems, including Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and fifth generation New Radio (5G NR) networks tailored for railway applications. Additionally, we delve into the integral role played by the Industrial Internet of Things (Industrial IoT) in this evolving landscape. Concluding our analysis, we examine the integration of information and communication technologies and remote sensor networks within the context of Industry 4.0. This leveraging of information pertaining to transportation infrastructure promises to bolster energy efficiency, safety, and resilience in the transportation ecosystem. Furthermore, we examine the significance of the smart grid in the realm of railway transport, along with the indispensable resources required to bring forth the vision of energy-smart railways. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Global Trends and Advances in Smart Grid and Smart Cities 2023)
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