Special Issues

Smart Cities publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Implementing Smart City Strategies and Projects at National and Municipality Levels
edited by and Afnan Alkhaldi
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 605 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart cities; smart city strategies; e-government; digital transformation; innovation; sustainable development; artificial intelligence; national and municipality levels
Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 submission deadline 1 Jun 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2240 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart cities; Industry 4.0; supply chain; smart manufacturing; urban logistics; transportation; smart; resilient and sustainable territories; urban freight; freight management; logistics 4.0; 3D printing; circular economy; data science and urban life; urban planning; strategic planning; infrastructure and communication networks; community; participation and inclusion
Smart Cities of the Future: Harnessing the Power of IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning, and Digital Twin Technologies submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | 4 articles | Viewed by 8613 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart cities; Internet of Things (IoT); blockchain; machine learning; digital twin; urban management; data-driven technologies
Digital Innovation and Transformation for Smart Cities submission deadline 15 Jul 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2651 | Submission Open
Keywords: innovative transformation; technological advancements; collaboration; data-driven analytical platforms; digital inclusion; accessibility to digital technologies and infrastructure; resilience
Smart Electronics, Energy, and IoT Infrastructures for Smart Cities
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Aug 2024 | Viewed by 804 | Submission Open
Keywords: electronics; energy; IoT infrastructures; smart cities
Green Industrial Internet of Things (GIIoT) for Sustainable Smart Cities
edited by , and Sara Baltazar
submission deadline 15 Sep 2024 | Viewed by 115 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart cities; GIIoT; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Internet of Things)
The Convergence of 5G and IoT in a Smart City Context submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 5 articles | Viewed by 19081 | Submission Open
Keywords: IoT; Smart Cities; virtualization; communication security; interoperability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Internet of Things)
Paving the Future: Sustainable Road Design and Urban Mobility in Smart Cities
edited by Maria Luisa Tumminello, , and
submission deadline 15 Oct 2024 | Viewed by 163 | Submission Open
Keywords: road design; urban mobility; sustainable transportation; road safety; shared mobility; microscopic traffic simulation modeling; LCA; road economy; traffic management; vulnerable road users; fuel consumption and emissions; energy saving solutions; connected and automated vehicles; intelligent transport systems (ITS); smart cities
(This special issue belongs to the Section Smart Transportation)
Inclusive Smart Cities
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Nov 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 4719 | Submission Open
Keywords: age-friendly city; augmented urban spaces; E-governance; inclusive smart city; low-cost smart city; slum regeneration; smart waste management; urban resilience; urban robotics; vertical city
Business Model Innovation in Smart Cities submission deadline 15 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 489 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart cities; business models; innovation; sustainability; partnerships; policy; financing
Next Generation of Smart Grid Technologies submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 105 | Submission Open
Keywords: renewable energies; energy storage systems; energy communities; demand forecast; weather forecast; demand-side management; intelligent control and energy management systems; digital twins; grid stability and reliability; market operation; power converters; information and communication technologies; cybersecurity; data analytics; artificial intelligence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Smart Grids)
Circular Economy in Smart Agriculture submission deadline 15 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 123 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainability; smart technologies; food supply chain; urban agriculture; food security; big data; circular solutions; climate-smart agriculture
(This special issue belongs to the Section Smart Urban Agriculture)
Blockchain Applications in the Metaverse for Smart Cities submission deadline 28 Feb 2025 | Viewed by 320 | Submission Open
Keywords: blockchain; metaverse; digital markets; cryptocurrencies; NFTs; digital assets; smart contracts
Feature Papers in Smart Cities
edited by
submission deadline 15 Mar 2025 | Viewed by 48 | Submission Open
Keywords: smart grids and smart infrastructure; ICT and IoT in the smart city; smart sensing; smart transportation and mobility; smart energy; smart buildings; smart food and agriculture; smart governance; smart people; smart economy; smart healthcare; smart living
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