Smart Electronics, Energy, and IoT Infrastructures for Smart Cities

A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2024 | Viewed by 853

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Dear Colleagues,

The integration of sophisticated artificial intelligence technology into smart energy systems and grids, will require a multi-fold understanding of computational, economic and social issues. This kind of socio-technical platform and integration needs an initial definition of the domain and a well-grounded specification of the research problem. The quest for sustainable development has involved society, academia and industry in finding tangible solutions for the development of the world beyond the post-industrial society and its implications. Consequently, not only the new processes associated with the changes, but also the literature describing the resulted challenges have been enriched. The evolution of smart cities research integrates multidisciplinary contributions. Sophisticated disruptive technologies set new challenges for the investigation of sustainable models of economic development. The research issue of energy management is amongst of the core application areas for both smart cities research and disruptive technologies adoption. In our work, this investigation is a key research objective.

The artificial intelligence domain, with advanced machine learning and cognitive computing capabilities, seems to be a key to enabling unforeseen efficiency capabilities in the context of smart energy grids. This Special Issue intends to contribute with a novel approach for the development of a theoretical framework for a scientific debate on how AI can enhance the efficiency of the RE sector towards economic efficiency and sustainability. In the context of this Special Issue, which is related to future smart cities research, we contribute a new significant item in the research agenda: AI-driven RE services for maximum social impact and economic efficiency. The main contribution of this special issue will be the integration of social sciences research with advanced information systems research.

Subject of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • smart match of supply with demand for smart cities;
  • intelligent storage for smart cities;
  • centralized control system for smart cities;
  • smart microgrids for smart cities;
  • grid stability and reliability, safety operations;
  • accurate demand forecast and weather forecast;
  • efficient demand-side management;
  • energy storage operations;
  • market design and operations.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Electronics.

Dr. Zheng Xu
Prof. Dr. Jemal Abawajy
Guest Editors

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  • electronics
  • energy
  • IoT infrastructures
  • smart cities

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