Green Industrial Internet of Things (GIIoT) for Sustainable Smart Cities

A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 142

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Escola Superior de Cieencias Empresariais, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (Polytechnic University of Viana do Castelo), 4900 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: MaaS; flexible transporte; smart cities; cybersecurity

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Instituto Superior De Engenharia do Porto, 4249 Porto, Portugal
Interests: MaaS; flexible transporte; smart cities; project management

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Escola Superior de Ciências Empresariais, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (Polytechnic University of Viana do Castelo), 4900 Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Interests: MaaS; flexible transporte; smart cities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology and its integration in smart cities have changed the way we work and live, and have enriched our society. However, IoT technologies present several challenges such as increases in energy consumption and toxic pollution production, as well as E-waste in smart cities. Smart city applications must be environmentally friendly and, hence, require a move towards the green IoT. The green IoT leads to an eco-friendly environment, which is more sustainable for smart cities. Therefore, it is essential to address the techniques and strategies for reducing pollution hazards, traffic waste, resource usage, energy consumption, providing public safety, life quality, sustaining the environment, and cost management. To successfully accomplish this vision, cognitive IoT solutions are needed to reshape the existing smart applications toward further sustainable services in a more sustainable smart city. This Special Issue brings together a broad multidisciplinary community studying cognitive architectures across science and engineering. It aims to integrate ideas, theories, models, architectures, and techniques from across different disciplines that can enable the green Industrial Internet of Things (GIIoT) to thrive for sustainable smart cities. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • smart green logistics and transportation;
  • mobility as a service bases platforms, services and architectures;
  • IoT communication protocols for sustainable smart cities;
  • cognitive resource management in GIIoT;
  • ML and intelligent GIIoT-based localization;
  • intelligent blockchain for sustainable cities;
  • AI algorithms for GIIoT applied on smart cities;
  • enablers for intelligent/secured GIIoT;
  • use cases enabled by intelligent GIIoT in smart cities;
  • intelligent 5G/6G communication for sustainable cities.

Prof. Dr. Luís Barreto
Dr. António Amaral
Dr. Sara Baltazar
Guest Editors

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  • smart cities
  • GIIoT
  • artificial intelligence

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