Topical Collection "Sustainable Smart Cities and Villages"
2. Effat College of Business, Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Interests: smart cities; migration; innovation networks; international business; political economy; economic integration; politics; EU; Central Europe; China
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Sustainability: Smart Sustainable Education: Innovative Digital Transformation for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Special Issue in Sustainability: Integrated Migration Management, ICTs' enhanced Responses and Policy Making: Towards Human Centric Migration Management Systems
Special Issue in Sustainability: Big Data Research for Social Sciences and Social Impact
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Data Analytics in Smart Healthcare
Special Issue in Sustainability: OBOR—One Belt One Road Research: New Forms of International and Cross-Industry Collaboration for Sustainable Growth and Development
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages Research: Rethinking Security, Safety, Well-being and Happiness
Special Issue in Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity: Technology Driven Innovation, Research Management and Policy Making
Special Issue in Sustainability: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing: Methods, Technologies, Systems, Applications and Policy Making
Special Issue in Sustainability: Technology Enhanced Learning Research
Special Issue in Sustainability: Belt & Road Initiative in Times of ‘Synchronized Downturn’: Issues, Challenges, Opportunities
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Innovations and Applications in Smart Sustainable Cities and Communities
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainable Energy Systems: From Grid Efficiency Through AI-Based Solutions to Energy Communities
Special Issue in Urban Science: Rethinking Urban Space: From Smart Services and Smart Applications to Resilience and Well-Being
Special Issue in Sustainability: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Exploring the Impact of AI on Politics and Society
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability in International Business: Talent Management, Market Entry Strategies, Competitiveness
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Data Science for Healthcare Intelligence
Special Issue in Energies: Green and Smart Energy and the Bid to Reconcile Climate Change and Growth Prospects
Special Issue in Sustainability: Digital Technologies for Sustainable Education
Special Issue in Sustainability: Smart Cities and Smart Villages and the Global Digital Transformation: Strategy and Community Engagement
Special Issue in Sustainability: Sustainability and International Business: Innovation, Talent Management, Business Model Innovation, Market Entry Strategies, Competitiveness
Topics: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages
Topics: Digital Transformation and E-Government
Topics: Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Villages, 2nd Volume
Technological evolution is a continuous process creating new opportunities to implement significant, high impact, humanistic visions. However, there is great concern about the current mode of exploiting technologies towards this objective. Research on smart cities, on the other hand, provides an excellent context for the cultivation of a collaborative, synergetic, community-driven integration of human minds, cultural individual contributions, the launch of businesses, interoperability and even happiness. It is quite straightforward to realize that human happiness in urban settings is no longer a priority. We propose that the improvement of human happiness should be the highest objective of any smart city initiative, whether driven by technology or not.
The objective of this Special Issue is to disseminate the latest high quality, interdisciplinary research in the domain of urban computing and smart cities and to also introduce the concept of smart villages as a key response to the desertification of the countryside through the adoption of integrative strategies for human development and economic growth with the use of sophisticated technology.
This Special Issue seeks to uncover and present the latest developments in meeting the needs of modern smart cities and smart villages towards sustainable development, prosperity and happiness for humanity.
For this Special Issue, we welcome papers dealing with case studies, literature reviews, survey findings, analytical methods, and tools. Examples of topics of interest include:
- Studies on sustainable smart cities research;
- Elaborations of the concept of smart villages;
- Smart urban applications for different domains of human activity including education, transportation, energy, accessibility, policy-making, governance, entertainment, collaboration, behavior, etc.;
- Advanced information and communication technologies for smart cities research including data mining, analytics, cloud computing, open source technologies, virtual and augmented reality, collaborative platforms, content management systems, etc.;
- Policy-making and sustainable government initiatives for smart social businesses and entrepreneurship in villages and rural areas;
- Case studies, prototypes and project deliverables related to smart cities research;
- Irregular migratory flows and smart villages initiatives;
- Public consultation and open smart democracy.
Prof. Anna Visvizi
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- Smart cities
- Smart villages
- Smart urban applications
- Data mining
- Cloud computing and open source technologies
- Economic growth
- Irregular migratory flows
- Smart technologies
- Open democracy
- Open government
- Smart education
- Smart innovation