Internet-of-Things and Cyber-Physical System in Smart City

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Submission Deadline: Mon 30 Dec 2019
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Journal Name : Future Generation Computer Systems
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With the rapid development of big data and current popular information technology, the problems include how to efficiently use systems to generate all the different kinds of new network intelligence and how to dynamically collect urban information. In this context, Internet-of-Things and powerful computers can simulate urban operations while operating with reasonable safety regulations. However, achieving sustainable development for a new urban generation currently requires major breakthroughs to solve a series of practical problems facing cities.

A smart city involves wide use of information technology for multidimensional aggregation. The development of smart cities is a new concept. Using Internet-of-Things technology on the Internet, networking, and other advanced technology, all types of cities will use intelligent sensor placement to create object-linked information integration. Then, using intelligent analysis to integrate the collected information along with the Internet and other networking, the system can provide analyses that meet the demand for intelligent communications and decision support. This concept represents the way smart cities will think. This type of behavior, with information technology as the background, can establish a practical, strong, and perfect application system for public management, public services, and public industry, improve governmental service efficiency, and improve people\’s quality of life. A smart city emphasizes efficient information processing abilities, integration of information resources, and management capabilities so that all parts become more coordinated. People, objects, networks, and industry become interconnected and mutually aware through interdisciplinary, cross-sectional, multi-level, and cross-regional cooperation, resulting in a realization of new models and new forms of urban development, all of which represent the wisdom of smart cities.

Cyber-Physical System(CPS) as a multidimensional and complex system is a comprehensive calculation, network and physical environment. Through the combination of computing technology, communication technology and control technology, the close integration of the information world and the physical world is realized. IOT is not only closely related to people\’s life and social development, but also has a wide application in military affairs, including aerospace, military reconnaissance, intelligence grid system, intelligent transportation, intelligent medical, environmental monitoring, industrial control, etc. Intelligent medical system as a typical application of IOT will be used as a node of medical equipment to provide real-time, safe and reliable medical services for people in wired or wireless way. In the intelligent transportation system, road, bridge, intersection, traffic signal and other key information will be monitored in real time. The vast amount of information is analyzed, released and calculated by the system, so that the road vehicles can share road information in real time. Personnel of road management can observe and monitor the real-time situation of the key sections in the system, and even release the information to guide the vehicle so as to improve the existing urban traffic conditions. The Internet of things, which has been widely used in the industry, is a simple application of IOT. It can realize the function of object identification, positioning and monitoring through the access to the network.

This special issue calls for high quality and up-to-date technology related to IOT and CPS and serves as a forum for researchers all over the world to discuss their works and recent advancements in the field. In particular, the special issue is going to showcase the most recent progress and development in IOT discovery and exploration. Both theoretical studies and state-of-the-art practical applications are welcome for submission. All the submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to the theme of this special issue.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following scope:

  • Integrating provenance into Internet-of-Things(IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems(CPS)
  • Internet of Things and Internet of Vehicles
  • Real-time meanings in various application spaces: aeronautics, medical, transportation, energy
  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous Technology in IoT
  • Spatial data mining in IoT
  • Multimedia Communications and Visual Signal Processing in IoT
  • Physical/virtual testbeds for real-time closed-loop control
  • Robot navigation in IoT
  • Knowledge reasoning in physical systems
  • Machine learning and other approaches for real time data analytics
  • Data-driven urban transportation management

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: December 30 2019.

First Revision: March 30 2020.

Subsequent Revision: June 30 2020.

Final decision: August 30, 2020

Final Manuscript: December 30, 2020

Guest Editors:

Dr. Zhihan Lv, Associate Professor of Qingdao University, China
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Kaoru Ota, Assistant Professor of Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

Dr. Jaime Lloret, Professor of Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

Dr. Wei Xiang, Professor of Electronic Systems ans IoT Engineering, James Cook University, Australia

Dr. Paola Bellavista, Professor at DISI, University of Bologna, Italy

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