Smart Cities



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More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase up to 66% by 2050 (“World’s population increasingly”, 2014). Cities consume around 70% of the world’s resources. In addition, the involvement of new technologies can produce variety of effective ideas for improving the quality of life. According to United Nations, projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population can add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close to 90% of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. With this much growth in urban living, smart cities are now a necessary tool for the economic growth and control of climatic changes.

Smart cities are defined as cities where innovation in technology, telecommunication, networking, computation, sustainability and ecological design come together and create a responsible, intuitive, social, high quality, clean and advanced experience for its citizens and visitors while establishing a wise management of natural resources (Abdoullaev, 2011; Colldahl, 2013; Couzineau-Zegwaard, Barabel, & Meier, 2013; Merli & Bonollo, 2014; Nijman, 2011; Vaquero & Saiz-Alvarez, 2016). Smart cities impacted various areas of life leading to the creation of smart house, smart government and smart tourism.

International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Journal created this special issue to bring together scholars, professors, researchers, engineers and administrators resorting to the state-of-the-art technologies and ideas to significantly improve the field of Smart City. The problems of today and tomorrow will be solved with the only interdisciplinary approach. For this reason, this special issue invites researchers from many different disciplines.

Some of the topics include but not limited to:

·        Smart City applications

·        Cloud Computing in Smart City

·        Smart Social Networks

·        Smart City Intelligent Data Processing

·        Autonomic computing in Smart City

·        Smart Tourism

·        Smart Cars

·       Smart Homes

·       Smart Inventive Services

·        Smart Management Systems

·        Intelligent Web Services in Smart City

·        Big data in Smart City

·        Embedded sensing and actuating

·        Innovative Systems for smart city

·        GPS Tracking Systems

·        System design, modeling and evaluation within Smart City

·        Sustainable, ecological design for cities

 Paper Submission

Manuscripts must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Guidelines for authors and submission details are available at Papers/Abstracts can be submitted at under Smart Cities Special Issue Category. Papers must be substantially expanded versions of those presented at the conference and a difference of at least 30% is required. All papers will be peer-reviewed, and acceptance will be based on quality, relevance, and originality. Original research articles, literature review, case studies will be accepted. Questions can be submitted to
Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: 1 June 2017
  • Final paper submission: 1 September 2017
  • First Round of Review decisions: 15 October 2017
  • Revisions due: 1 November 2017
  • Second Round of Review decisions: 1 December 2017
  • Second Revisions Due: 15 December 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: 10 January 2018
  • Final manuscript due: 1 February 2017
  • Publication date: March 2018

Editor for the Special Issue:

Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, CHTP is the McKibbon Endowed Chair Professor and Director of the M3 Center for Hospitality Technology and Innovation at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. He also serves as the Editor of Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (ESCI, Scopus Indexed Journal), Journal of Global Education and Research and Journal of International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement.
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Couzineau-Zegwaard, E., Barabel, M., & Meier, O. (2013). From smart grid to smart city business ecosystem: Strategy to define the proper legitimacy for an energy utility firm. In Electric Vehicle Symposium and Exhibition (EVS27), 2013 World (pp. 1–11). IEEE. Retrieved from

Merli, M. Z., & Bonollo, E. (2014). Performance measurement in the Smart Cities. In Smart City (pp. 139–155). Springer. Retrieved from

Nijman, H. (2011). Urban communication pavilion: the design of a multifunctional interactive object to introduce the smart city paradigm in public space (B.S. thesis). University of Twente. Retrieved from

Vaquero, M. G., & Saiz-Alvarez, J. M. (2016). Smart Cities in Spain–Policy, Sustainability, and the National Plan: New Political Measures, Agents. Economic Modeling, Analysis, and Policy for Sustainability, 266.

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