The Journal of Smart Cities has announced a call for papers for the special issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing‘ to be published on June 2016. Guest editors are: Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, and P. Tsarchopoulos, researchers at URENIO Research. This issue will focus on smart city solutions and cities around the globe that develop strategies, infrastructure, applications and e-services
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The paper “Smart city ontologies: Improving the effectiveness of smart city applications‘ is an open access article published by the Journal of Smart Cities. The problem we address concerns the observed low impact of smart city applications in the fields of energy, transport, and economy, which are not the only fields where the impact of smart cities is incremental. The purpose of the paper
The Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by NEC. The report is based on an index composed of more than 40 quantitative and qualitative indicators. These indicators are split across four thematic categories: digital security; health security; infrastructure safety; and personal safety.
Sensor networks, big data, analytics, and urban operation centres are becoming a mainstream solution for smart cities. Sensors can measure, track and locate a wide variety of factors in the urban environment. Data from sensors can be analysed and used to run
The debt crisis in Greece and the adjustment of goverment spending have led to unexpected deep recession with GDP and employment fall by 15-20% with respect to 2010 levels. Against this background (and the 3rd MOU of 80 billion Euro loan), the report “Turning Northern Greece into an Industrial Champion” by Ansgar Belke, Nicos Christodoulakis, and Daniel Gros,
A guidebook of the World Bank and the European Network of Living Labs (ENOLL) on new citizen centric methodologies for innovation. The Guide explores the concept of Smart Cities and different models of Smart Cities are presented, showing how citizen-centric methods have been used