smart city

  • 01 September / 01 December 2016

Smart city” provide real solutions to build cities in an efficient and sustainable way which has been quite popular in the recent years, encouraging ideas, researches, and projects for a “smart” urban development.

Generally “smart city” can merge between “competitiveness” and “sustainability” by integrating different dimensions of development, and by addressing infrastructural investments able to support economic growth as well as the quality of life of communities, create a more careful management of natural resources, and a greater transparency and participation to decision-making processes. Based on those assumptions, this contribution tackles the controversial subject of Smart City. In the contemporary debate, the concept of smart cities relates to the role of human capital, social and relational capital using ICT.
This issue has a particular attention to the role of ICT and its impact on urban planning and on the structure of urban systems. It highlights that despite the efforts, a shared definition of the term is still missing and current approaches to the issue are still very heterogeneous; which emphasizes, on the contrary, the key-role that urban planning, grounding on a holistic approach to cities’ development, should play in coordinating and integrating urban policies addressed to building up a Smart City. IEREK organizes this issue in order to get proposals into how to change cities into Smart cities.

  1. Renewable Energy Systems.
  2. Autonomous Transportations/Vehicles.
  3. Agile business model to support economic growth.
  4. Big-Data Analytics.
  5. Internet of Things (IOT).
  6. The roots of a smart city.
  7. Transforming the 21st century city via the creative use of technology.
  8. New urban user experience.
  9. Smart cities as a system.
  10. The impact of ICTs, on urban planning and on urban systems.
  11. “Smart” urban development.
  12. Smart behavioral change and creating awareness.
  13. Smart City Framework.
  14. A Systematic Process for enabling smart Communities.
  15. Smart city and smart growth.
  16. Strategies and organizations of smart city.
  17. Urban Informatics.
  18. Business systems and architecture.
  19. Optimize smart cities’ systems for the talent-based economy.
  20. Improve emergency response and reduce crime in cities.
  21. Improve education delivery and streamline government services.
  22. The Evolution of a Smart City.
  23. Case studies.
Release Date

1st December 2016


1st September 2016

Author Instructions

Authors are kindly invited to submit their formatted full papers including research results, tables, figures and references. All paper submissions will be blind peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, correctness, relevance to journal subjects coverage. Papers should be submitted in ESSD Paper Format.

About ESSD

The “Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development (ESSD)” is a Journal focusing entirely on publishing full sets of conference proceedings, enabling the conference delegates to publish their papers in a dedicated online issue on IEREK’s website. Moreover, individuals can also submit their research and choose their advisors from the scientific advising committee. When their researches are valid to be published at the (ESSD), reviewing committee will review them before the final publication.
The “Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development (ESSD)” publishes conference proceedings with an emphasis in all areas of the Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Arts and Humanities.

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