Smart Cities: Software Services and Cyber Infrastructure


Call for Book Chapters





This call for book chapters is seeking chapter proposals for a handbook in Smart Cities to be published by Springer in 2018.


Smart city is the culmination of applying cutting-edge cyber-physical concepts to city resource management scenarios such as water supply, energy distribution, transportation management and public safety to streamline them for higher operational efficiencies. This is made possible by the tremendous recent advancement in technologies such as cloud computing, computer networking, and Internet of Things. In smart city deployments, sensors and actuators that generate and consume massive volumes of data under diverse formats and ontologies will be integrated into the overall system. The data created by the participating devices need to be appropriately classified and related so that duplication and conflicts can be minimized. To handle the massive volumes of data in a timely manner and to prevent overloads in the cloud infrastructure, newer edge computing paradigms need to be developed.


Objectives of the Book


This book will be targeted towards researchers, developers of smart city technologies, graduate students in the fields of communication systems, computer science, and data science. It is meant to provide a snapshot of the state-of-the-art at the time of its writing in several key software services and cyber infrastructures as pertinent to smart cities. We believe the book could accelerate the development of this area by providing a coherent document that captures a collection of ongoing research thrusts and deployment experiences in smart cities.


Topics of Interest (not limited to)


     Enabling wireless communication technologies for smart cities

     High-speed networking infrastructure for smart cities

     Cloud computing infrastructure for smart cities

     Edge computing for smart cities

     Sensing and Internet of Things infrastructure for smart cities

     Energy aware or low energy systems and technologies

     Low maintenance embedded systems and networks

     QoS of smart city systems, applications, and services

     Service innovation and design to support smart cities

     Management, configuration and deployment of smart city infrastructure

     Application, deployment, test-bed, and experiences in smart cities

     Big data acquisition, preprocessing, data storage and management for urban informatics

     Data privacy, security, and trust issues in smart cities

     Smart data for social entrepreneurship and community engagement

     Sharing economy in smart cities

     Mobile crowdsourcing for urban analytics




Important Dates and Proposal


The chapter proposal should be 1-2 pages long. It should describe the topic of the chapter and include the following information: the organization of the chapter and anticipated number of pages. With the chapter proposal also submit a brief biography of each author.


Proposal submission deadline: July 17, 2017

Notification of proposal acceptance: August 05, 2017

Full chapter draft submission deadline: October 15, 2017

Chapter review to authors: December 1, 2017

Final chapter submission deadline: January 15, 2018


Full chapter draft submission


Chapters have to be about 20-25 A4 pages length and will be reviewed by two/three reviewers to ensure the quality of the book.



Final Manuscript Submission


Latex or word templates will be provided for formatting the chapters.


For more details regarding the book, please visit: Submission dates and author guides are available on this link.



Editors and Contact


Dr. Muthucumaru Maheswaran

School of Computer Science

McGill University

Montreal, Canada



Dr. Elarbi Badidi

College of Information Technology

United Arab Emirates University

United Arab Emirates