Smart Cities and Homes

This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems ...

Smart Cities and Homes

Author: Mohammad S Obaidat

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0128034637

Page: 452

View: 562

Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies explores the fundamental principles and concepts of the key enabling technologies for smart cities and homes, disseminating the latest research and development efforts in the field through the use of numerous case studies and examples. Smart cities use digital technologies embedded across all their functions to enhance the wellbeing of citizens. Cities that utilize these technologies report enhancements in power efficiency, water use, traffic congestion, environmental protection, pollution reduction, senior citizens care, public safety and security, literacy rates, and more. This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems and other computing technologies, such as wireless sensor networks, vehicle ad hoc networks, smart girds, cloud computing, and data analytics and their roles in creating environmentally friendly, secure, and prosperous cities and homes. Intended for researchers and practitioners, the book discusses the pervasive and cooperative computing technologies that will perform a central role for handling the challenges of urbanization and demographic change. Includes case studies and contributions from prominent researchers and practitioners from around the globe Explores the latest methodologies, theories, tools, applications, trends, challenges, and strategies needed to build smart cities and homes from the bottom up Provides a pedagogy that includes PowerPoint slides, key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography

The Internet of Things

How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English!

The Internet of Things

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134021339

Page: 336

View: 265

How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English! The Internet of Things (IoT) won’t just connect people: It will connect “smart” homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities… the world. You need to know what’s coming: It might just transform your life. Now, the world’s #1 author of beginning technology books has written the perfect introduction to IoT for everyone. Michael Miller shows how connected smart devices will help people do more, do it smarter, do it faster. He also reveals the potential risks—to your privacy, your freedom, and maybe your life. Make no mistake: IoT is coming quickly. Miller explains why you care, helps you use what’s already here, and prepares you for the world that’s hurtling toward you. --What is IoT? How does it work? How will it affect me? --What’s realistic, and what’s just hype? --How smart is my “smart TV” really? (And, is it watching me?) --Can smart IoT devices make me healthier? --Will smart appliances ever be useful? --How much energy could I save with a smart home? --What’s the future of wearable tech? --When will I have a self-driving car? --When will I have a nearly self-driving car? (Hint: Surprisingly soon.) --Is IoT already changing the way I shop? --What’s the future of drones, at war and in my neighborhood? --Could smart cities lower my taxes? --Who gets the data my devices are collecting? --How can I profit from the Internet of Things? --What happens when the whole world is connected? --Will I have any privacy left at all?

Solar Energy Applications in Houses Smart Cities and Microgrids

On-site generation is based on energy self-consumption under the “zero energy”
concept, which is a determining factor in the management of energy resources in
smart cities. When applying this concept to the level of buildings, the idea of ...

Solar Energy Applications in Houses  Smart Cities and Microgrids

Author: Luis Hernández Callejo

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039280686

Page: 96

View: 520

Five papers were selected for this Special Issue, with three relating to solar energy applications in houses, smart cities, and microgrids; one studying the relationship between the smart city model and the concept of energy sustainability; and one addressing the following two topics: the lack of effectiveness of detection algorithms based on the voltage/frequency displacement concept under voltage-controlled inverters and the applicability limits of others based on the impedance measurement (IM).

IoT and Smart Cities

You can learn all this and more from case studies and deployment planning described in the book. WHOM THIS BOOK IS FOR Students studying IoT in universities and who want to know the fundamentals of the IoT business.

IoT and Smart Cities

Author: Rashmi Nanda

Publisher: BPB Publications

ISBN: 9388511328

Page: 242

View: 128

Know how Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities are changing the World! DESCRIPTION The Internet of Things (IoT) not only connect people but will connect ‘smart’ homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities, basically the world. This book discusses how smart cities strive to deploy and interconnect infrastructures and services to guarantee that the authorities and citizens have access to reliable and global customized services. The book describes a wide range of topics present in the design, development, and running of smart cities, ranging from big data management, Internet of Things, and sustainable urban planning. The technical aspects of smart cities enabled primarily by the Internet of Things, the socio-economic motivations and impact of smart city development are covered in this book. KEY FEATURES Learn to successfully create, launch and manage the Internet of Things services Know the process of specifying, implementing, and deploying IoT services Learn the fundamentals of IoT services, building blocks and the key factors Learn the fast track approach to IoT Learn a dual perspective on the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing Know detailed coverage of the underlying architecture, framework and state of the art methodologies WHAT WILL YOU LEARN The purpose of this book is to help you to work with cities and learn to develop them into smart cities. You will learn to develop a plan and learn what an smart city is, how to plan the smart city infrastructure and from where do you start while developing the smart city. You will learn what kind of planning is involved and about permitting, rent, acquisition, construction planning, with whom should you work? You can learn all this and more from case studies and deployment planning described in the book. WHOM THIS BOOK IS FOR Students studying IoT in universities and who want to know the fundamentals of the IoT business. For business executives and IoT startups. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. RFID and WSN: The Beginning 3. Interoperability of IoT Devices and Sensor (Semantic) Web 4. Cloud’s Internet of Things (IoT) 5. IoT and Edge Computing 6. IoT - Big Data Convergence with IoT Data 7. Introduction to (Big Data) Internet of Things Analytics and Streams 8. Operability Among IoT Clouds and Semantics 9. Edge and Analytics 10. To Conclude 11. Abbreviation 12. Bibliography

From Internet of Things to Smart Cities

This book aims to introduce the latest ICT technologies and to promote international collaborations across the scientific community, and eventually, the general public. It consists of three tightly coupled parts.

From Internet of Things to Smart Cities

Author: Hongjian Sun

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351650548

Page: 410

View: 133

From Internet of Things to Smart Cities: Enabling Technologies explores the information and communication technologies (ICT) needed to enable real-time responses to current environmental, technological, societal, and economic challenges. ICT technologies can be utilized to help with reducing carbon emissions, improving resource utilization efficiency, promoting active engagement of citizens, and more. This book aims to introduce the latest ICT technologies and to promote international collaborations across the scientific community, and eventually, the general public. It consists of three tightly coupled parts. The first part explores the involvement of enabling technologies from basic machine-to-machine communications to Internet of Things technologies. The second part of the book focuses on state of the art data analytics and security techniques, and the last part of the book discusses the design of human-machine interfaces, including smart home and cities. Features Provides an extended literature review of relevant technologies, in addition to detailed comparison diagrams, making new readers be easier to grasp fundamental and wide knowledge Contains the most recent research results in the field of communications, signal processing and computing sciences for facilitating smart homes, buildings, and cities Includes future research directions in Internet of Things, smart homes, smart buildings, smart grid, and smart cities Presents real examples of applying these enabling technologies to smart homes, transportation systems and cities With contributions from leading experts, the book follows an easy structure that not only presents timely research topics in-depth, but also integrates them into real world applications to help readers to better understand them.

Inclusive Smart Cities and E Health

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2015.

Inclusive Smart Cities and E Health

Author: Antoine Geissbühler

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783319193137

Page:

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2015, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2015. The 20 full papers and 16 short contributions included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: design and usability; assistive and sentient environments; human behavior and activities monitoring, and health IT and supportive technology. The book also contains 3 invited talks.

Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health

14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST
2016, Wuhan, China, May 25-27, 2016. Proceedings Carl K. Chang, Lorenzo
Chiari, Yu Cao, Hai Jin, Mounir Mokhtari, Hamdi Aloulou. A Multi-modal BCI
System ...

Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health

Author: Carl K. Chang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319396013

Page: 517

View: 548

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016, held in Wuhan, China, in May 2016. The 39 regular papers, 5 short papers and 1 poster paper included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 83 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: smart homes, smart urban spaces and new assistive living space concepts in the smart city; e-health for future smart cities; context awareness and autonomous computing; home networks and residential gateways; middleware support for smart homes and health telematic services; e-health and chronic disease management; e-health technology assessment and impact analysis; tele-assistance and tele-rehabilitation; modeling of physical and conceptual information in intelligent environments; medical big data collection, processing and analysis; human machine interfaces; wearable sensors and continuous health monitoring; social, privacy and security issues; mobile health services; and smart rehabilitation technologies.

Smart Living for Smart Cities

four walls of a room. Research on smart homes indicates that living in a smart
home is generally related to the three states of wakefulness in a human being—
waking life, dreaming life when you are asleep and deep sleep state. Each of
these ...

Smart Living for Smart Cities

Author: T. M. Vinod Kumar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811546150

Page: 454

View: 344

This book, based on extensive international collaborative research, highlights the state-of-the-art design of “smart living” for metropolises, megacities, and metacities, as well as at the community and neighbourhood level. Smart living is one of six main components of smart cities, the others being smart people, smart economy, smart environment, smart mobility and smart governance. Smart living in any smart city can only be designed and implemented with active roles for smart people and smart city government, and as a joint effort combining e-Democracy, e-Governance and ICT-IoT systems. In addition to using information and communication technologies, the Internet of Things, Internet of Governance (e-Governance) and Internet of People (e-Democracy), the design of smart living utilizes various domain-specific tools to achieve coordinated, effective and efficient management, development, and conservation, and to improve ecological, social, biophysical, psychological and economic well-being in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of development ecosystems and stakeholders. This book presents case studies covering more than 10 cities and centred on domain-specific smart living components. The book is issued in two volumes. and this volume focus on city studies.

Internet of Things for Smart Cities

This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities.

Internet of Things for Smart Cities

Author: Waleed Ejaz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319950371

Page: 66

View: 683

This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities. This book describes different components of Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities including sensor technologies, communication technologies, big data analytics and security.

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing

This volume recognizes that any discussion of pervasive computing in smart cities must not end there, as the perilous effects of climate change proves that our lives are not circumscribed by the geographically sculpted boundaries of cities, ...

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing

Author: Amy Neustein

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128168943

Page: 336

View: 958

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities and Ecological Monitoring debuts some of the newest methods and approaches to multimodal user-interface design, safety compliance, formal code verification and deployment requirements, as they pertain to cyber-physical systems, smart homes and smart cities, and biodiversity monitoring. In this anthology, the authors assiduously examine a panoply of topics related to wireless sensor networks. These topics include interacting with smart-home appliances and biomedical devices, designing multilingual speech recognition systems that are robust to vehicular, mechanical and other noises common to large metropolises, and an examination of new methods of speaker recognition to control for the emotion-state of the speaker, which can easily impede speaker verification over a wireless medium. This volume recognizes that any discussion of pervasive computing in smart cities must not end there, as the perilous effects of climate change proves that our lives are not circumscribed by the geographically sculpted boundaries of cities, counties, countries, or continents. Contributors address present and emerging technologies of scalable biodiversity monitoring: pest control, disease transmission, environmental monitoring, and habitat preservation. The need to collect, store, process, and interpret vast amounts of data originating from sources spread over large areas and for prolonged periods of time requires immediate data storage and processing, reliable networking, and solid communication infrastructure, along with intelligent data analysis and interpretation methods that can resolve contradictions and uncertainty in the data—all of which can be bolstered by modern advances in ubiquitous computing. Examines the history, scope and advances in ubiquitous computing, including threats to wildlife, tracking of disease, smart cities and Wireless Sensor Networks Discusses user interface design, implementation and deployment of cyber-physical systems, such as wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things devices, and other networks of physical devices that have computational capabilities and reporting devices Covers the need for improved data sharing networks

Innovations in Smart Cities and Applications

This proceedings book showcases the latest research work presented at the Second Edition of the Mediterranean Symposium on Smart City Application (SCAMS 2017), which was held in Tangier, Morocco on October 15–27, 2017.

Innovations in Smart Cities and Applications

Author: Mohamed Ben Ahmed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331974500X

Page: 1046

View: 470

This proceedings book showcases the latest research work presented at the Second Edition of the Mediterranean Symposium on Smart City Application (SCAMS 2017), which was held in Tangier, Morocco on October 15–27, 2017. It presents original research results, new ideas and practical development experiences that concentrate on both theory and practice. It includes papers from all areas of Smart City Applications, e.g. Smart Mobility, Big Data, Smart Grids, Smart Homes and Buildings, clouds, crowds, mashups, social networks, and security issues. The conference stimulated cutting-edge research discussions among pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. The topics covered in this book also focus on innovative issues at the international level by bringing together experts from different countries. The scope of SCAMS 2017 included methods and practices that combine various emerging internetworking and data technologies to capture, integrate, analyze, mine, annotate, and visualize data in a meaningful and collaborative manner. A series of international workshops were organized as invited sessions during the SCAMS 2017:The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Learning & Innovative EducationsThe 1st International Workshop on Smart HealthcareThe 1st International Workshop on Mathematics for Smart CityThe 1st International Workshop Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing

Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution

Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution examines emergent research on smart innovations within built urban environments.

Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution

Author: Hua, Goh Bee

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 152250303X

Page: 362

View: 318

The exponential growth of urban settings has led to an increase in pollutants and waste management issues around the world. As the environment continues to falter under the weight of these pressing issues, it has become increasingly imperative to develop new technologies and methodologies that have the potential to improve the overall sustainability and cleanliness of these cities. Smart Cities as a Solution for Reducing Urban Waste and Pollution examines emergent research on smart innovations within built urban environments. Featuring best practices and theoretical frameworks, as well as potential issues in the implementation of smart and green technology in urban settings, this publication is a vital reference source for graduate students, researchers, academics, engineers, architects, facility managers, and government officials.

Intelligent Cities

This book provides readers with a solid foundation on the latest technologies and tools required to develop and enhance smart cities around the world.

Intelligent Cities

Author: Pethuru Raj

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482299984

Page: 519

View: 114

The emergence of highly promising and potent technologies has enabled the transition of ordinary objects into smart artifacts-providing wider connectivity of digitized entities that can facilitate the building of connected cities. This book provides readers with a solid foundation on the latest technologies and tools required to develop and enhance

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested ...

Smart Cities and Smart Spaces  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522570314

Page: 1707

View: 690

As populations have continued to grow and expand, many people have made their homes in cities around the globe. With this increase in city living, it is becoming vital to create intelligent urban environments that efficiently support this growth and simultaneously provide friendly and progressive environments to both businesses and citizens alike. Smart Cities and Smart Spaces: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is an innovative reference source that discusses social, economic, and environmental issues surrounding the evolution of smart cities. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart destinations, urban planning, and intelligent communities, this multi-volume book is designed for engineers, architects, facility managers, policymakers, academicians, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge on the emerging trends and topics involving smart cities.

Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks for Smart Cities

Smart energy, smart driving, smart homes, smart living, smart governance, and smart health are just a few services that smart cities can offer. This book focuses on novel solutions for wireless sensor and actuator networks in smart cities.

Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks for Smart Cities

Author: Burak Kantarci

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783038974246

Page: 1

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Our lives are being transformed by the interplay between mobile networks, wireless communications, and artificial intelligence. This transformation is an outcome of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) concept and advancements in computer architecture that translate into high computing power, high-performance processing, and huge memory capacities. In addition to the IoT, cyber-physical systems aim for the seamless integration of physical systems with computing and communication resources. Furthermore, in urban areas, the integration of "software-defined sensor networks" and "sensing as a service" concepts with legacy WSN-based systems is leading to the transformation of conventional city services towards smart cities. Smart energy, smart driving, smart homes, smart living, smart governance, and smart health are just a few services that smart cities can offer. This book focuses on novel solutions for wireless sensor and actuator networks in smart cities. This Special Issue invites academic and industry researchers in computer science and engineering, electrical engineering, and communication engineering, as well as ICT industry engineers and practitioners, to contribute original articles in all aspects of wireless sensor networks and actuator systems for smart cities.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the five fundamental yet intertwined pillars paving the road towards the future of connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

Author: Hussein T Mouftah

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780367350345

Page: 488

View: 520

This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the five fundamental yet intertwined pillars paving the road towards the future of connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The connectivity pillar covers all the latest advancements and various technologies on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications/networking and vehicular cloud computing, with special emphasis on their role towards vehicle autonomy and smart cities applications. On the other hand, the autonomy track focuses on the different efforts to improve vehicle spatiotemporal perception of its surroundings using multiple sensors and different perception technologies. Since most of CAVs are expected to run on electric power, studies on their electrification technologies, satisfaction of their charging demands, interactions with the grid, and the reliance of these components on their connectivity and autonomy, is the third pillar that this book cover. On the smart services side, the book highlights the game-changer roles CAV will play in future mobility services and intelligent transportation systems. The book also details the ground-breaking directions exploiting CAVs in broad spectrum of smart cities applications. Example of such revolutionary applications are autonomous mobility on-demand services with integration to public transit, smart homes and buildings. The fifth and final pillar involves the illustration of security mechanisms, innovative business models, market opportunities, and societal/economic impacts resulting from the soon-to-be-deployed CAVs. This book contains an archival collection of top quality, cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research on connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The book will be an authoritative reference for smart city decision makers, automotive manufacturers, utility operators, smart-mobility service providers, telecom operators, communications engineers, power engineers, vehicle charging providers, university professors, researchers, and students who would like to learn more about the advances in CAEVs connectivity, autonomy, electrification, security and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation systems.

Waste Management in the smart city Future possibilities with the integration of Internet of Things IoT technologies

Within this context, cities represent a crucial and vital factor for a sustainable
future of humanity. If they seek to be able to offer economic, social and
environmental well-being for their inhabitants with the ultimate goal of public
value, they need to move towards the smart city concept, ... health care, buildings
and homes, business and inventory, mobility and transport, governance and
people (Atzori et al., ...

Waste Management in the smart city  Future possibilities with the integration of  Internet of Things   IoT  technologies

Author: Sina Reubelt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346280950

Page: 111

View: 774

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Computer Sciences - Internet of Things, IOT, grade: 1,2, University of Liechtenstein, früher Hochschule Liechtenstein, language: English, abstract: This thesis aims to expand scientific knowledge about Waste Management (WM) and its future possibilities with the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. It reports on the results of a Design Science Research (DSR) study that develops a Smart Waste Management (SWM) Ecosystem. It presents implications of the application of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies on Waste Management (WM) as well as the entire smart city. Therefore, appropriate IoT technologies are evaluated and integrated into the WM value chain which coincide with the requirements and challenges for the WM sector. It is shown that the transformation into a Smart Waste Management (SWM) value chain enables improved and more efficient operations that can handle increasing amounts of waste in the future. In addition, the final revised SWM Ecosystem artifact depicts the necessity for a holistic view to transformations in the smart city environment, as synergy effects contribute to additional value, sustainability, and increased knowledge. The thesis shows that interdependencies between social and technical system in WM impede on its transformation, and technological possibilities alone are not sufficient enough to drive the change. Thus, the thesis suggests that a common vision towards sustainability is needed among all components in the socio-technical system, that must be initiated and governed from a higher (political) instance.