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IoT in Smart Cities: A Survey of Technologies, Practices and Challenges

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
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Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Hood College, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
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Academic Editors: Aneta Poniszewska-Maranda and Witold Maranda
Received: 9 March 2021 / Revised: 22 March 2021 / Accepted: 23 March 2021 / Published: 30 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cloud-Based IoT Applications for Smart Cities)
Internet of Things (IoT) is a system that integrates different devices and technologies, removing the necessity of human intervention. This enables the capacity of having smart (or smarter) cities around the world. By hosting different technologies and allowing interactions between them, the internet of things has spearheaded the development of smart city systems for sustainable living, increased comfort and productivity for citizens. The IoT for Smart Cities has many different domains and draws upon various underlying systems for its operation. In this paper, we provide a holistic coverage of the Internet of Things in Smart Cities. We start by discussing the fundamental components that make up the IoT based Smart City landscape followed by the technologies that enable these domains to exist in terms of architectures utilized, networking technologies used as well as the Artificial Algorithms deployed in IoT based Smart City systems. This is then followed up by a review of the most prevalent practices and applications in various Smart City domains. Lastly, the challenges that deployment of IoT systems for smart cities encounter along with mitigation measures. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart cities; internet of things (IoT); artificial intelligence; sensing technologies; smart city challenges; privacy; security smart cities; internet of things (IoT); artificial intelligence; sensing technologies; smart city challenges; privacy; security
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Syed, A.S.; Sierra-Sosa, D.; Kumar, A.; Elmaghraby, A. IoT in Smart Cities: A Survey of Technologies, Practices and Challenges. Smart Cities 2021, 4, 429-475. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/smartcities4020024

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Syed AS, Sierra-Sosa D, Kumar A, Elmaghraby A. IoT in Smart Cities: A Survey of Technologies, Practices and Challenges. Smart Cities. 2021; 4(2):429-475. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/smartcities4020024

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Syed, Abbas S., Daniel Sierra-Sosa, Anup Kumar, and Adel Elmaghraby. 2021. "IoT in Smart Cities: A Survey of Technologies, Practices and Challenges" Smart Cities 4, no. 2: 429-475. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/smartcities4020024

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