Special Issue "Geo-Information Fostering Innovative Solutions for Smart Cities"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015).
Interests: cartographic algorithms; geovisual analysis; uncertainty modeling and visualization; usability research; journalistic cartography
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In 2008, for the first time in history, more people in the world lived in cities than in rural areas. The process of urbanization is expected to continue; for example, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) expects there to be a total of 5 billion city dwellers by 2030. With that in mind, an increasing need for successful and sustainable strategic development concepts exist. In this context, the Smart City is an umbrella term for such urban planning concepts that do not consider only the infrastructures of a city, but also its intellectual, economic and social resources. Within this holistic planning viewpoint Information Communication Technologies (ICT) play a central role. More specifically, effective and efficient provision and usage of geo-data and geo-information are of utmost importance due to the fact that numerous urban structures and processes typically inherit spatio-temporal characteristics.
Aim of this Special Issue:
This Special Issue aims to promote innovative concepts, methods and tools that help solving current and future problems in urban areas from a GI Science perspective. However, following the concept of Smart Cities, presented technical solutions should also explicitly show interdisciplinary links considering the intellectual, economic or social aspects within cities. Furthermore, contributions may go beyond typical infrastructure applications (e.g., transport, energy and water supply, waste disposal), and also pick up themes such as demography, safety, public participation, city administration, resource limitations, among others.
In line with the specific Smart City context as outlined above, we would like to invite original research contributions on the following topics (which might be extended):
- Use of open data (e.g., in combination with administrative data)
- Integration of user generated content and social network data
- Integration of sensors and systems for urban monitoring purposes
- Management, processing and distribution of big urban data
- Harmonization of heterogeneous and uncertain urban data
- Enrichment of 3D city models
- Collaborative analysis and interpretation of urban data
- Innovative processing, analysis and visualization methods for specific urban challenges
- Developing and testing decision urban planning tools
- Supporting public participation processes
Prof. Dr. Jochen Schiewe
Manuscript Submission Information
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