Special Issue "Human-Centric Urban Services"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: smart cities; smart governance; multimedia content analysis; computational narrative; social issue mining; social network analysis
Interests: Cyber-Security; Smart-City; Human relationship based on contexts
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We live in the big data and Internet of Things (IoT) era. This paradigm shift also demands changes in cities, not only in their functions, but also in their roles. However, most of the recent studies on smart cities only focus on enhancing the conventional functions of a city, which mainly include infrastructure, e.g., smart grid, smart transportation, etc. Embracing artificial intelligence (AI) techniques into managing urban infrastructures is significant to improving their efficiency. The problem is that there is no fundamental change in what the city must provide to its citizens in this new era. The city must find its new role as cell phones become smartphones. This point is also an issue of the dissemination of technological advancements and their contribution to our society.
This Special Issue deals with the kinds of novel services that can be provided to citizens in smart cities. What kinds of urban services can improve the quality of our lives rather than fewer public utility charges and fewer traffic jams? To solve these problems, we need to investigate more human-centric urban services. Thus, this Special Issue will collect papers focusing on discovering new problems that are closer to citizens in smart cities. It is difficult for scholars of information technology to conduct this exploration on their own. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to gather various opinions from different research areas, including computer science, urban planning, urban policy, civil engineering, etc. Thus, this Special Issue attempts to discuss novel research directions and contributions related to novel urban services for citizens in the big data and IoT era.
Additionally, this special issue will include extended versions of selected papers from Computing4Human 2021, along with general papers closely related to the coverage of this special issue.
Dr. O-Joun Lee
Prof. Hoon Ko
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart city
- Urban services
- Smart governance
- Social issue mining
- Personalized urban services
- Internet of Things
- Technology and social problems