Journal of Smart Cities

Editor-in-Chief:Kappos,Andreas

ISSN:2382-641X(Print)

ISSN:2382-6401(Online)

Publishing Frequency : half-yearly

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Publishing Model : Open Access

Journal no:3

 
 
 

About the Journal

The Journal of Smart Cities offers a multidisciplinary forum for publishing original research in the area of smart cities, bringing together scholars from the fields of engineering, urban planning, computer science, and information and knowledge management. The Journal of Smart Cities will serve as an international platform by sharing the latest research achievements on smart cities globally, offering a comprehensive access to researchers and the academic communities.

The Journal of Smart Cities adopts a wide perspective on Smart Cities, as the broad use of information and telecommunication technologies to support an innovative and sustainable urban infrastructure and environment; as participatory action within cities, engagement of citizens, and investment in ICT, Internet technologies and smart objects, which increase the intelligence and problem solving capacity of cities; as an urban laboratory, a Living Lab, and a generator of solutions for wicked problems of inclusion, sustainability, climate change, and global competitiveness.

Main objectives of the Journal of Smart Cities is to promote research for the improvement of all sub-systems of cities, including urban infrastructure, construction, mobility, energy saving and renewable energy, health and social care, safety in the public space, work and innovation, and make the city easily accessible, effective, efficient, and an attractive place to live. Information and communication technologies, the Internet, and embedded devices into the physical space of cities is a means to achieve these objectives, which are mainly realized through the empowerment of city institutions, organizations, citizens, and end-users to make better, more informed, and intelligent decisions.

The Journal of Smart Cities aims to publish articles in all areas of smart cities, by scholars and experts in the field, but primarily from the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, and Transport, while relevant contributions about the development of smart city technologies from the fields of Electrical Engineering, Informatics, and Computer Science are also welcome. Emphasizing on brilliant-quality research and timely publication, the Journal of Smart Cities invests in the management of best technological platform in an innovation context.


Announcements

 

General Announcements: Smart Cities: Present and Future Conference 2018

 

Smart Cities: Present and Future Conference 2018 will be held on 26th-28th May 2018 in Beijing China.

The purpose of the Conference is to provide a broad platform to present and discuss the recent advances and future trends in the fast growing field of Smart/Intelligent Cities, bringing together scholars from the fields of engineering, urban planning, computer science, and information and knowledge management. The Conference will provide ample opportunity for sharing the latest research achievements on smart cities globally, offering a comprehensive access to researchers and the academic communities.

 
Posted: 2017-08-30
 

Call for Papers: Call for Papers for Volume 3, Issue 1

 
You are invited to contribute a research article or a comprehensive review for consideration and publication in the Journal of Smart Cities.  
Posted: 2017-08-28 More...
 
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Vol 3, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents

RESEARCH ARTICLE

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Soroosh Nalchigar, Mark Fox
DOI:10.26789/JSC.2017.01.001

Abstract

A major challenge in making cities smarter is performing comparative analyses across two or more cities, or within a city across two or more departments. The problem is that data models and the underlying semantics of their content differ, making analysis difficult at best and erroneous at worst. This paper explores the hypothesis that a single, interoperable (i.e., shareable) data model/ontology can be designed for one category of city data: openly published 311 call centre data. 311 is a service provided by many North American cities that responds to non-emergency questions and reports made by the public. It has rapidly become the single point of contact for city services, inquiries, etc. We perform a semantic analysis of the content of 311 open datasets from four cities. The result of the analysis is that existing 311 datasets combine multiple semantic dimensions in their data making it impossible to perform comparative analysis. We then construct a 311 Reference Ontology that separates the semantic dimensions, and show how 311 data from multiple cities can be mapped onto the 311 Reference Ontology.  We also demonstrate how the ontology can be used to support analysis

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