A Smart City is a city well-performing in a forward-looking way in these six characteristics (smart economy, smart people, smart governance, smart mobility, smart environment, smart living), built on the ‘smart’ combination of endowments and activities of self-decisive, independent and aware citizens’. Possibly some of these characteristics are not crucial for every city or even do not create and sustain smartness for others.
What is important or not will be discussed through our 4th international conference on "Future Smart Cities" in collaboration with Xiamen University in Selangor, Malaysia, where the city has a promising potential of transformation to be smarter.
The term ‘smart city’ is given to a city that integrates both information and communication technologies (ICT) in order to boost the quality and performance of urban services, which include energy transportation and utilities. Hence, reducing resource consumption, wastage, and overall costs in general. The main aim of a smart city is to enhance the quality of living for its citizens through smart technology. Proposals and researches are requested to discuss the new proposals of future cities, as well as the transformation of our cities to be in the scope.
In this conference huge number of researchers and stakeholders are interested to discuss how building smart cities foster sustainability and what are the challenges and concerns that should be considered while investing in the services and infrastructure supporting the city to be more livable.
Selected papers from this conference will be published in the journal “Smart and Sustainable Environment”, published by Emerald Publishing. The journal is indexed in Scopus, which is a partner of Clarivate Analytics. Others will be published in the ARChive journal by IEREK Press