Urban computing is an emerging field of study that focuses on the use of technology in public environments such as cities, parks, forests and suburbs. It also studies the interaction between humans and such environments, which is becoming increasingly common as access to computing devices extends beyond home and office.
A smart grid is a form of electricity network using digital technology. Smart grids are being promoted by many governments as a way of addressing energy independence, global warming and emergency resilience issues. Technologies in urban computing and smart grids have gained more and more attention in recent years.
This special issue strives to foster state-of-the-art research pertaining to urban computing and smart grids in the areas of advanced technologies and innovative applications.
- Urban computing
- Smart grids
- Bioscience and biotechnology
- Control and automation
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
- Database theory and application
- Future generation communication and networking
- Grid and distributed computing
- Multimedia, computer graphics and broadcasting
- Security technology
- Signal processing, image processing and pattern recognition
- u- and e-services, science and technology
Submission deadline: 15 November, 2011
Acceptance notification: 15 January, 2012
Final paper due: 15 March, 2012