Mobile Devices, Sensors, and Intelligent Applications for Smart Cities


Currently, our cities are experiencing a true digital transformation that requires immediate attention in energy, transport, mobility, communication, security, education, tourism, and social aspects, as well as promoting all those actions that seek to improve the quality of life and sustainable development. In this sense, economic forecasts in the Smart City sector are to reach up to $3,400 billion by 2026 (annual growth of 18.8%) due to the favourable support by governments, a place in the institutions' agenda (e.g., European Commission) and the market driven by public or public-private agents.

Information and communication technologies (ICT) have brought the first real evolution of the Internet, leading to revolutionary applications with the potential to drastically improve the way people live. In this context, the explosive growth of smartphones and the Internet of Things (IoT) has enhanced the Internet with more proactive and less reactive intelligent applications.

This special issue encourages original research articles on infrastructure, transportation, and human mobility in the context of Smart Cities. This includes emerging technologies such as the integration of WSN and mobile applications, the use of intelligent platforms and simulations to test WSN applications, advances in accessibility, reliability, and security issues of IoT infrastructures, development of real-time information systems for applications including I2P (infrastructure to pedestrian), V2I (vehicle to infrastructure), V2V (vehicle to vehicle), or V2P (vehicle to pedestrian), and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques on hardware and software systems such as machine learning, pattern recognition, expert systems, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and intelligent control. In addition, this special issue will consider review articles, which show the state of the art and potential of both advanced systems and applications in the area of intelligent solutions for Smart Cities.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Simulation, deployment, and testbed platforms for WSNs in Smart Cities
  • Accessibility, resilience, and security of IoT infrastructures for Smart Cities
  • Real-time information systems for intelligent transportation systems in Smart Cities
  • Mobile apps and WSN applications integrated in Smart Cities
  • AI techniques for devices and embedded systems in Smart Cities
  • Review manuscripts on intelligent advanced systems and their applications for infrastructures, pedestrians, and vehicles in Smart Cities

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission Deadline    Friday, 29 March 2019
Publication Date    August 2019
Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Tomas J. Mateo Sanguino, University of Huelva, Huelva, Spain

Guest Editors

  • Noelia Correia, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
  • María I. G. Arenas, University of Granada, Granada, Spain