Editorial on Wireless Networking Technologies for Smart Cities

Jaime Lloret, Syed Hassan Ahmed, Danda B. Rawat, Waleed Ejaz, Wei Yu
2018 Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing  
Smart cities are becoming reality, due to the enormous research into the technology enablers and development of the Internet of Things (IoT) enabling a multitude of applications, which are built around various types of sensors. To manage the increased population of cities, there is a need to have more sustainable, environmentally-, and economicallyfriendly smarter cities and technologies. Moreover, the number of wireless technologies available for smart cities is increasing hugely [1] .
more » ... , despite the IoT devices constraints, such as their energy consumption [2], a number of smart devices appeared on a large scale, such as smart beds for monitoring and health data gathering during sleeping, like the SleepNumber smart bed, the Kolibree smart toothbrush, and the Belkin smart saucepan. These are few, with more applications and products to be showcased in the recent future. The growing footprint of ultra-high-speed broadband networks, pervasive wireless networks, cloud computing, crowd sensing, and software-defined infrastructure connect smart/mobile devices to generate relevant city data on a massive scale. These advances will enable transformative applications and services that will enhance the quality of life while addressing important priorities such as real-time tracking, security, authenticity, and availability of classified information to the decision makers. Moreover, it will improve e-health services [3] . Similarly, to make a smart city, a strong communications infrastructure is required for connecting smart objects, people, and sensors. For instance, audio and
doi:10.1155/2018/1865908 fatcat:xcq4wnu6nrdtblnqnvh73laeoq