IoT and Big Data Applications in Smart Cities: Recent Advances, Challenges, and Critical Issues

Marieh Talebkhah, Aduwati Sali, Mohsen Marjani, Meisam Gordan, Shaiful Jahari Hashim, Fakhrul Zaman Rokhani
2021 IEEE Access  
The notion of smart cities has remained under evolution as its global implementations are challenged by numerous technological, economic, and governmental obstacles. Moreover, the synergy of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data technologies could result in promising horizons in terms of smart city development which has not been explored yet. Thus, the current research aims to address the essence of smart cities. To this end, first, the concept of smart cities is briefly overviewed; then,
more » ... eir properties and specifications as well as generic architecture, compositions, and real-world implementations are addressed. Furthermore, possible challenges and opportunities in the field of smart cities are described. Numerous issues and challenges such as analytics and using big data in smart cities introduced in this study offers an enhancement in developing applications of the above-mentioned technologies. Hence, this study paves the way for future research on the issues and challenges of big data applications in smart cities. INDEX TERMS Big data, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart City.
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3070905 fatcat:dk2x3epdyvh43jmu7sptpcvl3e