Emergent situations for smart cities: A survey

Ahmad Mohamad Al-Smadi, Mutasem K. Alsmadi, Abdel Karim Baareh, Ibrahim Almarashdeh, Hayam Abouelmagd, Osman Saad Shidwan Ahmed
2019 International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)  
<span>A smart city is a community that uses communication and information technology to improve sustainability, livability, and feasibility. As any community, there are always unexpected emergencies, which must be treated to preserve the regular order. However, a smart system is needed to be able to respond effectively to these emergent situations. The contribution made in this survey is twofold. Firstly, it provides a comprehensive exhaustive and categorized overview of the existing surveys
more » ... smart cities. The categorization is based on several criteria such as structures, benefits, advantages, applications, challenges, issues, and future directions. Secondly, it aims to analyze several studies with respect to emergent situations and management to smart cities. The analysis is based on several factors such as the challenges and issues discussed, the solutions proposed, and opportunities for future research. The challenges include security, privacy, reliability, performance, scalability, heterogeneity, scheduling, resource management, and latency. Few studies have investigated the emergent situations of smart cities and despite the importance of latency factor for smart city applications, it is rarely discussed.</span>
doi:10.11591/ijece.v9i6.pp4777-4787 fatcat:7egiv6sbzfeplgiekq4h6gfmsu