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Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS) Korea Information Processing Society-Computer Software Research Group (KIPS-CSWG)(ISSN: 2192-1962)

(IF 5.900) Special issue on

Disruptive Technologies towards Secure and Sustainable SmartCities:Challenges and Potential Directions

Nowadays, more than 50% of population in the world settled in cities, and it is stated that about 68% of them will reside in urban areas in the next 30 years. As said by United Nations, in 2050, there will be an increase in world population by 2.5 billion. This incredibleincreaseis expected to be challenging in cities which includes continuous management and improving urban areas, ensuring quality of human life. The increase in urban population introduces several challenges on the daily life of citizens which includes pollution in environment, road congestion, public security, etc. Thus, the focus must be on developing effective smart cities and solution must be found out to meet the requirements of increasing population along with their unlimited and unexpected demands.
Several methods are being developed to handlethese issues related to growth of smart cities. Integration of IoT in the human lives motivated to develop intelligent services and applications around the city. IoT devices and sensors generate huge data which more valuable information can be gained after analysis and thereby the quality of human life can be improved. Artificial Intelligence (AI) based approaches are potential candidate toimprove the performance of IoT devices and applications. Shaing this sensitive data securely is one of the key challenges for smart cities applications where other emerging technologies such as Blockchain will significantly change the landscape of how IoT and other devices share data.
Emerging multi-dimensional QoS requirements stem from the exponential data traffic growth due to massive Internet of things, autonomous transportation, unmanned aeronautical systems, tele-health, high-definition holographic videos, AR/VR applications among many others, which are unique to smart cities. As a consequence, many of the services offered by cities, such as, autonomous transportation, buildings, schooling, agriculture and energy management, are becoming increasingly smart with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, IoT, Digital Twin, 6G but there is a huge space in the context of security and sustainability need to be covered.
The aim of this special issue is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in theories, architectures, protocols, and techniques that tackle challenges of smart cities with a focus on the use of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, IoT, Digital Twin, 6G technologies for smart cities. Authors are invited to submit previously unpublished papers to this session.

Machine, Deep, Federated, and Transfer Learning for Smart Cities powered with Beyond 5G and 6G

Secure SDN, Network Slicing, and Edge Computing for Smart Cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

AI enabled Zero Touch Networks for Smart cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

Blockchain/Smart Contracts for Smart Cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

Edge AI for Smart Cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

AI powered Dynamic Resource Allocation Techniques with Beyond 5G and 6G

Smart Urban Mobility and Intelligent Transportation Systems using AI and Blockchain

Data-driven Intelligent Smart Cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

Decentralized AI for for Smart Cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

Smart Cities Architectures and Protocol Designs

Quality of Service (QoS) issues such as Dynamic Resource Allocation, Spectrum Allocation, Energy

Efficiency for Smart Cities

Enabling Trust Mechanisms for Smart Cities with Blockchain enabled Smart Contracts

Optimization Techniques (e.g. Haris Hawk, search and rescue etc.) for Smart Cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

Data Integrity for Smart Cities with Beyond 5G and 6G

Authentication, Auditing and Accountability for Smart Cities

Novel Designs of Smart Systems such as Smart homes, Smart e-Health Services, Smart Transportation Systems based on AI, Blockchain, and Beyond 5G and 6G

Crowd Behavior Capturing and Modeling and Crowd Management for Smart cities using AI

Privacy-Enhancing Cryptographic Algorithms for Smart Cities

Secure Federation and Orchestration of Edge Devices for Smart Cities

Network Traffic Offloading Mechanisms for Smart cities using AI, Blockchain, Machine Learning

Important Dates

Open submission: 20 Oct. 2021

Submission deadline: 28 Feb. 2022

Author notification: within 4 weeks after submission

Revised manuscript due: within 2 weeks after notification

Notification of acceptance: within 2 weeks after revision submission

Tentative accepted paper publication date: within 2 months after final version

Tentative SI paper collection and its web open: 2nd / 3rd Quarter, 2022 (TBA)

Submission Guideline

All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work. All papers must be submitted in an electronic format, e.g., PDF format (preferred) or MS Word. Manuscripts should follow the formatting of the sample manuscript and references. You can refer to the details in submission menu; http://hcisj.com/submission/preparing_manuscript.php

All papers and some supplementary materials should be submitted through ScholarOne Manuscripts. The authors must select as “SI2021-04Disruptive Technologies towards Secure and Sustainable Smart Cities: Challenges and Potential Directions”. when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/hcis

Guest Editors

Dr. Kapal Dev (Managing Guest Editor), Munster Technological University, Ireland,
Kapal.dev@ieee.org

Prof. Yang Xiao (IEEE Fellow), University of Alabama, USA
yangxiao@ieee.org

Dr.R. Manikandan, SASTRA Deemed University, India
Email: manikandan75@core.sastra.edu, srmanimt75@gmail.com

Dr. Sunder Ali Khowaja, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Email: sandar.ali@usindh.edu.pk

Maurizio Magarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
maurizio.magarini@polimi.it