The IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter, an online publication features practical and timely technical information and forward-looking commentary on Smart Cities developments and deployments around the world. Designed to bring clarity to the global Smart Cities industry and to foster greater understanding and collaboration between diverse stakeholders, the newsletter brings together experts, thought-leaders, and decision-makers to exchange information and discuss issues affecting the evolution of the Smart Cities.
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Current Articles (July/August 2019)
- Detecting Traffic Event Related Blog Posts by Using Traffic Related Named Entities - By A. Dundar Unsal, Pinar Karagoz, Hediye Tuydes-Yaman
Traffic management systems, which aim to provide measures for sustainable and optimal traffic on road network, require monitoring the traffic flow. Traffic flow is commonly monitored using sensors that are deployed on roads, such as inductive loops or camera systems . Due to high cost of installation and maintenance for such sensor systems, it is impractical to cover traffic networks with an adequate number of sensors. The information shared on social media by users or ”human sensors” as commonly referred, can complement or replace the data provided by physical sensors, as a sustainable source of data. Twitter, where 313 million active users send an average of around 500 million tweets a day, is used as a data source to evaluate the methods proposed . Our observations show that among other topics and daily issues, tweets cover the road and traffic flow conditions, as well.
- IEEE P2660.1 Recommendation Practices on Industrial Agents: Integration of Software Agents and Low-Level Automation Functions - By Paulo Leitao and Thomas Strasser
Past Articles (March/April 2019)
Toward a Resilient Smart Grid for a Smart City - Defensive Scheme of Network Failure by Extreme Weather Events - Ms. Liping Huang, Dr. Hao-Tian Zhang and Dr. Chun Sing Lai
Enhancing the resilience of power grids to high-impact, low-probability events, such as extreme weather event due climate change, is of great important for constructing a smart grid and a smart city. Compared with expensive and high-cost power infrastructures hardening strategies, the economic smart control and operation strategies are easier to implement and welcome by power producers and consumers. This letter introduced a smart grid techniques-based defensive scheme of network failure by natural disaster, which have three layers, including information collection layer, component fault probability assessment layer and coordinating and decision system. As a result of information technology advancement and its deep integration with the electric power industry, smart grid techniques play an essential role in power system resilience enhancement. A resilient and smart grid forms a solid foundation to build a smart city.
Intelligent Mobility Characterization and Analytics for Crowd Management in Smart Cities - Abdoh Jabbari, Khalid J Almalki, Baek-Young Choi and Sejun Song
Due to the unprecedented scale and speed of urbanization, cities are facing the daunting task of accommodating the urban dynamics. One of the critical service requirements of future cities is the safety management for citizens and communities
- Smart infrastructure planning: Coordinating distributed community energy resources - Emi Minghui Guia, Iain MacGillb, Regina Betzc
As distributed energy resources (DER) deployment by households and communities continues to grow in many cities, city planners are struggling to integrate them into both energies yet also wider infrastructure (such as transport) planning and implementation in the smartest way. To best address these challenges, smart infrastructure planning strategies should align both design and operation objectives to achieve allocative efficiency and revenue adequacy to optimize social welfare for households and communities, and to incentivize customer participation and private investments. The integration and coordination of distributed community resources can be best undertaken through multi-level energy management systems (EMS) at both the household and the community level that work with each other to achieve wider power system, network and community goals
- Non-Standard Chinese Building Address Standardization in Smart City - Xue-feng Xi, Bao-chuan Fu and Victor S. Sheng
Past articles are available via the IEEE Smart Cities Resource Center. Content in the IEEE SC Resource Center is complimentary to members of the Smart Cities Partners Organizations (ComSoc, CSS, IAS, PES, SMCS). IEEE members who are not members of the IEEE SC partners can access the material at a reduced cost.