IEEE Smart Cities Publication – Year in Review
Written by Loi Lei Lai
It is a great pleasure in summarising the work done from the IEEE Smart Cities Publications Committee during 2022. Of course, without the unreserved support and encouragement from the eNewsletter Editorial Board members, guest editors, IEEE staff and in particular Phyllis Caputo, Program Manager, Smart Grid (SG) & Smart Cities (SCT), it is not possible to have such a real positive outcome. As the Chair of the Publications Committee, I would like to share some deliverables with the readers in the hope that you will consider joining us and make your own contributions too.
eNewsletters for 2022
In the eNewletter, we have 10 special issues and 2 regular issues with details as follows:
Special issue on Empowering Energy Citizens and Energy Communities for Smart Cities – Part 1
Foreword from Shafi Khahem and 5 other articles
Special issue on Empowering Energy Citizens and Energy Communities for Smart Cities – Part 2
Foreword from Shafi Khahem and 3 other articles
Special issue on Smart Energy Systems for Smart Cities
Forward from Haoyong Chen and 3 other articles
Special issue on Knowledge-based economy in Smart Cities
Forward from Kithinji Muriungi and 4 other articles
Regular issue on Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications and EVs
Special issue on Best Practices and Development of Smart Cities Standards – Part 1
Foreword from Bernard Fong and 4 other articles
Special issue on Best Practices and Development of Smart Cities Standards – Part 2
Special issue on Resilient and Sustainable Interconnected Critical Infrastructure System – Part 1
Foreword from Wentao Zhu and 4 other articles
Special issue on Resilient and Sustainable Interconnected Critical Infrastructure System – Part 2
Foreword from Wentao Zhu and 3 other articles
Special Issue on Communication Devices and Systems for Smart City Infrastructure
Foreword from Bernard Fong and 3 other articles
Special Issue on Data Analytics on Smart Cities – Part 1
Foreword from Qi Hong Lai and 4 other articles
Regular Issue on Year in Review
In addition to the articles from the newsletter, to promote the expertise that we have within IEEE Smart Cities and plan for the establishment of a new IEEE journal on smart city, 4 high-level special issues on good quality IEEE journals have been published during the year. They are listed as below:
- 15 papers were published in this special issue with the following editorial.
CS Lai, TI Strasser, LL Lai, “Editorial to the Special Issue on Smart Cities Based on the Efforts of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems 52 (1), 2-6, Jan 2022.
- Bernard Fong and his team organised a special issue on Consumer Healthcare Technologies in Smart Cities, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine.
5 papers have been accepted and some are available (early access) since June 2022.
- This special issue is on Smart Cities and Smart Villages, there were 3 papers in smart city, 4 papers in smart village and 1 paper “in my view” column which was contributed by Damir Novosel, former Chair, IEEE Smart Cities. The title is ‘Connecting Smart Cities and Smart Villages: Providing Safe, Reliable Energy Delivery [In My View]’
The editorial is given as follows:
CS Lai and R Podmore, “Smart Cities and Smart Villages: Clean Energy Generation [Guest Editorial],” IEEE Power and Energy Magazine 20 (5), Sept. – Oct. 2022, 10-14.
- For the special issue on Smart Buildings to be published in the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 8 papers will be released in the Jan 2023 issue.
The editorial was published on 21 Nov 2022 with details as Chun Sing Lai, Georges Zissis and Loi Lei Lai, “Guest Editorial: Smart Buildings for Smart Cities,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 21 Nov. 2022.
Become a Guest Editor
As pointed out before the good work is done by many volunteers and some of them are acted as Guest Editor and by taking this opportunity, I would like to say few words on the IEEE Smart Cities Guest Editor in the following:
A guest editor is a person who is invited to collect and prepare materials for an issue of an e-newsletter. The Guest Editor has the responsibility of defining the subject matter and role of every article in the issue. S/he should not simply leave each article to the discretion of its author, but rather guide them so that their contribution fits well into the issue as a whole.
In brief, the roles of the Guest Editor are in:
- Removing unsuitable contents.
- Supporting authors in developing stories.
- Performing line editing.
- Observing publishing guidelines and good practice.
- Checking facts.
A guest editor needs:
- Knowledge of English language.
- Knowledge of media production and communication.
- The ability to read English.
- Excellent verbal communication skills.
- Attention to detail.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- The ability to work in a team.
To become a guest editor (unless you have been approached directly by the Managing Editor or another member of the editorial or publishing team of the IEEE Smart Cities Publications Committee), you may submit a proposal to guest edit a special issue of the eNewsletter.
This article provides some activities and results from the publications committee of the IEEE Smart Cities, and we look forward to working with the readers. If you are interested in contributing an article, please click here. We trust that we all can work together and have a better 2023 and beyond! Best wishes!
This article was edited by Bernard Fong.
To view all articles in this issue, please go to December 2022 eNewsletter. For a downloadable copy, please visit the IEEE Smart Cities Resource Center.