Smart Cities November eNewsletter - Data Analytics for Smart Cities - Part 1

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Written by Qi Hong Lai

In the last decade or so, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data have transformed not only organizations, but markets and society as a whole in the planning, operation, and management of day-to-day activities. During this time, we have seen the promise of data-driven cities aiming to promote technologies that can produce all-win solutions in terms of social, environmental, and economic impact. Ref. [1] reports the use of wireless communication and smart meters for healthcare.

Written by Viktoriya Mostova and Alfredo Vaccaro

The increasing focus on environmental sustainability has given a lot of attention to the way energy is generated, managed, and consumed, which is also of particular importance for power systems operation and planning. In this context, the design of modern electrical grids has to tackle several challenges, which include the growing demand for electricity and the consequent need to expand the transmission network, the increase in distributed generation and the need to be located closest to load centres, the obsolescence of the current electricity networks, the adequate management of grid congestions, and the need to reconcile the availability of resources according to system reliability and cost efficiency [1].

Written by Ren-Zuo Wang, Chih-Shian Chen, Chih-Yih Hsieh, Chia-Chan Hsu, Fu-Yao Ko, and Jui-Mien Lin

Ensuring operational sustainability during an earthquake is necessary to realize a sustainable smart city. 5D is a smart digital space. The 5D SmartES platform is thus introduced with the primary objective of intelligent decision making. This platform integrates the digital space with dynamic and static data, establishes the relationship between a three-dimensional (3D) model and its surroundings, overlays actual scenes with the real world, and interacts with 3D models. This platform was used in Shalun Smart Green Energy Science City (SSGES-City) Zone C for indoor environmental monitoring and power consumption information.

Written by Zhebin Chen and Zhao Yang Dong

Web: Past and Future
The World Wide Web (the Web) is perceived as one of the fastest growing technologies with exponential growth over the past decades has emerged as the main platform of communication worldwide. The Web has developed and matured in a unique way with exponentially growing functionalities or opportunities as seen in Figure 1.

Written by Yishen Wang, Xiao Liang, and Fei Zhou

Recently, climate changes have raised serious concerns and urged broad actions from all sectors of society: government, industry, and academia. Energy systems have then been recognized as one key part in addressing such concerns. One critical mitigation strategy identified is to reduce the carbon emissions. In China, the “Dual Carbon” target was strategically proposed in 2020 by the government, aiming to reach a carbon emission peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.

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