Smart Cities and Homes

Smart Cities and Homes : Key Enabling Technologies

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Smart Cities and Homes: Key Enabling Technologies explores the fundamental principles and concepts of the key enabling technologies for smart cities and homes, disseminating the latest research and development efforts in the field through the use of numerous case studies and examples.

Smart cities use digital technologies embedded across all their functions to enhance the wellbeing of citizens. Cities that utilize these technologies report enhancements in power efficiency, water use, traffic congestion, environmental protection, pollution reduction, senior citizens care, public safety and security, literacy rates, and more.

This book brings together the most important breakthroughs and advances in a coherent fashion, highlighting the interconnections between the works in different areas of computing, exploring both new and emerging computer networking systems and other computing technologies, such as wireless sensor networks, vehicle ad hoc networks, smart girds, cloud computing, and data analytics and their roles in creating environmentally friendly, secure, and prosperous cities and homes.

Intended for researchers and practitioners, the book discusses the pervasive and cooperative computing technologies that will perform a central role for handling the challenges of urbanization and demographic change.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 452 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 23.37mm | 930g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0128034548
  • 9780128034545
  • 1,762,915

Table of contents

Introduction and Overview of Key Enabling Technologies
Wireless Sensor Networks
Internet of Things
Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Systems (WiMAX)
Wireless Local Area Networks
Personal Area Networks
LTE and 5G Systems
Optical Networks
Vehicle Ad Hoc Networks
Social Networks
Biometric Systems
GPS and GIS Systems
Cloud Computing Systems
Smart Transportation Systems
Smart Girds
E-Based Systems: e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Business and e-Service Systems
Smart Homes for Senior/Elderly Citizens
Pollution Control in Smart Cities
Privacy and Security in Smart Cities and Homes
Data Analytics and Smart Cities and Homes
Trends and Challenges in Smart Cities and Homes
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About Mohammad S. Obaidat

Petros Nicopolitidis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,located in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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