Special Issue 2024

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Scientific Journal Engineering Review

Special Issue Theme: Futuristic Communication Technologies for Smart Cities Applications

Guest Editorial Team:

Prof. D.Sc. Miroslav Joler, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering, Croatia, Email

Prof. D.Sc. Mladen Tomic, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Engineering, Croatia, Email

Prof. D.Sc. Pradeep Kumar Singh, Central University of Jammu, India, Email

Prof. D.Sc. Wei Chiang Hong, Asia Eastern University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Email


In recent years, the rapid urbanization and the emergence of smart cities have created a pressing need for advanced communication technologies. Smart cities are defined by their innovative use of technology to enhance urban living, improve sustainability, and optimize resource management. Futuristic communication technologies play a pivotal role in achieving these goals. These technologies, such as 5G, IoT, edge computing, and AI-driven solutions, have the potential to revolutionise the way cities operate. However, there is a need for focused research to harness their full potential, ensuring security, scalability, and seamless integration. This special issue aims to bridge this gap by gathering and disseminating cutting-edge research in the domain.

Importance for a Smarter World:

Smart cities hold the promise of improving the quality of life for millions while reducing environmental impact. They can enhance transportation, healthcare, security, energy efficiency, and more. Futuristic communication technologies are the backbone of smart cities, enabling real-time data collection, analysis, and decision-making. By facilitating seamless connectivity among devices and systems, they empower cities to become more efficient, responsive, and sustainable.

Objective of Special Issue:

The prime objective of this proposed Special Issue is to present new advancements on theories, systems, methods, algorithms, and applications of Futuristic Communication Technologies for Smart Cities. It will explore novel ideas and research in line with  the recent developments in the smart cities domain. Unpublished, novel research work describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a unique venue for young researchers, engineers, and practitioners to submit their recent research findings concerning the advances and emerging applications of communication technologies in smart cities discipline.

This special issue will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share insights, innovations, and best practices, contributing to the advancement of communication technologies in building smarter, more sustainable cities.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

5G Infrastructure for Smart Cities;

5G and 6G Networks, Satellite Internet;

5G and IoT Integration;

IoT-based Urban Sensing;

Edge Computing in Smart Cities;

AI and Machine Learning for City Management;

Cybersecurity in Smart Cities;

Human-Centric Design for Smart City Interfaces;

Quantum Communication;

Artificial Intelligence in Communication;

Blockchain-Based Communication;

AI-Powered Speech and Language Technologies;

Holographic Communication;

Video Conferencing and Collaboration Tools.

Submission Deadline: 30th June, 2024
Notification of Review: On a Rolling Basis before 30th August, 2023
Tentative Publication: September, 2024

Note: An earlier notification of intent to submit a proposal would be appreciated.

Authors wishing to submit papers for this Special Issue should prepare the manuscript according to the Author guidlines and submit it by pressing Make a Submission. Submissions must be original and should not have been previously published or been under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this Special Issue.

Engineering Review is the peer reviewed open access journal offering to authors the quick promotion of the published articles, since the whole research community can freely access the valuable scientific information. The accepted papers are electronically published at the journal website shortly after acceptance.

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