About The Book

Smart Cities: Foundations and Principles book will present the state-of-the-art and the state-of-the-practice of smart cities all over the world. The subjects treated in this book focus on the foundations and principles needed for advancing science, engineering and technology of smart cities, including system design; system verification; Real-time Control and Adaptation; Internet of Things; and testbeds.
Smart Cities: Foundations and Principles book distinguishes itself from competing books by its systems science perspective in presenting the foundations and principles spanning multiple disciplines for the development of smart cities. The utility of this book to the reader is to understand the foundations and principles spanning multiple disciplines for addressing the challenges posted by smart cities, and promote collaborations among engineers, architects, social scientists, and educators, for the development of smart cities.


On 25 March 2014, IEEE formally launched the IEEE Smart Cities Initiative (http://smartcities.ieee.org/). The IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee sponsors the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2-2015) which will be held on 25-28 October 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) added a new emphasis on Smart Cities in the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) program solicitation for the FY 2015 competition. The CPS program within NSF organized the 2015 Early Career Investigators’ Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems in Smart Cities (ECI-CPS, http://cps-vo.org/group/CPSEarlyCareerInvestigators2015) on April 13-17, 2015, in Seattle, WA.

In September 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) which is an initiative designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city/smart community environment. The GCTC Expo (https://www.us-ignite.org/globalcityteamsexpo/) was held on June 1st, 2015, in Washington D.C.