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New and interdisciplinary information and communications technologies (ICT) are increasingly used to build smart and large-scale systems. ICT technologies, such as IoT, 5G, data analytics, smart sensors, and artificial intelligence have further enabled realisation of future smart cities. Smart cities are envisioned to solve pressing life issues such as traffic congestion, air pollution, health hazards, natural disasters, improving quality of life, public safety, utility, housing, etc.

IET Smart Cities is a gold Open Access journal publishing the latest advances on ICT for Smart Cities. It addresses standards, technologies, systems, research, implementation, deployment, applications, benchmarking and policy. It will also cover various aspects of smart cities, such as smart health, transport, energy, homes, living, environment, etc. This journal, however, will not address civil and mechanical engineering issues.

What makes a city "smart"?

'I am sure there are many and varied and even conflicting answers to that question. One aspect that might have wide agreement is that the smart city must have considerable awareness of its current "state" - which could range from consumption of energy or other resources (water, gas) to traffic conditions and city services. What I find intriguing about these concepts is the possibility that a city might have a model of itself sufficient to detect that it is NOT operating per specification or expectations. Road closures, accidents, natural disasters, power outages all qualify as disruption of normal operation. One might include in "normal" the state of road congestion during rush hours to as to distinguish abnormal conditions to normal (even if unacceptable) conditions. Such a model could also be used to make predictions about how various conditions would change in the event of a serious incident. What if evacuation were needed? Could the model help to find optimal exit paths and guide emergency responders to direct traffic in the preferred directions? Could these optimizations be done in real time to adjust to changes in conditions? These are the kinds of questions that I hope can be explored in the IET Smart Cities journal and any attendant conferences.'
Vint Cerf
VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

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IET Smart Cities is pleased to announce its partnership with the ICOST Conference 2020, International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health, and will be looking to run a Special Issue on the extended conference papers!

IET Smart Cities would like to welcome our new Deputy Editor-in-Chief!


Juan Carlos Cano has published more that 300 papers in conferences and journal dealing with wireless networks. The most relevant publications are around 100 Journal papers in the JCR Science Edition of Thomson-ISI. He has an H factor of 40. Concerning Intelligent Transport Systems, in the last years he has done the following professional activities: General Chair of the Wireless Days Conference 2013, Tutorial Co-Chair of the 12-th ACM MSWIM conference, General Chair of the 4-th and 5-th ACM Workshop PM2HW2N, Publicity Chair of the 2nd IEEE Intelligent Vehicular Communications Workshop del 2010, and TPC Vice-Chair of the 3rd IEEE Vehicular Networks & Applications Workshop, and General Chair of the 2019 ICCCN Conference In January 2010 he was elected as the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Europe news editor for IEEE ITS Society Technical Committee on Mobile Communication Networks. Finally, he is TPC member of several international conferences sponsored by IEEE, ACM, and IFIP, acting as regular reviewer in Journals and conferences. More info can be found at

IET Smart Cities would like to welcome our new Associate Editors!

  • Wangqing Tu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Zaheer Allam, The Port Louis Development Initiative, Mauritius
  • Jeff Yan, Linkoping University, Sweden

Special Issues

  • Selected Papers from the International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health (ICOST) For more information on this Special Issue, please click here.
  • IoT Sensing, Applications, & Technologies for Smart Sustainable Cities. For more information on this Special Issue, please click here.
  • Smart Retail & E-Commerce. For more information on this Special Issue, please click here.
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