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Smart Cities

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Editorial Board
Editors in Chief:
  • Sara Paiva (Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo)+ BioSara Paiva is an Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, a PhD in Informatics Engineering from University of Vigo in 2011 and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oviedo, under advanced driving assistants. Her main line of research is smart inclusive mobility in smart cities. She is currently Vice-Chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Marketing Committee, Editor in Chief of EAI Endorsed Transaction on Smart Cities, Associate Editor in several IF journals such as MONET and WINET and member of the Editorial Board of the 5.2 IF International Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society. She is General Co-Chair of the EAI International Convention on Smart Cities 360º since the 2020 edition and is part of the Organizing Committee of IEEE Smart Cities 2021. She acts as Scientific Evaluator of Individual Scientist Project Proposals for Fundamental and Applied Research for the Latvian Council of Science, she is Founding Fellow of AI Live Talks, in partnership with IEEE. She is also editor of books with Springer, CRC Press, Cambridge Scholar, and special issues in several impact factor journals. She has authored and co-authored several scientific publications in journals and conferences and is a frequent reviewer of international journals and international conferences.
  • Henrique Santos (University of Minho)+ BioHenrique M. Dinis Santos received his first degree in Electric and Electronic Engineering, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1984. In 1996 he received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering, from the University of the Minho, Portugal and the habilitation degree in 2013, by the same institution. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Information Systems Department, University of Minho, being responsible for several graduate and postgraduate courses. The research work has been framed within ALGORITMI Research Centre, at the same university, where he is responsible by the supervision of several postgraduate students and the coordination of several R&D projects, mainly in the Information Security area – emphasis on Intrusion Detection, biometrical technologies and Information Security Management – and Computer Architecture area – emphasis on Computer Vision and Cloud Computing. He authored and co-authored several scientific publications in journals, conferences and books within his field of interests and co-authored a patent with an industrial partner, in 2012, in the biometric area. He is also the President of a national Technical Committee (CT 136) for information system security standardization, Vice President for Conferences and Workshops of IEEE Education Society, President of the Portuguese Association for Data Protection (APPD) and integrates frequently advice and scientific committees supporting civil, governmental and military organizations, concerning Information Security subjects. During the second semester of 1990, under an ERASMUS program, he was teaching at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, where he was recognized as University Academic staff.
Lead Guest Editors:
  • Massimo Villari (Univerity of Messina)
Area Editors:
  • Rajiv Ranjan (Newcastle University, UK)
  • Luca Foschini (University of Bologna)
  • Maria Fazio (University of Messina)
  • Antonio Celesti (University of Messina)
  • Philipp Leitner (University of Zurich)
  • Andrea Prati (University of Parma)
  • Dhananjay Singh (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea)+ BioDhananjay Singh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering & the Director of ReSENSE Lab at Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), Seoul. He is also a chief technical officer (CTO) at MtoV Inc. & Vestella, South Korea. He received B. Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from United College of Engineering and Research (UCER) Allahabad, M. Tech. degree in Wireless Communication & computing from IIIT-Allahabad, India and Ph.D. degree in Ubiquitous IT from Dongseo University (DSU), Busan, South Korea. Before joining the HUFS, he worked as a senior member of engineering staff with the division of Future Internet Architecture at ETRI, Korea and PostDoc researcher for the developing future internet model at National Institute of Mathematical Sciences (NIMS), Daejeon, South Korea. He is the author of 3 books, 7 chapters, 7 patents & delivered 50+ invited/keynote talks in the major IEEE, ACM and Springer conferences. He is the author of 100+ research publications and the member of 5+ Editorial board. He a distinguished speaker and a senior member of ACM society. He is also a senior member of IEEE society and 100+ Technical Program Committee(TPC) members in the conferences.
  • Yanmin Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Bin Guo (Northwestern Polytechnical University)
  • Yuanqing Zheng (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  • Marco Zappatore (University of Salento)+ BioMarco Zappatore is a telecommunications engineer who currently acts as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento (Italy). His main research interests are focused on data and knowledge management techniques, mobile crowd sensing and citizen science, semantic Web and ontologies. He is also involved in research activities dealing with sensor data management, remote engineering and applications of new learning paradigms (e.g., collaborative learning, mobile learning, BYOD, etc.). His expertise also deals with electromagnetic field measurements, radio-propagation analysis, wireless communication system (2G to 4G) planning and optimization. He is also involved in teaching activities dealing with software solutions for translators and interpreters. He has also co-authored more than 60 papers for national and international conferences and journals. He is member of several technical program committees in international conferences and journals. He acts as scientific reviewer for 12 international annual conferences and 14 international journals. In 2014, he started collaborating with the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) as Web Chair and TPC member/chair for several international conferences.
  • Mohd Abdul Ahad (Jamia Hamdard)
  • Tiago Pereira (University of Minho)+ BioTIAGO R. PEREIRA was born in 1974, Guimarães, Portugal and went to the Higher Institute of Maia, where he studied Informatics of Management and obtained his degree in 1997. He worked for a couple of years for the Higher Institute of Maia as Senior Programmer before going in 2003 to the University of Minho where he obtained the Master Degree in Information Systems and PhD Degree in Information Systems and Technology. He has been a collaborator of the Research Centre ALGORITMI of the University of Minho and presently, is an Invited Professor from Information Systems Department of the School of Engineering at University of Minho.
  • Filipe Portela (University of Minho)
  • Carlos Antunes (University of Coimbra)
  • Rui José (University of Minho)
  • Sergio F. Lopes (University of Minho)
  • Gautami Tripathi (Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi)+ BioGautami Tripathi is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. She is inspired to strive for success in the three major areas of academe: teaching, research and service. Her current research interests lies in the area of Internet of Things, Blockchain, Big data, Data Science and Sustainable development. Apart from the teaching duties, she is also involved in various research activities and important Departmental Committees. She embraces any opportunity for personal and professional development, have enrolled in, and completed several online courses to constantly update her knowledge and keep pace with the technological developments. She has successfully completed the Microsoft and Google certifications and is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Google Educator (Level 1). She is on the editorial board of many reputed journals. She is also the reviewer for many reputed journals and the member of the organising committee for several conferences and workshops.
  • Dr. Anand Nayyar (Duy Tan University)+ BioDr. Anand Nayyar (Academician, Researcher, Author, Writer, Inventor, Innovator, Scientist, Consultant and Orator) received MCA from Punjabi University, Patiala in 2008 with Gold Medal and Distinction, M.Phil (Computer Science) in 2009 with 1st Division from V.M.U, Tamil Nadu, M.Tech (Information Technology) in 2011 with 1st Divison cum Distinction and University Topper, MBA (Information Systems) with 1st Division from Sikkim Manipal University, Manipal. He did Ph.D. in Computer Science from Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh in 2017 in Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence, and Network Simulation. (Topper in Course Work). A Certified professional with 75+ International & Globally Recognized Professional Certifications from various IT Giants like: CISCO/Cyberoam Certifications: CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cyberoam Certified Network and Security Professional (CCNSP). Microsoft Certifications: MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, MCSD (App Builder), MCSA-2008/2012/2016-Windows Servers, Cloud Platform, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSE: Productivity, MCSA: Dynamics 365, MCSE: Business Applications. Oracle Certifications: Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)-Java SE 8 Programmer, Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)- Java SE 8 Programmer, Oracle Certified Associate (OCA)- Oracle 12c Database Administrator, Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)- Oracle 12c Database Administrator. Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certified, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Data Center Professional (CDCP), Certified Data Center Specialist (CDCS), Certified Data Center Expert (CDCE), Certified Data Center Facilities Operations Manager (CDCFOM), Certified Big Data Foundation Specialist (CBDFS), Foundation Certificate in DevOps (FCDO), Certified DevOps Master (CDM), Certified Computer Hardware Engineer (CCHE), Certified Web Developer (CWD), Agile Scrum Foundation (ASF), Agile Scrum Master (ASM), Certified PHP Developer, Associate in Project Management (ASM), Professional in Project Management (PPM), Certified Project Director (CPD). EXIN Certifications: ISQTB Certified Tester Foundation Level, EXIN-ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL), PRINCE2 ® Foundation Certificate in Project Management. Asian School of Cyber Laws (ASCL): Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified in Cyber Law Protection, Certified in Data Privacy Law. GAQM Certifications: Linux Certified Professional (LCP), Linux Certified Engineer (LCE), Linux Certified Master (LCM), Certified Cloud Computing Professional (CCCP), Certified Cloud Computing Consultant (CCCP). Misc. Certifications: Linux Administration, Oracle Workforce Development Programme: Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) (Oracle 9i)- SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) (Oracle 12c)- Data Guard Administration, Project Management Professional, AutoCAD, DTP, Manipal Global and Google Certified Digital Marketing Professional, Google Certified Power Search. Published 350+ Research Papers in various National and International Conference’s and various International Referred Journals (Scopus, SCI/SCIE/SSCI) and even Reputed IT Magazines like Open Source for You and Electronics for You. He has published 25 Books in different subjects of Computer Science with National and International publishers like Springer, IGI-Global, Elsevier, CRC Press, BPB Publications etc. He is acting as Programme Committee/Organizing Committee/ Advisory Committee/ Reviewer Committee Member for various International Conferences across globe. He is one of the Top Reviewers in Computer Science as per “”. He has 16+ Years of Teaching and Research Experience with Pace Computers Ltd., Ludhiana, Arya College, Ludhiana, KLSD College, Ludhiana and KCL Institute of Management and Technology, Jalandhar (Under Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar. Currently working as Professor, Scientist and Researcher in Graduate School, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam. He has guided 2 M.S., 7 M.Tech (5=CSE) & (2=ECE) students and 30 MCA students for thesis and projects respectively. He has evaluated 14 Ph.D Thesis from various universities of India in the area of Computer Science and Information Technology. He is a part of more than 500+ Research Journals as Editorial Board member, Review Board Member for various SCOPUS/SCI/SCIE/SSCI journals. He is Associate Editor for IGI-Global Journals—IJISP, IJDST, IJCINI, IJGC. He is acting as Editor in Chief for IGI-Global Journal titled “International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)”. He has acted as Session Chair and Session Co-Chair in more than 20 National Conferences and 40 International Conferences and also 20National/International Conferences as Keynote Speaker. He has delivered more than 50+ talks in different Faculty Development Programs across the country. He is member of more than 50 International & National Research Societies. He has 5 Patents to his Credit. He has been speaker at Google I/O 2018 Mien Trung event and FinTech 2018, 2019- Highly reputed Industry events in Viet Nam. He is member of 50+ Research Organizations on grade of Senior/Life/Associate. He is acting as Senior Member of ACM and also acting as ACM DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER. He has been awarded with 25 Awards for Teaching, Research, Innovation and Scientist Activities-Shiksha Ratan Puraskar, Best Citizen of India, ISTE Best Teacher Award, Young Scientist Award, Bharat Excellence Award, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Rashtriya Gaurav Award, Rashtriya Jewel Award, Global Excellence Award, Exemplary Educationist Award, Distinguished Faculty Award, Indira Gandhi Award of Excellence, Global Role Model Teacher Award, Young Researcher Award, Best Scientist Award, Indo International Emerging Star Award, Global Indian Personality Award, Asian Award for Intellectual People, Outstanding Researcher (Computer Science & Engineering), Top 1% Reviewers (2019- Publons)- Computer Science, Engineering and Cross-Field, Distinguished Scientist Award 2019, International Researcher of Year Award 2020. He has been cited in Marquis Who’s Who in the World in 2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019/2020 and Rifacimento International: Reference Asia: Asia’s Who’s Who of Men and Women of Achievement 2013. He has created more than 250+ Videos on YouTube on his Channel: Gyaan with Anand Nayyar. He is currently working in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Wireless Communications, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Smart Cities, Wireless Communications, High Performance Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Data Science Analytics, Open Source Technology, Drones, Computational Intelligence and Blockchain technology.
  • Joao L. Afonso (University of Minho)+ BioProfessor at University of Minho
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  • Dr. Nishu Gupta (University of Oviedo, Spain & SRMIST, Chennai, India)+ BioDr. Nishu Gupta is a Senior Member, IEEE. He is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oviedo, Spain. He received his Ph.D. degree from MNNIT Allahabad, Prayagraj, India which is an Institute of National Importance as declared by the Govt. of India. He is the recipient of Best Paper Presentation Award at the 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2019. Dr. Gupta has published 5 patents and more than 42 research articles in reputed SCI and Scopus Indexed Journals with high impact factor. He has supervised several projects at Bachelor level and thesis at Master level in his main line of work. He has authored and edited several books with international publishers like Taylor & Francis, Springer, Wiley, Scrivener among others. Dr. Nishu is on the Editorial board of various International reputed Journals and Transactions. Dr. Nishu serves as an active reviewer of more than 22 SCI indexed and highly reputed Journals like IEEE Transactions on ITS, IEEE Access, IET Communications, etc. Dr. Gupta is in collaboration with Nokia Pvt. Ltd. and is working as Invention Partner for them. He has been designated as Conference Chair at 2nd EAI/Springer International Conference on Cognitive Computing and Cyber Physical Systems (IC4S 2021) to be held during November 24-26, 2021 at Portugal; Organizing Chair at 2nd IOP International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Energy Advancements (ICCIEA-2021). He is in academic cum research collaboration with top academicians and researchers across the globe. He has served as Head of ECE department; Chief Coordinator of Institute Innovation Cell, under MHRD-IIC, Govt. of India at his previous organization, besides holding many other key positions in the academic and research fields. His research interest includes Autonomous Vehicles, Edge Computing, Augmented Intelligence, Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles, Deep Learning, Ad-Hoc Networks, Vehicular Communication, Driving Efficiency, Cognitive Computing, Human-Machine Interaction, Traffic Pattern Prediction, etc. Presently he is serving as Assistant Professor in the Electronics and Communication Engineering department, College of Engineering and Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India.
  • sara fernandes (Universidade do Minho)
  • Pedro Pinto (IPVC)+ BioPedro Pinto received an MSc degree in Communication Networks and Services from the University of Porto, Portugal, and a joint PhD degree in Telecommunications from the Universities of Minho, Aveiro, and Porto, Portugal. He is an Assistant Professor at Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC) and a researcher at INESC TEC. His research interests include the areas of computer networks and cybersecurity.
Aims & Scope

EAI Endorsed Transactions on Smart Cities is open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal focused on applications for Smart Cities with leverage on big-data applications, ICT devices used in the factory of the future, HPC, industrial processes, energy efficiency systems, social platforms, and more. The journal publishes research articles, review articles, commentaries, editorials, technical articles, and short communications with a quarterly frequency (four issues per year). Authors are not charged for article submission and processing.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Applications for Smart Cities able to leverage Big-Data Applications, ICT devices used in Factory of the Future, HPC, Industrial Processes, Energy Efficiency Systems, Social Platforms, etc.
  • Building Trust-based communication and computing systems for IoT and Clouds applications being Secure for Citizens
  • eHealth applications for Citizens.
  • Connecting in City Buildings for optimizing resources and utilities.
  • Software engineering methodology for the design of Smart Cities Systems
  • Energy Efficient and Green Software-defined Infrastructures aimed at Smart Cities facilities.
  • Re-allocation of resources and services (independently of their location) across distributed computing and geographically separated data storage and processing infrastructures. Inter-Cities along with Federation Services: availability, Disaster recovery, etc.
  • Federation of Services (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) aimed at Public Administrations
  • Service discovery in Smart Cities - device Discovery and Data Discovery.
  • Easy and Large Deployment and autonomic management of densely interconnected and decentralised Cloud, Networks and IoTs infrastructures aimed at Smart Cities.
  • Control Architectures/Network Programmability in Smart Cities aimed at mobility, traffic and road networks, transport systems, energy, economy, and so on.
  • ICT applications enabling Energy-aware, smart and sustainable mobility solutions for Smart Cities.
  • Verification/Debugging/ Auditing Tools for all Applications in Smart Cities Domains
  • Energy-aware and sustainable computing solutions for Smart Cities applications
Smart Things and Smart Objects, Software Defined Networks and Internet of Things, Federated Cloud Facilities in SC, Dynamic Workflows in Clouds for SC facility managements, Smart Homes, Buildings and Malls