Smart Cities and Homes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128034545, 9780128034637

Smart Cities and Homes

1st Edition

Key Enabling Technologies

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Authors: Mohammad Obaidat Petros Nicopolitidis
Paperback ISBN: 9780128034545
eBook ISBN: 9780128034637
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 12th May 2016
Page Count: 452
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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.

Key Features

  • Includes case studies and contributions from prominent researchers and practitioners from around the globe
  • Explores the latest methodologies, theories, tools, applications, trends, challenges, and strategies needed to build smart cities and homes from the bottom up
  • Provides a pedagogy that includes PowerPoint slides, key terms, and a comprehensive bibliography


Researchers and practitioners; Undergraduate and graduate students; Government agencies staff

Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Introduction and Overview of Key Enabling Technologies
2. Wireless Sensor Networks
3. Internet of Things
4. Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access Systems (WiMAX)
5. Wireless Local Area Networks
6. Personal Area Networks
7. LTE and 5G Systems
8. Optical Networks
9. Vehicle Ad Hoc Networks
10. Social Networks
11. Biometric Systems
12. GPS and GIS Systems
13. Cloud Computing Systems
14. Smart Transportation Systems
15. Smart Girds
16. E-Based Systems: e-Commerce, e-Government, e-Business and e-Service Systems
17. Smart Homes for Senior/Elderly Citizens
18. Pollution Control in Smart Cities
19. Privacy and Security in Smart Cities and Homes
20. Data Analytics and Smart Cities and Homes
21. Trends and Challenges in Smart Cities and Homes


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About the Author

Mohammad Obaidat

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of SCS, Chair and Professor, Fordham University, NY, USA

Petros Nicopolitidis

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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