Science China Technological Sciences

, Volume 62, Issue 11, pp 2038–2051 | Cite as

Research on the basic theoretical issues of smart metro construction

  • Yun WeiEmail author
  • Wei Huang
  • JinDe Cao
  • WenFei Bai
  • ShuZhen Tong


The basic conception and theoretical system of smart metro are not clear and there is not a unified understanding at the academic level. Based on this fact, there is no guidance of the smart metro construction. Therefore, this paper conducts a complete and systemic research on several basic theoretical issues of smart metro, such as the development history, concept, connotation, characteristics, evolution stages, system architecture and main construction content. Firstly, the internal and external development demands are analyzed in this paper. In addition, the subject-cycle-function (SCF) model of smart metro concept is obtained. Moreover, the essential connotation, three typical characteristics and the evolution process of smart metro are introduced. Furthermore, the evolution relationships of main function, achievement goal, instrument subject, decision subject, control subject and factor relationship for every evolution stage are clarified. Finally, according to the theory of system engineering, the three-hierarchy system architecture and five main construction contents are proposed. The both can be used to construct the technical system of smart metro at the academic level, and provide theoretical support and technical guidance for promoting the development of smart metro construction in China.


smart metro basic theory issues system architecture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yun Wei
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Wei Huang
    • 3
  • JinDe Cao
    • 3
  • WenFei Bai
    • 1
    • 2
  • ShuZhen Tong
    • 2
  1. 1.National Engineering Laboratory for Green & Safe Construction Technology in Urban Rail TransitBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Urban Construction Design & Development Group Co., LimitedBeijingChina
  3. 3.Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Networked Collective Intelligence, ITS Research CenterSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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