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Technology for Smart Futures

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
  • Hamid Arabnia
  • Babak Akhgar


  • Demonstrates how sustainability can be supported by pivotal and emergent technologies, including cloud computing, smart grids and devices, big data, and the internet of things

  • Considers a broad continuum of sustainability efforts, from developing power-saving micro-electronics to planning and building smart cities

  • Illuminates connections between seemingly disparate technological developments to demonstrate the pressing need for interdisciplinary research


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Internet of Things (IoT), and “Smart Living”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ah-Lian Kor, Colin Pattinson, Max Yanovsky, Vyacheslav Kharchenko
      Pages 3-28
    3. Amin Hosseinian-Far, Muthu Ramachandran, Charlotte Lilly Slack
      Pages 29-40
  3. “Smart Living” Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Robert Keight, Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Abir Hussain, Paul Fergus, Jamila Mustafina
      Pages 77-111
    3. M. Al Hemairy, M. Serhani, S. Amin, M. Alahmad
      Pages 113-140
    4. Adie Blanchard, Faye Prior, Laura Gilbert, Tom Dawson
      Pages 141-167
  4. Technological Challenges for “Smart Futures”, Evaluation and Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Anar Bazarhanova, Ah-Lian Kor, Colin Pattinson
      Pages 171-194
    3. Mohammed Dighriri, Gyu Myoung Lee, Thar Baker
      Pages 195-217
    4. Khan Mohammad Habibullah, Eric Rondeau, Jean-Philippe Georges
      Pages 235-250
    5. T. Hamid, D. Al-Jumeily, J. Mustafina
      Pages 271-287
    6. Claire Craig, Paul Chamberlain
      Pages 289-301

About this book


This book explores the nexus of Sustainability and Information Communication Technologies that are rapidly changing the way we live, learn, and do business. The monumental amount of energy required to power the Zeta byte of data traveling across the globe’s billions of computers and mobile phones daily cannot be overstated. This ground-breaking reference examines the possibility that our evolving technologies may enable us to mitigate our global energy crisis, rather than adding to it. By connecting concepts and trends such as smart homes, big data, and the internet of things with their applications to sustainability, the authors suggest that emerging and ubiquitous technologies embedded in our daily lives may rightfully be considered as enabling solutions for our future sustainable development.


smart devices sustainable micro-processors smart environment adaptable living sustainable security sustainable power systems internet of things smart homes big data for sustainability green IT

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad Dastbaz
    • 1
  • Hamid Arabnia
    • 2
  • Babak Akhgar
    • 3
  1. 1.University of SuffolkSuffolkUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Prof. Mohammad Dastbaz is the Deputy Vice Chancellor at University of Suffolk. Professor Dastbaz’s research work over recent years has been focused on the use and impact of emerging technologies in society, particularly learning, training and the development of “eGovernment.” Dr. Dastbaz has led EU and UK based funded research projects and has been the Symposium Chair of Multimedia Systems in IEEE’s Information Visualisation (IV) conference since 2002. He has over 50 refereed publications, including numerous journal paper articles, conference papers, book chapters and books on e-learning, eGovernment and the design and development of Multimedia Systems. Professor Dastbaz is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and UK’s Higher Education Academy as well as the professional member of ACM and IEEE’s computer society.

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