Smart Cities

Development and Governance Frameworks

  • Zaigham Mahmood

Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Frameworks and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Igor Tomičić, Bogdan Okreša Đurić, Markus Schatten
      Pages 3-23
    3. Lata Nautiyal, Preeti Malik, Amit Agarwal
      Pages 25-50
    4. Soumia Bellaouar, Mohamed Guerroumi, Abdelouahid Derhab, Samira Moussaoui
      Pages 51-70
    5. Anulipt Chandan, Vidyasagar Potdar, Champa Nandi
      Pages 71-103
  3. Challenges and Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. A. Sebastian, S. Sivagurunathan, V. Muthu Ganeshan
      Pages 127-151
    3. Vidyasagar Potdar, Anulipt Chandan, Saima Batool, Naimesh Patel
      Pages 177-205
    4. Vidyasagar Potdar, Saima Batool, Aneesh Krishna
      Pages 207-240
  4. Examples and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Somayya Madakam, Rajesh M. Holmukhe, Siddharth Tripathi
      Pages 243-262
    3. Chandrakumar Thangavel, Parthasarathy Sudhaman
      Pages 263-280
    4. Sofia Ouhbi, Ali Idri, José Luis Fernández-Alemán
      Pages 299-317
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 319-323

About this book


This invaluable text/reference investigates the state of the art in approaches to building, monitoring, managing, and governing smart cities. A particular focus is placed on the distributed computing environments within the infrastructure of such cities, including issues of device connectivity, communication, security, and interoperability. A selection of experts of international repute offer their perspectives on current trends and best practices, and their suggestions for future developments, together with case studies supporting the vision of smart cities based on the Internet of Things (IoT).

Topics and features:

  • Examines the various methodologies relating to next-level urbanization, including approaches to security and privacy relating to social and legal aspects
  • Describes a recursive and layered approach to modeling large-scale resource management systems for self-sustainable cities
  • Proposes a novel architecture for hybrid vehicular wireless sensor networks, and a pricing mechanism for the management of natural resources
  • Discusses the challenges and potential solutions to building smart city surveillance systems, applying knowledge-based governance, and adopting electric vehicles
  • Covers topics on intelligent distributed systems, IoT, fog computing paradigms, big data management and analytics, and smart grids
  • Reviews issues of sustainability in the design of smart cities and healthcare services, illustrated by case studies taken from cities in Japan, India, and Brazil

This illuminating volume offers a comprehensive reference for researchers investigating smart cities and the IoT, students interested in the distributed computing technologies used by smart living systems, and practitioners wishing to adopt the latest security and connectivity techniques in smart city environments.

Prof. Dr. Zaigham Mahmood  is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK and a Professor at the Shijiazhuang Tiedao University in Hebei, China. He also holds positions as Foreign Professor at NUST and IIU in Islamabad, Pakistan. He has previously served as a Reader (Associate Professor) at the University of Derby, UK, and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa.​


Smart Cities Internet of Things (IoT) Digital Cities Smart Living Smart Environments Device Connectivity Urban Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Zaigham Mahmood
    • 1
  1. 1.Debesis EducationDerbyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76668-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76669-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1617-7975
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-8433
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking
IT & Software
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences