Smart Cities pp 127-151 | Cite as

IoT Challenges in Data and Citizen-centric Smart City Governance

  • A. Sebastian
  • S. Sivagurunathan
  • V. Muthu Ganeshan
Part of the Computer Communications and Networks book series (CCN)


Internet of Things (IoT) environment is affecting all spheres of human life and society. Increasing number of handheld devices, low-cost internet access , constant strive for innovation, enormous inherent business value, comfort, efficiency, and automation have made IoT environment highly dominant. Over the years, many efforts have been made to implement IoT connectivity frameworks in relation to development of smart cities, including development of smart energy, smart transport, smart healthcare and so on. However, not much attention has been given to the smart city governance. In this context, resolution of IoT challenges in data and citizen-centric smart city governance is a welcome effort in the right direction. In this chapter, we discuss in detail the nature of data and citizen-centric smart city governance and describe the challenges and solutions in such connected environment. We present the building blocks of data and citizen-centric smart city governance for creating knowledge centers (kc) for various city governance services, with a view that knowledge-based governance will bring the much-needed efficiency, transparency, trust, and sustainability.


Internet of things IoT Smart city Governance Knowledge centre Social IoT Citizen-centered governance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sebastian
    • 1
  • S. Sivagurunathan
    • 1
  • V. Muthu Ganeshan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and ApplicationsGandhigram Rural InstituteDindigulIndia

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