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AUGMENTED REALITY SERVICES IMPLEMENTED WITHIN SMART CITIES, BASED ON AN INTERNET OF THINGS INFRASTRUCTURE, CONCEPTS AND CHALLENGES: AN OVERVIEW

The increasing use of connected devices (smartphones, watches, tablets) equipped with more and more precise sensors and cameras, allows the development of many augmented reality services, targeting smart city concept, based on Internet of Things infrastructure. This paper gives a general presentation, of Smart City concept and Internet of Things infrastructure, and presents some examples […]

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Using Augmented Reality and Internet of Things to improve accessibility of people with motor disabilities in the context of Smart Cities

Smart Cities need to be designed to allow the inclusion of all kinds of citizens. For instance, motor disabled people like wheelchair users may have problems to interact with the city. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies provide the tools to include all citizens in the Smart City context. For example, wheelchair users may not be […]

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Augmented reality in smart cities: applications and limitations

Intro: This paper presents an advance overview of utilizing Augmented Reality (AR) in smart cities. Although, Smart cities contain six major aspects (mobility, economy, government, environment, living, and people), this paper focuses on three of them that have more potentiality in using virtual assistant (mobility, environment, and living). Methodology: Presenting a state-of-the-art review studies undertake between 2013 and […]

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Blockchain in the built environment: analysing current applications and developing an emergent framework

Abstract Distributed ledger technology (DLT), commonly referred to as ‘blockchain’ and originally invented to create a peer- to-peer digital currency, is rapidly attracting interest in other sectors. The aim in this paper is (1) to investigate the applications of DLT within the built environment, and the challenges and opportunities facing its adoption; and (2) develop […]

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SpeedyChain: A framework for decoupling data from blockchain for smart cities

Abstract There is increased interest in smart vehicles acting as both data consumers and producers in smart cities. Vehicles can use smart city data for decision-making, such as dynamic routing based on traffic conditions. Moreover, the multitude of embedded sensors in vehicles can collectively produce a rich data set of the urban landscape that can […]

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Blockchain-based sharing services: What blockchain technology can contribute to smart cities

Background The notion of smart city has grown popular over the past few years. It embraces several dimensions depending on the meaning of the word “smart” and benefits from innovative applications of new kinds of information and communications technology to support communal sharing. Methods By relying on prior literature, this paper proposes a conceptual framework […]

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Securing Smart Cities Using Blockchain Technology

Abstract A smart city uses information technology to integrate and manage physical, social, and business infrastructures in order to provide better services to its dwellers while ensuring efficient and optimal utilization of available resources. With the proliferation of technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and interconnected networks, smart cities can deliver innovative […]

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