This course focuses on the architectures, methods, standards, and applications of IoT in smart cities. The course material will be complemented with several use-cases and examples from current projects and initiatives that the project team is involved in (especially through the industrial links in the group’s activities). This grounds theoretical concepts and technology related to Smart Cities in current institutional and industrial requirements, providing instant examples to the students of how the taught material is relevant in the real world. This module will provide an introduction and overview of recent initiatives bringing together smart city projects:
- collecting smart city data
- outline of current citizen-oriented initiatives
- core technology enabling initiatives
- practical aspects related to the enhancement of entrepreneurship.
This module generally targets activists, investors, and policymakers of this field annually to inform various groups involved in urban affairs of the opportunities and challenges ahead with the prospect of building a smart city for citizens. Furthermore, it could be beneficial and have impacted the presence of government representatives, representatives of cities, private companies, experts, and enthusiasts of this field. The course will cover topics such as:
- where is the smart city?
- what are the needs of a smart city?
- what the need for intelligence is?
- who is the smart city trustee?
- what is the infrastructure of this city?
- how have our cities come up to today, and why should they go?
These are part of the questions that the course participants will seek to find the right answer for it as the foundation stone for building smart cities. In addition, the module will also focus on (1) intelligent City (2) intelligent Facilities, (3) intelligent City Services and Its Requirements (4) Challenges and Strategies for Interoperability Smart City Development (5) Content Delivery Network (6) Smart Intelligence Network Sensors in smart cities Fiber and Datacenter (7) Consolidation in the City Smart Familiarity with Innovative Business Models for the Development of Smart City Services (8) Applied Technologies in Smart Cities. Considering the stated topics, the course will have significant impacts on the future of the digital world and will provide the basics for understanding revolutionary smart cities. Moreover, the course content is highly innovative in terms of IoT application in the digital transformation of business processes in the smart cities concept.