This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities. This book describes different components of Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities including sensor technologies, communication technologies, big data analytics and security.
The concept of the smart city was introduced as the potential solution to the
challenges posed by urbanization. The definitions for smart city involve the use of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance the quality of urban
life with reduced cost and resource consumption. Recently, the convergence of ICT
in the Internet of Things (IoT) has been envisioned in order to provide novel features
with minimum human intervention in smart cities. Many modern cities already have
great economy, governance, mobility, and environment. However, implementing
IoT into these characteristics will allow them to advance further and improve the
outcomes of their operations. Common smart solutions for such operations include
but not limited to: traffic management, electricity grids, public transit, businesses,
water production and consumption, etc. With the integration of IoT in future cities,
large amounts of data from different applications can be generated for various
solutions and technologies. It is critical for cities to find the best infrastructure based
on the output data in order to deliver reliable, secure, and cost-effective services.