Does End of Life Matter in Smart Cities?

  • Ahmed HefnawyEmail author
  • Abdelaziz Bouras
  • Chantal Cherifi
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 540)


In the smart city ecosystem, smart systems go through different phases of development from conception and design, through deployment and operation till end of service and retirement. Normally, city operators pay less attention to End of Life activities, compared to other phases of lifecycle. however, in the End of Life, the decommission of certain smart system shall be subject to applicable laws and regulations, like data privacy and cyber security. In addition, the outage of such smart system should be strategically aligned with the vision of the smart city. In this paper, we present the scenario of FIFA World Cup™ 2022, where Qatar has committed to donate part of its sports infrastructure to other countries. We particularly focus on the lifecycle of an IoT-enabled smart parking use-case in Lusail City.


Smart city IoT Lifecycle management End of Life Ecosystem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Hefnawy
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdelaziz Bouras
    • 2
  • Chantal Cherifi
    • 1
  1. 1.DISP Lab, Université Lumière Lyon 2LyonFrance
  2. 2.DCSE, College of EngineeringQatar UniversityDohaQatar

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