Proposal for Information and Communications Technologies that Are Essential to Smart City Dimensions

  • Hemalata VasudavanEmail author
  • Sumathi Balakrishnan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 532)


This paper discusses the essential information and communications technologies (ICT) that support the development of a smart city. With expeditious development of urban areas there must be significant research to show which forms of ICT a smart city needs to be equipped with. On the basis of analysis of a wide and extensive array of literature from various smart city case studies, a variety of critical forms of ICT have been identified. This systematic approach has gathered information on critical forms of ICT that are currently supporting the operations of several smart cities around the world. These forms of ICT have been mapped into six dimensions that are associated with the constitution of a smart city. These findings can be utilized and justified by policy makers to retrofit current smart cities or to forecast the planning of a smart city with essential forms of ICT.


ICT Smart cities Smart city planning Urbanization Smart city dimensions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Taylor’s University, MalaysiaSubang JayaMalaysia

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