Internet of Things Shaping Smart Cities: A Survey

  • Arsalan Shahid
  • Bilal Khalid
  • Shahtaj Shaukat
  • Hashim Ali
  • Muhammad Yasir Qadri
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 30)


Driven by the advances in hardware and software technologies, the term Internet of things has emerged as a worldwide framework of ‘smart’ internet-based interconnected electronic devices through web having a significant impact in the betterment of our traditional living style. The use of these web connected embedded devices, as Information and communication technologies for re-shaping modern cities, lead to the concept of smart cities. This chapter surveys the most important domains of smart cities and illustrates the recent research and development in them. After identifying critical areas, the chapter also highlights and discusses the issues and research gaps in recent technologies. Finally, it presents the opportunities and research directions in future advancements of intelligent cities.


Intelligent cities Smart grids Applications of internet of things (IoT) Smart homes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arsalan Shahid
    • 1
  • Bilal Khalid
    • 2
  • Shahtaj Shaukat
    • 2
  • Hashim Ali
    • 3
  • Muhammad Yasir Qadri
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and InformaticsUniversity College DublinBelfieldIreland
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringHITEC University TaxilaTaxilaPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science & EngineeringHITEC University TaxilaTaxilaPakistan
  4. 4.School of Computer Science and Electronic EngineeringUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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