Special Issue on Intelligent Urban Planning and Management for Sustainable Cities

Special Issue

"Intelligent Urban Planning and Management for Sustainable Cities"

Urban planning is considered as a set of policies and technical progression to deal with the reinforcement of land usage and the constructed environment, with availability of resources such as water, air, substructure transportation, and the distribution networks of urban regions. Urban management is the organization and planning of cities, particularly based on the transition of workplaces, industries, housing, and other growth processes in urban regions. The significant scope of urban planning is linked with the urban settlement spatial structure for an effective transition of sustainable cities which attracts globally. Further, concerning the sustainable environment, cities certainly accumulate enormous pollution, massive emissions, and industrial constructions are the risk factors which need to be addressed. Hence, it is essential to work for smart urban planning and management for sustainable infrastructure development for future enhancement.

The challenges experienced in urbanization seriously depreciate the quality of life in sustainable cities. Therefore, large-scale computing infrastructures and sensing technologies are producing data classification in city spaces to meet these challenges. Subsequently, intelligent urban planning has collected considerable attention in research and industry, using data analytics in the smart city to enhance its urban environment and operating schemes, quality of life, etc. Furthermore, there have been several attempts made to connect innovative sensor technology, sophisticated data, analytical models, and modern simulation approaches to build dynamic urban planning systems for smart cities. The fields of urban planning include transport systems, environmental preservation, public security, the economy, social uses, energy consumption, and offering illustrative scenarios are emerging and increasingly prevalent in the smart systems and applications. Intelligent urban planning, intelligent systems, and innovative models ensure the quality of life and design for a sustainable city.

The main objective of this special issue is to request for a synchronized effort to recognize challenges and opportunities in intelligent urban planning management and sustainable city with extensive data analysis. The purpose is to define main activities and assess state-of-the-art methods to show new and innovative methodologies and ideas.


The Topics of Interest for the Special Issue:

  • Urban development strategies towards sustainability
  • Urban planning and sustainable solutions for smart city development
  • Urban planning tools for well functioning of a city
  • Urban modeling and simulations of environment
  • Health and well-being in urban spaces for cities
  • Quality of life and urban sustainability for residents
  • Monitoring, alerts, and management control in urban planning for consistent improvement
  • Support for mitigation and resilience in urban planning
  • Communication, information, and citizen participation for prosperous city
  • Evaluation tools and decision support systems for urban planning
  • Environment and application aspects used in smart cities
  • Ecological and Environmental Planning for balanced regional development
  •  Prediction of Land Use/Land Cover for reasonable management
  • Guidance for achieving the model of sustainable city
  • Urban facilities and essential services in the management
  • Urban policy and public affairs with regard to intelligent planning
  • Housing and urban research for the welfare of residents
  • Sustainable city planning with commitment to excellence


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline for Full-Paper: 20/06/2021


Guest Editors:

Dr. Mamoun Alazab

IT and Environment, Charles Darwin University, Australia.

Official Email: m.alazab@icsl.com.au

Official Web-link: https://www.cdu.edu.au/research-and-innovation/higher-degree-research/engineering-and-technology/mamoun-alazab

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rzMB5uoAAAAJ&hl=th

Dr. Mamoun Alazab is an Associate Professor at the College of Engineering, IT and Environment at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the Federation University of Australia, School of Science, Information Technology and Engineering. He is a cyber security researcher and practitioner with industry and academic experience. Alazab’s research is multidisciplinary that focuses on cyber security and digital forensics of computer systems with a focus on cybercrime detection and prevention. He has more than 150 research papers in many international journals and conferences, such as IEEE transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Computers & Security, and Future Generation Computing Systems. He delivered many invited and keynote speeches, 24 events in 2019 alone. He convened and chaired more than 50 conferences and workshops. He works closely with government and industry on many projects, including Northern Territory (NT) Department of Information and Corporate Services, IBM, Trend Micro, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), Westpac, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Attorney General’s Department. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is the Founding chair of the IEEE Northern Territory (NT) Subsection.

Dr. Ameer Al-Nemrat

Faculty in School of Architecture Computing and Engineering, University of East London, London.

Official Email: a.al-nemrat@uel.ac.uk

Official Web-link: https://www.uel.ac.uk/staff/a/ameer-al-nemrat

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=7HbYafEAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Ameer Al-Nemrat is working as a Senior Lecturer in School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East London (UEL), he is a Director of Professional Doctorate in Information Security & the MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics programmes. He is a founder and director of the Electronic Evidence Laboratory. In addition, he is a co-editor of the book “Issues in Cybercrime, Security, and Digital Forensics”. He worked in the project of Cybercrime Programme Project with a German Institution. He was nominated as a Best-Lecturer for Student Led Teaching Awards in 2015. His working experience in designing and leading information security projects and programmes, His research areas also include the cybercrime and digital forensics, cyber criminal network analysis using data mining techniques.

Dr. Mohammad Shojafar

Institute for Communication Systems, University of Surrey, United Kingdom.

Official Email: m.shojafar@surrey.edu.uk

Official Web-link: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/people/mohammad-shojafar

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DIEJuwoAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Mohammad Shojafar is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Communication Systems (ICS) at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. He received a Ph.D. in ICT from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He received the honored B.Sc. in CS at Iran University Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2006. He was a programmer/analyzer at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Tidewater Limited in Iran from 2008-2013, respectively. He published over 100 refereed top-tier articles in prestigious venues such as IEEE TCC, IEEE TNSM, IEEE Network, Computer Networks, and FGCS. He is an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, IET Communications, Cluster Computing, and Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journals. He published a book entitled "Cybersecurity and Privacy in Cyber Physical Systems" which is appeared in CRC Taylor and Francis, recently.  He is also an Intel Innovator and a IEEE Senior Member. His research interests are Network Security, Cryptography algorithms, Green Networking, Cloud and Fog Networks, Distributed and Networked Systems.