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ANNOUNCEMENT: IET launches new engineering research journal 'IET Smart Cities'
Open for manuscript submissions on the IET Digital Library: https://digital-library.theiet.org/content/journals/iet-smc
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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is delighted to announce the launch of IET Smart Cities.
The new Gold Open Access journal will publish the latest advances in Information Communication Technology (ICT) for smart cities, including advanced research that aims to resolve issues that affect quality of life, such as traffic congestion, air pollution, health hazards, natural disasters, public safety and housing.
The journal’s Editors-in-Chief, Professor William Webb and Professor Chai Toh explain: “Today, countries around the world are introducing projects related to smart cities. The IET has established a new journal on Smart Cities to address the key challenges of smart city systems. Topics covered include smart cities standards, technologies and systems, research progress and outcomes, implementation, trials, deployment, applications, operations, benchmarking, smart cities comparisons, rankings, metrics and policy. It will also include the various verticals of smart cities, such as smart health, transport, energy, homes, living, environment, city services, etc.”
The inaugural issue of the journal will be published in June 2019.
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IET Smart Cities journal Editors-in-Chief
Prof. William Webb, Webb Consulting Ltd UK
Professor Webb is an independent consultant at Webb Search and CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardising IoT technology. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011 and subsequently sold to Huawei. Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research. He has worked for a range of communications consultancies and spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. He was IET President between 2014 and 2015.
Professor Webb has published 16 books, 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Southampton University, UK, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET. He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorates by the UK’s leading universities and in 2018 was awarded the IET’s prestigious Mountbatten Medal for technology entrepreneurship.
Professor Chai K Toh, National Tsing Hua University, TAIWAN
Professor Toh was Assistant Chief Executive and Group CTO at Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and VP / CTO of Singapore Power Telecom Ltd, where he co-led the Singapore’s Smart Nation program, smart energy, smart utilities and smart homes programs. He is an advisor to the Smart Cities Council (USA) and was Director of Research for TRW Systems Inc. (USA) and Chief Technology Advisor at ALICO Systems Inc. (USA). Currently, he is the Tsing Hua Honor Chair Professor of EECS in Taiwan and a Council Expert on IoT and Smart Cities for GLG Group USA.
Professor Toh was awarded the IET Ambrose Fleming Medal in 2009, IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award in 2005, his PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK in 1996 and his BEng(Hons) Electronics Engineering degree from UMIST in 1991. He has published over 100 papers, including the first book on “Wireless ATM and Ad Hoc Networks” in 1997 (Kluwer Academic Press). He is also the author of Prentice Hall Best Seller “Ad Hoc Mobile Wireless Networks” published in 2001. He is a Fellow of IET, IEEE, BCS and AAAS.
About the Institution of Engineering and Technology
The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions supporting over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.
For the research community, IET Publishing offers an extensive publishing programme across a growing portfolio of research, letters and open access journals and over 450 eBooks. Worldwide readership and database coverage - including SCI, SCI-E, IET Inspec, Scopus, Ei Compendex, and Google Scholar allowing research to be easily accessed and used.
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