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Smarter City and Smart Infrastructure

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Urbanization and globalization have had a profound impact on recent city development. Rapid technological advancements and the emphasis on sustainability provide city planners and managers with more opportunities and challenges than ever before. A smart city is one that utilizes self-managing autonomic technologies to identify its functions and promote prosperity and sustainability. This kind of city involves one of the most promising city development strategies worldwide.

•  We develop decision-support systems that both assess multidimensional levels of smartness for the current solutions of a city to environmental problems and recommend an optimal set of improvement strategies.
•  We develop ontology-based service models for facilitating smart infrastructure design. This approach enables the design of specific smart infrastructures based on expected goals, availability of information, and the feasibility of implementation.
•  We focus on building sustainable infrastructures and organizations using a learning-enabled cooperative multi-agent system approach. We use approaches that leverage information and communications technology (ICT) to enable physical infrastructures to better adapt and achieve sustainability goals of smart cities and governments.