IoT 18(13): e3

Research Article

Towards Smart and Sustainable Future Cities Based on Internet of Things for Developing Countries: What Approach for Africa?

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.11-9-2018.155481,
        author={Pape Abdoulaye Barro and Jules Degila and Marco Zennaro and Samuel Fosso Wamba},
        title={Towards Smart and Sustainable Future Cities Based on Internet of Things for Developing Countries: What Approach for Africa?},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        volume={4},
        number={13},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2018},
        month={9},
        keywords={sustainability, smart cities, future cities, embedded systems, Internet of Things, Big Data, Cloud computing and artificial intelligence},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-9-2018.155481}
    }
    
  • Pape Abdoulaye Barro
    Jules Degila
    Marco Zennaro
    Samuel Fosso Wamba
    Year: 2018
    Towards Smart and Sustainable Future Cities Based on Internet of Things for Developing Countries: What Approach for Africa?
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-9-2018.155481
Pape Abdoulaye Barro1,*, Jules Degila1, Marco Zennaro2, Samuel Fosso Wamba3
  • 1: Institute of Mathematics and Physical Sciences(IMSP), Africa Center of Excellence in Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Porto-Novo, Benin
  • 2: T/ICT4D LAB, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
  • 3: Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, France
*Contact email: pape.barro@imsp-uac.org

Abstract

This article aims first at reviewing and discussing previous works on Internet of Things based sustainable smart cities. Secondly, it proposes an ideological and technical framework that better suits communities in future cities. At the same time, we provide a reference model that can generally apply to developing countries and specifically to Africa. This work represents a first step towards future cities and should at the same time constitute a reference base for researchers working on the same topic. Some Indexes have been leveraged to carry out this work.