Zaheer Abbas Khan

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ICT is becoming increasingly pervasive to urban environments and providing the necessary basis for sustainability and resilience of the smart future cities. Often ICT tools for a smart city deal with different application domains e.g. land use, transport, energy, and rarely provide an integrated information perspective to deal with sustainability and(More)
With continuous increase in urban population, the need to plan and implement smart cities based solutions for better urban governance is becoming more evident. These solutions are driven, on the one hand, by innovations in ICT and, on the other hand, to increase the capability and capacity of cities to mitigate environmental, social inclusion, economic(More)
Multi Agent Systems (MAS) are expected to be involved in futuristic technologies. Agents require some execution environment in which they can publish their service interfaces and can provide services to other agent. Such execution environment is called Agent Platform (AP). From a technical point of view any abnormal behavior of platform can distress agents(More)
A large amount of land-use, environment, socio-economic, energy and transport data is generated in cities. An integrated perspective of managing and analysing such big data can answer a number of science, policy, planning, governance and business questions and support decision making in enabling a smarter environment. This paper presents a theoretical and(More)
Graphical Business Process Modelling Languages (BPML) like Role Activity Diagrams (RAD) provide ease and flexibility for modelling business behaviour. However, these languages show limited applicability in terms of enactment over distributed systems paradigms like service oriented architecture (SOA) based grid computing. This paper investigates RAD(More)
In this paper we present a new approach of performing urban policy modelling and making with the help of ICT enabled tools. We present a complete policy cycle that includes creating policy plans, securing stakeholders and public engagement, implementation, monitoring, and evaluating a particular policy model. ICT enabled tools can be deployed at various(More)
Data collected through remote sensing (for instance geo-satellite) provides necessary stimulus for developing smart solutions for climate change & public health, energy efficiency and land monitoring in an urban environment. The velocity, variety, volume and veracity of high resolution data produced by geo-satellites provide big opportunity for planning(More)
Smart cities accumulate and process large amount of data streams which raise security and privacy concerns at individual and community levels. Sizeable attempts have made to ensure security and privacy of inhabitants' data. However, security and privacy issues of smart cities are not confined to inhabitants only, service provider and local government have(More)
With the emergence of new methodologies and technologies it has now become possible to manage large amounts of environmental sensing data and apply new integrated computing models to acquire information intelligence. This paper advocates the application of cloud technologies to support the information, communication and decision making needs of a wide(More)