Convergence of IoT, Edge and Cloud Computing for Smart Cities

  title={Convergence of IoT, Edge and Cloud Computing for Smart Cities},
  author={Mazin You},
  journal={IEEE Cloud Comput.},
  • Mazin You
  • Published 1 September 2018
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Cloud Comput.
Cities require extensive underlying infrastructure to make them smart. But what does the concept of a “smart city” really mean? Does it mean a city designed for just one goal using standalone infrastructure—for example, an optimal transportation system, healthcare system, or safety system? Or, to qualify as a smart city, do we mean that all such services have been optimized to communicate and work together through fully-instrumented infrastructure? Of course, it all depends on who you talk to…