Mobility is key to the development of smart cities. New cities aim to reduce traffic and, thus, lower the environmental impact and the level of CO2 emissions. Investing in sustainability-oriented public and private transport leads to reduced pollution and a better quality of life for the citizens.

As part of Horizon 2020, a European Union research program, several urban mobility objectives have been set, “The fundamental objective of this challenge is to achieve a European transport system that is more efficient in the use of resources, that is respectful of the climate and the environment, and that works safely and seamlessly for the benefit of all citizens, the economy and the society”.

In this regard, the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Cities and Territories (SSCt2021), to be held April 27-29, 2021, will present exciting research on Smart Cities and all the factors that determine their status as smart.

Among other activities, there will be a Workshop on Smart Mobility for Smart Cities (SMSC), which will discuss the use of smart agents in Smart Cities, addressing issues related to smart architectures, urban simulations, smart infrastructure, smart transportation, open data, smart mobility and transportation, smart vehicles, integrated smart grids, smart traffic system operations, among other aspects of interest that are of great relevance and related to the theme of the workshop.

Smart mobility will continue to astonish us with developments adapted to the needs of each city and its residents. Technology plays a fundamental role, connectivity allows to collect and analyse data on mobility patterns in real-time, and to propose strategies and solutions adapted to the circumstances of any given moment.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.