American Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering

Special Issue

Smart Cities – Innovative Approaches

  • Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Mia Suhanek
About This Special Issue
The special issue “Smart Cities – Innovative Approaches” within the American Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering discusses an application of the smart environment paradigm in modern urban life. Such paradigm contains broad future vision of embedding state-of-the-art technology advances into architectural and urbanistic city structures to improve the quality of everyday life. In particular, the purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers or review articles which deal with innovative engineering approaches in urban environments ranging from integration of renewable energy resources into urban power network up to implementation of efficient communication technologies and ubiquitous sensor networks with potential applications in e.g. traffic, noise and water level control, personal entertainment, medical monitoring etc. In addition, in this special issue we aim to present and discuss methods and innovations regarding detection, preservation and improvement of different urban environments. By providing and discussing different aspects and viewpoints onto merging technology and urban structure within this special issue we also believe that synergistic effect of papers can be yielded which might eventually provide directions for holistic research together with possibly contributing to some new urban policies.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Urban environments
  2. Communication technologies
  3. Sensor networks
  4. Condition monitoring
  5. Smart cities
  6. Innovative applications
Lead Guest Editor
  • Mia Suhanek

    Department of Electroacoustics, Faculty of EE and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia

Guest Editors
  • Sanja Grubeša

    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Ivan Đurek

    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Antonio Petošić

    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Branimir Ivšić

    Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, Croatia

  • Emil Dumić

    University North, Koprivnica, Croatia

Published Articles
  • A Model of Public Announcement System’s Dynamics Control in Smart City Environments

    Ante Grgat , Ivan Djurek , Mia Suhanek

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 112-116
    Received: Nov. 13, 2019
    Accepted: Dec. 02, 2019
    Published: Dec. 17, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajese.20190304.17
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    Abstract: Nowadays, each individual is exposed to noise on a daily basis. Long exposure to noise pollution can be manifested through several health concerns such as bad mood, fatigue, insomnia, headache and loss of concentration, which can then cause reduced work ability and finally permanent hearing impairment. When considering urban areas, the most common ... Show More
  • Acoustic Camera Design with Different Types of MEMS Microphone Arrays

    Sanja Grubesa , Jasna Stamac , Mia Suhanek

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 88-93
    Received: Sep. 03, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 22, 2019
    Published: Dec. 06, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajese.20190304.14
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    Abstract: This paper investigates different approaches in designing an acoustic camera with respect to the shape of the camera as well as the number of microphones and their position on the camera. Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) microphones are used in this research for the purpose of designing an acoustic camera. Several simulations implemented in ... Show More
  • The Development and Analysis of Beamforming Algorithms Used for Designing an Acoustic Camera

    Sanja Grubesa , Jasna Stamac , Ivan Krizanic , Antonio Petosic

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 94-102
    Received: Nov. 08, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 29, 2019
    Published: Dec. 06, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajese.20190304.15
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    Abstract: This paper discusses the beamforming algorithms used in developing an acoustic camera which can be used for the purpose of localizing sound sources. In order to design an acoustic camera which can display results in the form of an intensity map, it is necessary to determine the beamformed signal for all the desired incident angles, i.e. for all the... Show More
  • Internet Security and Safety Learning via an Innovative Educational Game

    Dora Puselj , Marin Vukovic , Mia Suhanek

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2019
    Pages: 84-87
    Received: Nov. 13, 2019
    Accepted: Nov. 23, 2019
    Published: Dec. 04, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajese.20190304.13
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    Abstract: Nowadays, Internet safety is a very important topic in order to avoid unwanted consequences of various dangers, attacks and frauds. The Internet has over 3.5 billion users today and unfortunately Internet frauds and different types of attack have such a rapid increase that they are currently the most common form of crime. Some of the everyday possi... Show More
  • A Case Study: The Urban Residents’ Choice for Electric Vehicles Warning Sounds

    Mia Suhanek , Ivan Djurek , Antonio Petosic

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2019
    Pages: 47-51
    Received: Sep. 18, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 15, 2019
    Published: Oct. 23, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajese.20190303.11
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    Abstract: Nowadays, people are exposed to noise on a daily basis. Therefore, in an overvibrant urban environments electrical vehicles operating at low speed are too quiet to be detected by pedestrians (especially vulnerable group are visually impaired people) and urban residents in general. Thus, electric vehicle warning sounds are sounds created to alert an... Show More