Recent years have seen an increased interest devoted to the so-called green themes, particularly with the aim to find a concrete and efficient solution to the new issues brought about by the tumultuous industrial growth of emerging economies. Researchers have responded with their studies, where several papers have been collected and the papers [1,2,3] have been accepted for publication. In such a scenario, the quest for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Organization of human beings in Smart Cities, innovative ways to produce, handle energies and their consumption, particularly in relation to the necessity to trigger a real, green approach to the global wellness of human beings, has become an inescapable goal to focus on. These necessities have rapidly led to the Green Smart Cities Era, where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and transport applications are merging in the new design and new planning ways of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The latter also implies innovative ICT application as well as economical managing solutions that can guarantee the energy consumption reduction of the transportation network. The overall aim is twofold: to improve traffic network efficiency and traveler experience by enhancing safety, reducing traveling time, fuel consumption and environmental impacts through gathering, organizing, analyzing, using, and sharing traffic information as well as to manage the processes of energy production with particular attention to the field of renewable energies, while aiming at the same time to a drastic reduction of the financial risk involved by handling economical instruments related to the whole of their commercial life. Such a big deal pushes us to face extremely stimulating challenges including -Road Transportation Support (RTS) applications based on the ideas of the Internet of Things [4], cloud computing, security [5], autonomous and self-managing transport systems [6,7], social network concepts [8], Dense Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks [9], etc.; -Real-Time ITS (RT-ITS) where efficiency [10], reliability and timeliness are the main system requirements [11,12,13]; -Energy Market Planning (EMP) where the reduction of traveling time as well as the improvement of engines efficiency, will permit drastic reductions in energy consumption [14,15]; -Management of Energy Production (MEP) viewed as an innovative as well as an effective approach to the realization of highly efficient plants to produce energy from renewable sources [16,17], taking care at the same time of the optimization of the traditional ones. Intimately linked to this latter challenge is the implementation of virtuous economical ecosystems where ad hoc financial derivatives will be developed to help the rise of a sustainable way of life, as witnessed in [18,19,20]. For this reason, there is a need to disseminate, streamline, and investigate research findings coming from several different application domains.

Smart Green Applications: From Renewable Energy Management to Intelligent Transportation Systems

Mario Collotta
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2018

Abstract

Recent years have seen an increased interest devoted to the so-called green themes, particularly with the aim to find a concrete and efficient solution to the new issues brought about by the tumultuous industrial growth of emerging economies. Researchers have responded with their studies, where several papers have been collected and the papers [1,2,3] have been accepted for publication. In such a scenario, the quest for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Organization of human beings in Smart Cities, innovative ways to produce, handle energies and their consumption, particularly in relation to the necessity to trigger a real, green approach to the global wellness of human beings, has become an inescapable goal to focus on. These necessities have rapidly led to the Green Smart Cities Era, where Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and transport applications are merging in the new design and new planning ways of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The latter also implies innovative ICT application as well as economical managing solutions that can guarantee the energy consumption reduction of the transportation network. The overall aim is twofold: to improve traffic network efficiency and traveler experience by enhancing safety, reducing traveling time, fuel consumption and environmental impacts through gathering, organizing, analyzing, using, and sharing traffic information as well as to manage the processes of energy production with particular attention to the field of renewable energies, while aiming at the same time to a drastic reduction of the financial risk involved by handling economical instruments related to the whole of their commercial life. Such a big deal pushes us to face extremely stimulating challenges including -Road Transportation Support (RTS) applications based on the ideas of the Internet of Things [4], cloud computing, security [5], autonomous and self-managing transport systems [6,7], social network concepts [8], Dense Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks [9], etc.; -Real-Time ITS (RT-ITS) where efficiency [10], reliability and timeliness are the main system requirements [11,12,13]; -Energy Market Planning (EMP) where the reduction of traveling time as well as the improvement of engines efficiency, will permit drastic reductions in energy consumption [14,15]; -Management of Energy Production (MEP) viewed as an innovative as well as an effective approach to the realization of highly efficient plants to produce energy from renewable sources [16,17], taking care at the same time of the optimization of the traditional ones. Intimately linked to this latter challenge is the implementation of virtuous economical ecosystems where ad hoc financial derivatives will be developed to help the rise of a sustainable way of life, as witnessed in [18,19,20]. For this reason, there is a need to disseminate, streamline, and investigate research findings coming from several different application domains.
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