CEC 2019 Special Session by Kaizhou Gao

CEC 2019 Special Session on Evolutionary Computation for Smart City

A Smart City is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently. It integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to the network (the Internet of things or IoT) to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services. A smart city is powered by “smart connections” for various items such as street lighting, smart buildings, distributed energy resources (DER), data analytics, and smart transportation.

There are various complex optimization problems in Smart City. The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers from both academia and industry in the application of evolutionary computation for solving various optimization problems in smart city. The main topics of this special session include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • l Traffic signals control and optimization
  • l Intelligent parking spot allocation
  • l Public transport route planning
  • l Air-conditioning energy optimization in smart building
  • l Urban water supply system optimization
  • l Urban gas supply system optimization
  • l Evolutionary computation for emergency evacuation of the crowd
  • l Evolutionary computation for internet of things
  • l Evolutionary computation for public vehicle routing and planning
  • l Other topics in smart city