On the Development of the Autonomous City

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Çetinkaya Y. M. , Doğu Z. S. , Dayıbaş O.

International Symposium on Innovative Technologies in Engineering and Science, Baku, Azerbaijan, 29 September - 01 October 2017, pp.407-417

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Baku
  • Country: Azerbaijan
  • Page Numbers: pp.407-417
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Human environments like cities are traditionally accepted as static systems. This perception makes the transition to smart cities harder due to sustainability issues. As a phenomenon, "smart city" defines a dynamic environment. Furthermore, emerging technologies affect the management approach of the cities like many other systems. These technologies change the attitude of the stakeholders in independent ways that are not necessarily compatible. The key point on value adding smart systems of a smart city is governing all these systems in coordination. Therefore, operation of these systems allows a smart city to be transformed into an autonomous entity. In this paper, we discuss the requirements and challenges of developing a smart city as a self-learning ICT system. Our solution approach is also introduced in the paper to develop an ultimate smart city namely "the autonomous city".