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Special Issue

QR Codes-Based Energy and Environmental Management of Smart Cities

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Abdolreza Darabi, PhD

Shiraz University of Technology (SUTech), Shiraz, Iran

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Research interests: Quick-response (QR) codes; Smart urbanization platforms; Real-time health system; Light-and-Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology

About This Topic

The problem of energy and environmental management based on IoT platforms in smart city systems, such as real-time health systems, smart buildings and parking, and smart waste bin monitoring, is considered a hot topic for researchers in modern city planning. The use of QR (Quick-response) codes with a digital data identity in daily life has accelerated fast and secure offline access to data. On the other hand, these types of codes can be used together with new generation telecommunication technologies, such as Li-Fi (Light-and-Fidelity), to implement high-quality smart city projects in energy and environmental management.


Smart city
Energy and environmental management
Quick-response (QR) code
Internet-of-things (IoT)
Light-and-Fidelity (Li-Fi) technology

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