Smart Cities

A Systematic Mapping on an Academic Basis


  • Gilton Jose Ferreira da Silva a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:3:"UFS";}
  • Joao Antonio Belmino dos Santos



Intellectual Property, Smart City, Innovation


Smart Cities belong to a multidisciplinary research area, which does not yet have a formal definition and may have different meanings depending on the context. In view of this, the objective of this work is to map the term "Smart City" in the scientific field. For such, the scientific publications present in Scopus' data base, accessed by the Periodicals portal of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES), were researched. As results, 61,435 publications were found, which after the inclusion criteria, 632 publications remained to be analyzed. China was the country that presented the largest number of publications with a total of 94 documents. The analysis of annual publications showed that there was an increase in the number of publications over the years, especially between 2018 and 2019. The main contributions of this work were the provision of a knowledge base that can be used by both scientists and researchers and developers of the organizations, identifying gaps and opportunities to be explored.


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How to Cite

Jose Ferreira da Silva, G., & Santos, J. A. B. dos. (2020). Smart Cities: A Systematic Mapping on an Academic Basis. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(6), 513–523.

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