The interplay between modern information and communication technologies and wireless sensor networks allows cities to become Smart Cities. Goods, people and traffic streams can be managed in a decentralised and adaptive way. Data flows from the permanent tracking of energy consumption, infrastructure strains and user behaviour contribute to a comprehensive understanding of unique functions. An important subdivision of this urban system is the Smart Grid, coordinating energy distribution. Moreover, a Smart City distinguishes itself through uniting its administration and citizens through information and knowledge platforms or citizen participation.
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