Smart Village Technology: Concepts and Developments

The rural areas play a significant role in the overall social and economic growth of a country which is in turn mostly dependent on agriculture and farming. In order to prevent the migration of people from rural areas to urban areas, villages need to adopt IoT and smart applications to make villagers educated, healthier, self-sufficient and efficient. Smart villages will lead to development of a stronger, secured and self-reliant country. The concept of smart village intends to project the inherent goodness of villages by solving several issues creating obstacles for the development of villages leading to the increase in migration. Smart village showcases the potentiality of villagers in all aspects to contribute towards a sustainable and developed nation. Some of the potential areas of research include improved use of natural resources, renewable energy, empowering of local self-governance, improving health and social conditions, exploring various entrepreneurial opportunities and improving democratic awareness and involvement of villagers. We are initiating a book series on smart village technology and this book series shall provide a platform for dissemination of work on smart villages among academia, researchers, government policy makers, international organizations, aid agencies, and corporations who are executing the work and entrepreneurs who are engaged in solving the prevalent problems of village life using Information Technology (IT) solutions. All chapters must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

Smart Village Technology consists of many cross disciplines and the topics which will be covered in this volume (but are not limited to) are as follows:

Smart Agriculture
• IOT (Internet of Things): Smart web sensors, actuators, robots, cameras, drones and other agro devices for automated decision making.
• Big Data Technology in raw material procurement and farming for giving best possible result. Solar Electrification and Smart Grid Operation.
• Design and implementation of solar panels on roofs and suitable empty spaces to preserve solar power and generate electricity.
• Brightening and lightening of village area through solar power street light.
Increasing Connectivity and Transportation System
• Managing smart and quick mobility
• Logistics and transportation infrastructure
Technological Advancement in Health and Education
• Embedding smart class or digitally equipped classes
• E-health services, smart health education and awareness
Increasing information and Communication Network • Broadband Implementation
• Digitally educating rural mass
Biogas Technology
• Extracting fuel and energy from cow manure

Management Aspect of Smart Village Initiative

Proper social Education
• Local self governance, assure basic amenities and responsible individual and community behaviour to build happy society, making smart villages by talking smart decisions using smart technologies and services
Entrepreneurial Activities
• Designing various business models and delivering knowledge and strengthening potential for development.
• Promotion of small scale developmental activities.
• Web based or online ordering services developmental activities.
• New agricultural value chain and new cottage and small scale business framework.
Encouraging Tourism and Cultural Platform
• Design and development of employment and investments
Water Management
• Safe Drinking Water Facilities
• Rain water harvesting/rain water proper draining system
• Improvising Sanitation Conditions
• Solid and Liquid waste management
• Hygienic Toiletry systems
• Awareness on usage of basic toiletry items

As a profound researcher of this domain, I would like to invite you to contribute a chapter to this volume. Please send your abstract and full chapter as per the following dates:

Submission of Abstract along with Author's information : 2nd January 2019
Submission of Full Chapter : 31st January 2019
Camera-Ready Submission (Proof reading) : 15th February 2019

Brief Profile of Editors

1. Prof. Srikanta Patnaik, Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999 and supervised 12 Ph. D. theses and more than 30 M. Tech theses in the area of Computational Intelligence, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published around 60 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and edited 12 books and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. Patnaik was the Principal Investigator of AICTE sponsored TAPTEC project “Building Cognition for Intelligent Robot” and UGC sponsored Major Research Project “Machine Learning and Perception using Cognition Methods”. He is the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House, England and also Editors-in-chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany.

2. Siddhartha Sen, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean
School of Architecture and Planning
Morgan State University
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, CBEIS 108A
Baltimore, MD 21251, USA
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Siddhartha Sen is a Professor of City and Regional Planning and Associate Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA. He is a recognized scholar on Indian urbanization and the nonprofit sector in India. His articles have appeared in journals such asThird World Planning Review (now knownas International Development Planning Review), Development and Change, Cities, and Voluntas. His most recent book, Colonizing, Decolonizing, and Globalizing Kolkata: From a Colonial to a Post-Marxist City has been published by Amsterdam University Press in 2017. He has been active in many editorial activities, including servingas the book review editorof the Journal of Urban Technology since 2005. He has also served as a reviewer from many international journals as well as publishers such as Routledge and Fordham University Press.

3. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Coordinator of Distributed Control Research Lab,
Systems Engineering Department,
King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals,
PO Box 5067, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia
Email: [email protected], [email protected],
Magdi S. Mahmoud received B.Sc. (Honors) degree in communications engineering, M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and Ph.D. degree in systems engineering, all from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1968, 1972 and 1974, respectively. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor in the Systems Engineering Department; KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Mahmoud is internationally recognized as an eminent researcher in the systems and control field. His activities and books in interconnected systems, networked-control systems, and renewable-energy systems have become guidelines to many researchers in North America, South-East Asia and Europe in advancing systems engineering research. He is the principal author of thirty-six (36) books, inclusive book-chapters and the author/co-author of more than 525 peer-reviewed papers. His research interests include the operation and control of cyperphysical systems, distributed control and filtering, smart grid and renewable energy systems. Dr. Mahmoud’s innovative research has been leading academia and research development worldwide, and will lead to new advancement in systems engineering. He is the recipient of two national, one regional and several university prizes for outstanding research in engineering and applied mathematics. He is a fellow of the IEE, a senior member of the IEEE, the CEI (UK), and a registered consultant engineer of information engineering and systems Egypt.