The purpose of this Special Issue on Cyber Security, Smart Cities, and Big Data Optimization is to deeply inquire, holistically reflect, and comprehensively expose the current and emerging cutting edge technology in important fields of investigation and facilities for original, innovative, and novel real-world applications of Optimization in the modern world related to the emerging areas of the Big Data, Data-based Cryptography and its emerging applications to individuals, groups, cities, countries, etc.
Contributing authors of this special issue will be scientists and practitioners from all over the world; they use and further refine the deep model-based methods of mathematics and the less model-based, also so-called smart or intelligent algorithms with their roots in the engineering disciplines, in computer science, and informatics. Today, these techniques and approaches meet and interact in many centers of research all over worldwide to overcome misunderstandings and misperceptions between these two academic avenues.
Prof. Dr. Ugo Fiore
Dr. Pandian Vasant
Prof. Dr. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber
Dr. Joshua Thomas