A perspective on smart universities as being downsized smart cities: a technological view of internet of thing and big data

Abdul Kareem Abdul Jawwad, Nidal Turab, Ghayth Al-Mahadin, Hamza Abu Owida, Jamal Al-Nabulsi


The integration of internet of things (IoT) and big data technologies is transforming the overall perspective of managing various sectors of modern life; with higher educational sectors being no exception of this transformation. This paper explores the idea of a “smart university” as an extension of the overarching “smart city” framework, emphasizing the blending of IoT and big data technologies within higher education institutions. The study investigates the incorporation of IoT technologies throughout university campuses, including intelligent classrooms, smart infrastructure, and device networking. Moreover, the paper delves into the substantial role played by big data analytics in processing and extracting meaningful insights from extensive data generated by IoT devices in a Smart University. The use of predictive analytics, machine learning algorithms, and data-driven decision-making contributes to personalized learning experiences, adaptive campus management, and proactive maintenance of university facilities. Furthermore, this paper not only emphasizes the potential benefits of deploying IoT and big data in a university setting but also addresses challenges related to security, privacy, and ethical considerations. By embracing a comprehensive approach to technology integration, universities can leverage the capabilities of IoT and big data to establish intelligent, interconnected, and flexible educational environments that align with the broader vision of a smart city.


Big data; Internet of things; Smart campus; Smart cities; Smart university

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v35.i2.pp1162-1170


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The Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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