Call for Chapters: Impact of Digital Twins in Smart Cities Development


INGRID VASILIU-FELTES, University of Miami, FL, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 24, 2021
Full Chapters Due: February 6, 2022
Submission Date: February 6, 2022


Digital Twins have been defined as virtual replicas of physical entities which are created in software and that can be represented by devices, people, processes or systems. Gartner describes their functionality as “ software design patterns that understand the asset’s state, respond to changes, improve business operations and add value”. The global digital twin market is predicted grow at an impressive CAGR of 58% by 2026 according to recent reports published. Industries expected to capture most of this revenue are automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas, energy and power. Recently a new Digital Twin Consortium has been established that aims to deploy digital twin technology in new markets, as well as in the development of smart cities. It is incumbent upon us a societyb to educate and train future generations on how to leverage digital twin technologies in order to optimize our daily life, as well as increase our efficiency, productivity, and safety. Digital Twins are a wonderful use case for showcasing the benefits of multiple emerging technologies. Designing smart cities, smart communities and smart ecosystems powered by optimal digital twin deployments is a vision that currently only futurists can entertain and will require some time to reach large scale adoption. The augmented advantages of artificial intelligence, ledger technology, 6G networks, IoT and next generation computing such as quantum or cloud-computing can completely transform the global business ecosystem and give rise to a new digitalized, virtualized and hyper-connected business ecosystem ready for the 5th industrial revolution.


To remain competitive and relevant business leaders in all industries must continue to innovate, embrace digital transformation and be active stakeholders in building a new global digital business ecosystem. The book aims to provide insights regaridng the global landscape for current digital twin research and deployments, as well as highlight some of the challenges and opportunities we will face during larger scale adoptions. Critical domains such as ethics, data governance, cyber-security, inclusion, diversity and sustainability will be addressed as well.

Target Audience

Poloicymakers, Academicians, Industry Leaders, Scientists, Economists, Students, Not for profit organizations

Recommended Topics

1. Background 2. Definition 3. Challenges 4. Opportunities 5. Drivers of Success 6. Ethics 7. Cybersecurity 8. Digital Economics 9. SDG Impact 10. Workforce Impact 11. Future Directions-The 5th Industrial Revolution 12. Design Thinking

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 24, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 8, 2021 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 6, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Impact of Digital Twins in Smart Cities Development. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

November 24, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 8, 2021: Notification of Acceptance
February 6, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
March 22, 2022: Review Results Returned
May 3, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
May 17, 2022: Final Chapter Submission




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