Simon Elias Bibri
Simon Elias Bibri
Researcher—Data–Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future—and Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Computer Science Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Background and activities
Simon Elias Bibri is Researcher and Assistant Professor in the area of data–driven smart sustainable cities of the future at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Computer and Information Science and Department of Architecture and Planning, Trondheim, Norway.
Bibri is Editorial Board for Smart Cities, Urban Science, Energies, Sustainability, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Cities and Society, and Land Journals.
- Special Issue in Energies: Accelerating Renewable Energy Transitions: The Enabling Role of Data-Driven Technologies in Environmental Innovations and Policy and Governance Processes
- Special Issue in Urban Science: Data-Driven Smart Ecological Urbanism: Emerging Practices for Integrating the Three Dimensions of Sustainability
- Special Issue in Sustainability: Smart Sustainable Cities in the Era of Big Data
- Special Issue in Sustainability: Advances and New Approaches in Smart Sustainable Urbanism
- Special Issue in Smart Cities: Data-driven Smart Sustainable Cities; Advanced Solutions for Environmental Sustanability
- Special Issue in Land: Sustainable Urbanism in the Era of Big Data: A Data-Driven Approach to Strategic Planning
- Special Issue in Sustainable Cities: Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities: Urban Computing and Intelligence for Short-term and Joined-up Planning
Bibri has pursued a long academic journey by studying a range of subject areas at the intersection of science, technology, and society. His intellectual endeavors and pursuits have resulted in an educational background encompassing knowledge from various disciplines—namely computer science, engineering science, systems science, environmental science, as well as the social sciences.
He holds the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Science in computer engineering with a major in software development engineering
- Master of Science in computer science—research focused—with a major in Context Awareness and Natural Interaction in Ambient Intelligence
- Master of Science in computer science with a major in informatics
- Master of Science in computer and systems sciences with a major in decision support and risk analysis
- Master of Science in entrepreneurship and innovation with a major in new venture creation
- Master of Science in strategic leadership toward sustainability
- Master of Social Science with a major in sustainable urban planning and development
- Master of Science in environmental science with a major in eco-technology and sustainable development
- Master of Social Science with a major in business administration (MBA)
- Master of Arts in communication and media for social change
- Master of Social Science with a major in economics and management
- PhD in computer science and sustainable urban development with a focus on data–driven smart sustainable cities of the future.
Bibri has earned all his Master’s degrees from different Swedish universities, namely Lund University, West University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Malmö University, Stockholm University, and Mid–Sweden University.
Before embarking on his long academic journey, Simon had served as a green ICT and sustainability strategist, IT manager, software development engineer, researcher, and consultant. Over the past years and in parallel with his academic studies, he has been involved in a number of consulting projects pertaining to environmental innovations, integrated renewable energy and smart energy technologies, smart cities, data strategies for sustainable urban development, sustainable business model innovation, and green ICT strategies.
Bibri's current research interests include smart sustainable cities, urban science/informatics. philosophy of big data science, social shaping of big data technology, data–driven scientific urbanism, and urban computing and intelligence, as well as the IoT and big data analytics and their core enabling and driving technologies, namely sensor technologies, data processing platforms, cloud and fog computing models, Artificial Intelligence, simulation models, and decision support systems.
Bibri has a genuine interest in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. His general research interests fall within the following areas:
- Sustainable development
- Urban sustainability
- Urban planning and design
- Smart urban governance
- Big data science and analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Urban computing and intelligence
- Urban artificial intelligence
- Data-driven smart sustainable cities
- Sustainable cities (e.g., eco–city, low-carbon city, green city, compact city)
- Smart cities (e.g., real–time city, data–driven city, ubiquitous city)
- Integrated renewable energy and smart energy technologies
- Data-driven smart solutions for environmental sustainability
- Environmental innovations and sustainable energy transitions
- Sustainability transition governance
- Science, technology, and innovation studies
- Circular economy and business model innovation for sustainability
- Technological and sectoral innovation systems
- Innovation and environmental policies
Bibri has authored six books and edited one book, entitled as follows:
- Data-Driven Smart Eco-Cities of the Future: Urban Computing and Intelligence Innovations for Environmental Sustainability (forthcoming).
- Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities, 450 pages, Springer, 12/2021.
- Advances in the Leading Paradigms of Urbanism and their Amalgamation: Compact Cities, Eco–Cities, and Data–Driven Smart Cities, 525 pages, Springer, 06/2020
- Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism: Unprecedented Paradigmatic Shifts and Practical Advancements, 505 pages, Springer, 06/2019
- Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: The Untapped Potential of Big Data Analytics and Context–Aware Computing for Advancing Sustainability, 660 pages, Springer, 03/2018
- The Human Face of Ambient Intelligence: Cognitive, Emotional, Affective, Behavioral and Conversational Aspects, 525 pages, Springer, 07/2015
- The Shaping of Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things: Historico–epistemic, Socio–cultural, Politico–institutional and Eco–environmental Dimensions, 305 pages, Springer, 11/2015
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) A Novel Model for Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: The Institutional Transformations Required for Balancing and Advancing the Three Goals of Sustainability. Energy Informatics.
- (2021) Data-Driven Smart Eco-Cities and Integrated Sustainable Districts: A Best-Evidence Approach to an Extensive Literature Review. European Journal of Futures Research.
- (2021) Data-Driven Smart Eco-Cities of the Future: An Empirically Informed Integrated Model for Strategic Sustainable Urban Development. World Futures.
- (2021) Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: An Evidence Synthesis Approach to a Comprehensive State-of-the-Art Literature Review. Sustainable Futures.
- (2021) Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: New Conceptions of and Approaches to the Spatial Scaling of Urban Form. Future Cities and Environment.
- (2021) Data-driven smart sustainable cities of the future: urban computing and intelligence for strategic, short-term, and joined-up planning. Computational Urban Science.
- (2021) The Core Academic and Scientific Disciplines Underlying Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Urbanism: An Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Framework. Computational Urban Science.
- (2021) The Underlying Components of Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: A Case Study Approach to an Applied Theoretical Framework. European Journal of Futures Research.
- (2021) A Novel Model for Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: A Strategic Roadmap to Transformational Change in the Era of Big Data. Future Cities and Environment.
- (2021) Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: A Novel Model of Urbanism and Its Core Dimensions, Strategies, and Solutions. Journal of Futures Studies.
- (2020) A Methodological Framework for Futures Studies: Integrating Normative Backcasting and Descriptive Case Study for Strategic Data-Driven Smart Sustainable City Planning. Energy Informatics. vol. 3.
- (2020) Compact Urbanism and the Synergic Potential of its Integration with Data-Driven Smart urbanism. Land Use Policy. vol. 97.
- (2020) The Eco-city and Its Core Environmental Dimension of Sustainability: Green Energy Technologies and their Integration with Data-Driven Smart Solutions. Energy Informatics.
- (2020) Compact city Planning and Development: Emerging Practices and Strategies for Achieving the Goals of Sustainability. Developments in the Built Environment.
- (2020) Environmentally Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities: Applied Innovative Solutions for Energy Efficiency, Pollution Reduction, and Urban Metabolism. Energy Informatics. vol. 3.
- (2020) Smart Eco-City Strategies and Solutions for Sustainability: The Cases of Royal Seaport, Stockholm, and Western Harbor, Malmö, Sweden. Urban Science. vol. 4 (1).
- (2020) The Emerging Data–Driven Smart City and its Innovative Applied Solutions for Sustainability: The Cases of London and Barcelona. Energy Informatics.
- (2019) Awareness Aspects and Effects on Coordination and Information Sharing in the Domain of Software Engineering as CSCW: An Ethnographic Study. Augmented Human Research. vol. 4 (1).
- (2019) Data–Driven Smart Sustainable Urbanism: The Intertwined Societal Factors Underlying its Materialization, Success, Expansion, and Evolution. GeoJournal.
- (2019) On the sustainability of smart and smarter cities in the era of big data: an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary literature review. Journal of Big Data. vol. 6:25.