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 in the area of data–driven smart sustainable cities of the future at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Computer 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 an unusual academic journey by studying a range of subject areas at the intersection of science, technology, and society. His intellectual endeavors have resulted in an educational background encompassing knowledge from, and meta–knowledge about, various disciplines—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
- Master of Science in computer science—research focused—with a major in Context Awareness and Natural Interaction in Ambient Inteligence
- 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 urban planning 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, Bibri had served as a ICT and sustainability strategist, IT business engineer, project coordinator, researcher, and consultant. Over the past years and in parallel with his academic studies, he has been involved in a number of research and consulting projects pertaining to sustainability innovations, environmental innovations, integrated renewable enrgy and smart energy, smart cities, sustainable 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 sustianability science, urban complexity, data–driven scientific urbanism, 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, and wireless communication networks.
Bibri has a genuine interest in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. His general research interests fall within the following areas:
- Sustainable development goals (SDG) 11 and 13
- Data-driven smart sustainable cities
- Sustainable cities (e.g., compact city, eco–city, green city, low-carbon city, symbiotic city)
- Smart cities (e.g., real–time city, data–driven city, ambient city, ubiquitous city)
- Environmental sustainability
- Data-driven smart solutions for environmental sustainability
- Integrated renewable energy and smart energy
- Environmental innovations and sustainable energy transitions
- Science and Technology Studies (STS)
- Sustainabuility transition governance and socio-technical shifts
- Technological and sectoral innovation systems
- Industrial ecology (e.g., industrial symbiosis, eco-indusrial parks)
- Technology, innovation, and environmental policies
Bibri has authored six books and edited one book, entitled as follows:
1. Data-Driven Smart Sustainable Cities of the Future: Urban Computing and Intelligence Innovations for Environmental Sustainability (to be published by Springer by mid-2022.
2. The Human Face of Ambient Intelligence: Cognitive, Emotional, Affective, Behavioral and Conversational Aspects (525 pages), Springer, 07/2015.
3. The Shaping of Ambient Intelligence and the Internet of Things: Historico–epistemic, Socio–cultural, Politico–institutional and Eco–environmental Dimensions (301 pages), Springer, 11/2015.
4. 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.
5. Big Data Science and Analytics for Smart Sustainable Urbanism: Unprecedented Paradigmatic Shifts and Practical Advancements (505 pages), Springer, 06/2019.
6. Advances in the Leading Paradigms of Urbanism and their Amalgamation: Compact Cities, Eco–Cities, and Data–Driven Smart Cities, (501), Springer, 06/2020.
7. Resilient and Responsible Smart Cities - Edition 2 (400 pages), Springer, 09/2021.
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 a Cross-Disciplinary Literature Review. European Journal of Futures Research.
- (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) 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.
- (2019) The Sciences Underlying Smart Sustainable Urbanism: Unprecedented Paradigmatic and Scholarly Shifts in Light of Big Data Science and Analytics. Smart Cities.
- (2019) The anatomy of the data-driven smart sustainable city: instrumentation, datafication, computerization and related applications. Journal of Big Data. vol. 6 (59).