Top challenges for smart worlds: A report on the top 10Cs forum

Jianhua Ma, Yumei Zheng, Huansheng Ning, Laurence T. Yang, Runhe Huang, Hong Liu, Qitao Mu, Sik-Sang Yau

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Smart worlds begin with smart things, such as smart objects, smart cities, smart manufacturing, and smart systems, are overlaid with sensing and actuation, many embedded in things, and eventually encompass all aspects of the cyber, physical, social, and thinking hyperspace. In the future, human beings will live in a smart environment where both life and work are well addressed by technology, whereas humans will be responsible only for providing creativity. For this purpose, we have organized the first 2015 Smart World Congress, including five IEEE International Conferences. Specifically, a variety of challenges are presented in the field of smart world. Therefore, an open forum on the top ten challenges (ToplOCs) for smart worlds was held under the congress to identify the main challenges through collecting the intelligence existing particularly in crowd wisdom. ToplOCs and related works, as a crowdsourcing approach, discuss and analyze the top challenges for smart worlds based on the selective results of the crowd and experts via an online platform. Moreover, we summarize the experiences obtained in organizing the ToplOCs forum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7339414
Pages (from-to)2475-2480
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - Nov 26 2015


  • Collective intelligence
  • Crowd wisdom
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Smart worlds
  • Top challenges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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