Interoperability for intelligent traffic management systems in smart cities

Fayez Alanazi, Mamdouh Alenezi


Intelligent traffic management systems (ITMS) are essential for safe and livable smart cities. However, achieving seamless interoperability between diverse devices and services is challenging due to the lack of universal open standards. This study examines different types of interoperability (syntactic, semantic, network, middleware, and security) and their relationships with ITMS in the smart city context. By discussing requirements, challenges, and potential standards, this research provides a comprehensive understanding of interoperability issues in ITMS. It highlights the importance of standardization and collaboration among stakeholders, including policymakers, urban planners, and technology providers, to achieve interoperability. Addressing these challenges can optimize ITMS performance and contribute to smarter, sustainable cities. The study categorically examines challenges and potential standards, offering a framework for future research and practice. By advancing our understanding of ITMS interoperability, this research facilitates improved traffic management and smarter city development, enhancing urban residents’ quality of life. It makes a significant contribution to the field by emphasizing the critical role of interoperability in effective traffic management systems and the advancement of smart cities. By addressing interoperability challenges, we can create safer, more efficient, and sustainable transportation networks, fostering the development of livable cities.


Intelligent traffic management systems; Interoperability; Open standards; Smart city; Urban safety

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578

This journal is published by the Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES) in collaboration with Intelektual Pustaka Media Utama (IPMU).