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FMJ3385 Smart City Concepts - exploring systems interface for sustainability 6.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FMJ3385 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

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Intended learning outcomes

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Course disposition

The course mixes students from different subject areas with the aim of elaborating on the interaction between different infrastructure sectors in an urban environment.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Admitted to PhD studies.

Recommended prerequisites

  • PhD students working at the system level can benefit from this course.
  • PhD students should have basic knowledge of research methodology.
  • It is an advantage if the PhD students have undergone any system analysis course


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  • Cavalcante, E., Cacho, N., Lopes, F., Batista, T., Oquendo, F. Thinking smart cities as systems-of-systems – a perspective study. In Smart Cities´16, 12-16 Dec, Trento, Italy. 2016.
  • Max-Neef, M.A. Foundations of transdisciplinarity. Ecological Economics vol 53, pp 5-16. 2005.
  • Sauvé, S., Bernard, S., Sloan, P. Environmental sciences, sustainable development and cicular economy: alternative concepts for trans-disciplinary research. Environmental Development vol 17, pp. 48-56, 2016.
  • L. da F. Costa , F. A. Rodrigues , G. Travieso & P. R. Villas Boas (2007): Characterization of complex networks: A survey of measurements, Advances in Physics, 56:1, 167-242.
  • L. da F. Costa , O. N. Oliveira Jr., G. Travieso, F.A. Rodrigues, P. R. Villas Boas, L. Antiqueira, M. P. Viana & L. E. C. Rocha (2011): Analyzing and modeling real-world phenomena with complex networks: a survey of applications, Advances in Physics, 60:3, 329-412.
  • M. Seredynski & F. Viti, A survey of cooperative ITS for next generation public transport systems, In: IEEE 19th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Rio de Janeiro, pp. 1229-1234, 2016.
  • Iaconesi, S. and Persico, O. An emotional compass – emotions on social networks and a new experience of cities. In Geroimenko, V. (ed.), Augmented Reality Art: from an emerging technology in a novel creative medium, Springer. 2014.
  • Breckon, J. and Dodson, J. (2016): Using Evidence - What works? A discussion paper, The Alliance for Useful Evidence, available at
  • Tim Allen, Clive Grace and Steve Martin (2015). Making the most of Research, Final report of the ESRC Local Government Knowledge Navigator,  available at
  • Elwood, Sarah. Geographic Information Science: emerging research on the societal implications of the geospatial web.
  • Zwitter, A. Big Data Ethics. Big Data & Society. Sage. July-Dec 2014
  • Prendeville, S., Cherim, E., Bocken, N. Circular cities: mapping six cities. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. In press. 2017
  • Understanding mobile wireless backhaul. Fujitsu. []
  • The Evolution of Cellular Backhaul Technologies: Current Issues and Future Trends, O. Tipmongkolsilp et al. []

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand in exercise, 6.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Reading of literature; assignment for preparation; active participation in workshop; assignment in the form of an essay.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FMJ3385

Offered by

ITM/Energy Technology

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ITM/Energy Technology