Special Session on Smart Logistics and Transport (SLT)

Logistics and Transport systems grow in terms of size, capacity, complexity and ambient pollution. They also interact more with the environment and are controlled by real time data. People however expect industrial systems, transport and production systems in particular to be safe, flexible, efficient, reliable, self-adaptable and labour extensive. Future logistics and transport systems therefore have to be designed in a different way, where new technologies, including sensing, networking and automatic control will be embedded to make the system smart.
This Special Session will address novel smart technologies such as the Internet of Things, Cloud computing, Big data, Disaggregated computing, Self-* system and so on, which has been applied or explored in modern logistics and transport systems to make them intelligent and human friendly. This Special Session will also focus on innovative applications such as smart ports, smart ships, smart warehouse, smart transport, smart intermodality, smart distribution and smart marine. Technology enablers shall take into account the need or demanding for real time and open data, collaboration, planning, booking and execution of freight flows, optimal routes, combination of modes, dynamic re-routing, harmonised interoperability between supply chain partners, security, privacy, data ownership and policies for data sharing.
Scientists, researchers, PhD students and practitioners who have a general interest in smart logistics and transport are welcomed to submit their papers to the Special Session. All selected papers, which pass the reviewing processes will be published on IEEE Explore, same as the conference’s proceeding.


Submitted manuscripts should be within six (6) pages in IEEE two-column format, including figures, tables, and references. Please use the templates at Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings from the conference website to prepare your paper. All submissions MUST be in PDF format.
Complete manuscripts must be electronically submitted through easychair at:
Please, during the submission process specify this Special Session as topic SS10 - SLT in easychair.

Accepted Papers

All submitted papers will be reviewed by members of the International Program Committee and the corresponding author will be notified of acceptance or rejection. Accepted papers must be presented at the conference (an author could present maximum two (2) papers) and will be published in the conference Proceedings.

Important Dates

January 31, 2017 Paper submission due (Extended and firm deadline)
February 28, 2017 Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2017 Camera-ready copy due

Special Session Organizers

Wenfeng LI
Wuhan University of Technology,
Xiaoli Jiang
Delft University of technology,
The Netherlands
Jingtao Sun
National Institute of Informatics,

Miguel Llop Chabrera
Valencia Port Foundation,