We are pleased to announce the 4th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics (ECITL '11) that will be taking place on the 13th and 14th of October 2011, at The Met Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The event is organized by the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg GmbH (FHV) and the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) and is supported by several independent EU funded projects
dealing with different issues in transport logistics. Together they try to establish a common exchange and cooperation platform for stakeholders and researchers in the logistics sector.
The purpose of the 4th ECITL conference is to advance from the conceptual level of research to practical demonstrators in order to convince shippers, logistics providers and authorities that interoperability offers tangible benefits. System interoperability generates quantifiable savings in terms of cost, lead-time and/or energy efficiency compared to non-interoperable solutions. This shall be done through case studies derived from the projects' pilot studies and relating to for example, door-to-door tracking of cargo, reporting to customs and other authorities, intelligent cargo in emergency situations, and reconciling long term transport planning with short-term execution.
The target audience includes everyone who is involved in logistics operations, e.g. logistics operators, industry, infrastructure providers and authorities.