ERCIM News 106, July 2016: Special theme "Cybersecurity"
ERCIM News No. 105 (April 2016)
DEADLINE FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: Wednesday 17 February 2016
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The sections of ERCIM News 105 are :
- Joint ERCIM Actions
- Special Theme: Logistics and Planning
- Research and Innovation
- In Brief
The Special Theme and the Research and Innovation sections contain articles presenting a panorama of European research activities. The Special Theme focuses on a sector which has been selected by the editors from a short list of currently "hot" topics whereas the Research and Innovation section contains articles describing scientific activities, research results, and technical transfer endeavours in any sector of Information and Communication Science and Technology (ICST), telecommunications or applied mathematics. Submissions to the Special Theme section are subjected to an external review process coordinated by invited guest editors whereas submissions to the Research and Innovation section are checked and approved by the ERCIM News editorial board.Special Theme:
"Logistics and Planning"
- Robert van der Mei (CWI, The Netherlands)
- Ariona Shashaj (SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden)
Logistics is the discipline which ensures efficiency, correctness and robustness in the process of storage/flow of products and raw materials. In addition, it implements and controls materials handling, order processing, warehousing and other services related to the supply chain. The growing of the global market have posed new challenges for logistics operations. The global spread of company locations, increase in diversity of storage as well as on transportation modes, and requirements on flexibility and transparency are the new issues that modern logistics should address.
On the other hand, advances in information technology have created new potential improvements for the logistics processes and planning. Recent development in big data and machine learning techniques can improve logistics performance, planning and scheduling operations. The Internet of Things (IoT) has extended the concept of internet connection from machine-to-machine to physical objects. The benefits of connected supply chains range from real time control and monitoring to processes automatization and online learning. Augmented Reality (AR) promises to enrich the physical reality with virtual information in order to improve the sensing of the real environment. Although AR technology is quite new, its potentials and future applications in logistics processes need to be explored.
This special theme of ERCIM News will focus on recent advancements in modern logistics, with particular attention on the new challenges and benefits from applying new technologies. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following research areas:
- Logistics decision support system
- Advances in machine learning technique for planning control
- The role of big data in logistics and supply chain
- Advances in monitoring and sensor based logistics technology
- Autonomous logistics
- IoT in logistics: improvements and applications
- Sustainable green logistics
- Augmented Reality in logistics
- Next generation of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
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