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Dear Friend,

From the 05 – 07th November 2014, the 7th ECITL conference took place in the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics (Dortmund, Germany). The conference was determinate by the overall theme how “ICT drives Transport Logistic Cooperation”. More than 100 participants from all over Europe, South Africa, South Korea and the United States enjoyed three days of presentation in conjunction with intensive discussion around the current topics in Transport Logistics, Supply Chain Management and ICT. Special focus was laid upon Intelligent Transport Systems, Intelligent Cargo, Electronic Freight (e-Freight and the Common Framework), Innovation in Logistics, Green Transport, Internet of Things. International speakers from industry, government and academia presented the State-of-the-Art and outlook for logistics systems in Europe.

For the first time, the ECITL Best Paper Nomination was awarded. This award is sponsored by Gebrüder Weiss. The winner is a consortium of five co-authors from Finland and Germany. The paper “Decentralized Approach to Logistics Execution Monitoring in Multi-actor Network” will be published in the special issue of the “International Journal of Advanced Logistics” (IJAL).

At this place we would like to express our sincere thanks to all session moderators, presenters, reviewers, scientific committee members and sponsors of this 7th ECITL. Also, we would like to thank the editors and reviewers of the International Journal of Advances Logistics and, last but not least, the co-organizing committee of Fraunhofer IML, EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr and the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences.

Pre-Announcement – The 8th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics will be held from the 05 – 07th October 2015 in Bordeaux. This edition will be co-organized by the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV) and the European CIP pilot project CO-GISTICS coordinated by ERTICO – ITS Europe. Additional, the 8th ECITL conference is organized in conjunction with the 22nd ITS World Congress.

Date: 05 – 07th October, 2015
Venue: Bordeaux (France)

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