Friday, March 29, 2013

[DMANET] special issue on City Logistics of the EURO J. on Transportation and Logistics

[very sorry for multiple cross-posting ]

EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics
Special issue: City Logistics
Guest editors: Teodor Gabriel Crainic and Dominique Feillet

Deadline to submit manuscripts: July 15, 2013
Publication date: September 01, 2014

Urban distribution has emerged in the last two decades as an important
concern for many cities, freight carriers, logistics service providers,
retailers, and citizens. Many new forms of distribution and freight
transportation organization and management have been proposed and
sometimes experimented to adapt to new expectations of citizens and new
collective goals of urban sustainable development. Compared to
traditional schemes, many new challenges appear for the Operational
Research community, including, but not limited to

- the numerous new forms of urban freight transportation that
should be explored and evaluated,
- the development of appropriate planning models and methods for
City Logistics systems,
- the integration of City Logistics into the planning of urban
transportation networks,
- the major opportunities offered by telematics (Intelligent
Transportation Systems) to better organize and manage the traffic and
transportation systems in general,
- the way sustainability can be better integrated into decisions.

The aim of this special issue is to report on new models and insights on
the application of OR to City Logistics. Papers that take special care
of practical considerations (e.g., availability of data, stakeholder
objectives, new rules in cities..) and that tend to provide a generic
understanding of the challenges raised by City Logistics will be
particularly appreciated.

In order to submit a paper for a Special Issue,

Log on the editorial manager using the Author Login.
Select Submit New Manuscript in the main menu.
In the drop down list associated with Choose Article Type, select
the desired special issue. The entries corresponding to the special
issues start with SI.

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