Thursday, 8 June 2023, 16:00-17:30, Room G4
- Sofoklis Dais (Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)/Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), GR)
The spread of 5G technology is expected to significantly influence the operation of the Transport & Logistics (T&L) sector. The orchestration of powerful 5G networking will establish a new intuition on logistics operations, resulting in more resilient, competitive, and sustainable supply chains. In this context, the scope of this Special Session is to highlight the multi-perspective impact of 5G connectivity on improving the operations and whole end-to-end processing in T&L. In specific, our motivation is to elaborate on the design and validation of a federated-model infrastructure (FENIX project, https://www.fenix-project.eu/), as well as on architectures and business models that constitute the basis for providing electronic infrastructure services, such as data services and scalable computational resources (5G-Blueprint project, https://www.5gblueprint.eu/). Our discussion will also focus on how fine-tuned technical architectures may enable the development of an open, virtualized and flexible platform-based experimentation facility for testing and validating T&L Network Applications (Network Applications) in real-world scenarios under 5G connectivity (VITAL-5G project, https://www.vital5g.eu/). Additionally, the session will review how a federated-model architecture alongside fully developed platform solutions can potentially optimize multimodal/multi-stakeholder logistics under considering multiple perspectives, such as improved inventory/fleet and resources management, freight tracking (FOR-FREIGHT project, https://www.for-freight.eu/), and finally, we will elaborate why 5G and complementary technologies (e.g., AI/ML, UAV, cloud/edge, Industrial IoT) are the key drivers to achieve multimodal transportation digitization and automation, thanks to inherited high-reliability, low-latency, and ubiquitous connectivity features that enable real-time monitoring, remote operation, and other relevant mission-critical services putting in the centre of attention the energy efficiency and sustainability of the Logistics supply chain (5G-Loginnov project, https://5g-loginnov.eu/). Our goal is to present the intersection of the projects participating as they cover different complementary domains of the complete value chain of communications within the T&L arena.