Guajardo and Wallace Guest Editors of Special Issue
The call for papers on “Autonomous technologies in Transportation and logistics” is open until October 31, 2019.
Mario Guajardo and Stein W. Wallace, from our Centre for Shipping and Logistics, together with colleagues Teodor G. Crainic (Canada) and Debjit Roy (India), are the guest editors in charge of the special issue on “Transportation and Logistics with Autonomous Technologies” in the journal International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR).
The development of autonomous technologies, such as self-driving cars and unmanned vessels, is progressing at a fast pace. While design and safety concerns have been the focus of debate around these new technologies, recent research is also concerned about their implications in transport operations and logistics.
This special issue welcomes articles on transportation and logistics with autonomous technologies, covering a broad range of aspects such as transportation of goods and passengers, distribution networks, material handling, and warehousing.
The call is open to autonomous technologies in a broad sense, including fully autonomous and partially autonomous systems. Thus, for example, operations with unmanned vehicles remotely controlled, management
of fleets mixing both autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles, and coordination between robots and human workers in warehouses are also relevant.
Contributions on both methodology and practice of operations research in connection with transportation and logistics with autonomous technologies are equally welcomed, including analytical methods and models for decision-making problems, and their application.
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.
More information on the special issue: https://doi.org/10.1111/itor.12655
The interest of our research group in these topics is closely connected to our on-going project AUTOLOG.