Areas of Focus
IPIC 2018 aims to provide an open forum for researchers, industry representatives, government officials and citizens to together explore, discuss, introduce leading edge concepts, methodologies, recent projects, technological advancements,start-up initiatives, for current and future Physical Internet implementation.
Conference topics include inter-connected logistics, PI fundamentals, business models, governance and implementation, cross-chain control, synchromodal transportation, IT systems, stakeholders and their roles. New business models, enabling technologies and experimentations already underway will be presented, making this meeting a unique opportunity to learn, network and discuss the latest results and challenges about interconnected logistics. And, because logistics is global, participants will be from all over the world including researchers, industrial and international institution members, local authorities and standardization committees.
The Physical Internet Doctoral Colloquium provides PhD candidates with the opportunity to present and discuss their research with fellow PhD candidates and established researchers. One of the key elements of the seminar will be to discuss positioning of the PhD project in well-known and established lines of research and linking it in a founded way to the physical internet. Participation in the colloquium is by invitation. PhD candidates are asked to submit a research proposal or a working paper for review, along with a letter of recommendation. A limited number of grants will be made available to excellent PhD candidates to cover travel and hotel costs.
Bachelor and master students will be invited to join in an international competition to work on an assignment related to the physical internet. The assignment will be made available Fall 2017. A jury will select the winning team. A limited number of grants will be made available to the best team to visit the conference and present the work submitted.