New ICT Infrastructure & Reference Architecture to Support Operations in Future PI Logistics Networks

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Logistics of the Future via the Physical Internet

The digital internet has revolutionised the way information is transmitted. The ICONET project has been investigating the novel concept of the physical internet. This research could help improve efficiency in…
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Making the Physical Internet a reality

Steve Rinsler and Ben Waller demystify the physical internet, explore how it could work, and explain why it is not just jargon and hype… This paper will be published in…
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Demystifying the physical internet

The physical internet, abbreviated frequently to PI, allows for optimisation of transport and logistics through connecting the fixed facilities (such as warehouses) and dynamic infrastructure (such as pallets) to the…
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ICONET Project Newsletter February 2021

The final ICONET General Assembly and Advisory Board meeting were held online on 3rd February with a summary of the project achievements and discussion.
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Simulation Models

In the ICONET project, a simulation model has been developed to evaluate some of the operating parameters of Physical Internet networks.The model is available to external users of the project,…
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Digital Internet models shaping the future of the Logistics Industry

The Transport and Logistics industry is a key contributor to the macroeconomic developments around the globe, even though it remains to date a fragmented industry with limited interconnection between operators,…
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ICONET Project Newsletter November 2020

This issue includes a description of Living Lab 1 which aims to design, implement and validate some of the ICONET Physical Internet concepts in the complex transport landscape of the area of the Port of Antwerp. Also included is a report on PI Networking, Routing, Shipping and Encapsulation Layer Algorithms and Services.
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ICONET Project Newsletter September 2020

This issue includes an interesting article on “The realisation of the ICONET IoT environment; the Smart PI Container, the Smart PI Pallet and the Smart PI Goods”. It also includes a report of the recent Advisory Board Meeting held on 24th September.
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ICONET Living Labs – testing the innovations for the future

The Physical Internet (PI) brings innovation and forward thinking to the supply chain industry of today where lack of interoperability and actors’ lack of cross-collaborations very often bring inefficiencies and…
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ICONET: Layered Protocols Analogies to the Physical Internet

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a reference model that characterises and standardises the communication functions of the digital internet with regard to its underlying internal structure and technology. Its goal…
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ICONET Project Newsletter June 2020

This issue launches our ICONET Animation describing the project, along with interesting pieces on simulation models, "Investigation of an automated dispute resolution mechanism" and "Realisation of the IoT-enabled PI environment"
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ICONET Project Newsletter March 2020

The ICONET project aims to answer some of the most important PI network design questions, both from a research angle as well as from running pilot studies. It is addressing…
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ICONET Project Newsletter December 2019

ICONET is now in the second half of the project and is making good progress. The Partners have been presenting at many events to share the project vision and outputs…
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Newsletter: ICONET General Assembly and Advisory Board Meeting September 2019

At the two-day meeting held in Brussels in late September, hosted by Marc Verelst at Procter & Gamble, the ICONET team discussed the progress made to date, and plans for…
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Newsletter: ICONET showcases at the 6th International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC) 2019, London 9th to 11th July

The physical internet aims to transform how freight is moved, stored, supplied and used, supporting a more sustainable and efficient system of global logistics. Over three days at Church House,…
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Generic PI Case Study (GPICS) and PI Hubs Plan

GPICS represents an abstraction of a PI supply chain network, based on the four Key PI capabilities which correspond to a different LL within ICONET. GPICS makes a representation of…
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New H2020 Project ICONET Launched September 2018

New ICT infrastructure and reference architecture to support Operations in future PI Logistics NETworks (ICONET) project started officially on the 1st of September 2018. ICONET is a 30 month project…
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This project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769119

The views expressed by the ICONET Consortium do not necessarily represent the views of the EU Commission/INEA.
The Consortium and the EU Commission/INEA are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains
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This project is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769119

The views expressed by the ICONET Consortium do not necessarily represent the views of the EU Commission/INEA.
The Consortium and the EU Commission/INEA are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains