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

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Requirements and High Level Specifications for IoT-based smart PI Containers

The main goal of this report is to formalise the requirements and high-level specifications for IoT-based Smart PI Containers, based on in-depth analysis of user requirements and industry needs.
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ICONET Animation

Many Supply Chains in Europe lack connectivity, visibility and collaboration. ICONET offers solutions to work more effectively with today's supply chain and logistics infrastructure. We have created a short video to describe the project.
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Blockchain Transactional Ledgers and Smart Contracts as PI Enablers

The objective of this project deliverable was to investigate an automated dispute resolution mechanism that arises from blockchain-enabled PI SLA contracts and replicate the system should it be possible. The mechanism’s description is accompanied by what needs to be done at the blockchain as well as server level to ensure that enough data are available…
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PI Protocol Stack and Enabling Networking Technologies

One way to understand the Physical Internet (PI) concept is in terms of a stack of logistics services, where each layer of services supports the layer above it. This approach has been inspired by similar stacked/layered models of computer networks services/functions, such as the OSI. This report provides a critical review of the latest evolutions…
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PI Business and Governance Models

This document addresses “Formalization of the concept of networked collaborative logistics communities under the PI paradigm.”It outlines the state of the art on business models for horizontal collaboration and networked collaborative logistics communities, and also indicates which actions and activities are necessary to strengthen the basis for the implementation of the Physical Internet. It provides a…
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Design and analysis of a Physical Internet Transportation Network from a mode switch perspective

This paper describes how a Physical Internet (PI) network consisting of interconnected intermodal transportation hubs was designed, using a set of existing European intermodal terminals as the basis for the design and in order to make the model more realistic. In the design of the network environmental criteria that prioritise non road connections between the…
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PI Networking, Routing, Shipping and Encapsulation Layer Algorithms and Services

This report provides a reference design and implementation for core networking, routing, shipping and encapsulation layer protocols and services. Initially, the current practice for the transport process is discussed, identifying main stakeholders and their roles. Then it captures the interaction of all OLI (Open Logistics Interconnection) layers and services along with the entire transport process.…
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Transferability Framework – Capacity Building Programme

The ICONET project’s goals and objectives are to advance the state-of-the-art in the Physical Internet (PI), through R&D into the PI and IoT capabilities required to build a new networked architecture for interconnected logistics hubs that will pave the way for widespread industrial adoption.The project’s ultimate goal is the enablement of cargo and shipments to…
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Intelligent Optimisation of PI Containers and PI Means in PI Nodes

The principal goal of this report is to study and develop smart optimization procedures that can be used in multiple Physical Internet (PI) use cases, utilizing PI-containers, PI means and PI-nodes. In particular, the attention in this report is to use operational research advanced algorithms in order to improve the local operations within a single…
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NGS 7 VPC Form Phase 1

View the NGS 7 VPC Form Phase 1  
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Mixed Digital/Physical Simulation Models for PI Networks

The key objective of this report is to develop the digital and physical simulation models necessary to assess different scenarios with central focus on the evaluation and design of the Generic Physical Internet Case Study (GPICS) simulation components. The components are designed sufficiently generic to ensure that the Generic Physical Internet scenario can be fully…
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ICONET PI Control and Management Platform

The document demonstrates the significant and critical work across four key disciplines:• Leadership and Design Methodology• Design Activities and Outputs• Technical Activities Supporting Deployment and Integration• Simulation activities.This document starts by describing the leadership approach and strategy that IBM have applied in the project. The document then goes into detail regarding the workshops and meetings…
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Smart PI Containers – Tracking and Reporting as a Service

The aim of this report is to track the evolutions from the development of the IoT components already introduced within the report entitled “Smart PI Containers – Tracking & Reporting as a Service ” and enable the implementation of the architecture described within the report entitled “Requirements and high-level specifications for IoT-basedsmart PI containers”. The…
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ICONET Generic PI Case Study (GPICS) and Associated PI Hubs Plan

The ICONET Generic PI Case Study (GPICS) was raised as the epicenter of the project’s methodology, so the objectives of this specific report are highly relevant to the project in general.
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IoT enabling PI: towards hyperconnected and interoperable smart containers

The Physical Internet (PI) concept is going to bring a disruptive change in the world of logistics, enabling effective and efficient supply chain operation management. A key building block of the PI is the smart container, the physical dual of the Digital Internet packet which will provide unprecedented real-time visibility over the goods flowing in…
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PI-aligned Digital and Physical Interconnectivity Models and Standards

ICONET is a 30-month project that will significantly extend the state-of-the-art research and development around the Physical Internet (PI) concept in pursuit of a new networked architecture for interconnected logistics hubs by focusing on the following areas.
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ICONET Flyer

ICONET has created a short information flyer to describe the project. It includes a list of all the partners participating in the project along with a brief outline of the demonstration and use (PI Living Labs), the technical approach, innovation potential (unique value propositions) and how to contact us for more information.   To download…
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Modelling and Simulation of a Physical Internet of Transportation Hubs

A paper written by Bill Karakostas presented at the 10th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT), April 29 -May 2, 2019, in Leuven, Belgium
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PI Reference Architecture

The key objective of this report is to produce the initial blueprint for the architecture required to support PI network operations. The architecture aims at defining the associated connectivity models, architectural modulesand data structures. The targeted architecture must be generic and high-level in order to be widely applicable.The architecture will make use of ontologies for…
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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