A Software Architecture for Transportation Planning and Monitoring in a Collaborative Network

  • Anne Baumgraß
  • Remco DijkmanEmail author
  • Paul Grefen
  • Shaya Pourmirza
  • Hagen Völzer
  • Mathias Weske
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 463)


Transportation planners require software support to easily monitor and dispatch transportation resources, especially when transportation is multi-modal and when resources from different companies in their network are being used. We call such an application a transportation control tower. This paper presents a software architecture for transportation control towers. It focuses in particular on the novel aspects of the software architecture. These are: the ability to easily configure the monitoring of resources and tasks; the ability to create the statements for monitoring resources and tasks based on the transportation plan; and the ability to dynamically adjust the monitoring statements. A prototype of the software architecture is implemented and evaluated on three usage scenarios.


Collaborative networks Transportation Transportation management system Control tower Transportation planning 



The research leading to these results is part of the GET Service project ( and has received funding from the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development under grant agreement no 2012-318275.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Baumgraß
    • 1
  • Remco Dijkman
    • 2
    Email author
  • Paul Grefen
    • 2
  • Shaya Pourmirza
    • 2
  • Hagen Völzer
    • 3
  • Mathias Weske
    • 1
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institut, University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.IBM Zurich Research LabZurichSwitzerland

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