International Conference on Transport Systems Telematics

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Data Flows in Urban Freight Transport Management System

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)

Abstract

The fast growth of cities and the rising number of their users leads to an increase in demand for freight transport, thus contributing to an increase in logistic flow streams within a limited area. Currently, freight transport is usually done in an uncoordinated and chaotic manner. Specifying the information needs in the field of urban freight transport (UFT) will make it possible to take control over the increasing disorder in this area and enable its development in accordance with the principles of sustainable growth. This paper is focused on the analysis realized under the project “Analysis of information needs of heterogeneous environment in sustainable urban freight transport system”. The aim of the project is to determine the structures of data relevant for the management of sustainable UFT, establish the sources of data acquisition, the scope and degree of integration, and also indicate the methods of knowledge extraction from the acquired data and information, necessary for improving freight transport efficiency in cities.

Keywords

Urban freight transport Data collection process Freight transport management Sustainable development Efficiency of city logistics Efficiency of transport systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maritime University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland
  2. 2.West Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland

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