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Towards a Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space

Deliverables

Privacy preserving content-based publish subscribe (final version)

Fully Deployed Communications Nodes with Publish-Subscribe event based demonstrators up and running Security enhancements and enforcement. Report on the testing and optimised fined tuned Architecture. Deployment Maps on Living Labs application and description of Usage. Acceptance results. Security and Governance of Publish Subscribe deployment. Parametrisation and configuration guidelines. Integration with the SELIS platform (Prototype and report).

Hybrid satellite-terrestrial communications with mobile assets in difficult conditions (final version)

Report and Prototype. Refinements Description. Feedback from Living Labs and stakeholders.

Tools and services for accelerated application development, integration and deployment (final version)

Release 2 involves (a) API constructor (b) UI constructor, Dashboard mash-ups preconfigured components, Data connectors enabled. Dynamic User displays. (c) Workflows based services composition tools and engine. (d) Short User Manual (quick starter guide), Use Cases and Demonstrators.

Cloud infrastructure and Monitoring platform (final version)

SELIS Platform refinement, installation of monitoring end points, services and PMI probes to include response times, system resources, performance metrics, HA, I/O and MTBF KPIs. Final deployment description, involving tools and resources and data management, resilience, availability monitoring. Performance and Scalability metrics and Security and Identity Management recommendations.

e-training program on SELIS Solutions (final version)

Report on a) Trainings programme on site. (b) Course assessment (c) evaluation of results. Final Training environment.

Hybrid satellite-terrestrial communications with mobile assets in difficult conditions (version 1)

Analysis report on Communications Needs for Living Labs. Ship to Shore and Ship to Ship Connectivity. Broadband for Trains. Related Technologies, Infrastructure Support and Connectivity, Gaps and solutions selection. Plans for prototyping, performance and field testing and initial results. Draft prototype and short report.

Tools and services for accelerated application development, integration and deployment (version 1)

A comprehensive set of tools for accelerated User Oriented developments, to assist Decision Support with dynamic Dashboards using a model driven architecture. Support transformations and mappings of Supply Chain information, and the semi-automatic creation of APIs for integration purposes. Release 1 involves (a) Domain Models Constructor (b) Data Mapper and Transformer. Use Cases taken from Living Labs.

Privacy preserving content-based publish subscribe (version 1)

Report of communications for message exchanges and data streams. Communications Security mechanisms, Encryption, Authentication, Non-Repudiation. Interoperability, Message Exchange Standards, Communications Exchanges Design, Registry design. Description of Communications and Infrastructure Solutions Stack. Ready containers, and DevOps models using Docker and demonstrators Setup (draft prototype).

Connectivity Interfaces (final version)

D3.6 will include: a) Navigational Systems: Client Connectors with satellite communications devices and GNSS positioning. Specifications. Code resources, testing prototypes with use cases matching Living Labs requirements. Connectivity with SELIS and data streaming. Technical Document, and Libraries. b) Navigation Data Routing: Demonstrator, with prototype libraries and functions for routing Decisions Support, integrating data from sources as specified in ST3.3.5. Technical Document, and Libraries. c) Integration Library: Generic cross platform demonstration and integration of ST3.3.1 – ST3.3.5 outputs. Fully tested scenario for all developments, use cases adapted to LLs findings and Connection with SELIS Nodes.

Logistics improvement feedback system

Final Report on capacity building, best practices and successful business models for Logistics, lessons learnt from adopters in the living labs. Includes definition and monitoring of Performance Metrics, Assessment and guidance of technologies deployment.

Cloud infrastructure and Monitoring platform (version 1)

The cloud and monitor platform descriptions and prototypes including recommendations for (a) Resources and Data Management. (b) Resources monitoring tools. Deployment tools. (c) Cloud platform setup, and deployment for SELIS Nodes (first version). (d) Governance Policies Definition for security, connectivity and expansion. (e) Identity management, security setup for participants. (f) Testing and support. The deliverable is an implementation report including recommendations for Governance and Commercialisation models, and the connected SELIS Nodes prototypes to form the SELIS infrastructure.

SELIS Knowledge Base and Observatory (final version)

A revised version of the web portal linked to the project’s website, offering public information on business, technology, policy, standardisation activities affecting progress towards the formation of a single logistics information space in Europe. Second version involves (a) Finalised Taxonomy (b) Content updates per topic. (c) functionality improvements after the feedback gathered between M15 and M36.

Stakeholder Engagement and SELIS Forum

Consolidated engagement strategy and adoption plans. (a) Report on the decision mechanisms and structures for consensus building (b) roadmap for reaching the highest possible adoption of produced solutions and early take-up.

Communications programme – Final Report

Dissemination Actions description and dissemination assessment.

SELIS Knowledge Base and Observatory (version 1)

A web portal linked to the project’s website, offering public information on business, technology, policy, standardisation activities affecting progress towards the formation of a single logistics information space in Europe. First version involves (a) Monitoring Basis Manual, and (b) approach to collection standards, (c) Taxonomy - Observatory Organisation, (d) Basic Portal functions (e) initial material collection and publishing of interests topics as described in ST1.4.2 and ST1.4.3.

e-training program on SELIS Solutions (version 1)

Design Document for (a) The e-training platform and collaboration tools definition, (b) course modules and material collection (c) Training Needs Analysis.

Communications programme – Liaison with other projects

Report with (a) Dissemination Plan (b) Dissemination accelerators and communication programme, target groups, channels. (c) Project website, Leaflets design, Promotion material, Project Identity. (d) Progress report on liaison with projects and initiatives including common vision document (roadmap) for joint actions. (e) Monitoring mechanisms description.

Policy, Standardisation and Research Recommendations

Report of (a) Research outcomes and lessons learnt from the LLs, (b) Recommendations for simplification and harmonisation of laws associated with the project’s research focus areas.

Connectivity Interfaces (version 1)

D3.5 will include: a) SC generic client Library: Generic cross platform client library or daemon service, for publish, subscribe and securely register with the communications infrastructure. Technical Document and Libraries. b) SC Visibility: Connectors for different logistics information sources, enabling increased level of automation in linking information sources. Specifications. Technical Document, and Libraries. c) IoT Interfaces: Connectors for IoT, sensors, computation mobile platforms matching Living Labs requirements. Specifications. Technical Document, and Libraries.

Reference Information Exchange Models, Standards, Privacy and data protection, Collaboration Rules - ICT Innovation Agenda

This report focuses on the specification of the Common Information Exchange Model. The report provides a complete map of the technology Innovations introduced by SELIS, and the operations domain including the trust and security requirements for data exchange. The Common Information Exchange Model with an associated terminology dictionary and a supply chain objects repository. The report involves: A. SELIS Innovation Agenda (a) Related Technology Driven Innovations per SELIS technology domain, (b) Technology Selections, (c) Business and Technological Benefits. B. SELIS Security and Trust (a) SELIS Security, Privacy, Trustworthiness, (b) Technologies to setup and deploy security, (c) Security Management, operations and KPIs (d) Collaboration rules and information sharing requirements. C. SELIS Message Information exchange (a) Information Exchange Standards, (b) Message Transformation Schemes, (c) Technology Requirements for information exchange. D. Terminology Repository (a) Data dictionary design, (b) Terminology, Terms and interlinks (associations).

Simulation environment and investigation of new models for LLs (final version)

Simulation environment verification and expansion planning. Updates D2.31 A. Refinements of the Models, running phase 2, and consolidation. B. EGL model adaptations guidelines. C. Packaging of successful models for Dissemination.

Community perspectives (shipper, FF, port, hinterland, intermodal terminals, urban logistics, shipping, rail, authorities)

Community EGLS Model set linked to Living Labs Use Cases, and Performance Indexes resulting a full correlations map. Refined Common Information Exchange Model, and initial runs for the SELIS models showcase. A. Relevance and Applicability of ELGs to Living Labs. Presentation to and collaboration with Shippers, Freight Forwarders, Ports, Shipping and Rail, Hinterland, and Urban Logistics. B. Parametrisation of models for the Living Labs. Inputs and Outputs configurations, KPIs and assessment, relevant data and data sources linking and study. C. Prototypes of Models Descriptions and presentation, and performance/results retrieved via Simulation. Feedback from Stakeholders. D. Gap analysis and Improvements.

Living Labs operation learning conclusions and other SELIS Value propositions (final version)

Final Report – Assessment and measurements based on KPIs, Summary of conclusions open to the public.

Open SELIS Platform Architecture Design

Platform Architecture Design, (a) SELIS Open Architecture & Solution Specification, Services and Components (b) detailed performance and management requirements (c) Operational Characteristics of the SELIS Nodes, API gateways, event based management, communications support for messaging, data storage components (d) support for resources deployment and the cloud, design and deployment options, componentisation, virtualisation (e) monitoring and performance management characteristics.

Green Logistics Strategies and Capabilities

Report for EGLS model Strategies and Capabilities. A. Strategies Model Set, Each EGL will have a Description Section, a Relevance to the Living Labs, Primary Beneficiaries Description, Basic KPIs definition, B. Research and Models per ELG. Design guidelines for the model (where applicable) Composition, Parametrisation Approach, inputs, configurable parameters and outputs, Relevant data and data sources. C. ELG Models Specifications. The EGLs are (the main sections of the Report) (a) Collaborative Planning and synchro modality, (b) Collaboration Risk and Value Sharing, (c) Supply Chain Visibility and CAPA, (d) Supply Chain Financing (e) Environmental Performance Management, (f) Logistics Optimisation, (g) Customs Compliance. D. Models Validation, verify models with Stakeholders. Common Information Exchanges Models and data gathering study for the EGLs and the Living Labs.

Capacity building requirements

A report including the infrastructural, human capital and organisational dimensions of the capacity building programme. Defines technology gaps, the required human capacity, roles and skills for the setting up and the operations of SELIS, and required organisational and governance definitions for the expansion of the SELIS network. The report has the following sections: A. Infrastructure, (a) Communications Platform, (b) Cloud technology, data management and Analytics, (c) SELIS Nodes connectivity, (d) Connection Profiles per Organisation type. B. Network Organisation HR, (a) Organisation structures, (b) Processes and Roles, (c) Resourcing and Support Organisation C. SELIS Nodes Benefits and Strategy, (a) SELIS Node operations, (b) Expanding and Capacity Building Strategies, (c) Value propositions set.

Simulation environment and investigation of new models for LLs

Simulation environment supporting systems dynamics and Discrete Events simulations. Simulation results for new business and operating models. A. Toolset for Modeling and Simulation. Definition of tools and Models, relevance to the EGLs and Living Labs. Modelling templates. B. Tools for data gathering, cleansing, model training. C. Prototypes and Business scenarios for Stakeholders, guidelines on use.

Stakeholder needs analysis -Business Innovation Agenda (Processes & KPIs )

The output is a document report with the findings to the specification of the Stakeholders needs analysis. It involves the SELIS overall drivers and targets, scope, and relevance. A complete map of the Innovations, related to the stakeholder’s ambitions and the benefits. The foreseen performance improvements. Questionnaires to the stakeholders, conclusions and feedback. The report involves: A. SELIS Scope (a) Business Innovation in Green SC, Best Practices and Methods (b) Field proven workflows and patterns in information exchange and information integration B. SELIS Living Labs Impact and Ambitions (a) Stakeholders top level requirements (b) Impacts and Key Performance Indicators (c) Drivers and Inhibitors C. SELIS Strategy (a) Vision, (b) Drivers and Inhibitors (c) SELIS alignment initiatives.

Open SELIS Reference Information Exchange Model

This deliverable will provide the description of the SELIS Common Information Exchange Model and open data sets (instances of the model), along with guidelines for efficient enterprise-wide information exchange based on the SELIS Framework (SeRF).

SELIS Nodes Connectors

This deliverable will include a set of SELIS Nodes connectors (as per D3.5 and D3.6), integration libraries and guidelines (contribution to the Open Research Data Pilot).

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Publications

Internet of Things at Sea: Using AIS and VHF over Satellite in Remote Areas

Author(s): Tu Dac Ho, Marianne Hagaseth, Agathe Rialland, Ørnulf Jan Rødseth Ruben Gonzalez Criado, Georgios Ziaragkas
Published in: Proceedings of 7th Transport Research Arena TRA 2018, 2018

BBQ: Elastic MapReduce over Cloud Platforms

Author(s): Nikolaos Chalvantzis, Ioannis Konstantinou, Nektarios Kozyris
Published in: 2017 17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGRID), 2017, Page(s) 766-771
DOI: 10.1109/ccgrid.2017.140

Adaptive State Space Partitioning of Markov Decision Processes for Elastic Resource Management

Author(s): Konstantinos Lolos, Ioannis Konstantinou, Verena Kantere, Nectarios Koziris
Published in: 2017 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2017, Page(s) 191-194
DOI: 10.1109/icde.2017.72

Rethinking reinforcement learning for cloud elasticity

Author(s): Konstantinos Lolos, Ioannis Konstantinou, Verena Kantere, Nectarios Koziris
Published in: Proceedings of the 2017 Symposium on Cloud Computing - SoCC '17, 2017, Page(s) 648-648
DOI: 10.1145/3127479.3131211

RASP: Real-time network analytics with distributed NoSQL stream processing

Author(s): Georgios Touloupas, Ioannis Konstantinou, Nectarios Koziris
Published in: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2017, Page(s) 2414-2419
DOI: 10.1109/bigdata.2017.8258198

Spaten: A spatio-temporal and textual big data generator

Author(s): Thaleia Dimitra Doudali, Ioannis Konstantinou, Nectarios Koziris
Published in: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2017, Page(s) 3416-3421
DOI: 10.1109/bigdata.2017.8258327

Elastic management of cloud applications using adaptive reinforcement learning

Author(s): Konstantinos Lolos, Ioannis Konstantinou, Verena Kantere, Nectarios Koziris
Published in: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data), 2017, Page(s) 203-212
DOI: 10.1109/bigdata.2017.8257928

ORiON: Online ResOurce Negotiator for Multiple Big Data Analytics Frameworks

Author(s): Nikos Zacheilas, Nikolaos Chalvantzis, Ioannis Konstantinou, Vana Kalogeraki, Nectarios Koziris
Published in: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), 2018, Page(s) 11-20
DOI: 10.1109/icac.2018.00011

Apollo - A Dataset Profiling and Operator Modeling System

Author(s): Tasos Bakogiannis, Ioannis Giannakopoulos, Dimitrios Tsoumakos, Nectarios Koziris
Published in: Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Management of Data - SIGMOD '19, 2019, Page(s) 1869-1872
DOI: 10.1145/3299869.3320220