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New ICT infrastructure and reference architecture to support Operations in future PI Logistics NETworks

Deliverables

ICONET PI Control and Management Platform – Intermediate Version

This deliverable provides an intermediate platform version reflecting the iterative development stages of the PoC. The expected output of this deliverable is a report capturing the updated iterative developments of PoC environment based on the six months from initial implementation to present time. The report will capture, rationalise and explain the current PoC technical configurations and architectural concepts as they stand as this point in the project.

ICONET PI Control and Management Platform – Initial Version

This deliverable provides the first version of the PoC platform and aims to contain initial componentry, such as analytical algorithms, IoT mechanisms, network simulation drivers, all deployed on an IBM cloud platform. Scope shall primarily focus on interconnectivity relating to a single node. The expected output of this deliverable is the implementation of the initial Cloud based PoC PI Control and Management Platform. The initial version of this implementation will have been based on insights and technical requirements gathered over the preceding months of the deployment.

Smart PI Containers – Tracking & Reporting as a Service v2

Revised verion of D2.6. Specifies the necessary IoT mechanisms for transforming PI Containers into Smart PI Containers. Provides a reference implementation (designed as a cloud service) for tracking and reporting of PI Containers as they flow within the PI network, and of PI Nodes’ performance history. This deliverable is a demonstrator realised following the guidelines defined in D1.6. The demonstrator implements the IoT infrastructure for transforming PI Containers into Smart PI Containers, thus capable to deploy services for tracking and reporting of PI Containers as they flow within the PI network, and of PI Nodes’ performance history.

PI networking, routing, shipping and encapsulation layer algorithms and services v2

Revised verion of D2.3. This deliverable provides a reference design and implementation for core networking, routing, shipping and encapsulation layer protocols and services. This deliverable comprises a set of protocols organised as a stack, concerning the different levels of PI planning and operations. Each layer of the protocol stack will be realised as executable modules with well-defined interfaces that can be plugged in to the ICONET PoC Platform. (version 2).

Blockchain Transactional Ledgers and Smart Contracts as PI enablers v2

Revised verion of D2.9. This deliverable specifies the blockchain mechanism and the integration of smart contracts within the PI network operation. More specifically, this deliverable anticipates the potential, use and strategic value of Blockchain in support of situational (and real-time) smart contracts in the context of optimised PI routing and optimisation of “packets” wherein new third party agreements need to be quickly instantiated, initiated, communicated and agreed/approved, so as to facilitate new agreements that will transpire when packets and cargoes traverse new relationships, new actors, new hubs and require new contractual agreements with associated SLAs. (version 2).

Intelligent Optimization of PI Containers and PI Means in PI Nodes v1

Graph models and machine-learning based techniques and analytics that enhance the cognitive capability of PI Nodes for optimising the organisation of PI containers. The outcome of Task2.5 will be captured in this deliverable which will consist of a software component and a report. (i) A web service. (ii) a report. The web service will be aimed for getting insights about optimised delivery routing from the developed machine learning algorithms. It will also include the functionality of representing PI nodes as a graph and the report will cover the design specification of the web service and its functionality. (version 1).

PI networking, routing, shipping and encapsulation layer algorithms and services v1

This deliverable provides a reference design and implementation for core networking, routing, shipping and encapsulation layer protocols and services. This deliverable comprises a set of protocols organised as a stack, concerning the different levels of PI planning and operations. Each layer of the protocol stack will be realised as executable modules with well-defined interfaces that can be plugged in to the ICONET PoC Platform (version 1).

Mixed Digital/Physical Simulation Models for PI Networks v2

Revised verion of D2.15. Digital and physical PI network simulation models developed to assess different scenarios (on the basis of the PI components identified for PI networks validation). KPIs (economic, operational, environmental) will be calculated and extracted for each considered scenario.

Blockchain Transactional Ledgers and Smart Contracts as PI enablers v1

This deliverable specifies the blockchain mechanism and the integration of smart contracts within the PI network operation. More specifically, this deliverable anticipates the potential, use and strategic value of Blockchain in support of situational (and real-time) smart contracts in the context of optimised PI routing and optimisation of “packets” wherein new third party agreements need to be quickly instantiated, initiated, communicated and agreed/approved, so as to facilitate new agreements that will transpire when packets and cargoes traverse new relationships, new actors, new hubs and require new contractual agreements with associated SLAs. (version 1).

Mixed Digital/Physical Simulation Models for PI Networks v3

Revised verion of D2.16. Digital and physical PI network simulation models developed to assess different scenarios (on the basis of the PI components identified for PI networks validation). KPIs (economic, operational, environmental) will be calculated and extracted for each considered scenario.

Mixed Digital/Physical Simulation Models for PI Networks v1

Digital and physical PI network simulation models developed to assess different scenarios (on the basis of the PI components identified for PI networks validation). KPIs (economic, operational, environmental) will be calculated and extracted for each considered scenario.

Smart PI Containers – Tracking & Reporting as a Service v1

This deliverable specifies the necessary IoT mechanisms for transforming PI Containers into Smart PI Containers. Provides a reference implementation (designed as a cloud service) for tracking and reporting of PI Containers as they flow within the PI network, and of PI Nodes’ performance history. This deliverable is a demonstrator realised following the guidelines defined in D1.6. The demonstrator implements the IoT infrastructure for transforming PI Containers into Smart PI Containers, thus capable to deploy services for tracking and reporting of PI Containers as they flow within the PI network, and of PI Nodes’ performance history.

Transferability Framework – Capacity Building Programme v1

Results of the transferability potential, and specification of the e-training programme on using the ICONET results.

Transferability Framework – Capacity Building Programme (final)

Updated version of D4.8. Results of the transferability potential, and specification of the e-training programme on using the ICONET results. (Final version)

PI Protocol Stack and enabling networking technologies v1

A report defining the PI protocol stack to be used at PI nodes and endpoints, assessing the potential of existing digital networking technologies to be transferred/applied in the PI paradigm (version 1).

Generic PI Case Study and associated PI Hubs Plan v1

This deliverable setups and specifies, with the help of all concerned stakeholders, the parameters of the Generic PI Case Study linking together the 4 LLs of ICONET under a common PI network umbrella. Produces the PI Hubs Plan for this case study. (version 1)

Communication and Dissemination Programme v2

Communication activities log. Project website updates.

PI-aligned digital and physical interconnectivity models and standards

This deliverable will provide a comprehensive overview of current and emerging standards for physical (mainly by inventorying the ongoing and future activities in the standardisation of the physical assets – the intermodal loading units), digital (with an assessment of the current (EU project) activities related to PI models and standards, and user (catalogue of solutions aiming at removing current bottlenecks in logistics and transport operations) interconnectivity in the PI.

Communication and Dissemination Programme v1

Communication and dissemination plan specifying the exact communication mix (target groups, channels and tools). A project website will be up and running from M1 onwards.

PI business and governance models

D1.2 investigates and reports business and governance models that can support the PI concept realisation.

Communication and Dissemination Programme v3

Communication activities log. Project website updates.

PI Protocol Stack and enabling networking technologies v2

Revised verion of D1.10. A report defining the PI protocol stack to be used at PI nodes and endpoints, assessing the potential of existing digital networking technologies to be transferred/applied in the PI paradigm (version 2).

Communication and Dissemination Programme (final)

Communication and dissemination activities log, final project website, dissemination material, evaluation report.

PI Reference Architecture v1

This deliverable provides a reference architecture report for the design and development of PI network functions and services. (version 1)

Open data sets to demonstrate LLs concepts

As LLs are described in confidential deliverables, ICONET will use a combination of synthetic/simulated and anonymised real data of the LLs to produce/showcase simulations of the most successful LLs use cases (to be defined at M26). These datasets will be made available to the research community and the industry.

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Publications

IoT enabling PI: towards hyperconnected and interoperable smart containers Abstract: 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

Author(s): Francesco Marino(2) and Ilias Seitanidis(3) and Phuong Viet Dao(3) and Stefano Bocchino(3) and Piero Castoldi(1,2) and Claudio Salvadori(3) 1. Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni, Pisa, Italy 2. Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy 3. New Generation Sensors, Pisa, Italy Corresponding author: fr.marino@santannapisa.it
Published in: 2019

Design and analysis of a Physical Internet Transportation Network from a mode switch perspective

Author(s): Bill Karakostas
Published in: The 9th International Workshop on Agent-based Mobility, Traffic and Transportation Models, Methodologies and Applications (ABMTRANS 2020), 2020