Call for paper Innovation for Community Services conference June 12-14

The 24th I4CS conference will be hosted in Maastricht (the Netherlands) at Maastricht University from June 12 to 14, 2024. I4CS stands for Innovation for Community Services. (Smart) City Logistics has a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to enhancing community services. Integrating smart city logistics into community well-being initiatives is vital for optimizing the movement of goods and services, reducing congestion, promoting sustainability, and ultimately improving urban residents’ overall quality of life.

The conference arose from a unique collaboration between German Universities of Applied Sciences and industrial parties like Deutsche Telekom and Volkswagen.

Areas of interest are:

  • Efficient Transportation: Developing efficient transportation systems that reduce traffic congestion, lower carbon emissions, and ensure the timely delivery of essential goods, enhancing overall community service delivery.
  • Last-Mile Delivery Solutions: Last-mile delivery ensures that goods and services reach the community efficiently. Innovative last-mile delivery solutions comprise possibly incorporating drones or autonomous vehicles.
  • Supply Chain Optimization: City logistics is vital in optimizing the supply chain, directly affecting the community’s availability and affordability of goods and services.
  • Traffic Management: Efficient traffic management systems can reduce commute times, lower stress levels, and improve overall well-being.
  • Environmental Sustainability: Working on green logistics solutions helps reduce the environmental impact of transportation, furthering sustainability efforts within the community.
  • Emergency Response: City logistics is instrumental in disaster response and emergency services. We are interested in systems that enhance the efficiency of these critical services during times of crisis.
  • Collaboration and Data Analysis: Collaborative efforts with local governments, community organizations, and technology innovators are essential for successfully implementing smart city logistics. The focus is on data analysis and modeling to make informed decisions that benefit the community.
  • Smart Cities and Digital Twins.

Paper submission deadline: February 5, 2024.

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