Call for Abstracts: 2017 International Physical Internet Conference

IPICRegistration for IPIC 2017 – the 4th International Physical Internet Conference is now open with March 3, 2017 as the deadline for abstracts. This year’s conference will take place from July 4-6, 2017  at the Graz University of Technology, Austria.

The introduction of the Physical Internet (PI, p) has opened a paradigm-breaking field encompassing the hyperconnectivity and interoperability of smart logistics networks, transportation systems, manufacturing systems and supply chains, enabling seamless open asset sharing and flow consolidation on a massive scale. It aims to transform the way physical objects are moved, deployed, realized, supplied, designed and used all around the world so as to improve by an order-of-magnitude the overall induced performance in terms of economic, environmental and societal efficiency and sustainability.

IPIC 2017 aims to provide an open forum for researchers, innovators and practitioners to introduce leading edge concepts and methodologies; to review the state-of-the-art technologies and latest projects, and to identify critical issues and challenges for future Physical Internet-induced research, innovation and implementation.

EARLY REGISTRATION (ends June 2, 2017)

Academic Industry/Govt Student
Full Registration € 400 € 525 € 150
Limited Registration € 350 € 475 € 100

STANDARD REGISTRATION (starts June 3, 2017)

Academic Industry/Govt Student
Full Registration € 500 € 625 € 250
Limited Registration € 450 € 575 € 200

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IPIC 2017 also invites you to submit an original research or innovation contribution to the conference:

  • A research contribution can for example report on conceptual research, assessment research, instrumental research, and validation research
  • An innovation contribution reports on novel applications and technologies, on ongoing projects and case studies, or innovative ideas and positions

The contributions may be related, yet not limited, to the following topics within the following research fields:

  • Physical Internet Fundamentals and Constitutes
  • Technology vs. Physical Internet
  • Physical Internet Implementation and Governance
  • Investigation and instrumentation methodologies
  • Hyperconnected logistics
  • Hyperconnected cockpits and control towers
  • Hyperconnected business models
  • Energy reduction and resource efficiency

Timetable and Deadlines

Contribution abstract submission deadline:

  • Indicating whether research or innovation contribution
  • Indicating form: peer-reviewed paper, non-reviewed paper, poster or presentation
    • 200-word max for poster and presentation abstracts
    • 1000-word max for paper abstracts
March 3, 2017
Abstract acceptance notification: 14 days after submission
Research paper, innovation paper and poster submission deadline: May 1, 2017
Poster acceptance notification: 14 days after submission
Research paper acceptance notification: 30 days after submission
Revised research paper submission deadline: June 16, 2017

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