Call for Papers - Special issue on "Transportation and Logistics with Autonomous Technologies", International Transactions in Operational Research (ITOR)
The development of autonomous technologies, such as self-driving cars and unmanned vessels, is progressing at a fast pace. While design and safety concerns have been the focus of debate around these new technologies, recent research is also concerned about their implication in transport operations and logistics. This special issue welcomes articles on transportation and logistics with autonomous technologies, covering a broad range of aspects such as transportation of goods and passengers, distribution networks, material handling, and warehousing. The call is open to autonomous technologies in a broad sense, including fully autonomous and partially autonomous systems. Thus, for example, operations with unmanned vehicles remotely controlled, management of fleets mixing both autonomous and non-autonomous vehicles, and coordination between robots and human workers in warehouses are also relevant.
Contributions on both methodology and practice of operations research in connection with transportation and logistics with autonomous technologies are equally welcomed, including analytical and simulation models for decision-making problems, and their application.
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.
Authors should upload their contributions using the submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itor, indicating in their cover letter that the paper is intended for this special issue.
Mario Guajardo, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
Teodor G. Crainic, Université du Québec á Montréal, Canada
Debjit Roy, Indian Institute of Management, India
Stein W. Wallace, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway