CLOUD ARCHITECTURE FOR E-COLLABORATION IN THE INTERMODAL FREIGHT BUSINESS

Bill Karakostas, Takis Katsoulakos

Abstract

The term freight refers to goods transported using different transport modes (truck, rail, ship), while inter-modality refers to the ability for seamless transfer of freight and information across the different transport modes. Because of the nature of the freight business (large number of small players, geographical distribution, complex regulatory regime, multiple standards, and IT heterogeneity) we propose that cloud computing presents an ideal platform for e-collaboration in the inter-modal transport networks (e-freight). This paper identifies Cloud based collaboration scenarios in e-freight, proposes a Cloud architecture for e-freight and analyses its business and technical benefits.

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in Harvard Style

Karakostas B. and Katsoulakos T. (2010). CLOUD ARCHITECTURE FOR E-COLLABORATION IN THE INTERMODAL FREIGHT BUSINESS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-30-0, pages 267-272. DOI: 10.5220/0003143502670272


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis10,
author={Bill Karakostas and Takis Katsoulakos},
title={CLOUD ARCHITECTURE FOR E-COLLABORATION IN THE INTERMODAL FREIGHT BUSINESS },
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={267-272},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003143502670272},
isbn={978-989-8425-30-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2010)
TI - CLOUD ARCHITECTURE FOR E-COLLABORATION IN THE INTERMODAL FREIGHT BUSINESS
SN - 978-989-8425-30-0
AU - Karakostas B.
AU - Katsoulakos T.
PY - 2010
SP - 267
EP - 272
DO - 10.5220/0003143502670272