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Call for Papers

Inaugural Issue of International Journal of Automation and Logistics

Green, higher efficiency logistics is a trend in world industry. Besides being economically

functional, automation-integrated logistics will result in lower costs, higher profit and is

environmentally and socially friendly. In the last decade, research in this area has been very

active and has made significant progress with many successful applications; however,

tremendous theoretical and technical challenges still exist.

The main focus of this inaugural issue is on the most recent theoretical developments, results and

applications in the area of methods for automation-integrated logistics.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as technical review articles

that summarise the most recent developments and ideas in the field of automation and logistics.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

Modeling, identification and simulation

Evaluation and optimisation

Planning, scheduling and coordination

Strategy and planning in logistics

Supply chain network optimisation

Intelligent transportation systems theory and application

Intelligent distribution systems

Advanced vehicle routing planning

Management information systems in logistics

Technology and equipment for logistics

Logistics optimisation

Automatic control with applications in logistics

Intelligent control and automation

Process automation

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under

consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the

paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and

other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: 1 November, 2012

First round of reviews: 1 January, 2013

Second round of reviews: 1 March, 2013

Notification of acceptance: 1 May, 2013

Final manuscripts due: 1 June, 2013

Submission Notes

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please go to Online Submissions of

Papers. If you experience any problems submitting your paper online, please contact, describing the exact problem you experience. (Please include in

your email the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor).

Dr. Jason Gu

Editor in Chief, International Journal of Automation and Logistics

Dalhousie University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Halifax, NS



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