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.
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
Automatic control with applications in logistics
Intelligent control and 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.
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
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
email@example.com, 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
Electrical and Computer Engineering