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Special Session
Special Session on
Logistics and Transport in the Industry 4.0
 - LogiTrans 4.0 2019

3 - 5 May, 2019 - Crete, Greece

Within the 6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems - VEHITS 2019


Irina Makarova
Kazan Federal University
Russian Federation

Brief Bio
The head of “Service of transport systems” department, Dr. habil. of Engineering, Full Professor, director of master degree programs “Information systems and technologies” and “Exploitation of transport vehicles”, author of more than 350 research publications, including 6 monographs, 16 patents and certificates on registration of e-resources, has ten-year experience of directorship at automotive college. Scientific interests: applied research on automaker’s logistics, service of transport systems, intelligent transport systems and engineering education. 8 people finished their Ph.D. in these areas under the supervision of Prof. Irina V. Makarova. Professor Irina Makarova has papers in the field of engineering pedagogy, took part in international conferences SEFI, IGIP. She deals with interaction problems between educational system and automotive industry on improving the engineering education. She was engaged in the development and implementation of projects in the field of engineering education. Academic work: prof. I.V. Makarova has prepared series of courses in the sphere of system analysis, systems modeling, information technologies and automakers’ logistic processes management. Professor Irina Makarova has a wide experience in cooperation with automotive industry - the track KAMAZ manufacturer.
Maria Drakaki
Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki

Brief Bio
Dr. Maria Drakaki is Associate Professor of the “Automation Engineering” department of Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki. She received her Ph. D degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Physics Department. She received an M. Sc. degree from the University of Westminster in VLSI System Design. She is a Fulbright scholar. She is the author of more than 50 research publications. Scientific interests of Dr. Maria Drakaki are intelligent manufacturing systems, decision support systems, supply chain management, multi-agent systems, Colored Petri Nets, humanitarian logistics. Academic Administrative Positions are: Vice-President, Department of Automation Engineering.


The transition to the fourth industrial revolution, the concepts of digitalization and the IoT cannot be implemented without sustainable logistics. The application of new technologies and digitalization of processes will allow us to move to the concept of Logistics 4.0. Development of technology in the era of Sustainable Development Goals implementation and rational resources consumption led to the formulation and new concept of economic development – the circular economy. This concept changes the paradigm of logistics processes organization, where reverse logistics, along with direct supply chains, becomes one of the elements of logistics chains. To ensure the efficiency of transport and related technological operations during the goods movement, new technologies are used at all stages of transportation.

Papers are welcomed in research and applied projects in the following areas:

1.       Logistics 4.0

2.       Sustainability in logistics and supply chains

3.       Green logistics and supply chain management

4.       Transportation and warehouse management

5.       Best practices in logistics and supply chains

6.       Risk management

7.       IoT in Transportation and Logistics

8.       Spare parts logistics

9.       RFID systems in Logistics

10.     Reverse logistics

11.     Virtual production

12.     Cyber Physical Systems

13.     Digital Twins

14.     Innovative and smart technologies in logistics

15.     Artificial Intelligence in Industry 4.0, transportation and logistics

16.     Intelligent systems

17.     Smart and sustainable city logistics

18.     Energy saving technologies

19.     And other topics.


Paper Submission: March 7, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


Timur Bakibayev, Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
Fatima C.C. Dargam, SimTech Simulation Technology, Austria
Dimitrios Folinas, Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Greece
Michael G. Kay, North Carolina State University, United States
Andrii Galkin, O. M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Hacer Guner Goren, Pammukale University, Turkey
Zdzislaw Kowalczuk, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Jason Papathanasiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Vassilis Prevelakis, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Ksenia Shubenkova, Kazan Federal University, Russian Federation
Panagiotis Tzionas, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Krzysztof Zabinski, , Poland

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


VEHITS Special Sessions - LogiTrans 4.0 2019
e-mail: vehits.secretariat@insticc.org