Smart Logistics and Freight Villages Initiative (SmartLog)

Periods: 01.09.2016
- 31.05.2020
Programma: INTERREG Central Baltic

Projekta uzraugi:

Valsts emeritētais zinātnieks, profesors 

Dr. sc. ing., Dr. habil. sc. ing.
Igors Kabaškins
Inženierzinātņu fakultāte
Igor Kabaskin

Academic degree and current position in TSI: Professor, Dr.sc.ing. Dr.hab.sc.ing, leading researcher of the Engineering Faculty, Director of PhD Programme “Telematics and Logistics”.

Previous Experience: Founder and President of Transport and Telecommunication Institute for over 15 years, Vice-rector for Research and Development Affairs for more than 10 years

Membership: Member of the Joint OECD/ITF Transport Research Committee (OECD – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, ITF – International Transport Forum), Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Corresponding Member of Latvian Academy of Science, President of Latvian Transport Development and Education Association, President of Latvian Operations Research Society, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Transport and Telecommunication”, Member of the board of the Journals “Transport”, “Technological and Economic Development”, “Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering” etc.

Academic experience: Author of more than 600 academic and research publications, author of 68 patents. Expert of the Latvian Council of Science in Civil and Transport Engineering, Chairman of promotion council for PhD degree in Civil and Transport Engineering, Chairman of Professor Council in Telematics and Logistics.

Teaching at post- and graduate level: 45 years of pedagogical experience in university; courses: Research Methodology (PhD programme); New Trends of Telematics and Logistics Development (PhD programme), Research Methodology (MSc programme), Theory of Systems and System Analysis (MSc programme), Transport Policy (MSc programme), Intelligent Transport Systems (MSc programme), Reliability Engineering (BSc programme) etc.

Participation in projects: has participated in 37 international projects (in 26 projects as national coordinator of the projects) and 26 Latvian research projects and programs (in 23 as head of the projects) within the frame of COST Activities, Horizon 2020, Framework Programs, INTERREG etc. 

Research Interests: Transport Telematics and Logistics, Smart Cities, Analysis and Modelling of Transport Systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, Reliability of Electronics Systems, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Information Technology Applications, Electronics and Telecommunication, Decision Support Systems, Avionics, Air Traffic Control Systems and others.

Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses: Supervisor of 9 PhD theses and more than 200 Master and Bachelor theses.

Awards: 2 Gold and 5 Silver Medals of International Research and Innovation Exhibition of Innovators (1985-1990); Honorary title “Latvian Honored Inventor”, Latvian Parliament (1989); Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology, USA (1998); Award and memorial medal for outstanding research in computer science and informatics,  Latvian Academy of Sciences (2001); Award and memorial medal for outstanding performance of research in air navigation, communication and radar technology, Latvian Academy of Sciences (2002); Certificate of Recognition as a significant contribution to the research and educational work in the transport, logistics and information technology, as well as on the international success in science, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia (2014); Certificate of Honor of the Latvian Academy of Sciences for research in the field of transport and logistics (2019).

General information

Project SmartLog started at 1st September, 2016. This project focuses on improving the transport corridors and reducing the time in transportation of goods by planning and investing into an ICT solution.

The project develops an IoT‐solution to logistics sector and tests it on the logistics companies across the two corridors (ScanMed and North Sea‐Baltic). The new solution would optimise all aspects of their integrated services (transportation, warehousing, crossdocking, inventory management, packaging, and freight forwarding) by eliminating the need for routine human interaction with computer systems and giving access to vast amounts of anonymized data outside an organization. That results on decreased operational costs of the companies as well as reduced time of delivery of goods. The new IT‐solution is developed and then tested by the logistics companies in optimizing four procedures along two transport corridors: ScanMed and North Sea‐Baltic.

Objectives of the project:

  1. Generation of the metrics framework
  2. Developing software and hardware, creating the prototype
  3. Testing the prototype in 2 transport corridors and reducing the time of delivery of goods

6 partners from 4 countries (Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Sweden)  are involved in the project.

Partners:

  1. Kouvola Innovation (KINNO), FI – Leader partner
  2. Region Örebro county (Örebro), SE
  3. Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TTI), LV
  4. Valga County Development Agency (Valga),  EE
  5. Sensei LCC (Sensei), EE
  6. Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), EE

The project duration is 36 months – or 3 years – and the official launch date is first of September 2016.

Work pakages

The actual work has been divided into three separate work packages, each responsible for one critically important facet of the desired outcome:

  1. Working with the logistics companies in the Baltic region – work package leader Sensei LCC. This WP oversees the immediate contact, work and continuous support and feedback with the actual companies which will be taking part in the project activities and ultimately piloting the application we are developing.
  2. Analyzing the data generated by the companies by using the blockchain application – work package leader Tallinn University of Technology. This WP is responsible for generating the framework of how to analyze the operational data regarding the movements of containers across the corridors, and determining exactly what effect does the use of blockchain has to the transport times, and other core business performance metrics.
  3. Developing the blockchain fabric, application layer and the locator device – work package leader Kouvola Innovation Oy. This WP creates the necessary software and hardware tools for the companies and containers, which will be used in the process of gathering and generating the relevant operational data for eventual analysis.

 

Funding:

Total funding:      2 194868.33 EUR

Financed by EU: 1 709884.75 EUR

 

Contact information

Project Manager – Lammi Mika (mika.lammi@kinno.fi)

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