Achieving services when turning a waybill into an e-waybill

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Shoaib Bakhtyar, Jan A. Persson, Johan Holmgren
Title: Achieving services when turning a waybill into an e-waybill
Conference name: International Conference on Paperless Freight Transport Logistics
Year: 2011
Publisher: European Commission
City: Munich, Germany
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: The focus of this paper is to present potential electronic waybill (e-waybill) solutions for a traditional waybill with the potential for supporting different Intelligent Transport System (ITS) services, such as, identification of freight, automating the exchange of content-related data for regulatory or commercial purposes, etc. At present there are some initiatives, for instance, by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the e-Freight framework, for achieving solutions that can handle e-waybills. Both these solutions focus on actor-to-actor communication, however we hypothesize that the storage of a waybill’s data both locally and centrally (i.e. actor-to-actor as well as goods-to-actor communication) can support more services than only central storage of the waybill’s data. Further we look at the information required and possible communication links between different actors in order to identify different ITS services that can be achieved through an e-waybill solution. We then map this information on to the e-waybill solutions that we have proposed, which will allow us to identify which services are supported by the different e-waybill solutions.
Subject: Computer Science\General
Keywords: Waybill, Electronic waybill, E-waybill, Intelligent transport systems, ITS services