InTraDE project final workshop 2014-12-04

Regional, National and European institutions, industry, research department, universities, development agencies, and other interested organisations, can discover an integrated concept of a technological innovation allowing the regional ports improving optimally their logistic operations, with respect to the environment and the safety, during the transport in confined spaces across the North West Europe Region. Debates, discussions and presentations are planned during this event around the impacts of the innovation on the social and economic development introduced from the regional ports.

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Start: 2014-12-04 End: 2014-12-05

Venue: Polytech Lille

Address: Cité Scientifique, Avenue Paul Langevin, Villeneuve d'Ascq, 59650, France

Successful demo of the InTraDE IAV in Oostende!

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On 14th October the InTraDE IAV was seen in action at the port of Oostende, REBO terminal, by a wide international audience including journalists, engineers, businesses, research institutions and a national Belgian TV. Following a detailed description of the InTraDE project and the technical features of the so-called Robutainer made by Prof. Rochdi Merzouki from Polytch´Lille, a comprehensive demonstration allowed the audience to understand how the intelligent autonomous vehicle operates, its flexibility and characteristics.

Some of the IAV specific characteristics were presented:

- Real-time simulation of Oostende Port operation through a virtual environment;

- Manual piloting of the vehicle using a joystick;

- Automatic piloting of the IAV based on GPS and sensors information;

- Running of a platoon of two vehicles, where the former (or “leader”) -transporting people- is driven manually and the latter (or “follower”) is automatically path-dependent;

- piloting of the IAV from distance using a cockpit as a supervision platform;

- loading and unloading of containers using reachstackers and/or port cranes.

To see the presentation: InTraDE 14-10-2013

See Press material:

AGHO Newslflash 14-10-2013

Flanders’ Maritime Cluster 14-10-2013

Globalports 14-10-2013

Lokaal Nieuws 14-10-2013

Power-Link 14-10-2013

Trends 14-10-2013

The InTraDE IAV: innovation at the port of Oostende 2013-10-14

The InTraDE autonomous intelligent vehicle will be publicly tested at the port of Oostende on 14th October 2013.

In an open event where sector organisations and businesses are warmly invited to participate, the project technicians will showcase the innovative concept of the RobuTAINeR prototype at the REBO Terminal (Zeewezendok site). The particular configuration of the port of Oostende’s environment and its multimodal links will allow to simulate different scenarios, thus proving the flexibility of the InTraDE IAV and ITS system, based on Information and Communication Technologies.

The trials will include:

• Real-time simulation of Oostende Port operation through a virtual environment

• Manual piloting of the vehicle using a joystick;

• Automatic piloting of the IAV based on GPS and sensors information;

• Running of a platoon of two vehicles, where the former (or “leader”) -transporting people- is driven manually and the latter (or “follower”) is automatically path-dependent;

• Piloting of the IAV from distance using a cockpit as a supervision platform;

• Loading and unloading of containers using reachstackers and/or port cranes.

For info, please contact: Wim.Stubbe@portofoostende.be

Invitation Event Oostende 14-10-13

IAV Demonstration inside Dublin Port

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IAV Demonstration inside Dublin Port

InTraDE Publications

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1. KAVAKEB S., NGUYEN T.T., LEE J.Y., GOSSELIN J., YANG Z., WANG J., BONSALL S.“Developing an intelligent transportation system for an automated container terminal within North West Europe”, Poster presentation by Lee J Y at EU-Korea Conference 2012 (EKC2012), Berlin, Germany.26 – 28 July 2012

2. Nguyen T., Yang S., Branke J. and Yao X. “Evolutionary Dynamic Optimization: Methodologies”, invited book chapter, submitted to Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

3. Nguyen T., and Yao X. “Evolutionary Dynamic Constrained Optimization”, invited book chapter, submitted to Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

4. T.K.Bera, R. Merzouki, B.Ould Bouamama and A.K.Samantaray, “Design and Validation of a reconfiguration strategy for a redundantly actuated intelligent autonomous vehicle.” Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. Vol 226 (8), 1060-1076

5. R. Loureiro, R. Merzouki, and B. Ould Bouamama, “Bond graph model based for structural diagnosability and recoverability analysis: application to intelligent autonomous vehicles.” Journal of Latex Class Files

6. W.Khalil, R.Merzouki, B.Ould-Bouamama, and H.Haffaf, “Hypergraph Models for System of Systems Supervision Design. “IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS—PART A: SYSTEMS AND HUMANS, VOL. 42, NO. 4, JULY 2012

7. N. Chatti, A.L. Gehin and B. Ould Bouamama, “Functional and behavioural models for the supervision of an intelligent and autonomous system.” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. (in press)

January-June 2013 Newsletter

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Read the latest IntraDE newsletter and learn more about the RobuTAINeR! Newsletter InTraDE Jan-Jun 2013

The InTraDE IAV will ‘land’ in Oostende

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After France and Ireland, on the 14th October 2013 it will be Belgium with the Port of Oostende to officially exhibit and test the InTraDE Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle and its Intelligent Transport System. In an open event where sector organisations and businesses are warmly invited to participate, the project technicians will showcase the innovative concept of the RobuTAINeR prototype at the REBO terminal. The particular configuration of the port’s environment and its multimodal links will allow to simulate different scenarios, thus proving the flexibility of the InTraDE IAV and ITS systems.

If you would like to attend and/or know more information, please contact: wimstubbe@portofoostende.be

InTraDE latest publications

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T. T. Nguyen and X. Yao, ‘Evolutionary Dynamic Optimisation on Continuous Dynamic Constrained Problems – An Analysis, Evolutionary Computation for Dynamic Optimization Problems’, Springer-Verlag, 2013.

T. T. Nguyen, S. Yang, J. Branke and X. Yao, ’Evolutionary Dynamic Optimization: Methodologies, Evolutionary Computation for Dynamic Optimization Problems’, Springer-Verlag, 2013.

S. Yang, T.T. Nguyen and C. Li, ‘Evolutionary Dynamic Optimization: Test and Evaluation Environments, Evolutionary Computation for Dynamic Optimization Problems’, Springer-Verlag, 2013.

S. Gelareh, R. Merzouki, K. McGinley, R. Murray, ‘Scheduling of Intelligent and Autonomous Vehicles Under Pairing / Unpairing Collaboration Strategy in Container Terminals’ Transportation Research Part C 33, 2013.

T.T Nguyen, S. Kavakeb, Z. Yang and I. Jenkinson. ‘A Robust Optimization Approach For The Vehicle Fleet Sizing Problem’, submitted to ICVRAM 2014.

New public demonstration for the InTraDE IAV

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The functioning of the InTraDE prototype of Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle will be publicly unveiled at Dublin Ferry Terminal (DFT) on 11th July. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Intelligent Transport Systems can change the way operations are managed in small and medium sized port!

For more info: Mohamed.Benmerikhi@polytech-lille.fr.

The IAV concept illustrated in Le nouveau Trait d’Union 05-2013

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The May 2013 N°71 issue of the Polytech’-Lille’s magazine Le nouveau Trait d’Union. Revue des ingénieurs featured the article “Fluidifier le transport portuaire”. The InTraDE project coordinator, Mohamed Benmerikhi, explains how the InTrade system could help small and medium sized ports improve their efficiency by introducing technogical innovation in ports. The InTraDE RobuTainer’s advantages are illustrated together with the structure of the Intelligent Transportation for Dynamic Environment project, highlighting the value of transnational collaboration between academic, public sector and industry partners.

See full article: Le nouveau Trait d’Union 05-2013

InTraDE in the World Port Development Magazine 04-2013

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World Port Development is an independent publication providing extensive information and news about ports and terminals worldwide. The April edition included the article “Future ports to benefit from Intelligent Autonomous Technology”. The author makes an excursus into the origin of containerisation and the introduction of autonomous guided vehicles for freight transportation (AGV) to explain the benefits of the Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle (IAV) concept for container routing proposed by InTraDE.

See full article: World Port Development 04-2013

The InTraDE innovative prototype featured in the Courrier Cauchois 03-2013

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On 1st March 2013 the magazine Courrier Cauchois published “L’innovation prouvée à Radicatel”. The artcile provides an account of the demonstration pilot of the InTrade prototype which took place at the Radicatel Terminal (Port of Rouen) on 27th February.

For more info: Courrier Cauchois 01-03-2013

The InTraDE prototype’s launch advertised in WorldCargo News 02-2013

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The InTraDE project and upcoming public demonstration of the functioning of the RobuTAINeR IAV prototype at the Radicatel terminal (27/02/2013) were presented in WorldCargo News Online on 18 February 2013 with the article “IAV demonstration in Port of Rouen”.

WorldCargo News Online is a UK based magazine. It features the industry’s most comprehensive archive of cargo handling, port and terminal development and operations, and intermodalism / containerisation news taken from WorldCargo News magazine from 1998 to the latest issue.

See full article:WorldCargoNews18-02-2013

InTraDE newsletter July-December 2012

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The latest InTraDE newsletter (July-December 2012) has just been issued. It features events, publications and a number of other interesting news related to the project. Do not miss it!

See: Newsletter InTraDE Jul-Dec 2012

InTraDE is ready to launch its Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle prototype

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Following 3 years of hard work and joint collaboration, the InTraDE trans-national partnership has approached the conclusive development stage of the Intelligent Transportation for Dynamic Environment project. The prototype of an Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle (IAV) for port freight conveyance is undergoing final testing: trajectory tests; tests of GPS mast with/without container/cassette; battery management system, twist-lock system and Control Aerial Network tests.

At the beginning of the new year its functioning will be publicly unveiled during open events at the ports of Rouen, Oostende and Dublin. The ports will provide logistical support to enable the implementation of different scenarios.

THE FIRST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF THE InTraDE RobuTAINeR IAV PROTOTYPE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE RADICATEL TERMINAL (PORT OF ROUEN) ON WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2013.

Should you be interested in participating, you are kindly invited to look at the website section “Events” and contact: Mohamed.Benmerikhi@polytech-lille.fr.

InTraDE prepares for the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

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“Smooth Path Tracking without Swing for Wheeled Robots”, Jano Yazbeck, Alexis Scheuer and François Charpillet, LORIA / INRIA, MAIA team – Campus Scientifique was submitted to the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

ICRA 2012 was held in St. Paul, MN, USA on 14-18 May 2012. ICRA 2013 will be held in Karlsruhe, Germany on 6-10 May 2013. The full programme of the conference can be found at: http://www.icra2013.org/?page_id=143.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries.

Abstract—In this paper, we consider the platooning technique which aims to steer a train of robots along an unknown or predefined path. Among existing approaches, we choose a decentralised communication-free one for robustness reasons. A previous paper presented a method to follow more precisely its predecessor’s path. In this approach, each robot saves this path as a set of points and computes suitable commands to track these points. However, we used in this approach a lateral control law which induces sometimes a brutal movement for the follower, specially around curves. This paper presents a control algorithm which improves this approach. The robot orientation controller partitions the angular velocity domain, defines an error function and chooses the angular velocity which minimises this function while considering the curvature of the target path. Experimental results show an improvement with respect to classical approaches of the literature: the robot reduces its lateral and angular errors and converges to its predecessor’s path without oscillation.

For more info about the article, please contact the InTraDE management team.

InTraDE featured in the National Instruments Platform

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December 2012. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, National Instruments provides a graphical system design platform for test, control, and embedded design applications that is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype, and deploy systems.

In December the article “La solution CompactRIO reste financièrement très abordable par rapport à d’autres alternatives envisagées” by Nicolas-Thomas Bec, Vincent Coelen, Michel Pollart and Rochdi Merzouki, Polytech’ Lille (InTraDE Lead Partner) was published on its website, thus illustrating a technical part of the InTraDE work to a very wide audience.

Link to article:http://sine.ni.com/cs/app/doc/p/id/cs-15178

full article:national-instruments12-2012

New InTraDE article for the IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence

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“Cooperative behaviors for the self-regulation of Autonomous Vehicles in space sharing conflicts” by Mohamed Tlig, Olivier Buffet, Olivier Simonin, Universit´e de Lorraine / INRIA was submitted to the 24th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence. The event took place on 7-9 November in Athens, Greece.

Abstract—In real-world multi-agent systems, as in the context of the automatic transportation of goods, autonomous vehicles can face unexpected events like the failure of a vehicle, the presence of obstacles on the road, etc. Such events can generate first local congestions, and then, if they persist, global phenomena and complex traffic congestions (such as traffic jams). We want to manage space sharing conflicts at the local level, when they appear, to allow a quick (real-time) regulation, i.e., without requiring to re-plan the routes of all involved agents. Our approach relies on reactive coordination between vehicles using simple interactions between neighboring agents, using perceptions and little or no communication. We consider in particular a scenario where two queues of vehicles share a single lane, describing the model of the network as well as the agents, and proposing simple coordination rules that only involve the two vehicles at the front of each queue. We then conduct experiments that allow the analysis and the comparison of the proposed self-regulation rules.

For more info about the article, please contact the InTraDE management team.

InTraDE showcased at the IFSTTAR PLInfra seminar

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6 November, Paris. During the closing seminar of the PLInfra project (2008-2012), held at Paris La Défense and organised by IFSTTAR – Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l’aménagement et des réseaux, an InTraDE delegation showcased the project’s cockpit and presented InTraDE to a multi-sector audience. The efforts of the partnerships and technology employed aroused great interest and opportunities were explored to further share best practices among the various stakeholders.

PLInfra is a scheme aimed at improving road safety, developed by IFSTTAR in conjunction with the scientific and technical research centres of the MEDDE Ministry (Ministère de l’environnement, du développement durable et de l’énergie) and DGITM (Direction général des infrastructures, des transports et de la mer).

InTraDE on the EU Parliament Magazine & Regional Review

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October 2012. The InTraDE project gained substantial visibility in Europe thanks to the publication of two articles (written by Mohamed Benmerikhi and Simona Margarino) which appeared in the EU Parliament Magazine (issue 355) and the EU Regional Review (issue 24): · www.theparliament.com/digimag/issue355 · www.theparliament.com/regrdigimag/issue24

Every month more than 4.000 hard copies of the EU Parliamentary Magazine, published fortnightly, are distributed to MEPs, EU agencies, NGOs, trade associations, lobby groups, Think Tanks, other stakeholders.

The digital version of the magazines has an audience of 50.000 including those listed in the European Public Affairs Directory. An archive of old issues in available online at: www.theparliament.com.

See: See the full article:EU Parliament Magazine10-2012

InTraDE tests successfully performed

WP4A10. Tests, Validation & Socio-Economic Study

20 October. The Robutainer prototype was delivered to the port of Rouen (Radicatel terminal), following a set of system tests. Technicians and design engineers were appointed to work on a number of additional tests in preparation for the first demonstration events.

Tests were performed on the empty IAV:

- steering & lateral/forward/backward drive;

- linear & curvilinear trajectories;

- 360 Volt lead batteries power unit and converters) and with an empty container (loading and unloading; lateral motion and braking).

The Robutainer was also positioned to pick the cassette and twist lock it. Finally, platoon scenarios tests allowed to demonstrate the potential and capacity of the produced IAV.

Platoon with InTraDE RobuTAINeR

InTraDE presents a new article at ITRN conference 2012

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“Port technology of the future” by Kay McGinley and Roisin Murray was presented at the Irish Transport Research Network (ITRN) Conference 2012, hosted by the University of Ulster on 29-30th August 2012. The paper highlighted the main features of IAVs -such as the InTraDE’s RobuTAINeR- which, according to the authors, “will contribute to improving the traffic management and space optimization inside confined space by developing a clean, safe and intelligent transport system.”.

Abstract – Most ports are competing with one another on a global scale and this has led the drive to improve port efficiency, lower cargo handling costs and integrate port services with other sectors of the global distribution network with regard to lowering emissions, safety and security. The maritime sector has considerable influence on the volumes and conditions of trade and the capacity for economic development. Developing new practices and technologies for ports has become vital for maintaining growth and generating trade. New port technology and capital investment in infrastructure is essential to maintaining economic growth and competitiveness. Global competition, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and communication technologies are continuously modifying the environment. The future is bringing increasing demands for greater efficiency and for more sustainable designs in cargo handling technologies. Moreover, the scarcity of land is forcing port companies to realise higher area utilizations. Terminal operators have the same objectives but they are also looking for cost reduction through decreased life cycle costs, energy consumption, maintenance etc. This is forcing terminal operators to invest in more sustainable, environmentally friendly and cost effective cargo handling equipment. The challenge is how to balance service requirements, costs and demand for sustainability. Ports play a vital role in economic growth by attracting and generating trade. A port that is not able to cope with rapidly advancing technologies will not be in a position to foster the development of the trade sector. Therefore the development of new cargo handling technology is of paramount importance if a port is to succeed in implementing its economic role. The main problem in handling increasing levels of cargo is managing the internal traffic and optimizing space inside smaller and medium sized ports. A new generation of cargo handling technology has been designed in the form of an Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle (IAV). The IAV is a clean, safe, intelligent vehicle which will contribute to improving the traffic management and space optimization inside confined space by developing a clean, safe and intelligent transport system.

InTraDE newsletter January-June 2012

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The IntraDE newsletter, covering the January-June 2012 period, has been published and sent to a wide network of stakeholders including universities, research centres, ports and related associations, AGV/ITS manufacturers, transport operators, public authorities.

See: Newsletter InTraDE Jan-Jun 2012

InTraDE unveils its simulator & supervision system

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22 June, Polytech’Lille. At the trans-national workshop “Simulation Integration and ITS system demonstrations”, the InTraDE partners unveiled the results of the produced port simulators (that allow the functioning of the project prototype) to a varied team of experts and observers. The event focused on: – Online Simulation of IAVs in port environments using the SCANeR Studio real-time simulation platform (software developed by OKTAL); – Offline Simulation of IAVs in port environments using the FlexSim platform; – On-line supervision.

As noticed by Prof. Jin Wang, Director of the Liverpool LOgistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute, “the event gave the partners the opportunity of visually assessing the developed intelligent control and surveillance systems. We were pleased to receive very positive feedback from professional delegates”.

Dr. Zaili Yang, co-Director of LOOM, added: “Because of its low investment requirement and flexibility and accessibility in operation, IAV shows strong competition in improving port efficiency, thus attracting interests from ports, especially those with the plan of developing automated container terminals”.

WP1 Global Coordination Strategy @ LAGIS. February 20th 2012

> WP1A1. Project management > WP1A2. Communication management > WP1A30. Intellectual Property

The management of InTraDE ‘s eager concern for its successful implementation led to the development of a global coordination strategy which is aimed at facilitating the integration of actions and tasks. The initial work breakdown structure was reevaluated with the view to identify interdependencies between such actions and tasks. It was determined that identifying such interdependencies is of paramount importance to establishing a coherent collaboration between various geographically dispersed project teams. To that effect, productive coordination could only be insured through the collective engagement of all project members in a given work package, in a common understanding of the relevant concepts. Only then, we started to see complex technical situations unlocking. Namely action WP3A7.

WP1A2 “l’ECO-INNOVATION A BON PORT” What future innovations for port logistics? February 9th 2012

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This event was organised by the port of Calais in the framework of eco-innovation. The port introduced its ambitious future investment and development projet of 2015. A diverse spectrum of organisations from various industry sectors involved in eco-innovation were actively present. InTraDE capitalised on this specific event to further disseminate and expose its innovative concepts through the use of its communication support material while witnessing considerable interest generated by diverse industrial enterprises and port authorities. The latter are keen to attend future demonstrations of “Robutainer” later this year.

> WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

WP1 Steering Meeting @ Oostende. January 27th 2012

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WP3A7 Simulation Training @ LAGIS. January 23-26th 2012

> WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

This event, once again allowed the relevant academic partners to engage in a scientific collaboration on the virtual port environment as well as the simulation tools and techniques used for the safety and monitoring of the IAVs. The topology of various partner ports was recreated on the simulator and various scenarios were tested using both a single IAV as well as a platoon of IAVs. Two types of simulation paltforms were used (online and offline).

WP1A2 Communication meeting. January 9th 2012

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A long meeting took place with IT consultants in charge of the identity and communication support material of InTraDE. The main objective was to discuss and brainstorm about the possibility to improve the website in terms of design and content while ensuring a coherent content that targets the appropriate audiences. As the full scale prototype will be delivered in the next coming months, it was judged pertinent to engage in the devleopment and implementation of a rigorous and coherent communication strategy with the view to effectively reach future stakeholders.

WP1A1 Financial meeting @ LAGIS. December 16th 2011

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Budget line modifications were adressed in relation to the upcoming steering meeting. This emerged after the rpatriation of funds from SEEDA. The financial administration expressed its concern as to the ambiguity surrounding the receipt of such funds. This ambiguity was the result of the internal financial and auditing policies and procedures of the University of Lille. To that effect, the project management committee explained and clarified its position with respect to such issue. Additionally, further discussions were initiated with respect to the monitoring report recently received from the JTS. This indicated that although the project is well on track in terms of its global spending and budget,a close examination of the expenditure per partner raises some concern. Specifically, two partners have spent respectively 29.54% and 12% of their budget after being involved for over two years in the project.

WP3A7 Technical meeting @ LOOM. Novembre 19th 2011

> WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

WP3A6 Action coordination. Septembre 19th 2011

> WP3A6. Intelligent Control & Surveillance

1st Milestone : The Virtual Simulator. Septembre 14th 2011

> Milestone > WP2A3. Virtual Port Environment > WP2A4. Software & Hardware Developments and Implementation

WP3A7 Simulation training @ LAGIS. June 20-23rd 2011

> WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

InTraDE participation in Brussels’ Communication Seminar. June 6-7th 2011

> WP1A2. Communication management

WP4A9 Technical meeting in Dublin. March 30th 2011

WP4A9. InTraDE's System Design

WP1 Steering meeting in Dublin. March 30th 2011

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Bringing Intelligent Transport to Dynamic Environments, Dublin, 30 March 2011

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The InTraDE Project & Its Partners would like to invite you to join them at the “Bringing Intelligent Transport to Dynamic Environments”
Location: Ireland
Venue: Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Wednesday, 30th March 2011
Time: 10.30 until 16:30 (view the agenda) [...]

WP1A2, INTERREG IVB North West Europe Annual Event 2010 Manchester Central Convention Complex – 6 & 7 December 2010

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http://www.nweurope.eu

Studio videos

                   

                                  Oostende database (Top view)                     Oostende database (driving view)                   Radicatel database

                   

                                        Containers edition                                                   Container moving                                                   Lasermeter

> WP2A3. Virtual Port Environment

WP1 Steering Meeting in Nancy, Nov., 10th, 2010

> WP1A1. Project management > WP1A2. Communication management > WP1A30. Intellectual Property

WP3, WP2 Technical meeting in Nancy, Nov., 9th, 2010

> WP2A3. Virtual Port Environment > WP2A4. Software & Hardware Developments and Implementation > WP3A5. Modelling & Identification > WP3A6. Intelligent Control & Surveillance > WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization > WP3A8. Safety & Interaction System-Environment

Shanghai Expo 2010

> WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

Prof. Jin Wang and Dr Zaili Yang within the Liverpool LOgistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) research institute at Liverpool John Moores University, were joined by their partner organisations University of Liverpool, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai Maritime University to organise the Liverpool-Shanghai Symposium on Maritime Logistics in World Expo 2010 Shanghai. [...]

IFPA 2010, Chengdu (China) – 15-18 october 2010

> WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

Dr Jingxin Dong within the Liverpool LOgistics, Offshore and Marine is going to present a paper written by Dr Jingxin Dong, Prof Jin Wang, Dr Stephen Bonsall, Dr Zaili Yang and Dr Rochdi Merzouki in International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA 2010) between 15th Oct 2010 to 18th Oct 2010 in Chengdu, China. The paper is entitled: “A Decision Support System for IAV-based Container Port Operations” proposes an initial plan on how to use IAVs to move containers in a container terminal.

Some preliminary decision-making methods are proposed in the paper. It is believed that this paper may be the first attempt to consider how to use IAVs effectively and efficiently from the perspective of port operation management.

IFSPA 2010 is organized by the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies and the C.Y. Tung International Centre for Maritime Studies of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It aims to “provide an interactive platform for international academics and industry practitioners to examine contemporary issues related to global and regional maritime and aviation economics, policy and management”. It is expected that a large number of academics and practitioners all over the world will join this event this year.

Through the conference, there is a belief that the concept of IAVs will attract more interest from the general public, industry and academia. It will contribute to promote the application of IAVs in container terminals and transfer the IAV technology to other fields.

WP1A2, InTraDE in ‘Innovate’ on 12th October 2010 in London

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http://www.innovateuk.org/newsevents/events/innovate2010connectforgrowth

WP3A6 and WP3A8, Technical meeting in Lille, Oct., 1st, 2010

WP3A6. Intelligent Control & Surveillance > WP3A8. Safety & Interaction System-Environment

WP2 and WP3A7, Technical meeting in Liverpool, Sep., 16th, 2010

> WP2A3. Virtual Port Environment > WP2A4. Software & Hardware Developments and Implementation > WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

Human Performance At Sea (HPAS 2010), Glasgow (Scotland) – 16-18 june 2010

> WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization

Human Performance At Sea (HPAS 2010) brought the world’s leading experts from commercial and navy related maritime sectors, and people working on maritime human factors, to discuss and share the result of their work, to identify issues and find solutions to these issues with a focus on human performance. The international conference was hosted by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and organised in association with ABCD and UK MOD [...]

WP3A6 and WP3A8, Technical meeting in Lille, June, 8th, 2010

> WP3A6. Intelligent Control & Surveillance > WP3A8. Safety & Interaction System-Environment

WP1 Steering Meeting in Le Havre, July, 8th, 2010

> WP1A1. Project management > WP1A2. Communication management > WP1A30. Intellectual Property

WP1 Steering Meeting in Liverpool, March, 18th, 2010

> WP1A1. Project management > WP1A2. Communication management > WP1A30. Intellectual Property

WP3 Technical Meeting in Liverpool, March, 18th, 2010

> WP3A5. Modelling & Identification > WP3A6. Intelligent Control & Surveillance > WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization > WP3A8. Safety & Interaction System-Environment

WP3 Technical Meeting in Lille, March, 2nd, 2010

> WP3A5. Modelling & Identification > WP3A6. Intelligent Control & Surveillance > WP3A7. Traffic Management & Space Optimization > WP3A8. Safety & Interaction System-Environment

InTraDE’s project launch, Polytech’Lille, France, Jan, 28th, 2010

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