Project duration
09.2016 - 08.2019
Projekt order
SELIS - Towards a Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space

SELIS unifies business, technology and capacity innovation for Green Logistics in order to deliver a Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space with a clear path towards 30% reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

A consortium of 38 European logistics stakeholders and ICT providers are leveraging their experience from over 40 European projects as to create proof of concept common communication and navigation platforms for pan-European logistics applications. Innovative solutions and best practices will be deployed in 8 living labs representing the principal logistics communities. The Horizon 2020 Project SELIS embraces a wide spectrum of logistics perspectives and creates a unifying operational and strategic business innovation agenda for Green Logistics.

Project results will be available in the form of easily deployable cloud infrastructure, aligned with leading industry regulations, operating standards and recognized best-practice in order to guarantee quality of service, quality of experience, and high availability.

SELIS establishes a research and innovation environment by using Living Labs to provide data and practical experience that can be used for discovery of new insights that will enable continuous value creation supporting the large scale adoption of SELIS.

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The Shared European Logistics Intelligent Information Space is a network of logistic communities sharing specific information among each other. SELIS Community Nodes are constructed by individual logistics communities to facilitate the next generation of collaborative, responsive and agile green transportation chains. SELIS Community Nodes link with their participants’ existing systems through a secure infrastructure and provide shared information and tools for data acquisition and usage, according to a 'cooperation agreement'. Connected nodes, provide a distributed common communication and navigation platform for pan European logistics applications. Each participant decides what information she wishes to publish and what information she wants to subscribe to. The essential advantage of SELIS nodes is to provide a lightweight ICT structure to enable information sharing for collaborative sustainable logistics for all at strategic and operational levels.


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The tasks of ISL within the project include an analysis of a selection of green logistics strategies and capabilities that will be deployed in various logistics scenarios and living labs. In particular, ISL will focus on simulation models of these strategies in order to gain new insights and to identify more accurate, fine-tuned and realistic model parameters to improve the usability of these strategies and their transferability from theory into practice. Additionally, ISL will develop and validate a range of SELIS solutions within a living lab that involves a number of real-life use cases on inland waterway transport between ports and hinterland hubs in northern Germany.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement No 690588.

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