Intelligent Cargo in Efficient and Sustainable Global Logistics Operations Workpackage 4: iCargo Ecosystem Infrastructure . iCargo 1 st Review May 2012 05/12/2012 Avenue de Beaulieu, Brussels . WP4 Innovation Agenda. Position and dependencies of WP4.
Intelligent Cargo in Efficient and Sustainable Global Logistics OperationsWorkpackage 4: iCargo Ecosystem Infrastructure
iCargo 1st Review
05/12/2012 Avenue de Beaulieu, Brussels
WP4 Innovation Agenda
The WP4 aims to design and prototype the iCargo Ecosystem Infrastructure allowing iCargo business and technical services to interoperate in order to realise the iCargo business goals
utilising technologies from semantic Web and ontologies, distributed data and event management, Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Services (IoS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Cloud technologies (Cloud Bus)}.
Test and deploy the Ecosystem, integrating WP2 and WP3 components, to support pilots development and demonstration.
WP4: Aims and Objectives
iCargo Ecosystem: What is it
a shared virtual infrastructure (for providing and consuming cargo services) between different organizations (the iCargo Ecosystem participants) governed primarily in a distributed manner
Shipment from factory
Long haul transport
The iCargo Ecosystem is a ‘parallel universe’ mirroring logistic processes, resources and data and offering capabilities for co-operative, synchronized and real-time management of transport resources (i.e. intelligent planning and controlling transport logistics chains) to optimise efficiency, quality and environmental performance.
iCargo Ecosystem: High Level Architecture
Network of Cooperating peer to peer
The Ecosystem is set up as a network of semantically compatible services (www.icargoschema.com) and…‘common and distributed’ participation / cooperation rules, Registration and Common iCargo Services.
This Hybrid Service Network is based on loosely connected, distributed, compliant, Access Points (> Semantic Gateways) exposing Entity Centric Services or Application Services for cooperative use
Participants use the Ecosystem Services to compose solutions in their own environment or residing in the Ecosystem itself.
Common iCargo Services
Logistic chain composition
iCargo Applications and services
iCargo Generic components
Logistic network awareness
e.g. Common Framework
Hybrid service network
iCargo IT infrastructure
Common Framework – iCargo domain Ontologies - semantic standard: www.icargoschema.com
“Logistic chain composition”, “Logistic network awareness”, “Emission monitoring” ...
Main innovations introduced in Workpackage 4
Service virtualisation: Business services can be discovered and invoked (contracted, composed) irrespectively of the physical locations and physical implementations in the IT systems that host them.
Dynamic service composition: Heterogeneous services can exchange data with each other and cooperate over a Cloud Bus.
Secure and customised access to services: Channels are used for secure access to service status and data, according to the nature of the service (e.g. Cargo status notification updates, CO2, calculators,...) the service provider and subscriber (e.g. A mobile logistics unit), and the business model supported (e.g. paid for services)
Why should I use the iCargo Cloud?
High Level architecture (first cut) defined
Major architectural components identified
Existing technologies to be used off-the-shelf identified
Initial work allocation to WP4 participants done
Plans for next 12 months
Define interfaces between components
Detailed design of components
Adjust architecture if necessary in the light of changes in WPs: 2,3,5:
Implement components from WP2 and WP3
Provide ‘toolkit’ to support development of pilots (WP5)
Channels –Access Points – Semantic Gateways
iCargo Cloud: Services
Implementation - iCargo Cloud APIs
Entity centric register
Single access point
Secure & single point of access
Active & Context awareness
Business (driven) vision
Interpretation of data
Accessibility of data
Organisation of data
Dependencies with Workpackage 2, 3
WP2 architecture: source: Logica
Semantic Web Components
Digital Shadows (software agents)
Knowledge base incl. standards
Semantic Web services