The SAIL project will develop a Decision Support System (DSS) and a Discrete Event Simulation (DES) to support the management of port intermodal facilities in a European context. Within this framework, experienced researchers will work on a precise representation, modelling and simulation of the intermodal port.
There will be developed an advanced DSS based on cognitive based methodologies using soft computing along with computational intelligence techniques to provide an online strategic decision support though a state-of the-art ICT platform. The research efforts will focus on optimizing the intermodal management between the two terminals to achieve optimal transportation and improving the environmental impact.
The set up of dry ports can represent a strategic added value to the economy and the society because of the wide complexity of their services, but a set of interdisciplinary scientific and technological challenges have to be addressed:
- The set of procedures and IT systems able to coordinate and manage the logistics operations between the dry port and the maritime port, including the development of a Decision Support System (DSS) that support the management of the traffic flow between the terminals
- The technological integration of the information systems of the two terminals to allow the connection and thesynchronization of the operations
- The interoperability of such new IT system that has to be integrated with the information systems of the logistics operators necessary to collect data and manage operations