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Service network design for an intermodal container network with flexible transit times and the possibility of using subcontracted transport


"An intermodal container transportation network is being developed between Rotterdam and several inland terminals in North West Europe: the EUROPEAN GATEWAY SERVICES (EGS) network. This network is developed and operated by the seaports of EUROPE CONTAINER TERMINALS (ECT). To use this network cost-efficiently, a centralized planning of the container transportation is required, to be operated by the ..." [More...]

B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker, G. Lodewijks. Service network design for an intermodal container network with flexible transit times and the possibility of using subcontracted transport. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 457-478, 2015.   


Distributed model predictive control for cooperative synchromodal freight transport


"This paper investigates cooperative synchromodal freight transport planning among multiple intermodal freight transport operators in different and interconnected service networks. The cooperative planning is formulated as a cooperative model predictive container flow control problem, and solved with three Distributed Model Predictive Flow Control (DMPFC) approaches: the parallel and serial Augment..." [More...]

L. Li, R.R. Negenborn, B. De Schutter. Distributed model predictive control for cooperative synchromodal freight transport. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 105, pp. 240-260, September 2017.   


Robust distributed predictive control of waterborne AGVs - a cooperative and cost-effective approach


"Waterborne Autonomous Guided Vessels (waterborne AGVs) moving over open waters experience environmental uncertainties. This paper proposes a novel cost-effective robust distributed control approach for waterborne AGVs. The overall system is uncertain and has independent subsystem dynamics but coupling objectives and state constraints. Waterborne AGVs determine their actions in a parallel way, whil..." [More...]

H. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Robust distributed predictive control of waterborne AGVs - a cooperative and cost-effective approach. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 48, no. 8, pp. 2449-2461, August 2018.   


Towards quality-aware control of perishable goods in synchromodal transport networks


"Innovative technological developments are leading to smart ways for producing food more efficiently and of higher quality. Nevertheless, lots of perishable goods are wasted because of inefficiencies during the subsequent transport process. The amount of wastage could be reduced via better planning and control of transport activities. Perishable goods logistics can be better supported by real-time ..." [More...]

X. Lin, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Towards quality-aware control of perishable goods in synchromodal transport networks. In Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation for Agriculture (IFAC AgriControl 2016), Seattle, Washington, pp. 132-137, August 2016.   


The cargo fare class mix problem for an intermodal corridor - Revenue management in synchromodal container transportation


"The intermodal hinterland transportation of maritime containers is under pressure from port authorities and shippers to achieve a more integrated, efficient network operation. Current efforts for improving this have yielded limited results, though, as the transportation product structure limits the flexibility of transportation providers to optimise network logistics. Synchromodality aims to overc..." [More...]

B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker. The cargo fare class mix problem for an intermodal corridor - Revenue management in synchromodal container transportation. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, vol. 29, no. 3-4, pp. 634-658, December 2017. Published online: 16 March 2017.   


Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation


"This paper and a second accompanying paper (Olaru et al., 2018) explore the potential of Distributed Predictive Control (DMPC) literature to provide valuable insights into social behaviour. In particular this first paper focuses on the mechanisms of group regulation in social systems. It will be noted that there are major differences between the way in which DMPC algorithms and Social Human Parti..." [More...]

P. McNamara, R.R. Negenborn, J.C. Canizares, M. Farina, J.M. Maestre, S. Olaru, P. Trodden. Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation. In IFAC PapersOnline 51-30 (IFAC TECIS 2018), Baku, Azerbaijan, pp. 101-106, 2018.   


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