3/2017 Computational Mobility, Transportation and Logistics

Published : 21.09.2015 | Categories: Call For Papers

Special Issue in Business & Information Systems Engineering
Special Focus

Planning and control of modern mobility, transportation and logistics services (MTL) requires adequate support by information systems. Recent examples from the area of shared mobility services show that many of these services have been enabled by innovative information systems. This is the focus of the BISE special issue on computational mobility, transportation and logistics.

Thanks to ubiquitous availability of mobile sensors in transportation and logistics applications, huge amounts of operational data on MTL have become available in recent years. These data need to be included in extended methods of planning and control. However, it is challenging to transform this vast amount of sensor data into information. In addition to well-known efficiency objectives such as minimizing costs or time of operation, objectives of reliability and sustainability can now be considered in the planning and control of MTL. Quantitative methods of planning and control need to be extended to process complex information and to enable more reliable, sustainable and efficient planning and realization of MTL.

This application-oriented special focus aims to shed a light on the modelling of innovative information systems for MTL. Of interest are complex, quantitative methods of planning and control as well as applications of state of the art data analysis procedures. Examples of innovative integrated information systems for single as well as for several modes are also welcome.

Further topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Planning, control and integration of MTL
  • Dynamic and robust planning and control
  • Business analytics for MTL
  • Revenue management systems and dynamic pricing
  • Innovative information, guide and payment systems
  • Solutions for public transportation systems
  • Transportation planning
  • Logistics networks and vehicle routing
  • Planning and control of shared mobility systems
  • Evaluation and simulation of MTL
  • Planning and control of intermodal MTL


Authors are asked to submit their papers online under the category “BISE Computational Mobility” by 2016-07-01 via Springer’s submission system Editorial Manager (http://www.editorialmanager.com/buis/). All papers must follow the typing and formatting instructions for WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK/Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE) available at http://www.bise-journal.org. In particular, manuscripts should not exceed 50,000 characters (discounting 5,000 characters for each figure/table).
Submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review process and be refereed by at least three domain experts according to quality, originality, relevance, and scientific rigor.


Paper submission due: 2016-07-01
Notification of authors: 2016-08-26
Revisions due: 2016-10-28
Notification of authors: 2016-12-16
Completion of a second revision (if needed): 2017-01-20
Anticipated publication date: June 2017

Editors of the Special Focus

Prof. Dr. Natalia Kliewer (* coordinating)
Department Wirtschaftsinformatik
Freie Universität Berlin
Garystraße 21
14195 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Jan Fabian Ehmke
Department Wirtschaftsinformatik
Freie Universität Berlin
Garystraße 21
14195 Berlin

Prof. Dr. Dirk Christian Mattfeld
Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Mühlenpfordtstraße 23
38106 Braunschweig