The development of large cities and the concentration
of populations in urban areas induce more and more logistics issues:
environmental constraints, limited resources of energy and urban space, new
practices linked to e-business, etc.
New urban delivery vehicles are being developed, using
electric or hybrid engines, but also human propelled. Supply chain design and
organization and alternative use of passenger transport vehicles for freight
transport offer innovative solutions. Management of urban space sharing is also
proposed or implemented by several large cities to reduce congestion and
improve the services. Vulnerable users’ safety against heavy duty vehicles in
cities is also an important challenge.
Papers shall present research works and achievements
in this topic area; papers should make clear reference to the local culture and