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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 9

Position Papers of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Foundation for Modular Cloud Logistics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2016F461

Citation: Position Papers of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 9, pages 177180 ()

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Abstract. Logistics service providers are facing the need to collaborate because of ongoing trends like outsourcing and concentration on core competencies. The paradigm of cloud logistics promises to make collaboration in the logistics domain more easy and more flexible by adopting the principles of cloud computing to the logistics domain. To ensure the success of cloud computing to the paradigm of cloud logistics as well, standards have to be developed. With the help of the service blueprinting method, a basic logistics module is developed in order to lay a foundation for cloud logistics.


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