November 15, 2017

Call for Papers: NECTAR C3 Workshop – The Future of Freight Transport

Call for Papers: NECTAR C3 Workshop – The Future of Freight Transport

Cluster 3 of NECTAR (Network of European Communications and Transport Activities Research) focuses on logistics and freight. A cluster meeting is planned in Venice (8-9 March 2018) on The Future of Freight Transport.

Together with Silvio Nocera, Sandra Melo, Johan Woxenius and Anne Goodchild, prof. dr. Cathy Macharis is a member of the organising committee. You can find the call for papers below or download it here.

Topics of Interest

The challenges for the freight transport sector are enormous. Demand is increasing enormously and challenges caused by e-commerce and city distribution will have to be tackled. On the other hand, new technologies help to come with disruptive business models and cause different social impacts. How will the future of freight transport look like? Will it be:

  • electric
  • connected
  • synchromodal
  • smooth
  • bundled
  • autonomous

by 2030? by 2050?

Papers oriented towards exploring this future, evaluation of innovative concepts and giving new ideas on how to tackle the challenges are welcomed to be submitted. A special issue as an extra output of this meeting will also be published.


Submissions of abstracts: 10 /12 /2017

Notification of acce ptance: 15/1/2018

Submission full paper: 7/3/2018

Abstracts should be sent to:,,