Determining optimal routes for given freight is a core decision in
logistics. In intermodal logistics, freight routing has to consider
the interfaces between different modes of transportation, such as
hand-over offsets, load changes, and organizational procedures.
We study this problem from the perspective of Service-Oriented
Computing (SOC). We (1) propose representing intermodal
transport systems as a set of service offerings and customer
demand as service requests, (2) define freight routing as a service
composition problem, and (3) develop a composition algorithm
for transportation services.
Leukel, Joerg and Kirn, Stefan, "A Service-Oriented Approach to Freight Routing in Intermodal Transport Systems" (2011). Wirtschaftsinformatik Proceedings 2011. 90.