Architecture for EurOpean Logistics Information eXchange (AEOLIX)

Supply chain visibility supported by easy access to, and exchange and use of relevant and abundant logistics-related information is an important prerequisite for the deployment of pan-European logistics solutions that are needed to increase efficiency and productivity, and to reduce environmental impact. Although there is a proliferative development of logistics-related data stores, information channels, information management systems and data mining facilities, with both international and intermodal focus, this multitude of solutions exhibits a high degree of fragmentation, due to differences in user requirements, data models, system specification and business models. This legacy situation severely hampers the optimal use of logistics-related information.

To overcome this fragmentation and lack of connectivity of ICT-based information systems for logistics decision making, AEOLIX will establish a cloud-based collaborative logistics ecosystem for configuring and managing (logistics-related) information pipelines. This digital business ecosystem will create visibility across the supply chain, enabling more sustainable and efficient transport of goods cross Europe. An essential element of the approach is to ensure that for logistics actors connecting to and using the ecosystem in undemanding and has a low level of complexity. We envision the ecosystem enabling the integration of supply-chain-related transport business processes through logistics software solutions for cloud-based connectivity and interaction, in order to support more efficient collaboration in the logistics supply chain than exists today.

By enabling low-complexity and low cost connectivity of local ICT platforms and systems and thereby scalable, trusted and secure exchange of information, AEOLIX will improve the overall competitiveness of goods transport in the supply chain, while simultaneously targeting sustainability from environmental, economic and social perspectives.


Per-Olof Arnäs (contact)

Universitetslektor at Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

MariAnne Karlsson

Professor at Product and Production Development, Design and Human Factors

Gunnar Stefansson

Docent at Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics


Atos Spain

Madrid, Spain


Wien, Austria

Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement

Bron, France

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)

Thessaloniki, Greece

Consorzio Interuniversitario Per l’Ottimizzazione e la Ricerca Operativa (ICOOR)

Bologna, Italy

Coop Logistic AB

Solna, Sweden

Emporiko Kai Viomichaniko Epimelitirio Thessalonikis

Thessaloniki, Greece

Fundación Cluster de Empresas de Automoción de Galicia

Porrino, Spain

Fundacion para la Promocion de la Innovacion, Investigacion y Desarrollo Tecnologico en la Industria de Automocion de Galicia

Porrino Pontevedra, Spain

Geoloc Systems

Colombes, France

Giventis International BV

Papendrecht, Netherlands

Hamburg Port Authority AöR (HPA)

Hamburg, Germany

House of Logistics & Mobility (HOLM) GMBH

Frankfurt, Germany

Ihorks Shipping and Trading srl

Bucuresti, Romania

IRU Projects ASBL

Bruxelles, Belgium

J.A.M. de Rijk B.V.

Roosendaal, Netherlands

Kuehne+Nagel Societe Anonyme for Transports & Logistics

176 75 Kallithea, Greece

Mondelez European Business Services Centre s.r.o.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Novacom Services SA

Ramonville Saint-Agne, France


Göteborg, Sweden

PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG

Karlsruhe, Germany

Samer & Co. Shipping

Trieste, Italy

Stichting Connekt

Delft, Netherlands

Stichting Smart Freight Centre

Hilversum, Netherlands

Syndesmos Exagogeon Voriou Ellados

Thessaloniki, Greece

Teamnet World Professional Services

Bucuresti, Romania

Terminal Intermodale di Trieste - Fernetti Spa

Trieste, Italy

T-systems International GMBH

Frankfurt, Germany

TX Logistik AG (TXL)

Troisdorf, Germany

Unilever U.K. Central Resources Ltd

London, United Kingdom

University of Northampton

Northampton, United Kingdom

Via Donau – Österreichische Wasserstraßen-Gesellschaft mbH

Wien, Austria


EC, Horizon 2020

Funding years 2016–2019

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