Data Flows in Urban Freight Transport Management System

  • Stanisław IwanEmail author
  • Krzysztof Małecki
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 531)


The fast growth of cities and the rising number of their users leads to an increase in demand for freight transport, thus contributing to an increase in logistic flow streams within a limited area. Currently, freight transport is usually done in an uncoordinated and chaotic manner. Specifying the information needs in the field of urban freight transport (UFT) will make it possible to take control over the increasing disorder in this area and enable its development in accordance with the principles of sustainable growth. This paper is focused on the analysis realized under the project “Analysis of information needs of heterogeneous environment in sustainable urban freight transport system”. The aim of the project is to determine the structures of data relevant for the management of sustainable UFT, establish the sources of data acquisition, the scope and degree of integration, and also indicate the methods of knowledge extraction from the acquired data and information, necessary for improving freight transport efficiency in cities.


Urban freight transport Data collection process Freight transport management Sustainable development Efficiency of city logistics Efficiency of transport systems 



This paper was financed under the project “Analysis of information needs of heterogeneous environment in sustainable urban freight” by the Polish National Science Centre, decision number DEC-2012/05/B/HS4/03818.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maritime University of SzczecinSzczecinPoland
  2. 2.West Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland

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