Scientific Workshop 4: Intelligent Objects for the Internet of Things: Internet of Things – Application of Sensor Networks in Logistics

  • Christian Flügel
  • Volker Gehrmann
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 32)


Current logistics processes demand more detailed and more up-to-date information about the logistic objects and their state than is provided by bar codes or RF-ID smart labels. Several aspects of the logistic chain can be improved by storage, processing and transmission of more sophisticated kinds of information and data. All of these aspects require more intelligent solutions such as intelligent objects or smart items. This document gives an overview over some of the technical challenges that need to be overcome to build such networks, sample applications that have already been realized and necessary technologies that are required by applications in logistics.


Sensor Network Wireless Sensor Network Smart Object Idle Listening Beacon Slot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Flügel
    • 1
  • Volker Gehrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IIS 

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