A synergy based method for designing ITS services
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Advanced Logistics, Taylor & Francis , 2013, Vol. 2, no 2, 45-54 p.Conference paper (Refereed) Published
In this paper, we propose a method for supporting the process of designing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) services, which utilizes on primarily functional synergies with already existing services. Using synergies between services will enable sharing of resources, such as, information entities, functions and technical resources, which in turn may lead to reduced costs for implementing services. The method is built around an existing service description framework, which is used to describe both existing services and the service to be designed. In order to illustrate the usage of the suggested method, we have applied it for designing a new ITS service, i.e., the Liability Intelligent Transport System (LITS) service. The purpose of the LITS service is to support the process of identifying when, where and why freight has been damaged, and which actor was responsible when the freight was damaged. The LITS service may lead to better quality control of consignments and may also facilitate the identification of which actor was responsible for the freight damage, which is of particular interest in multi-modal transport. By applying our service design method we were able to identify that three out of four functions of the LITS service already exist in other existing ITS services. Therefore, the LITS service can be designed based on synergies with these services.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis , 2013. Vol. 2, no 2, 45-54 p.
freight damage, e-Waybill, ITS services, services synergy, service design method
Computer Science Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6522DOI: 10.1080/2287108X.2013.11006086Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoB854C49CC15108A9C1257C3500396810OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-6522DiVA: diva2:834040