2nd International Physical Internet Conference

Date: 6-8 July
Location:     Mines – ParisTech – Paris



This conference follows the first IPIC conference organized last year in Québec. It will be also a joint event with the end of Modulushca project, to present the advances in the concept of Physical Internet and Logistics operations.


In addition, at least six other PI projects (France, Canada, Hong-Kong) will present their latest results. The Conference will be time to meet the highly dynamic environment of European projects, share views, build consistency across continents, markets perspectives and problems to solve to make it append.


Keynotes from key stakeholders of supply chains (manufacturers, retailers, 3PL and academics) will stimulate the discussions in several workshop sessions focusing on subjects such as norms and the handling of boxes vs. pallets.


New business models, enabling technologies and experimentations already underway will be presented, making this meeting a unique opportunity to learn, network and discuss the latest results and challenges about interconnected logistics. And, because logistics is global, participants will be from all over the world including researchers, industrial and international institution members, local authorities and standardization committees.


Physical Internet Initiative

This new organization is based on the universal interconnection of logistics services, namely a Physical Internet (or PI) where goods travel in modular containers for the sake of interconnection in open networks. It was first proposed by Pr. B. Montreuil and developed with Pr. E. Ballot and Pr. R. D. Meller.


This approach aims to universally interconnect logistic networks as the Internet did with computer networks. The concept involves generalizing the use of modular containers in inland logistics to give to shippers a private space in open networks and routing them like ‘packets’ as done with information in the Digital Internet, yet in a manner adapted to the needs of logistics that has to harness the distinct characteristics of information and goods flow. After several national projects that demonstrated the stakes, the EU FP7 Modulushca project and its Canadian mirror are contributions toward its development and experimentation at an international level.



Registration includes the 3 days of the conference, meals, breaks, documentation and gala dinner: 250 Euro.

One day registration includes the conference, meals, breaks and documentation: 100 Euro.


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