International Journal of Automation and Logistics

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Jason Gu
ISSN online: 2049-6753
ISSN print: 2049-6745
4 issues per year
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Green, higher efficiency logistics is a trend in world industry. Besides being economically functional, automation-integrated logistics will result in lower costs, higher profit and is environmentally and socially friendly. IJAL will attract and disseminate original, theoretically advanced and practically oriented papers pertinent to automation and logistics. IJAL fosters and facilitates communication and networking among researchers in the area of automation and logistics and will stimulate the integration of automation and logistics to yield high-quality theoretical papers with practical application potential.


 Topics covered include

  • Modelling, identification and simulation
  • Evaluation and optimisation
  • Planning, scheduling and coordination
  • Strategy and planning in logistics
  • Supply chain network optimisation
  • Intelligent transportation system theory and application
  • Intelligent distribution systems
  • Advanced vehicle routing planning
  • Management information systems in logistics
  • Technology and equipment for logistics
  • Logistics optimisation
  • Automatic control with applications in logistics
  • Intelligent control and automation
  • Process automation
  • Nanoscale automation and assembly

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The objective of IJAL is to provide a forum of interaction between researchers and practitioners in the area of automation and logistics. It aims to promote and facilitate the development of logistics systems and automation theory, to disseminate advanced novel knowledge for improving practice in logistics and to improve both the theoretical and practical aspect of automation.


IJAL provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and practitioners working in the field of automation theory and logistics systems to disseminate the latest information and developments and to exchange ideas.


IJAL publishes original, high-quality papers and reviews papers from both academic and practitioner viewpoints. It also occasionally publishes special issues on important topics in automation and logistics.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Gu, Jason, Dalhousie University , Canada

Associate Editor

  • Chen, Michael Z.Q., Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Advisory Board

  • Chen, Ben M., National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Cordeau, Jean-François, HEC Montréal, Canada
  • De Silva, Clarence, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Heragu, Sunderesh S., Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Ratliff, H. Donald, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Zaric, Greg, Western University, Canada

Editorial Board Members

  • Bai, Lihui, University of Louisville, USA
  • Contreras, Ivan, Concordia University, Canada
  • Feng, Yan, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Kumarawadu, Sisil, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Liao, Yuan, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Luo, Jun, Shanghai University, China
  • Meena, Purushottam Lal, New York Institute of Technology, USA
  • Pang, Chee Khiang (Justin), National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Roy, Debjit, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
  • Saunier, Nicolas, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada
  • Sheng, Adam Ng Tsan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Xie, Shaorong, Shanghai University, China


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