The Swedish collaborators of the FEDeRATED project, under the guidance of Mikael Lind of RISE,  wrote an interesting article - Digital ecosystem innovation in action– a federative approach to sustainable and seamlessmulti-modal transport chains. The article depicts the undeniable trend towards a data agnostic - democratic - data platform development in logistics endeavoured by the EC and also the FEDeRATED project.  You can read the complete article here  or access the downloadable version, click here . A summary of the article can be  read in  A digital ecosystem supporting sustainable multimodal supply chains - The Loadstar

The article also features four wonderful drawings of Sandra Haraldson of Rise. Hereunder Sandra's visualisation of supply chain visibly enabled by digital connected transport nodes  Supply Chain Visibility enabled by digitally connected transport nodes

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Progress FEDeRATED Semantic Modelling Group

On 16 June 2021, Henk Mulder, chairman of the FEDeRATED Semantic Modelling Group *SMG), presented the progress of the SMG to the IPIC conference - International Physical Internet Conference. In his presentation, he elaborates on why FEDeRATED is putting so much effort into further developing a semantic model and tools and what the Semantics Model is for. See his presentation here , His presentation is also available in the library

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FEDeRATED Working Group on goverance and Legal

The FEDeRATED Consortium meeting decided on 28 May 2021 to start a working group on Governance and Legal Affairs under the guidance of Puertos del Estado, . 

For Governance the focus is on defining the roles and responsibilties of the members as well as defining the decision-making mechanisms. For the legal issues, the focus is to establish the applicable legislative framework with an international and European perspective and to analyse how it affects the development and implementation of a federative platform.

It has been proposed that five types of Governance be considered, namely:

  • Institutional Governance
  • Platform Governance
  • Service Governance
  • Security
  • Technical Governance

In addition the study will consider developing an incentive model in order to try and maximize the use and benefits of the federative platforms.

More information  is available here    

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This project is co-funded by the European Commission Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)