The ATCT conference at the Faculty of Transport and Communications, UNSA successfully completed
University of Sarajevo - Faculty of Transport and Communications under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Sarajevo on 26 and 27 May 2022 organized the International Conference “Advances in Traffic and Communication Technologies (ATCT)” - “New trends in traffic and communication technologies “with this year's thematic focus and working subtitle” Digital transformation and sustainable development in postal and logistics systems “-” Digital transformation and sustainable development in postal and logistics systems “.
One of the key goals of the conference was to promote innovative solutions in the field of transport and communications while networking scientific and practical resources.
The conference brought together a large number of eminent professors, scientists and experts, domestic and international experts from academia and the real sector, who presented innovative solutions in the field of transport and communications while networking scientific and practical resources.
The participants were addressed by: Minister of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dr. Vojin Mitrović, Minister of Science, Higher Education and Youth of Sarajevo Canton Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Nikolić, Rector of the University of Sarajevo Prof. Dr. Rifat Škrijelj and the Dean of the Faculty of Transport and Communications, University of Sarajevo, Prof. Dr. Amel Kosovac.
The keynote speakers at the conference were Marjan Osvald, Vice President of the Universal Postal Union, Prof. Dr. Nikola Trubint, Vice President of CERP (European Committee for Postal Regulation) and Prof. Dr. Nino Ćorić, Director of the Postal Traffic Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The conference was attended by over 150 participants and 60 authors through 25 submitted papers from 46 scientific, social and economic institutions from all countries in the region and beyond. The papers were divided into 4 sessions that were held during the two days of the conference.
Based on the presentation of the papers and the discussion, the participants agreed that the conclusions of the conference are:
- Digitalization, the Covid 19 pandemic, changes in the energy market, but also information and communication technologies significantly affect the way the postal and logistics sector operates in the world and in the field of postal and logistics operators in the Balkans.
- The application of information and communication technologies and the degree of digitalization of postal and logistics operators offers great opportunities but also obligations to all participants in the postal and logistics market in order to maintain competitiveness and ensure survival and sustainable development.
- Challenges from different areas that are a necessary precondition for digital transformation have been identified.
- Coordinated progress is needed in the areas of regulation and technology, both in logistics and in communications and other related areas.
- Smart management of the digitization process is a chance to bridge the gap in the development of critical state infrastructure between developing countries and the rest of the developed world.