Elpida Xenou is a Phd candidate at the University of Macedonia & a Dipl. Civil Engineer, holding an MSc in “Engineering and Project Management” from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and a second MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management of the Department of Economics at the AUTh, where she earned a scholarship for top candidate in 2016. Since 2014 she is working as a Research Associate at the Hellenic Institute of Transport and from 2021 she became the deputy head of the Logistics and Freight Transportation Lab. She has been involved in the monitoring and technical development of several national and EC funded projects in the fields of sustainable city logistics and mobility planning, digitalization of logistics processes and supply chain management as well as intelligent urban-interurban freight transportation. Her fields of research specialization are: planning for sustainable urban freight transportation, modelling the decision making, developing new innovative business models for sustainable city logistics, evaluation of city logistics measures and strategies; implementing decision support & multi-criteria assessment techniques (AHP, Promethee, Delphi) on different occasions, designing and testing smart logistics services and tools (NOVELOG Understanding the Cities Tool, NOVELOG Guidance Tool, On demand warehousing platform e.tc.). She has been involved in the development of several technical reports & research articles related mainly to smart city logistics and urban freight transportation while contributed as author to the development of EU’s Topic Guide dedicated to the design and development of Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans and lately to the development of the urban freight chapter of the SUMP2.0. Resilient Topic Guide.