EURO mini-conference on Logistics Analytics

Posted by: Bernard FORTZ
Date:2018-01-24
Contact:bernard.fortz@ulb.ac.be

EURO mini-conference on Logistics Analytics

Minsk, Belarus, June 18-19, 2018

 

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

We have a great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the EURO mini-conference on Logistics Analytics to be held in Minsk, Belarus, on June 18-19, 2018. The Conference is organized by the Belarusian State University, Molde University College – The Specialized University in Logistics (Norway) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

 

The Programme and Organizing Committees chaired by Mikhail Y. Kovalyov, Lars Magnus Hvattum, Arild Hoff, Sergei Markov and Irina Gribkovskaia are preparing a high quality scientific program and an interesting social program for the Conference.

 

The conference is an excellent opportunity for the logistics analytics community to meet in a warm atmosphere. Visiting Belarus is visa-free for 5 days for most countries, if entering and leaving via the International airport Minsk and not from/to Russia.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you in beautiful Belarus in June 2018!

 

AIM, TOPICS AND FOCUS

The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the development of analytical models, methods and tools for logistics applications. These applications include but are not limited to

•           Transportation

•           Location and distribution

•           Production

•           Purchasing

•           Inventory

•           Supply chains

•           Green operations

•           City logistics

•           Health and humanitarian logistics

•           Natural resources and energy logistics

•           Military and emergency preparedness logistics

•           Service logistics

•           Education

•           Event and sport management

 

We are interested in presentations developing modern analytical tools, techniques, models and methods such as

•           Optimization (combinatorial, continuous, stochastic)

•           Simulation

•           Statistics and econometrics

•           Forecasting

•           Methods of economic analysis

•           Supply chain management

•           Data processing and analysis

•           Risk assessment and analysis

•           Cooperation and coordination

•           Identification technologies

•           Robotization

•           Digitalization and visualization of logistics processes and performance measures

•           Big data analysis

•           Artificial intelligence

•           Software tools for logistics analytics

•           Cooperative learning software tools

 

The major focus is on new trends in logistics analytics.

 

PLENARY & SEMI-PLENARY SPEAKERS:

Several outstanding Plenary and Semi-Plenary speakers from North America, western and eastern Europe will present their latest achievements in Logistics Analytics and outline ways of future developments in this area. Information on the speakers and their presentations will be announced soon.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

Researchers, academics, practitioners, business people and students interested in Logistics Analytics are invited to submit abstracts. Each participant can make no more than one presentation. The conference web-site is http://www.himolde.no/la2018 Abstract submission link is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=la2018 Abstract size: max 1500 characters.

 

POST-CONFERENCE PUBLICATION:

A cluster of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in the same issue of Omega – The International Journal of Management Science.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

 

Abstract submission opening: Monday, January 8, 2018

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Friday, March 23, 2018

 

Registration opening: Monday, March 5, 2018

Early registration deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018

Late registration deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

 

Regular:                                                     250 euros (late: 300 euros) 

Students/retired/accompanying:                150 euros (late: 200 euros) 

 

Registration fees include welcome party, two lunches, one dinner, cultural program (theatre, excursion) and coffee/refreshment. A support for participants from eastern European countries will be provided.