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15th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems 28-30 June 2021, Poznan, Poland
„Smart and sustainable supply chain and logistics trends, challenges, methods and best practices”

Welcome to the ICLS 2020

The increasing digitalization of the processes in logistics and a need for more integrated and seamless cooperation in supply chain management  are dominant trends in the business world currently .  The emergence of the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems and advanced data analytics establishes new possibilities and challenges in logistics and supply chain management, for example driverless transport solutions, smart warehouses and smart shelves.

On the other hand, climate change is putting pressure on  governments and international institutions to provide guidelines for companies on how to provide goods and services in a more sustainable way.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations Member States are an urgent call for action in a global partnership. The 11th goal focuses on  sustainable cities and establishes a new framework towards a more green transport solution in urban areas. Pressure on the reduction of greenhouse gases emission encourages development of more smart technologies that are cleaner and more efficient. The  12th goal calls for more responsible  consumption and production, reduction of waste and more efficient use of resources. At a company level it requires for the application of new technologies at the hardware level but also it calls for new methods for data collection and analytics for sustainability assessment purposes.

The integration of the physical and cyber systems is necessary to achieve more environmentally friendly, efficient, safe logistics and supply chain operations.

It is our pleasure to invite scholars and practitioners around the world to participate in the 15th International Congress of Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS 2020) to be held on July 1~3, 2020 in Poznan, Poland. It is organized by the Faculty of Engineering Management, Poznan University of Technology (www.put.poznan.pl)  and co-organized by the International Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (IFLS).

Topics of Interest

Sustainability in logistics and supply chain management:

  • Closed loop supply chain (reuse, recycling, remanufacturing)
  • Green logistics
  • Green sourcing and procurement
  • Green mobility
  • Reverse logistics
  • Human factor in logistics
  • Ethics in Logistics and SCM
  • Sustainability assessment in logistics and SCM
  • Challenges for logistics and SCM in the circular economy

Smart SC and logistics:

  • Digitalization of logistics and supply chain
  • Data mining applications in logistics and supply chain
  • Machine learning application in logistics and supply chain
  • Data analytics application logistics and supply chain
  • IoT application logistics and supply chain
  • Future intelligent transportation systems
  • Multimodal Processes Approach logistics and supply chain
  • Artificial intelligence in logistics and supply chain
  • Modelling, simulation and optimization in logistics and SCM

Trends and best practices in production logistics and service logistics:

  • Intralogistics
  • Maintenance Logistics
  • Inventory management)
  • Lean logistics
  • Logistics excellence
  • Last mile distribution

Trends and best practices in SCM

  • Supply chain uncertainty and countering strategies
  • Supply chain performance assessment
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Supply chain innovations

  Important Dates

  • Camera ready version deadline (conference
    pre-proceedings only): 30th April 2020
  • Publication fee payment deadline (conference
    pre-proceedings only): 15th May 2020
  • Abstract submission for conference
    post-proceedings  deadline: 15th December 2020
  • Full paper submission for conference
    post-proceedings  deadline : 31st Jan 2021
  • Early bird registration deadline: 10th May 2021
  • Regular registration deadline: 10th June 2021
  • Conference : 28th-30th July 2021

News

Camera-ready paper formatting guidelines
Camera-ready paper formatting guidelines are available now. For details please see in”Submission”

ICLS 2020 is rescheduled
Taking into consideration the scale of the COVID 19 pandemic, increased uncertainty and the travel restrictions in many countries, the ICLS 2020 Organizing Committee together with the IFLS President have taken the decision to postpone the ICLS 2020 to 28-30 June 2021, at the same venue in Poznan, Poland. In order to support the authors in publication according to the original schedule we are proceeding with the reviewing process now. We are working too, on the preconference proceedings volume (vol.1) to be published by Springer in 2020. We cooperate with the Editors of the associated journals in order to publish the full papers according to the initial schedule. We contact the authors by Easychair with details information.

The extension of full paper submission deadline
The full paper submission deadline was extended till 25th March 2020. Please kindly submit your full paper using paper guidelines (which are available at the “Submission” tab) through online submission platform (Easychair). Looking forward your full paper.
The ICLS 2020 Organizing Committee

Publication options
We are very pleased to announce that a Special Issue of the Annals of Operations Research (IF 2.284) will be issued in the affiliation with the ICLS 2020.

The accepted papers will be included in the edited volume published by Springer, the selected papers will be recommended for the publication in the the LogForum (indexed in the WoS and Scopus), the International Journal of Logistics and SCM Systems, Engineering Management in Production and Services (Scopus).

The extension of abstract submission deadline
Due to numerous requests for an extension of the abstract submission deadline for the ICLS 2020 the Organizing Committee has decided to make extension of deadline for abstract submission till 10th Feb. 2020.  Please kindly submit your abstract using abstract’s template (which is available at the “Submission” tab) through online submission platform (Easychair). Looking forward your contribution.
Wishing you the successful New Year 2020
The ICLS 2020 Organizing Committee

Contact us

About ICLS

The International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS) is organized by the International Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (IFLS) and the Asia-Pacific regions Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (APFLS). . The first ICLS was initiated by Waseda University and held in Tokyo, Japan in 2004. To date, the congress has been held 14 times. ICLS is becoming the most influential meeting for Asia-based logistics and SCM. It aims to provide an international forum for leading academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss and exchange ideas on the latest developments and to seek opportunities for collaboration among the participants as well as to promote excellence in the field.

Conference Publication

The accepted papers will be included in the edited volume published by Springer, the selected papers will be recommended for the publication in the Special Issue of the Annals of Operations Research (IF 2.284), the LogForum (indexed in the WoS and Scopus), the International Journal of Logistics and SCM Systems, Engineering Management in Production and Services (Scopus).

As COVID-19 has made us to reschedule the conference for 2021 we have reorganize the publication process, as follows:
1) Pre-conference publication for papers submitted by 30 March 2020.
In order to support the authors in publication according to the original schedule we are proceeding with the reviewing process now. We are working too, on the preconference proceedings volume (vol.1) to be published by Springer in 2020. We cooperate with the Editors of the associated journals in order to publish the full papers according to the initial schedule.
2) Post-conference proceedings
The papers submission will reopen again in September 2020 for the papers to be published in post-conference proceedings. The exact dates will be provided soon.

Organizers

The International Federation of Logistics and SCM Systems (IFLS)

Faculty of Engineering Management, Poznan University of Technology

Administration Services

Foundation for Development of Poznan University of Technology

Sponsors