Dynamics in Logistics, Proceedings of the 5th LDIC 2016 Bremen

These proceedings contain research papers presented at the 5th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics, held in Bremen, Germany, February 2016. The conference is concerned with dynamic aspects of logistic processes and networks. The spectrum of topics reaches from modeling, planning and control of processes over supply chain management and maritime logistics to innovative technologies and robotic applications for cyber-physical production and logistic systems. The growing dynamic confronts the area of logistics with completely new challenges: it must become possible to describe, identify and analyze the process changes. Moreover, logistic processes and networks must be redevised to be rapidly and flexibly adaptable to continuously changing conditions.
The editors are: Prof. Michael Freitag, Prof. Herbert Kotzab and Prof. Jürgen Pannek.

MCPL 2016 Proceedings Available

The open access articles of the seventh IFAC Conference on Management and Control of Production and Logistics (MCPL 2016) are released. The MCPL was held by LogDynamics in February 2016 together with the fifth International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2016). The objective is to promote a synergy among different disciplines in order to explore new solutions for complex scientific and technical challenges.
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PLM 2015 Proceedings Available

The book 'Product Lifecycle Management in the Era of Internet of Things' edited by Abdelaziz Bouras, Benoit Eynard, Sebti Foufou, and Klaus-Dieter Thoben constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2015, held in Doha, Qatar, in October 2015. The 79 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 130 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: smart products, assessment approaches, PLM maturity, building information modeling (BIM), languages and ontologies, product service systems, future factory, knowledge creation and management, simulation and virtual environments, sustainability and systems improvement, configuration and engineering change, education studies, cyber-physical and smart systems, design and integration issues, and PLM processes and applications.
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Reversible and Quantum Circuits

The book 'Reversible and Quantum Circuits' written by Nabila Abdessaied and Rolf Drechsler presents a new optimization flow for quantum circuits realization. At the reversible level, optimization algorithms are presented to reduce the quantum cost. Then, new mapping approaches to decompose reversible circuits to quantum circuits using different quantum libraries are described. Finally, optimization techniques to reduce the quantum cost or the delay are applied to the resulting quantum circuits. Furthermore, this book studies the complexity of reversible circuits and quantum circuits from a theoretical perspective.
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Languages, Design Methods, and Tools for Electronic System Design

The book 'Languages, Design Methods, and Tools for Electronic System Design' edited by Rolf Drechsler and Robert Wille brings together a selection of the best papers from the eighteenth edition of the Forum on specification and Design Languages Conference (FDL), which took place on September 14-16, 2015, in Barcelona, Spain. FDL is a well-established international forum devoted to dissemination of research results, practical experiences and new ideas in the application of specification, design and verification languages to the design, modeling and verification of integrated circuits, complex hardware/software embedded systems, and mixed-technology systems.
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Dynamics in Logistics, Proceedings of the 4th LDIC 2014 Bremen

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2014) was published by Springer publishing company. The bi-annual conference focuses on the identification, analysis and description of dynamics in logistic processes and networks and it supports collaboration between theory and practice. The LDIC 2014 proved to be a forum for discussion about progress in the sector. It addressed scientists in logistics, operations research and computer science. Editors of the book are Prof. Herbert Kotzab, Prof. Jürgen Pannek and Prof. Klaus-Dieter Thoben.
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Special Issue Logistics Research

For the special issue of the Logistics Research journal the call for papers “Robust Manufacturing Control: Robustness and Resilience in Global Manufacturing Networks” has been launched. The submission deadline is May 31, 2015.
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