International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2018) – Call for Papers

20th-22nd of Februar 2018, Universität Bremen
The sixth event of the LogDynamics conference series will be held at the University of Bremen from 20th to 22nd of February 2018. The conference addresses scientists in logistics, operations research, production engineering, and computer science and aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in dynamics in logistics. The LDIC provides a platform for discussion of advances in the areas of dynamical 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.
Papers can be submitted until 24th of September 2017.

LogDynamics Summer School – LOGISS 2017

3rd-7th of July 2017, Bremen
The research cluster LogDynamics organizes the Summer School LOGISS for the second time. The goal of this summer school is to forge a seed of young researchers from different disciplines, who share the interest in mechanisms for coordination of logistics processes as well as in the cooperation and competitiveness in supply chains. The LOGISS 2017 will focus the topic area of Coopetitive Control of Supply Chains. The courses of the summer school include among others the following topics:
• negotiation mechanisms for supply chain coordination
• IT-enabled decision making in collaborative distribution networks
• network flow optimization, big data analytics, control theory, and heuristics
• performance criteria for control interfaces and selection of evaluation criteria
The LogDynamics Summer School is designed for PhD and Master students who work on theses at the interface of Logistics, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Economics or related fields. It is encouraged that the applicants have some basic knowledge in modeling, programing, and statistics.

Deadline for application: May 29, 2017  

Industry meets Science: Digitalization in Production and Logistics

29th of August 2017, 4 - 7 pm at BIBA
The Chamber of Commerce of Bremen and Bremerhaven as well as the Oldenburg Chamber of Commerce invite entrepreneurs to an event as part of the "Industry meets Science" series, which will be hosted by the BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik and the Research Cluster LogDynamics of the University of Bremen. The event advocates itself to connect industry representatives and scientists and encourage cooperations. It will feature an interesting program with presentations and demonstrations of the newest research outcomes about the topic of digitalization in production and logistics. A get-together tops the program off.

celluveyor - Success story with DHL

The Cellular Conveyor (celluveyor), developed in BIBA, is a unique modular conveying and positioning system. It consists of several small hexagonal conveying cells, each with three individually driven omnidirectional wheels. Through individual control of the wheels, objects can be freely conveyed in all directions and orientations. This opens unlimited possibilities for creating new material handling concepts or enhancing the classic ones.
The celluveyor was awarded the "DHL Innovation Award - Shark Tank" in 2016 and was successfully pilot tested at a DHL warehouse in Braunschweig, Germany.
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APMS 2017 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems

3rd–7th September 2017, Hamburg
The conference is organized by the IFIP working group 5.7, which was established in 1978. It is one of the leading international conferences on Production Management. This year, the Hamburg University of Technology, the TU Chemnitz and the University of Bremen (LogDynamics) are responsible for the organization. The APMS 2017 will take place in Hamburg. This year’s topic is: Shaping the future of production management – the path to intelligent, collaborative and sustainable manufacturing. 

The conference includes: 

• a doctoral workshop to support young scientists, 
• different Special Sessions for particularly relevant topics, 
• industrial tours to companies like Airbus, Daimler, Aerobus and others
Deadline for Paper Submission is March 23rd, 2017.


SKIMA 2017

6th-8th of December 2017, Colombo
11th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA 2017) is going to be held from 06 to 08 December 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The conference aims to bring together researchers and experts in Knowledge Management, Software Engineering and Information Systems to share their ideas, experiences and insights. We welcome researchers and practitioners from academia, industries, research institutions, R&D enterprise services and governmental organisations to exchange innovative contributions around the conference topics. 
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Day of Logistics 2017 at the BIBA, University of Bremen – Experience Digitalization

This year’s event for the Day of Logistics, hosted by the BIBA and LogDynamics, was under the motto “Digital Services in Logistics”. In cooperation with the AFSMI association, the Bremen Seaport agency, the Bremen Chamber of Commerce and the Bremeninvest the day started off with an interesting series of presentations. Afterwards the participants connected during the exhibition and the get-together. Known companies such as BLG, STUTE, Hilti, GVZ and viastore were part of the exhibition. All, the cooperation partners, the exhibitors and the over 150 visitors, were more than pleased, citing the interesting program, the great setting for further discussions and networking as well as the possibility to experience logistical innovation at first hand.
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Training Courses in BIBA Industry 4.0 Expert Factory 'Autonomous Control in Production and Logistics'

4th-5th of September 2017, 20th -21st of November 2017, Bremen
In the scope of the 'Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum ‘Mit uns digital! Das Zentrum für Niedersachsen und Bremen' (Industry 4.0 competence center for small and medium-sized enterprises), BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik develops an expert factory for ‘autonomous control in production and logistics’. Here, demonstrators, dialogues and two day training courses on digital production and logistics are offered (free of charge) to small and medium-sized companies. The training courses shall qualify specialists and executives regarding the future concept Industry 4.0 and support cyber-physical systems in the respective company. Three core topics in the context of Industry 4.0 are covered: mobile technologies and smart products, efficient planning and control of logistic processes and technical systems as well as adaptive systems for a changing environment. The next training courses will be held at the following dates: April 24-25, 2017, September 4-5, 2017, and November 20-21, 2017.
‘Mit uns digital! Das Zentrum für Niedersachsen und Bremen’ is coordinated by the Hannover Centre for Production Technology and has started at the beginning of 2016 as the first 'Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum' in Germany.