Innovation Workshop DISS for SMEs - Development of Digital Strategies and Services

23rd of August 2018, Bremen
The digitalization of the economy is taking place inexorably and at an ever-increasing pace. If you want to be successful in the future, you have to meet the diverse requirements and use the resulting opportunities to create value. This is where the format of the event of the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen, in which BIBA is involved, ties in. Companies are being prepared for the new digital world in a unique workshop, learn methods and tools for developing new strategies and can apply them after a short time.

Use the DISS method to familiarize yourself with pragmatic approaches and tools for a digital transformation process and try them out immediately after. Target groups are managers and project managers of small and medium-sized enterprises who want to prepare their companies for the challenges of digitalization.
Registration Deadline: 16th of August 2018

World’s #1 Trade Fair for the Maritime Industry

4th - 7th of September 2018, Hamburg
The SMM is the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry. From 4th -7th September 2018, all well-known representatives of the shipbuilding and shipbuilding-supply industry as well as experts from all over the world will meet in Hamburg to find out about innovations, forward-looking technologies and current trends in the field of digitalization. The LogDynamics also presents itself with the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen at the joint booth of the State of Bremen in Hall B7, Booth No. 130. The aim of the Bremen Competence Center is to promote small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in their degree of digitalization as well as to increase the latter through individual support measures.

2nd MarSat Workshop: Maritime Industry Meets Space

6th of September 2018, SMM Maritime Trade Fair in Hamburg
After the success of the 1st workshop, the MARSAT project partners cordially invite you to the 2nd MARSAT Workshop on Thursday, 6 September 2018, 14.00 - 16.00 at the SMM Maritime Trade Fair in Hamburg, Germany. MARSAT, a network of four companies and a research institute, develops new innovative services to increase efficiency, safety and cost saving for the maritime industry based on satellite data services. These services include, amongst others, the optimization of ship routes, daily ice services or seabed and bathymetry mapping. Alongside shipping, the offshore industry and emergency and rescue services will also benefit from the new services. This workshop will provide again an excellent platform to discuss challenges and solutions for the maritime industry in the digital era with a strong focus on the contribution of modern satellite capabilities (Earth Observation), modeling services and data flows. The final results of MarSat, a 2.5 years research project, will also be showcased.

Innovation Workshop for SMEs - Leadership Agility... From the Concept of Trend to Effective Action

27th of September 2018, Bremen
The increasing complexity and growing dynamics of digitalization require an increasing agility of the organizations and thus also of their managers. Traditional organisational and management tools are increasingly reaching their limits and companies are facing new challenges to their management systems. The workshop of the SME 4.0 Competence Centre Bremen, in which BIBA is involved, establishes the connection between agility and digitalization and shows how an agile management style on the way to digitalization leads to success.

Learn how you can orientate yourself in the complex field of "Leadership Agility". Get to know practical models and tools that can serve as suggestions for your own organizational development. Target group are managers and project managers of small and medium-sized companies, especially those who want to develop from conventional leadership to agile leadership in order to arm their organization for the digital world.
Registration Deadline: 20th of September 2018

35th German Supply Chain Congress: Digital Meets Real

17th - 19th of October 2018, Berlin
The German Supply Chain Congress is one of Europe's most important event about logistics and supply chain management. Here, leading thinkers and logistics experts share knowledge and suggestions, as well as discuss recent and future issues. An important part from the start of congress is its ability to be a common ground for networking and future business opportunities.
The research cluster LogDynamics is again taking part in the parallel exhibition. Following the 35th congress' motto "Digital Meets Real", our presence is in the sign of digitalization. Our focus areas will be: digital communication, digital service, digital transport, digital product and digital transhipment. We would like to invite all congress participants to visit us at the LogDynamics Booth PV/23.

4th International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence (SysInt 2018)

The 4th International Conference on Systems-Integrated Intelligence took place in Hanover on 19th and 20th of June 2018 and was co-organized by LogDynamics. The conference provided a forum for scientists and industry to share their innovations and practices. The focus was on integrating new, intelligent functionalities in materials, components, systems and products to provide future technologies with advanced capabilities. Around 80 participants took advantage of the opportunity to benefit from impulses on various topics around the future of machinery, products and production, provided in 28 sessions. Supplemented by the conference dinner, the event provided ample opportunity for discussion and networking. 

Breakbulk Europe 2018 – a Great Success

LogDynamics in the Middle
Expectations were high. But in the end, they were even topped. The trade fair was hosted in Bremen for the first time and recorded about 500 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors. There were many opportunities to intensively connect with port experts from all around the world. "Bremen knows ports and Bremen knows trade fairs. With that combination no one can beat our service package.", said Martin Günthner, Senator for Economy, Work and Ports after the three-day event. "I am pleased to prove again next year, that Bremen is an ideal location for this event."
Breakbulk Europe is the leading trade fair for goods which cannot be shipped in containers. Before, the fair took place in Antwerp and was hosted in Bremen for the first time this year. Besides different ports and shipping lines, port-related industries showcased their services at the fair as well. LogDynamics was involved as part of the Success Story at the joined exhibition stand of Bremen/Bremerhaven: the best of Bremen's logistics research met the lively interest of the international industry.

Best Paper Award at PRO-VE 2017 for the IGS and BIBA

Morice Daudi, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge and Klaus-Dieter Thoben received the best paper award for their paper on' Influence of Information Sharing Behavior on Trust in Collaborative Logistics'.
The paper was presented at the PRO-VE 2017 - 18th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises. University of Bremen and BIBA have long been contributing to this research field through several research projects as well as PhD thesis. Morice Daudi, the PhD candidate at the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics (IGS) presented key parts of his PhD research on trust in collaborative logistics, whose main goal is to encourage and support the sharing resources in logistics. The main contribution in the article is an establishment about how information sharing behaviors of collaborating partners influence trust and trusting outcomes. To achieve this, at first hand, the article establishes a framework that integrates core concepts such as information behavior, information-seeking behavior, partner behavior, collaboration on shared resources in logistics, and trust. This framework guides a trust model, which in turn, accepts a hybrid of certain and uncertain information to manipulate logistics performance metrics, and subsequently evaluate trust. Afterwards, validity of data, concept, and operation is ensured prior to carrying out simulation experiments in multi-agent systems.
The PRO-VE conferences address topics related to collaborative networks and collaborative organization forms like Virtual Organizations, Virtual Enterprises and other forms of Enterprise Networks, Professional Virtual Communities, or industry clusters and business ecosystems are now supported by large research and business practice communities. The authors felt honored for receiving the prize and emphasised the importance of the IGS' training which contributed to the excellent quality of the paper.