International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2018)

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.
The registration for the conference is now open.

4th International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence (SysInt 2018) Intelligent, flexible and connected systems in products and production

19th - 20th of June 2018, Hannover
The International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence, which is co-organized by LogDynamics for the fourth time already, provides a forum for academia and industry to disseminate their latest innovations and practices. The focus is set on integration of new, intelligent functionalities into materials, components, systems and products to enable future technologies with enhanced capabilities. The participants have the opportunity to benefit from impulses on various topics concerning the future of machines, products and manufacturing as well as get an insight into cutting-edge machine tool technology through an experimental shop floor tour. Complemented by a dinner, the conference will provide abundant opportunities for vibrant discussions and networking.
The call for papers is now published. The deadline for submitting abstracts is the December 15, 2017.

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.

34th International Supply Chain Conference: Think different - Act digital

25th - 27th of October 2017
The International Supply Chain Conference is one of Europe's leading events for logistics and supply chain management. Since it was first staged in 1983, it has developed into a wide-ranging forum attracting more than 3,000 participants from all areas of logistics. It is the place where leading thinkers and movers in the logistics sector share knowledge and recommendations for action, and a forum for the discussion of current issues and future themes in the field of supply chain management.
This year again the research cluster LogDynamics is part of this important forum by participating in the accompanying exhibition. We would like to invite all congress visitors interested in innovative solutions for logistics to visit us at the LogDynamics booth PV / 05. The key aspects of this year's presence are: methods and technologies for the realization of industry 4.0 applications as well as digital services and new business models in logistics.

Training Course in BIBA Industry 4.0 Expert Factory 'Autonomous Control in Production and Logistics'

20th 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 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 course will be held at the following date: November 20, 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.
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Experience Digitization in Production and Logistics First Hand - Implementation in Practice Follows

Whether a factory in which intelligent components independently control the production process or a flexible, omnidirectional conveying system - the visitors to the event at the BIBA - Bremer Institute for Production and Logistics were able to admire this and much more. Digitization is a cutting-edge topic, both in research and in practice. At this interface, the event started. The technologies necessary for digital change are usually researched and ready to be implemented. Thus the interest of the economy was correspondingly great. About 95 trade visitors have been informed about the innovative solutions for digital production and logistics and have made a consistently positive assessment. The guests praised the interesting program, the good framework for further discussions and networking as well as the unique opportunity to experience innovations in their research environment at first hand. Now some discussions are bilaterally pursued and deepened. They have the potential to contribute to the implementation of the digitization approaches in companies in Bremen and the surrounding area.
The event was organized by the Chamber of Commerce (IHK) for Bremen and Bremerhaven as part of its series "Industry meets Science" in cooperation with the BIBA and the Research Cluster LogDynamics of the University of Bremen.

Industry 4.0 – How do logistic objects become intelligent? – LogDynamics at the Open Campus of the University of Bremen.

The topic of industry 4.0 awakens lots of people's interest, from young students to pensioners. Accordingly the groups visiting BIBA were big and diverse. In cooperation with the research cluster LogDynamics, the BIBA invited the public to pursue the question: "How do logistic objects become intelligent?". LogDynamics Lab CEO Dr.-Ing. Marco Lewandowski reported from the newest researches and showed at different stations, what is already possible, and what will be possible in the near future. He answered many questions about the new technologies, but also about BIBA and LogDynamics. Apart from that, many guests used the opportunity to inform themselves about study in the faculty of Production engineering - Mechanical engineering and process engineering at the University of Bremen. Some students and parents came especially for that reason.

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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