Honorary Doctor for Professor Haasis

On the 26th of April 2018, Professor Haasis was awarded the title of "Honorary Doctor of Kyiv National Economic University after Vadym Hetman" during a ceremony of the Academic Senate of the Kiev State University of Economics. In his subsequent keynote speech, Professor Haasis discussed the importance of digitalization in production and logistics.

Professor Rolf Drechsler Appointed Adjunct Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute

Prof. Dr. Rolf Drechsler, Head of the Computer Architecture Group at the University of Bremen and Head of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Unit at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata on June 7, 2018 in a festive ceremony. The ceremony took place in the context of the "Symposium on Algorithms, Architectures and Applications: Special Focus on Electronic Design Automation", at which Professor Drechsler gave an invited lecture on the topic "Design and Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems - Challenges and Recent Developments". The two-year visiting professorship comprises two stays per year at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). He will be part of the "Advanced Computing & Microelectronics" group, which belongs to the "Computer and Communication Sciences Division".

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.

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

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

18th of October 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

ISL Maritime Conference 2018

23rd of October 2018, Bremen
On October 23, the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics invites to the ISL Maritime Conference 2018 in Bremen and continues its traditional series of events. As in previous years, the participants can expect exciting lectures, discussions and forecasts on the current situation and perspectives of the global maritime industries. The speakers from business, science and politics will focus on digitalization and industry 4.0 in the maritime economy, its potential for maritime SMEs, as well as the development of shipping markets, ports and their hinterland.
Let yourself be inspired to take your first steps on the way to digitalization in the subject area "Digital Transfer" by lectures and discussions. We are pleased to welcome you to the ISL Maritime Conference 2018 at "Schuppen 2" in the Überseestadt in Bremen together with this year's cooperation partner - the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen.
Details (German)

Open Day at Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen - Digitalization at your fingertips

1st of November 2018, Osterstraße 28/29, Bremen
The Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen cordially invites you to an Open Day. On 1st of November from 9:00 a.m. you can inform yourself about practice-oriented applications and exchange ideas with other entrepreneurs and with us about the latest trends over drinks and finger food. Find out at first hand what specific offers and support options the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen has in store for SMEs. Experience the technologies and tools of digitalization up close with our practical demonstrators and exhibits. Seize the opportunity to make an appointment for our free digitalization check on site. The partners of the Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen will be available to answer all visitors' questions.

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.