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. 

3rd LogDynamics Summer School - Decision Support in Supply Chain Networks (LOGISS 2018)

16th - 20th of July 2018, University of Bremen
The Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics) organizes the third LogDynamics Summer School - LOGISS 2018, which will be held from 16th to 20th of July 2018 at the University of Bremen. 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. Therefore, the LOGISS 2018 focuses the topic area of Decision Support in Supply Chain Networks. The courses of the summer school include among others the following topics:
• IT based data mining and data analytics
• Tools and methods for network optimization
• Identification of decision support variables
• Serious gaming
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, programming, and statistics.

World’s #1 Trade Fair for the Maritime Industry

4. - 7. 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 BIBA 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.

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.

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.