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Mar, 18
25

2nd Conference of the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains 2018

2nd Conference of the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainable Supply Chains and the Circular Economy

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 6 – 7, 2018 (leading up to the annual EURO conference)

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to take part in the 2nd Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustSC 2018) to be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 6 & 7, 2018. SustSC 2018 is organized by the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains in cooperation with the Operations Research and Logistics group at Wageningen University and sponsored by the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO). The purpose of the SustSC 2018 Conference is to offer the European and international sustainable supply chain community (researchers and practitioners) the opportunity to present state-of-the-art developments and to discuss current research challenges.

Conference scope: We invite contributions on sustainable supply chains from disciplines such as operations research, logistics, and industrial engineering. We especially welcome submissions that contribute to the transition to a circular economy, but broader sustainable supply chain issues will not be excluded from consideration.

Keynotes:

  • “How sustainable is Big Data in supply chains?”, Charles Corbett, Professor of Operations Management and Sustainability & IBM Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management, USA
  • “Sustainable city logistics”, presentation by Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). 

Location: Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (https://www.ams-institute.org/, co-located with the Royal Tropical Institute, https://www.kit.nl/)

Abstracts: Abstracts for presentations can be submitted until May 1, 2018 to sustsc.orl@wur.nl (preferably using the provided abstract template). The abstracts should be max. 250 words and will be collected in a Book of Abstracts for the conference participants.

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: May 8, 2018
  • Early Bird registration deadline: May 22, 2018
  • Conference registration deadline: June 12, 2018

Registration: Conference registration will be available at https://sustsc2018.sciencesconf.org/.

Travel information: For people combining their travel with a visit to the EURO 2018 conference in Valencia, note that there are direct flight connections with Transavia, Vueling or KLM from Amsterdam to Valencia. For travel planning, note that the Saturday part of the conference will end around lunch time.

Scientific committee: Renzo Akkerman (Wageningen University), Jacqueline Bloemhof (Wageningen University), Rene Haijema (Wageningen University), Erwin van der Laan (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Grit Walther (RWTH Aachen)

Supported by: Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO), Wageningen University, and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS).

Nov, 17
02

29th European Conference on Operational Research EURO 2018

1st Announcement and Call for Papers

29th European Conference on Operational Research EURO 2018

July 8 - 11, 2018

Location: Valencia, Spain

Researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in any branch of Operational Research, mathematical modelling or economic analysis are invited to submit abstracts or organize sessions.
Abstract submission system is available online, via the Conference web page (https://www.euro-online.org/conf/euro29/).

Researchers who wish to organize a stream or an invited session or contribute with a paper within an invited session should contact a Programme Committee member of the corresponding area.

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018

Registration open: Friday, October 13, 2017
Early registration deadline: Friday, April 6, 2018
Author registration deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

More information can be found on the Conference webpage http://euro2018valencia.com/about-valencia/.

Jul, 17
25

EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains 2018

SAVE THE DATE!

EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains

July 1 – 7, 2018

Location: Wageningen & Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This PhD School is leading up to and includes the 2nd Conference of the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains.

Topics

  • Concepts and models for Sustainable Supply Chains: multi-criteria decision making, trade-offs between economic, environmental and social objectives
  • Inter- and multidisciplinary approaches, e.g. combining optimization, simulation, and information management for life cycle assessment, development of sustainable business models,
  • Specific characteristics of e.g. bio-based SCs, closed-loop SCs, food SCs, automotive SCs.

More information is available at https://www.sustainablesc.rwth-aachen.de/eps-sustsc/

Supported by: Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO), graduate school WASS at Wageningen University, Beta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics, the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS).

Apr, 17
21

2nd PhD Award Winner

The EWG on Sustainable Supply Chains awards the price for an outstanding PhD Thesis 2017 in the field of Sustainable Supply Chains to Mehmet Soysal for his thesis on “Decision Support Modeling for Sustainable Food
Logistics Management”.

The thesis was accepted at the Wageningen University and was supervised by Prof. Dr. J.G.A.J. van der Vorst and Prof. Dr. J.M. Bloemhof-Ruwaard.

We thank the members of the PhD Award Committee: Erwin van der Laan (chair, RSM Erasmus University, the Netherlands), Martin Grunow (Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Management, Germany) and Ana Paula Ferreira Dias Barbosa-Póvoa (University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal).

The award is announced every second year, the next round will be in 2019.

Feb, 17
07

Session on Sustainable Food Supply Chains at IFORS 2017

A session on "Sustainable Food Supply Chains" in the stream on "Sustainable Logistics" will be organized at IFORS 2017.
More information can be found here.

Oct, 16
17

2nd PhD Thesis Award - Call for Nominations

The EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains is announcing the call for nominations for the best PhD thesis examined and approved in 2015/2016 in the field of "Sustainable Supply Chains".

The submission deadline is January 31, 2017. More information can be found here.

Feb, 16
09

Call for Sessions and Abstracts: 28th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO)

For the EURO Conference in Poznan, Poland (July 3-6, 2016), we call for participation in streams on

Energy/Environment and Climate, organized by Grit Walther (walther@om.rwth-aachen.de), ID for general session (to be allocated later): baf9eb6b,

Biomass-based Supply Chains, organized by Taraneh Sowlati (taraneh.sowlati@ubc.ca) and Magnus Fröhling (magnus.froehling@bwl.tu-freiberg.de), ID for general session (to be allocated later): 03eaa7ec, and

Sustainable Supply Chains, organized by Jacqueline Bloemhof (jacqueline.bloemhof@wur.nl), ID for general session (to be allocated later): f64b7c3b.

Please submit your abstract via http://www.euro2016.poznan.pl/abstract-submission/ using the session IDs given above. Abstracts must be written in English and contain no more than 1,500 characters (no formulas or mathematical notations are allowed). Abstracts have to be submitted until March 15, 2016.
If you want to propose and organize a session in one of the streams, please contact us via:
SustainableSC@om.rwth-aachen.de

Dec, 15
21

EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains 2016

We would like to invite you to apply for the EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains to be held in Koblenz and Aachen, Germany, on June 26th to July 2nd, 2016. The school aims at training PhD students in the area of Sustainable Supply Chains and is organized with the financial support of the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO).

Topics:

  • Concepts and models for Sustainable Supply Chains: multicriteria decisions, trade-offs between economic, environmental and social objectives
  • Inter- and multidisciplinary approaches, e.g. combining optimization and life cycle assessment, development of sustainable business models
  • Specific characteristics of e.g. Biobased SCs, Closed-Loop SCs, Food SCs, Automotive SCs

Speakers:

  • Renzo Akkerman/Martin Grunow (TU Munich)
  • Jacqueline Bloemhof (Wageningen University)
  • Ana Barbosa Póvoa (University of Lisbon)
  • Erwin van der Laan (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Grit Walther (RWTH Aachen University)

Application: Interested students should send the following documents until February 15th, 2016 to This email is Javascript protected!:

          1. Application letter including:

                    • Name, affiliation and email-address

                    • PhD program you are enrolled in, current stage of studies, your supervisor‘s name(s)

                    • Background in Sustainability and in Operations Research

                    • Motivation to attend the school

                    • Possible motivated request for financial support from EWG-SustSC

          2. Curriculum vitae (including academic track record)

          3. A recommendation letter from the supervisor

Eligibility: Participants have to be from a EURO member society country or studying in an EURO member society country. They have to be enrolled in a PhD program and, preferably, in the early stages of their studies. A maximum number of 30 participants will be accepted (selected by the organizing committee).

Application deadline: February 15th, 2016

Notification of acceptance: February 29th, 2016

ECTS credits: 3 ECTS for attending the school (50 hours: classes 3h/day, supervised training 2h/day, supervised work on case studies 3 h/day) + 2 ECTS (voluntary) for either a paper to be discussed with lecturers of the school or a poster to be presented.

Registration fee: 150 Euros (covers accommodation in a twin room, meals, social activities and travel within school activities). The EWG-SustSC will cover the registration fee for two students.

Information: http://www.sustainablesc.rwth-aachen.de/eps-sustsc

The final report of the school can be downloaded here.