News

May, 20
19

Postponement of PhD School and 3rd Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains

The PhD School and the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains have been postponed to 2021 and will now take place from July 18-22, 2021 (https://epsinssc.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/) and July 22-24, 2021 (https://sustsc2020.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/), respectively.

By the end of 2020, new information will be shared, and the web pages will be updated. Please keep these dates in your agenda.

May, 20
19

Call for Papers: Special Issue "Sustainable food supply chains – Emerging technologies and strategies toward low-carbon ecosystems"

The Journal of Cleaner Production announces a special issue that aims at collecting emerging models, methods, and decision support tools, but also advanced technology able to incorporate environmental sustainability targets in the design and operation of food supply chain ecosystems.

The special issue is guest edited by:

  • Riccardo Accorsi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Renzo Akkerman, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Kulwant Pawar, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Maurizio Sasso, University of Sannio, Italy

Submission deadline: October 30, 2020 (likely to be extended due to the current Covid-19 situation).

For more details, please visit the following website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-cleaner-production/call-for-papers/emerging-technologies-and-strategies-toward-low-carbon-ecosy.

May, 20
19

Call for Papers: Special Issue "Data Innovation in Industrial Ecology"

Data innovation and progress in data science are an increasingly important part of industrial ecology. Data innovation comes with opportunities (e.g., new types of analysis) and challenges (e.g., privacy), but also with questions as to how data science will be integrated into industrial ecology methods and can meaningfully inform policies and actions that support sustainable development.

The Journal of Industrial Ecology announces a special issue to explore these questions.  Submissions are welcomed on both fundamental work on data innovation in industrial ecology and work that illustrates successful applications to sustainable systems research.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2020.

For more details, please visit the following website: https://jie.yale.edu/data-innovation-industrial-ecology.

Mar, 20
25

Call for Papers: Special Issue "Sustainable Management and Multiple Attribute Decision Making"

As Guest Editors in Sustainability, it is the pleasure of Maria Isabel Gomes and Ana Pires to share the following Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Sustainable Management and Multiple Attribute Decision Making in Sustainability, which is strongly related with Operations Research.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together recent challenges and scientific developments addressing decision making within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The topics of interest include the following fields:

  • Data-driven application,
  • Closed-loop supply chain modeling,
  • Sustainable supply chain management,
  • Tertiary logistics,
  • Reverse logistics,
  • Multiple criteria decision making in sustainability, 
  • Reference-point-based models,
  • Group decision-making models,
  • Sustainability indicators, including life cycle analysis.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2020

For more details, pleas visit this website.

Jan, 20
13

Call for Abstracts: Stream on Sustainable Supply Chains at IFORS 2020

In order to promote a high-quality scientific program on Sustainable Supply Chains at the IFORS conference 2020 to be held in Seoul, Korea on June 21–26, 2020, we would be happy to see many presentations from the members of the EWG within our stream.

Within this stream, we seek contributions to cover recent advances on the following topics (among others):

  • Design, planning and operation sustainable supply chains
  • Sustainable transportation systems
  • Closed-loop supply chains
  • Food supply chains
  • Reversed logistics
  • Product recovery management
  • Multi-objective optimization for sustainability
  • Interdisciplinary approaches for sustainability
  • Resource- and energy-efficient manufacturing
  • Operational challenges in the circular economy
  • Sustainable logistics

Please participate actively by submitting your abstracts to the Sustainable Supply Chains stream using the code: 84cf8225.

The abstract submission system is available online via the conference web page (https://www.euro-online.org/conf/ifors2020/).

Abstracts: max. 1500 characters; submission deadline: January 17, 2020.

We aim to organize many interesting sessions on specific topics based on the abstract submissions. If you are however interested in organizing a special session yourself (consisting of up to 4 presentations) within the Sustainable Supply Chain stream, please contact Renzo Akkerman (renzo.akkerman@wur.nl).

Oct, 19
31

EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains 2020

Date: July 19−23, 2020

Venue: Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Organized by the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains (EWG-SSC) in cooperation with the Operations Research and Logistics group at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University and sponsored by the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO), the PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains will be an active forum for PhD students and young researchers to learn how Operational Research methods can support organizations on the design, planning and operation of supply chains towards sustainability goals.

Target Audience: PhD Students interested to get a sound understanding of concepts, methods and tools for the development of Sustainable Supply Chains; motivated to develop OR tools to solve real cases in Supply Chains; wanting to discuss and present research ideas on the topic. Motivated early career researchers may also be accepted if places are available.

Program Contents: Tutorials on selected topics on the interface of operations research and sustainable supply chains; opportunity to discuss own PhD research with peers and expert (guests) lecturers from the field; case assignments − PhD students get to work on industry cases; solutions developed by participants will be presented to industry stakeholders at the summer school.

Poster presentations at the 3rd Conference of the Euro Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustSC 2020) are highly welcome. SustSC2020 will follow the PhD School taking place from the 23rd to the 25th of July in Lisbon.

Vacancies & Acceptance: There are 30 seats available. Due to the limited capacity there is an application process for those that would like to participate. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received support from EURO for other PhD schools.

To apply for the EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains, the candidates should be from a EURO member society country, or studying in a EURO member society country, and need to submit the following documents:

  • Application letter, including name, affiliation, and email-address, PhD program enrolled in, current stage of studies, as well as PhD supervisors’ names
  • Background in Sustainability and in Operations Research
  • Motivation to attend the PhD School
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation letter from the PhD supervisor

Application Deadline: 20th January, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: 28th February, 2020

Fees & Rights: The fee is 400 €, which covers all accommodation, meals (breakfast, coffee break, lunch and dinner), transport to IST, and social activities.

  • Accommodation is provided in double rooms, but option for single rooms is offered at additional charge.
  • Travel costs should be covered by the participants, either by themselves or through external funding.

Scholarships will be available for PhD students accepted for the EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains to participate in the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustSC 2020).

For more details, please visit the website of the Summer School: http://epsinssc.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/.

Oct, 19
31

3rd Conference of the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains 2020

Date: July 23−25, 2020

Venue: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for presentations at the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustSC 2020). SustSC 2020 is organized by the EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains (EWG SustSC) in cooperation with the Operations Research and Logistics group at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University and sponsored by the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO).

Purpose: SustSC 2020 Conference offers the European and International Sustainable Supply Chains community opportunities to present state-of-the-art developments and to discuss current challenges in Sustainable Supply Chains. Researchers and practitioners interested in the implementation of Sustainable Supply Chains are welcome.

Research: We invite works on the state of the research art and innovative approaches for Sustainable Supply Chain Management. We are looking for presentations tackling Operations Research methodologies as well as applications for Sustainable Supply Chains.

Abstract submission deadline: 30th of April, 2020

Notification of acceptance: 15th of May, 2020

Social Program & Networking: The SustSC 2020 promises to offer a pleasant social and networking environment for all participants in Lisbon.

Conference chair & EWG SustSC Coordinators & Board: Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa

Conference URL: http://sustsc2020.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/ 

Contact: sustsc2020@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Mar, 19
28

3rd PhD Award Winner

The EWG on Sustainable Supply Chains awards the price for an outstanding PhD Thesis 2019 in the field of Sustainable Supply Chains to

Bruna Alexandra Elias Mota

for her thesis on

“Design and planning of sustainable supply chains”.

The thesis was accepted at University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Ana Paula Ferreira Dias Barbosa Póvoa, Prof. Dr. Maria Isabel Azevedo Rodrigues Gomes, and Prof. Dr. Ana Isabel Cerqueira de Sousa Gouveia Carvalho.

We thank the members of the PhD Award Committee:

  • Karsten Kieckhäfer (chair, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany),
  • Marc Reimann (University of Graz, Austria),
  • Athanasios Rentizelas (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom).

The award is announced every second year, the next round will be in 2021.