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Dec, 20
15

Call for Abstracts: Stream on Sustainable Supply Chains at EURO 2021

In order to promote a high-quality scientific program on Sustainable Supply Chains at the EURO conference 2021 to be held in Athens, Greece on July 11–14, 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: 597dc051.

The abstract submission system is available online via the conference web page (https://www.euro-online.org/conf/euro31/).

Abstracts: max. 1500 characters; submission deadline: February 28, 2021.

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).

Please note that Euro 2021 conference should take place at the University of West Attica (UNIWA) in Athens. Yet, the organizers are prepared to convert the physical congress to a hybrid or virtual one if necessary. You are encouraged to submit your abstract as soon as possible. Participation fees can be paid later, and abstracts can be withdrawn if the format changes.

Dec, 20
15

Call for Nominations: PhD Thesis Award on Sustainable Supply Chains

The EURO Working Group on Sustainable Supply Chains is announcing the call for nominations for the best PhD thesis in the field of "Sustainable Supply Chains". The PhD thesis should be predominantly on applications of operational research techniques in the field of Sustainable Supply Chains. The thesis must have been examined and approved by a European university between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.

Application

Candidates must apply via email to the EWG on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustainableSC@om.rwth-aachen.de) by the deadline of the competition (February 28, 2021) containing the following information:

  • An executive summary of the PhD thesis highlighting the relevance of the work for the topics of the EWG-SustSC of not more than 1,000 words,
  • an electronic copy of the PhD Thesis,
  • a letter from their main PhD supervisor recommending the candidate for consideration for this award and confirming that the candidate meets the criteria for eligibility for the competition, and
  • a certificate of the university confirming the final approval of the thesis.

Deadlines

Examination and acceptance of PhD Thesis to apply for the award: Between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020

Application deadline: February 28, 2021

Notification of the decision of the award committee: On or before April 30, 2021

Award Committee

The Board of the EWG on Sustainable Supply Chains decides the winner based on a recommendation by the PhD Thesis Award Committee. This decision cannot be challenged.

Dec, 20
15

Call for Abstracts: 3rd Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains 2021

Date: July 23−25, 2020

Venue: The conference is planned to be on-site at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. If the pandemic situation, however, does not allow to have an on-site meeting, we will switch to an on-line mode.

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for presentations at the 3rd Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustSC 2021). SustSC 2021 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 2021 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 2021

Notification of acceptance: 15th of May 2021

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

Conference URL: http://sustsc2021.tecnico.ulisboa.pt

If the pandemic situation does not allow to have an on-site meeting, we will switch to an on-line mode with adjustments on the program as well as the registration fees.

Dec, 20
15

Call for Applications: EURO PhD School on Sustainable Supply Chains 2021

We are happy to confirm that the Euro PhD Summer School in Sustainable Supply Chains will take place from July 18 to 22, 2021.

The school is planned to be on-site at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal. If the pandemic situation, however, does not allow to have an on-site meeting, we will switch to an on-line mode with adjustments on the program as well as the registration fees.

For applications, news, and updates about the Euro PhD Summer School on Sustainable Supply Chains please check http://epsinssc.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/.

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.