EURO Mini-Conference on Logistics Analytics

Date: June 18-19, 2018
Venue: Minsk, Belarus

We have a great pleasure of inviting you to participate in the EURO mini-conference on Logistics Analytics to be held in Minsk, Belarus, on June 18-19, 2018. The Conference is organized by the Belarusian State University, Molde University College – The Specialized University in Logistics (Norway) and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

The Programme and Organizing Committees chaired by Mikhail Y. Kovalyov, Lars Magnus Hvattum, Arild Hoff, Sergei Markov and Irina Gribkovskaia are preparing a high quality scientific program and an interesting social program for the Conference.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for the logistics analytics community to meet in a warm atmosphere. Visiting Belarus is visa-free for 5 days for most countries, if entering and leaving via the International airport Minsk and not from/to Russia.

We are looking forward to meeting you in beautiful Belarus in June 2018!

Aims, Topics and Focus

The aim is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the development of
analytical models, methods and tools for logistics applications. These applications include but
are not limited to
• Transportation
• Location and distribution
• Production
• Purchasing
• Inventory
• Supply chains
• Green operations
• City logistics
• Health and humanitarian logistics
• Natural resources and energy logistics
• Military and emergency preparedness logistics
• Service logistics
• Education
• Event and sport management

We are interested in presentations developing modern analytical tools, techniques, models and
methods such as

• Optimization (combinatorial, continuous, stochastic)
• Simulation
• Statistics and econometrics
• Forecasting
• Methods of economic analysis
• Supply chain management
• Data processing and analysis
• Risk assessment and analysis
• Cooperation and coordination
• Identification technologies
• Robotization
• Digitalization and visualization of logistics processes and performance measures
• Big data analysis
• Artificial intelligence
• Software tools for logistics analytics
• Cooperative learning software tools

The major focus is on new trends in logistics analytics.

Plenary & Semi-Plenary Speakers:

Several outstanding Plenary and Semi-Plenary speakers from North America, western and
eastern Europe will present their latest achievements in Logistics Analytics and outline ways of
future developments in this area. Information on the speakers and their presentations will be
announced soon.

Call for Abstracts

Researchers, academics, practitioners, business people and students interested in Logistics
Analytics are invited to submit abstracts. Each participant can make no more than one
presentation. The conference web-site is http://www.himolde.no/la2018 Abstract submission link
is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=la2018 Abstract size: max 1500 characters.

Post-Conference Publication

A cluster of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in the same issue of
Omega – The International Journal of Management Science.

Important Dates

Abstract submission opening: Monday, January 8, 2018
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018
Notification of acceptance: Friday, March 23, 2018
Registration opening: Monday, March 5, 2018
Early registration deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018
Late registration deadline: Monday, May 14, 2018

Registration Fees

Regular: 250 euros (late: 300 euros)
Students/retired/accompanying: 150 euros (late: 200 euros)

Registration fees include welcome party, two lunches, one dinner, cultural program (theatre,
excursion) and coffee/refreshment. A support for participants from eastern European countries
will be provided.

Conference Website: http://www.himolde.no/la2018

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