LDIC 2020

organized by the Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics) at the University of Bremen from February 12 - 14, 2020


LDIC Booklet

About LDIC

The International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC) is a biennial conference organized by the Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics) at the University of Bremen.

Dynamics of logistic processes and networks are at the heart of the conference. The spectrum of topics reaches from the modeling, planning and control of processes over supply chain management and maritime logistics to innovative technologies and robotic applications for cyber-physical production and logistics systems. LDIC 2020 provides a forum for the discussion of advances in that matter. The conference addresses scientists in logistics, operations research, engineering, and computer science. It aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners interested in dynamics in logistics.

Conference Chairs: Michael Freitag, Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Herbert Kotzab, Jürgen Pannek

LDIC 2020

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Supply Chain Management and Coordination (Thematic chairs: H. Kotzab, Y. Uygun)
  • Supply chain design
  • Collaborative planning and control of supply chain processes
  • Supply chain resilience and risk management

Maritime Logistics (Thematic chairs: F. Arendt, H.-D. Haasis, B. Lemper)
  • Port operations, seaport hinterland transport
  • Multi-modal transport
  • Logistics for offshore wind farms

Cyber-Physical Production and Logistic Systems (Thematic chairs: M. Burwinkel, J. Pannek)
  • Intelligent intra-logistic systems
  • Distributed planning and control
  • Internet of things and services

Sensors and Sensor Networks in Production and Logistics (Thematic chairs: A. Förster, W. Lang)
  • Monitoring and control of transport and storage of perishable goods
  • Material-integrated sensors for structural health monitoring and process control
  • Communication in sensor and actuator networks

Artificial Intelligence in Logistics (Thematic chairs: M. Beetz, M. Freitag, M. Lawo)
  • Knowledge-based modelling of logistic systems and processes
  • AI-based robotics in logistics
  • Mobile robots, robot-robot and human-robot collaboration

Advanced Modelling and Optimization Methods (Thematic chairs: O. Herzog, H.-J. Kreowski, N. Megow)
  • Mathematical optimization for planning and scheduling
  • Automatic model generation and model transformation
  • Agent-based modelling, simulation, and optimization

Big Data in Logistics (Thematic chairs: A. Kinra, H. Wicaksono)
  • Data Analytics and Predictive Analytics
  • Pattern recognition and data visualization
  • Data-driven simulation modelling

Human-Centered Logistics (Thematic chairs: M. Lawo, R. Malaka, K.-D. Thoben)
  • Human in the loop
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Serious gaming

Submission and Publication

Papers submitted to the conference must contain original research, should consist of five to ten pages and should be formatted according to the Springer template available on the conference website. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or submission of material that has already been published elsewhere is not allowed. The submission system including author instructions will open in June 2019. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Springer will publish the conference proceedings in its series “Lecture Notes in Logistics”. The proceedings will be indexed by Scopus, Web of Science (ISI), ACM DL, DBLP, Google Scholar, Research Gate and Springer Link.

Download Call for Papers

Please note that at least one author has to register by December 1, 2019.

Papers submitted via ConfTool must:

  • be in English
  • present original research that is unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere
  • be prepared either
    • Springer's LaTeX proceeding template enclosed in the zip file: ProcSci_TeX.zip (preferred)
    • Springer's Word formatting according to the style file and instructions enclosed in this zip file: splnproc1703.zip
  • be submitted electronically in DOC or TEX and PDF format
  • please note that papers will be reviewed double blind. Therefore please do not include your name in your paper (Word/Pdf file) before the review is completed. You will be able to include your name and details as soon as the review is completed.
  • As your paper represents only one chapter in a whole proceedings, please do not add page numbering, heading or a table of contents. Please pay special attention that your figures have a sufficiently high resolution and do not exceed the width of the text; the same applies to your tables. Additionally, if you use an equation editor such as MathType or similar, please take care that the equations maintain a uniform size throughout your document and are not much larger than the size of your text.

    Important Dates

    • Submission of full papers: September 15, 2019 (extended)
    • Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2019
    • Submission of revised full papers: December 15, 2019
    • Conference: February 12-14, 2020
    • Publication of conference proceedings: May 2020

    International Program Committee

    Hyerim Bae, Pusan (Korea), Till Becker, Emden / Leer (Germany), Julia Bendul, Bremen / Aachen (Germany), Tobias Buer, Maskat (Oman), Sergey Dashkovskiy, Würzburg (Germany), Jianhui Du, Zhengzhou (China), Enzo M. Frazzon, Florianópolis (Brazil), Axel Hahn, Oldenburg (Germany), Michael Henke, Dortmund (Germany), Soondo Hong, Pusan (Korea), Johann Hurink, Twente (Netherlands), Alexander Hübner, München (Germany), Dmitry Ivanov, Berlin (Germany), Hamid Reza Karimi, Milano (Italy), Aseem Kinra, Bremen (Germany), Matthias Klumpp, Essen / Göttingen (Germany), Antônio G.N. Novaes, Campinas (Brazil), Kulwant S. Pawar, Nottingham (UK), Erwin Pesch, Siegen (Germany), Jörn Schönberger, Dresden (Germany), Victor Tsapi, Ngaoundéré (Cameroon), Thorsten Wuest, Morgantown, WV (USA)

    Organization Committee

    Frank Arendt, Michael Beetz, Matthias Burwinkel, Rolf Drechsler, Anna Förster, Michael Freitag, Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Otthein Herzog, Aleksandra Himstedt, Herbert Kotzab, Hans-Jörg Kreowski, Walter Lang, Michael Lawo, Burkhard Lemper, Rainer Malaka, Nicole Megow, Jürgen Pannek, Ingrid Rügge, Klaus-Dieter Thoben, Yilmaz Uygun, Hendro Wicaksono

    Registration & Fees

      The registration system is now available.
    • Registration fee includes the attendance to LDIC conference, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch, get-together session and the conference dinner.
    • The one-day ticket does not include the conference dinner.
    • Presenting authors are required to make a registration for the complete 3 days conference under the categories „academia“ or „industry“ (neither „student“ nor „one-day ticket“ is possible).
    • Only contributions submitted by participants, who are registered as „academia“ or „industry“, will be included in the conference proceedings.
    • In order to be able to register as a student, you need to submit your Student ID from your university or institution.
    • Extra ticket for the conference dinner costs 50 € per person.
    Registration Fee
    (until December 1, 2019)
    Registration Fee
    Academia 400 € 450 €
    Industry 450 € 500 €
    Student 170 € 200 €
    One-day ticket 60 € 80 €

    Previous Conferences

    LDIC Lab

    The first LDIC organized by LogDynamics was held in 2007. The LDIC 2020 will be the seventh in this series. From the beginning, the conference proceedings have been published by Springer. All conferences were accompanied by satellite events such as doctoral workshops and visits to research labs and to companies in the region of Bremen.