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B2B LOCO conference

“Transport and logistics ICT solutions – from EU projects to business practice”

EVENT: Final B2B LOCO Conference

DATE: 27th of May, 2011

VENUE: Grand Hotel Metropol, Portoroz, Slovenia

B2B LOCO project is inviting you to participate in the second project’s conference dedicated to “Transport and logistics ICT solutions – from EU projects to business practice” to be held together with the “International Conference on Transport Science – ICTS 2011” organized by Slovenian Society for Transport Science.
The participants of the B2B LOCO conference will have the opportunity to:

  • familiarize with best practice solutions developed from EU projects in logistics and transport
  • learn how enterprises may benefit from European Projects
  • gain first-hand experiences on participation in EU projects and in Seventh Framework Programme

Official website of ICTS 2011

Registration

odysseus 2012

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

Fifth International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics

May 21-25 2012, Mykonos Island, Greece

 

http://odysseus2012.dmst.aueb.gr

 

***** Deadline for extended abstract submission:  October 31, 2011 *****

 

Scope of workshop:

This international scientific workshop, 5th in the series of ODYSSEUS meetings, follows the footsteps of its predecessors (Crete 2000, Sicily 2003, Altea 2006, Çeşme 2009) in bringing together researchers and practitioners of freight transportation and logistics to discuss recent experiences, exchange ideas, disseminate research results, and present advanced applications and technologies. It provides a high quality forum for recent developments, trends and advances in the theory, practice and application of mathematical models, methodologies and decision support systems in the field of freight transportation and logistics.

 

Topics of interest cover a broad spectrum and include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle Routing
  • Fleet and Crew Management
  • Modal/Intermodal Transportation
  • Terminal Management
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Network Design and Planning
  • City Logistics
  • Facility Logistics
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Humanitarian Logistics

 

Conference Location and Venue:

Mykonos is located at the heart of the Aegean Sea and is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Mediterranean.  It is renowned for its clear blue sea, golden beaches and vivid sunsets. Mykonos’ traditional, whitewashed architecture, its signature windmills and countless churches create a unique picturesque environment.  The town of Mykonos offers exceptional shopping and entertainment opportunities, features a vibrant nightlife, and is only 2 km away from ancient Delos, an island museum designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The workshop will be held at the Royal Myconian Resort (37o 25’ 19’’, 25o 23’ 35’’), located on Elia Beach.

 

Important dates:

Extended abstract submission open:          May 30, 2011

Deadline for extended abstract submission: October 31, 2011

Registration open:                                  May 30, 2011

Notification of acceptance:                       January 17, 2012

Deadline for abstract revisions:                 February 14, 2012

Early registration due:                              February 29, 2012

 

Extended Abstract Preparation & Submission Guidelines:

The registration and abstract submission process will open at May 30, 2011. Submitted extended abstracts should be up to 4 pages length, written in English and typeset using either the LaTeX or the Word template provided at http://odysseus2012.dmst.aueb.gr, under the *Abstract Submission* section.

 

Extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed and acceptance of the contributions will be based on originality of the work, suitability regarding the main topic of the workshop, and overall quality of the submission.

 

Organizing Committee:

Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Université du Québec à Montréal and CIRRELT

Michel Gendreau, École Polytechnique de Montréal and CIRRELT

Chrysanthos Gounaris, Princeton University

Gregory Prastacos, Athens University of Economics and Business

Panagiotis Repoussis, Athens University of Economics and Business

Christos Tarantilis, Athens University of Economics and Business (Chair)

 

Looking forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Mykonos!

 

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Christos D. Tarantilis

Athens University of Economics & Business

Department of Management Science & Technology

95, Patission street, Athens 10434, Greece

tarantil@aueb.gr, http://tarantilis.dmst.aueb.gr

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Shippers’ Forum on the Future of Railfreight in Europe

PROGRAMME
13.30 | 14.00 REGISTRATION
14.00 OPENING
Dick van den Broek Humphreij, ESC Chairman
Key note speaker: Keir Fitch, Cabinet Commissioner Kallas

RAIL FREIGHT IN EUROPE’S FUTURE TRANSPORT POLICY
14.10 | 14.30 FIRST SESSION

‘IMPLEMENTATION OF FIRST RAILWAY PACKAGE’
DOES LIBERALIZATION HELP IN MAKING RAIL MORE ATTRACTIVE?
14.30 | 14.45 Henk Schaafstal, Senior Supply Chain Engineer, SABIC
14.45 | 15.00 Maurizio Castelletti, head of unit E2: rail transport & interoperability, DG MOVE European Commission
15.00 | 15.15 Monica Heiming, ERFA
An overview of complaints from the private operators
Technical, legal and commercial barriers to competition
Anti-competitive practices

15.15 | 15.30 QUESTION & ANSWERS SESSION
15.30 | 15.45 COFFEE BREAK
15.45 | 17.00 SECOND SESSION

MAKING RAIL FREIGHT WORK COMMERCIALLY.
IS THERE SCOPE FOR NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR RAIL FREIGHT?
Moderator: Andrew Traill – ESC Policy Director

Martin van Dop, European Rail Transport Manager, Electrolux

George di Lallo, Chairman Transport Working Group Eurofer

Günther Ferk, CEO X-Rail SA
Scope for revival of Single Wagonload Service in Europe

BEST PRACTICE: DOES RAIL FIT INTO A GREEN LOGISTICS SUPPLY CHAIN?
Patrick Installe, Managing Director, Efico –
Rail in a green coffee supply chain (invited)

Mats Berlin, Managing Director, Scand Fibre Logistics
A busniness model for and by shippers offering environmentally friendly transport solutions

PANEL DEBATE WITH ALL SPEAKERS

SUMMARY/CONCLUSIONS OF THE DAY
17.45 | 18.15 COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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