We cordially invite you to submit a paper for the upcoming 8th International Conference
on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain (ILS) to be held on
2020 in Austin, Texas, US. All submissions will be blind peer reviewed. The proceedings of the Conference will be indexed by Elsevier, and the extended versions of selected best papers will appear in special
issues of International Journals.
Papers for one of the invited sessions. Deadline: Oct. 15th, 2019.
Papers for the ILS Conference PhD student competition - Salah E. Elmaghraby's Student Competition Award. Deadline: Oct. 15th, 2019.
For more information, please visit the conference web page regularly, as it will be updated frequently with new information. Additionally, please see below for more details about the
topics. See here for an electronic version of this call for papers.
Information and Decision Systems for Supply Chain Management
Although the information and decision systems have been widely implemented for supply chain management worldwide, the recent surge in data collection and novel methods make this an area of exciting developments. This topic includes research on recent
advances in information and decision systems for supply chain management ranging from enterprise resource planning to big data analytics.
Information and communication technology
Digital technologies for Supply Chain Management
Decision support systems
Information system alignment
Enterprise resource planning
Customer and supplier relationships management
Advanced planning and scheduling concepts
Big Data analytics
Cyber-security in supply chains
The continuous progress on the Internet technologies and the increased digitalization of production and service systems open up new opportunities for advanced supply chain management paradigms, such as e-supply chain management. This topic is dedicated
to research on new challenges, novel developments and practices in the domain of e-supply chains.
Logistics plays a crucial role in customer satisfaction for both industries and service systems, while it is also an important cost generator. An optimized logistics planning for warehouse management transportation activities and internal logistics, can
help companies to enjoy savings and customer, satisfaction. Advanced techniques, new technologies and innovative logistics strategies are being developed to this end and will be discussed within this topic.
In-house logistics in industry
Global sourcing & inventories strategies
Warehouse design and management
Transportation & distribution systems
Interconnected supply chains are strongly related to fields of application, and more precisely to sectorial logistics operations. Although general and theoretical frameworks can be defined, it is also important to focus on methodological, practical and
inductive-abductive modelling issues related to the main sectors that rely on interconnected supply chains in a changing environment. Main topics are, but not restricted to:
Effective and sustainable supply chains are possible with adequate designs. The complexity of today’s global and interconnected economies requires significant innovative designs to accommodate the interconnected supply chains. The main topics are, but
not restricted to:
Network design & control
Supply chain design & integration
Design for sustainability
Resilient supply chain design
Supply chain design for circular economy
Supply chain design and service integration
Impacts of disasters/ hazards on supply chain
Supply chain competition and games
Supply Chain Management
In an increasingly complex globalized economy, the performance of companies does not only rely on their capacity to innovate, but also on how their supply chains are managed. Besides operational efficiency on inventories, supply and distribution functions,
new issues such as sustainability, circularity, frugality are important to take into consideration for efficient supply chain management. This topic includes all these topics among others related to supply chain management.
Demand and revenue management
Supply chain planning and control
Sales and operations planning
Inventory planning in supply chain
Distribution resource planning
Collaboration and coordination in global supply chains
Lean supply chain
Supply Chain Finance
Sustainable supply chain
Supply chain risk management
Closed Loop supply chain management
Circular economy and frugal supply chains
Supply Chain and Operations Analytics
In the current era of global interconnectivity, the need for efficiency and optimization of supply chain systems has never been more paramount. This topic includes research on recent developments on the use of methods such as simulation, optimization
and forecasting for improving supply chain operations.
Metrics and Performance Analysis
Reliability and maintenance
Data Driven Supply Chain Operations
Simulation for Supply Chain
Supply Chain Optimization
Supply Chain Predictive Analytics
Operations analysis for Unstructured Data
Best practices & benchmarking
Capabilities in the Supply Chain
Interconnected supply chains require the best possible deployment of human, physical, technological, and financial resources to deliver products and services that are sustainable and efficient. Under this topic, we want to address issues emphasizing the
impact of coordinating the resources of organizations – soft resources as well as other resources, which are require in digitalized supply chains in an era of innovation.