Topic Area B includes freight carried by all modes of transport, with a strong focus on the way in which freight modes are integrated, and in particular, the importance of intermodal transport and the relationship between freight transport and logistics management. Themes concerned with spatial aspects at many different levels are also included, from global freight and logistics networks to the challenges of urban freight and city logistics. The contribution of freight modelling to decision-making and policy development, the application of ITS and the growing importance of humanitarian logistics are also part of the topic area. Environmental issues and the theme of sustainability are now of major relevance to many fields of freight transport and logistics. Papers concerned with sustainability and environmental issues will be allocated to session tracks in line with the main focus of the paper.
The 8th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2022) will be held in Bremen (Germany) from Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th February 2022 and will be accompanied by satellite events such as a PhD workshop. We encourage WCTRS researchers, especially those with an interest in Logistics and Supply Chain Management topics, and especially those connected to the SIG B and B1 interest groups, to present their best work at the conference and related events.
Dynamics of logistics processes and networks are at the heart of the forthcoming conference. We invite empirical, theoretical, methodological, and practice-oriented contributions addressing the modeling, planning, optimization and control of processes in supply chains, logistic networks, production systems, and material flow systems and facilities. LDIC 2022 provides a forum for the discussion of advances in that matter. The full list of topics of interest and call for abstracts and papers can be found at the following link (PDF document), and the following website link.
The deadline for presentation abstracts of up to 250 words is Friday 1st October 2021. The submission system – including author instructions and submission template – will open in June 2021 on the conference website.
Please direct any questions to Aseem Kinra (SIG B1) co-chair about the conference
This Special Interest Group (SIG) focuses on research that connects logistics and freight transport operations, addressing local, regional, national or global issues affecting different transport modes.
Membership of the Group is open to everyone with a research interest in this area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Co-Chairs listed below.
SIG B1 Co-Chair- Kun Wang (University of International Business and Economics)
The Special Interest Group B3 on Intermodal Freight Transport will be holding a meeting at the virtual Interdisciplinary Conference on Production, Logistics, and Traffic.
Where: Virtual Conference
When: 17 and 18 March 2021
Further info: Further details regarding the date and time of the meeting can be found shortly on the conference website
SIG B3 focuses on connecting logistics and freight transport operations. As such our SIG covers freight transported by all modes of transport with a strong focus on how freight transport modes are integrated – in particular, the importance of intermodal transport and the relationship between freight transport and logistics management and the effects of related ICT solutions.
Our principal objectives are:
Membership of the Group is open to open to any researchers, industry managers, executives and policy makers with research interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact one of the Chairs listed below.
For further information please visit also our LinkedIn group.
Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.
This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to support a network of urban goods movement researchers and encourage the development of new research techniques in this area.
Membership of the Group is open any academic or practitioner with an interest in the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact either of the Chairs listed below.
The latest title in the WCTRS/Elsevier Book Series, Freight Transport Modeling in Emerging Countries edited by Ioanna Kourounioti, Lorant Tavasszy and Hanno Friedrich, a SIG B5 initiative is now available to purchase. Please see the Elsevier webpage for further information.
Details of upcoming events will be announced soon.
This Special Interest Group’s (SIG) objective is to support the sharing and discussion of the advances in a range of mathematical models relating to freight transportation.
Membership of the Group is open anyone with a commitment to the subject area. Membership of the WCTRS is encouraged but not required. To join the Group, or for more information, please contact either of the Chairs listed below.