Scope and Topics

The conference addresses an audience concerned with the disciplines production, logistics and traffic, including spatial and transport planning, which is interested in discussing scientific and application-oriented approaches. Practitioners, politicians, representatives of public authorities and researchers from production, logistics and traffic are invited to benefit from the conference as a platform for knowledge-exchange and transfer.

The objective of the 5th ICLPT, on the one hand, is to identify trends, synergies and challenges between these different disciplines in order to explore new and innovative solutions for complex scientific, technical and real-world problems. On the other hand, the conference aims to achieving a better understanding of the manifold interdependencies between these research fields.

The scope of the conference is on (but not limited to) the following interdisciplinary topics related to production, logistics and traffic:

  • Intermodal transport and logistics hubs
  • Supply chain and supply network management
  • Production management
  • Logistics systems
  • Intralogistics and warehousing
  • Transport policy and governance principles
  • Freight transport demand modelling/management
  • Traffic control and management
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Commercial transport

Each contribution should address one or more of the following trends or key aspects currently affecting the fields of Production, Logistics and Traffic:

  • Challenges regarding the supply of rural and urban areas
  • Consideration of geopolitical, spatial, environmental, or health impacts
  • Incorporate human and ethical factors
  • Enhancement of social or ecological sustainability
  • Influences of automatization and standardization
  • Digitalization, Integration of data and IT-Systems
  • Benefits of predictive analytics and Big Data
  • Innovation in technology and processes
  • Mitigation of risks and uncertainty
  • Balancing robustness and flexibility
  • Design of new measures, instruments and strategies
  • Enablement of lean processes and structures
  • Integration of different modelling approaches
  • Handling of ecological or environmental disasters
  • Improve decision making and decision support