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1.James M.Tien, Professor, Past President of IEEE SMC, IEEE Fellow, Academician of America National Academy of Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering at the University of Miami, USA

2.C. L. Philip Chen, Professor, Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews, Past President of IEEE SMC, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Macau, China

3.Martin Dresner, Professor, Chair of the Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, USA

4.Anming Zhang, Professor, YVR Authority Chair Professor in Air Transportation Operations and Logistics Department, Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia, Canada

5.Jiuh-Biing Sheu, Professor, Editor-in-chief of Transportation Research - Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Department of Business Administration, National Taiwan University, Taipei

6.Ruud H. Teunter, Professor, Member of University of Groningen Scientific Committee,The Netherlands Chair OR – Head of Department,Department of Operations, University of Groningen, Dutch

 


James M. Tien

PhD

DEng (h.c.), NAE

Email: jmtien@miami.edu

Distinguished Professor and Dean, College of     Engineering

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Bio. In 2007, Dr. James M. Tien became a Distinguished Professor and the Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.  He received the BEE from  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the SM, EE and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  He has held leadership positions at Bell Telephone Laboratories, at the  Rand Corporation, and at Structured Decisions Corporation (which he co-founded).  He joined the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at RPI in 1977, became Acting  Chair of the department, joined a unique interdisciplinary Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems as its founding Chair, and twice served as the Acting Dean of  Engineering. Dr. Tien has published extensively, been invited to present dozens of plenary lectures, and been honored with both teaching and research awards, including being elected a Fellow  in IEEE, INFORMS and AAAS and being a recipient of the IEEE Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award, the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award, the IEEE Norbert Wiener Award,  the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award, and the IBM Faculty Award. He received a Doctor of Engineering (honoris causa) from Canada’s University of Waterloo and is also an Honorary  Professor at over a dozen non-U.S. universities. Dr. Tien is an elected member of the prestigious U. S. National Academy of Engineering.

After 8 years as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. James M. Tien stepped down in 2015; he remains a Distinguished Professor.  He received the BEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the SM, EE and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  He has held leadership positions at Bell Telephone Laboratories, at the Rand Corporation, and at Structured Decisions Corporation (which he co-founded).  He joined the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at RPI in 1977, became Acting Chair of the department, joined a unique interdisciplinary Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems as its founding Chair, and twice served as RPI’s Acting Dean of Engineering. Dr. Tien has published extensively, been invited to present dozens of plenary lectures, and been honored with both teaching and research awards, including being elected a Fellow in IEEE, INFORMS and AAAS and being a recipient of the IEEE Joseph G. Wohl Outstanding Career Award, the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award, the IEEE Norbert Wiener Award, the IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award, and the IBM Faculty Award. He received a Doctor of Engineering (honoris causa) from Canada’s University of Waterloo and is also an Honorary Professor at over a dozen non-U.S. universities.  Dr. Tien is also an elected member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering.


C. L. Philip Chen

Professor, Dean

Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part C: Applications and Reviews

Past President of IEEE SMC, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow

University of Macau, Macau, China

After having worked at U.S. for 23 years as a tenured professor, as a department head and associate dean in two different universities, he is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Macau, China and a Chair Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Science.

Dr. Chen is a Fellow of the IEEE and the AAAS. He has been the President of IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2012-2013). Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (2014-) and associate editors of IEEE Access and several IEEE Transactions. He is also the Chair of TC 9.1 Economic and Business Systems of IFAC. His research areas are systems, cybernetics, and computational intelligence. He is also an executive committee member of Chinese Association of Automation, Fellow of CAA and Associate EIC of CAA Communications, a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Engineer. A Program Evaluator of ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) in Electrical Engineering, Comp Eng, and Software Engineering.


Martin Dresner Professor

Email: mdresner@rhsmith.umd.edu

Professor and Chair of the Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department, R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland

Martin Dresner has served on the faculty of the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland since 1988, where he is currently Professor and Chair of the Logistics, Business and Public Policy Department.  He received his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.  Dresner’s research focuses on two broad areas, air transport policy and logistics management. He has published over 75 papers in refereed journals. Professionally, he is President of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), an academic organization devoted to research in the aviation industry.  In addition, Dresner is on the Scientific and Steering Committees of the World Conference on Transportation Research. Dresner is immediate past editor of Research in Transportation Economics and a former editor of Transportation Journal.  He sits on the editorial boards of several journals in the transportation, logistics and supply chain fields. Dresner is a former president of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) of the Allied Social Sciences Association, and of the Transportation Research Forum (TRF).  He has testified before the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, and has worked on consulting projects for a number of organizations, including the Maryland Aviation Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Title

Determinants of Operating Performance and Customer Satisfaction in the Service Sector:  The Case of the U.S. Airline Industry.

Abstract:

A series of investigations are conducted into factors that affect the quality of operations and the level of customer satisfaction in a key service sector, notably the U.S. airline industry. Factors investigated include the imposition of fees on checked baggage and the mergers of major U.S. carriers. The baggage fees have contributed to passengers bringing additional bags into passenger cabins, but checking fewer bags in cargo holds. Thus, passenger boarding times have increased, but cargo loading times have decreased. Mergers in the U.S. airline industry have contributed to lower levels of competition due to increased market concentration. Performance measures impacted include the percentage of flights that arrive at their destination on time, the cancellation rate of flights, and the number of customer complaints about lost luggage. Results show that the baggage fees have had a positive effect on operating performance measures, while merger activity has resulted in lower operating performance, at least in the short run.

 


Anming Zhang

Professor, YVR Authority Chair Professor in Air Transportation

Operations and Logistics Department, Sauder School of Business

University of British Columbia, Canada

Anming Zhang is a Full Professor in Operations and Logistics and holds Vancouver International Airport Authority Chair Professor in Air Transportation at Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia (UBC). He served as the Chair of the Operations and Logistics Division, Sauder School of Business (2003-2005), and as the Director of UBC’s Centre for Transport Studies (2003-2004). He has been the Vice President (Academic & Program) for the World Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) since 2006. Dr. Zhang is the recipient of the “Yokohama Special Prize for Outstanding Young Researcher” awarded at the 7th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR) in Sydney, Australia in 1995, and of the “WCTR-Society Prize”, awarded to the overall best paper of the 8th WCTR in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1998. In June 2014, he won the “Best Overall Paper Prize” at the ITEA (International Transport Economics Association) Conference on Transportation Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, France.

Dr. Zhang has published about 150 refereed journal papers in the areas of transportation, logistics, industrial organization, and trade policy. He has co-authored two recent books: Globalization and Strategic Alliances: The Case of the Airline Industry, 2000, Pergamon Press, Oxford; and Air Cargo in Mainland China and Hong Kong, 2004, Ashgate, London (Chinese editions published both in Hong Kong and Mainland China)


Jiuh-Biing Sheu

Email: jbsheu@ntu.edu.tw

Editor-in-chief of Transportation Research - Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (SSCI, SCI)

Professor ,Department of Business Administration

National Taiwan University

Title

Emergency Logistics Management-Challenges, Trends, and Solutions

Abstract:

Nowadays, disasters, either man-made or natural, existing ubiquitously on the earth, have been a common issue encountered by people around the world. Emergency logistics management, thus, emerges and becomes increasingly important in the field of logistics management and related areas. This presentation sheds light on not only the critical issues needed to be addressed but also the research trend and potential solutions for emergency logistics management. Furthermore, several hot research topics and works published in top-tier journals including Transportation Research Parts B and E are illustrated. Briefly, the aim and scope of emergency logistics management and future research in related areas should be extended to take into account what disaster-affected people really need to achieve the ultimate goal of maximizing the value of life added for human beings.


Ruud H. Teunter

Professor

Editor of the European Journal of Operational Research

Member of University of Groningen Scientific Committee

Member of the Program Committee of the Top Sector Logistics (TKI Dinalog)

Chair OR – Head of Department, Department of Operations

University of Groningen, Dutch

Title

Inventory control: how to deal with Information Uncertainty

Abstract:

The inventory control literature generally assumes that there is complete information on the demand distribution, that is, all its parameters are known. In practical applications, those parameters have to be estimated based on the demand history (and other indicators), and these estimates are then simply substituted for the actual, unknown parameters. This is done in textbooks and inventory control software world-wide. However, it is flawed and can leads to inventory control policies that are far from optimal. We find that traditional approaches can lead to safety stocks that are up to 30 percent too low and service levels that are up to 10 percent below the target. Beyond inventory control, the topic of properly dealing with information uncertainty for logistics decision making has a lot of research potential.

 


 

  • Paper Submission: 15 February, 2017
    15 March, 2017
  • Authors Notification: 1 March, 2017
    1 April, 2017
  • Final Paper Submission: 15 March, 2017
    15 April, 2017
  • Conference Open: 24-27 July, 2017
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