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2018 IEEE International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Services Sciences (LISS2018)

3-6 August 2018, Toronto, Canada, with satellite sessions in Beijing, China

Hosted by

IEEE Technical Committee on Logistics Informatics and Industrial Security Systems

The International Center for Informatics Research of Beijing Jiaotong University, China

China Center for Industrial Security Research of Beijing Jiaotong University, China

School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Cooperated with

University of Toronto, Canada

Informatics Research Centre, University of Reading, UK

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Sponsored by

IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China)

K. C. Wong Education Foundation (Hong Kong)

Sino-EU Doctoral School for Sustainability Engineering (Program in Logistics, Information, Management and Service Science)

Beijing Logistics Informatics Research Base

Key Laboratory of Logistics Management and Technology of Beijing

In order to strengthen academic exchanges and discussions on the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of logistics, informatics and service sciences, 2018 International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Services Sciences (LISS2018) will be held on 3-6 August, 2018 in University of Toronto, Canada. This is to call for proposals for special sessions or workshops to simultaneously take place with LISS2018.

LISS2018 is a prime international forum for both researchers and practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of logistics, informatics and service sciences. The theme is “big-data driven technical and management innovation in logistics, informatics and services”. Both researchers and practitioners will discuss academic issues, seize future development opportunities, master the developing trends and exchange the latest academic thoughts.

Accepted papers, presented at the special sessions or workshops by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of LISS2018. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. The conference proceeding will be published in CD-ROM with IEEE Catalog Number and ISBN, and which will be included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. The proceeding of LISS 2018 will be submitted for EI index. The authors with excellent papers in conference proceedings will be invited to publish their academic thoughts and methods in some international academic journals indexed by SSCI/SCI or EI with high priority

The topics of interest for the proposed special sessions or workshops include, but are not limited to:

Service Management:

● Strategic Services ● Service Operations ● Service System and Service Network ● Service Personalization ● Service Cybernetics ● Quality-of-Service Assessment ● Service Product Design ● Service Revenue ● Service Innovation ● Service Supply Chain ● Service Information System ● Service Process Reengineering ● Service Purchasing and Supplier Management ● Intelligent Medicine and Healthcare ● Service Marketing ● Public Service Management ● Financial and Insurance Service ● Education Service ● Telecom Service ● Hotel Service Management ● Tourism Service ● Product Post-Sale Service ● Service Management of Transportation ● Case Study

Logistics Management

● Logistics Network Design and Operations Optimization ● Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain ● Smart Transportation and Logistics ● Big Data and Logistics ● Supply Chain Risk Management ● Logistics and Supply Chain Finance ● Logistics in One Belt and One Road ● Electronic Commerce and Logistics ● International Logistics and Supply Management ● Humanitarian Logistics ● Food and Medicine Logistics ● Container Supply Chain and Port Logistics ● Sharing Economy and Supply Chain ● Cold Chain Logistics ● Logistics Innovation ● Logistics Strategy and Logistics Planning

Information Management

● Big Data Analysis ● Innovative Enterprise Digitalized Operation Mode ● Enterprises Informatics  ● Information and Communication Technology ● Artificial Intelligent and fuzzy systems ● E-Commerce and E-Government ● Internet Finance ● Wireless Communications and Mobile Business ● Enterprise Information Resources Management ● Sensor Network and Internet of Things ● Pervasive Computing and Smart Space ● Cloud Computing Theories and Technologies ● Network Marketing ● Network and Information Security ● Electronic Market and Intervening Mechanism ● Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing ● Organization Semiotics

Engineering Management

● Big Data & Construction Management ● BIM in Construction Management ● Informatics of Construction Industry ● Supply Chain Management in Construction ● Logistics Management in Construction ● Engineering Economics ● Construction Project Management ● Engineering Consultant Management

Other relevant management theoretic and application issues are welcome, especially successful case studies in the above area.

Guidelines for Submitting a Special Session/Workshop Proposal

Proposals for Workshops/Special Sessions Would Contain:

(1) Title of Workshops/Special Sessions

(2) Scope and Topics

(3) Profile of Session Organizer(s) (including his/her photo)

(4) Contact Info. (E-mail address and Phone Number)

Paper Submission and Review of Workshops/Special Sessions:

(1) All Special Session/Workshop papers would be submitted through the online submission system

(2) Each Workshop/ Special session could accept no less than 6 papers.

(3) If the number of submissions OR the number of accepted papers OR the number of registered participants is less than 4, the organizing committee will be free to decide whether to cancel the Special Session/Workshop or merge with others.

Support for Workshop/Special Session Organizers:

(1) The organizers will be awarded a certificate for their contributions to the conference.

(2) The organizers will be selected to publish their academic thought and methods in the SCI or EI journals with higher priority.

Proposals Submission:

The organizers would submit their proposals to (Dr. Hongjie Lan)  before 15 April, 2018.

Important Deadlines for Workshop/Special Sessions:

15 April, 2018           Proposals for workshop/special sessions

1 May, 2018              Deadline for submission of full papers

15 May, 2018            Acceptance/Rejection notification

15 June, 2018            Final Paper submission and registration

3-6 August, 2018      Conference open

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  • Paper Submission: 1 March, 2018
    1 April, 2018
  • Authors Notification: 1 April, 2018
    15 April, 2018
  • Final Paper Submission: 1 May, 2018
    15 May, 2018
  • Conference Open: 3-6 August, 2018
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