Full paper submission (8 pages max)
January 4th,2016

Acceptance of paper
March 1st, 2016

Final paper submission
April 10th, 2016



Authors are invited to submit full papers (8 pages maxi­mum) written in English and following the recommendation of the Template below. Authors are authorized to submit a maximum of TWO papers. They have to specify the contributed Thematic Session targeted (check the expandable list below) or specify the Main Topic (from the list of 8 provided) related with their proposed paper.

The contri­butions will be selected based on a double review and will be included in the proceedings of the conference (with an ISBN and indexed by Elsevier).


Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in one of the journals listed below within a special issue or proposed as regular papers. The scientific committee, in collaboration with the Editors, will provide afterward manuscript revision guidelines. Springer will be also publishing a selection of “best papers” in a Post-Conference publication.

  • International Journal of Production Research
  • Computers in Industry
  • Supply Chain Forum: an International Journal

1- Advances in Supply Chain Modelling and Performance Evaluation

TS 1.1 : Facility Location: Advances in Modelling and Location under Uncertainty,

Chair, Mozart Menezes, Kedge BS, Bordeaux, France,

TS 1.2 : Vehicle routing with transshipments

Chairs, Rémy Dupas and Jean-Christophe Deschamps, University of Bordeaux, France

TS 1.3 : Design of sustainable supply chains–Metrics and Integration,

Chairs, Cecilia Temponi, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University, USA, and Valerie Botta-Genoulaz, INSA–Lyon, France

TS 1.4 : Forestry and wood transformation Logistics,

Chairs, Jean-Paul BOURRIERES, IMS Laboratory, University of Bordeaux, France, André THOMAS, CRAN, University of Lorraine, France, and Luc LEBEL, University Laval, Québec, Canada

TS 1.5 : Integrated Supply Chain Network Design with Uncertainty

Chairs: Mehdi Amiri-Aref, Kedge Business School, Bordeaux, France and Reza Zanjirani Farahani, Kingston University, Surrey, The UK

TS 1.6 : Network design applied to natural resources transportation

Chairs: Angel Ruiz, CIRRELT and Université Laval, Canada and
Jose Eduardo Pecora Junior, Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

2- Information and Decision Systems for Supply Chain Management

TS 2.1 : Data-Intensive Analysis and Simulation in Supply Chains
Jesus A. Jimenez, Ingram School of Engineering, Texas State University, San Marcos, USA and Francis A. Méndez, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University, San Marcos TX, USA

TS 2.2 : Auction-based mechanisms for transportation procurement
Chairs, Monia Rekik, Laval University (Canada) and Chefi Triki Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)

3- Collaboration and Sharing Practices in the Supply Chain

TS 3.1 : Provider service impact on business continuity
Chair: Natalia Trapani, University of Catania, Italy

TS 3.2 : Advances in Collaborative Logistics
Chairs: Mario Guajardo, NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway and
Sihem Ben Jouida, Institut Supérieur de Gestion, University of Tunis, Tunisia

TS 3.3 : Supply Chain Management in High-Tech Industry
Chair: Ton de Kok, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

TS 3.4 : Enabling supply chain integration thru effective management of shared resources

Chairs: Fouad Riane, Ecole Centrale Casablanca, Morrocco and Philippe Wieser, EPFL, Switzerland

TS 3.5 : Cross-chain collaboration and coordination strategies
Chairs: Sophie D’Amours and Mikael Rönnqvist, Laval University, Canada

TS 3.6 : Supply Chain Quality Management

Chairs: João Gilberto Mendes dos Reis, Pedro Luiz de Oliveira Costa Neto, Oduvaldo Vendrametto, and Helcio Raymundo, Paulista University, Brazil

4- Supply Chain Management under Risk and Uncertainty

TS 4.1 : Forecasting and Inventory Control

Chairs: Mohamed Zied Babai, Kedge Business School, France and
Aris Syntetos, Cardiff University, United Kingdom)

TS 4.2 : Manufacturing Flexibility in Supply Chain Risk Management

Chair: Onur Kuzgunkaya, Concordia University, Montreal Quebec, Canada

TS 4.3 : Global risk management in supply chains
Chairs: Hammami Ramzi, R-SCOM, ESC Rennes School of Business, France
Yannick Frein, G-SCOP, Grenoble INP, France
Cecilia Temponi, Texas University, USA

TS 4.4 : Building Resilient Supply Chains

Chairs: Walid Klibi, KEDGE Business School, France and James B. Rice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

5- Innovative and Smart Technologies for Interconnected Era in Logistics

TS 5.1 : Transforming supply chains through 3D printing technology and Industry 4.0
Chair: Luis Antonio De Santa-Eulalia, University of Sherbrooke , Canada

TS 5.2 : Smart Electric Technology and Infrastructure for the Resilient City
Chairs, Charles Dickerson and Donna Champion, Loughborough University, UK

TS 5.3 : Physical Internet: the Interconnected Era in Logistics
Chairs: Olivier Labarthe, University of Bordeaux, France and
Yves Sallez, University of Valenciennes, France

6- Sustainable and Close-Loop Supply Chains

TS 6.1 : Model Based Research on Sustainable Supply Chains
Chairs: Yann BOUCHERY, Ecole de Management de Normandie, France,
Amin CHAABANE, École de technologie supérieure, Canada,
Anicia JAEGLER, Kedge Business School, France

TS 6.2 : Advanced Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems
Chairs: Sarah Elsaid and El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, UGent, Belgium

TS 6.3 : Robust sustainable supply chain management
Chair: Masoumeh Kazemi Zanjani, Concordia University, Montreal Quebec, Canada

7- Smart and durable City Logistics

TS 7.1 : Decision support for collaborative urban logistics planning and management
Chairs: Jesus Muñuzuri, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain; Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France ; Walid Klibi, KEDGE BS, France

TS 7.2 : Demand forecasting and estimation for smart sustainable urban logistics systems
Chairs: Jesus Gonzalez-Feliu, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France; Ivan Sanchez-Diaz, Göteborg University, Sweden

TS 7.3 : Last mile distribution in large metropolitan regions

Chair: Hugo Yoshizaki, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

8- Healthcare and Humanitarian Supply Chains

TS 8.1 : Applications of Supply Chain Management in Healthcare Organization
Chairs, Lawrence V. Fulton
, Texas Tech University and Nathaniel D. Bastian, Pennsylvania State University, USA

TS 8.2 : Clinical pathway coordination as a way to improve the health system
Chairs, Thecle Alix, IMS–University of Bordeaux, France and Angel Ruiz, CIRRELT, Laval University, Canada

TS8.3: The Vaccine Supply Chain Multathlon: the Reconciliation of Technology, Economy and Access to Medicines

Chairs: Nico Vandaele, Catherine Decouttere and Stef Lemmens, KULeuven, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

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