Sunday, September 23, 2007

ICIIL 2008 - International Conference on Industrial Logistics


ICIIL 2008 - Logistics in a Flat World: Strategy, Management and Operations.

Dear All,

ICIIL 2008 - the major event of ICIIL will take place in Israel. Below you will find the message from the Conference Chairman Prof. Ehud Menipaz. Authors wishing to present a paper at the conference are invited to submit an abstract electronically to the Conference Secretariat, Ortra Ltd., via this website by November 15, 2007.

Best regards, Petri

The International Conference on Industrial Logistics (ICIL) 2008 will take place on March 9-15, 2008 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The conference theme is "Logistics in a Flat World: Strategy, Management and Operations". The conference will feature a multidisciplinary program, with international speakers and participants from the field of Industrial Logistics.

The main objectives of ICIL '08 are the presentation of original research results and contributions to the field of logistics; and the discussion and exchange of experiences and ideas to further develop and broaden the applications of this field in the national and international level.

The mission of ICIL '08 is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to share experiences and insights of the current state-of-the-art, and to contribute to shaping the future of industrial logistics.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the 15th Israeli national conference on Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M '08). The IE&M conferences are very popular with both academics and practitioners and generally attract over 1,000 participants from Israeli academia and industry. Participants in ICIL '08 will have a unique opportunity to interact and network not only with each other, but also with leading Israeli researchers, practitioners and senior managers.

As usual, a potential field trip is planned to a leading international Israeli Corporation, possibly the Dead Sea works facilities located at the Dead Sea at southern Israel.

The planned venue is the David Intercontinental Hotel and the Dan Hotel in the picturesque and historical city of Tel Aviv – Jaffa. The hotels overlook the ancient Jaffa Harbor and the "white city" of Tel Aviv, proclaimed a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO for its special "Bauhaus" architectural style. The hotel is just a 30 minute drive from Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Tel Aviv "White City" website: http://www.white-city.co.il/english/index.htm

Joining us at the conference will also enable you to explore the Land of Israel, birthplace of the three great monotheistic religions. The hotel is only an hour drive from Jerusalem, and couple of hours drive from the Dead Sea and from the Sea of Galilee (all interesting historical and religious sites that may be visited).

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to take part in ICIL '08 in Israel.

We look forward to a great conference and to welcoming you and your colleagues to Tel Aviv.

Prof. Ehud Menipaz
Conference Chairman

1 comment:

Petri Helo said...

Dear Colleague,

ICIIL 2008 will take place March 9-15, 2008 in Tel Aviv, Israel. We
cordially invite you to submit your paper or abstract before the
deadline November 15th 2007 electronically to the Conference Secretariat, Ortra Ltd., via this website
http://www.ortra.com/icil08/registration-forms.asp

All papers will be refereed and we look forward to continue tradition to
edit journal special issues from selected papers: International Journal
of Logistics Systems Management 3(4) 2007, International Transactions in
Operational Research, 2006, 13( 5), European Journal of Operational
Research (March 2000), OPSEARCH (December 2001 and Feburary 2002) and
the International Journal of Logistics (March 2003).

The programme will include keynote speaches from Dr. John English, Dr.
Eli Goldratt and Dr. Shmuel S. Oren.

Please feel free to share this call for abstracts.

Best regards, Petri Helo

International Centre for Innovation and Industrial Logistics (ICIIL)
- http://www.iciil.org
ICIIL Blog - http://iciil.blogspot.com/
ICIIL 2008 - http://www.ortra.com/icil08/
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ICIL 2008 - International Conference on Industrial Logistics – Call for
Abstracts
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Conference web site: http://www.ortra.com/icil08/

Chairman's Message

The International Conference on Industrial Logistics (ICIL) 2008 will
take place on March 9-15, 2008 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The conference theme
is "Logistics in a Flat World: Strategy, Management and Operations". The
conference will feature a multidisciplinary program, with international
speakers and participants from the field of Industrial Logistics.

The main objectives of *ICIL '08* are the presentation of original
research results and contributions to the field of logistics; and the
discussion and exchange of experiences and ideas to further develop and
broaden the applications of this field in the national and international
level.

The mission of* ICIL '08* is to provide a forum for researchers and
practitioners to share experiences and insights of the current
state-of-the-art, and to contribute to shaping the future of industrial
logistics.

The conference will be held in conjunction with the 15th Israeli
national conference on Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M '08).
The IE&M conferences are very popular with both academics and
practitioners and generally attract over 1,000 participants from Israeli
academia and industry. Participants in ICIL '08 will have a unique
opportunity to interact and network not only with each other, but also
with leading Israeli researchers, practitioners and senior managers.

As usual, a potential field trip is planned to a leading international
Israeli Corporation, possibly the Dead Sea works facilities located at
the Dead Sea at southern Israel.

The planned venue is the David Intercontinental Hotel and the Dan Hotel
in the picturesque and historical city of Tel Aviv – Jaffa. The hotels
overlook the ancient Jaffa Harbor and the "white city" of Tel Aviv,
proclaimed a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO for its special
"Bauhaus" architectural style. The hotel is just a 30 minute drive from
Ben-Gurion International Airport.

Tel Aviv "White City" website: http://www.white-city.co.il/english/index.htm

Joining us at the conference will also enable you to explore the Land of
Israel, birthplace of the three great monotheistic religions. The hotel
is only an hour drive from Jerusalem, and couple of hours drive from the
Dead Sea and from the Sea of Galilee (all interesting historical and
religious sites that may be visited).

It is our pleasure and privilege to invite you to take part in ICIL '08
in Israel.

We look forward to a great conference and to welcoming you and your
colleagues to Tel Aviv.

Prof. Ehud Menipaz
Conference Chairman

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Conference Themes

As discussed in ICIL'06, the field of logistics may be defined as the
management of global aspects of providing goods and services to a
consumer, from design and sourcing of resources to end-of-life disposal
and recycling, including manufacturing, physical and organizational
logistics, after-sale service and support and warranty related issues.
The field is going thorough evolution that is marked by increased
globalization on one hand and harmonization of regional and national
systems and procedures on the other hand.

In particular, the following trends must be taken into account as the
field of logistics continues to evolve:

* The evolution of supply chain structures (Both physical and
organizational dimensions)
* The evolution of legal structures (Ethics, corporate social
responsibility, standards)
* The changing trade structures (regional, globalization)
* Broader decision scope
* The proliferation of stake holders and decision makers
* The growing recognition in the economic importance of SME’s
* The inclusion of risk/ risk management considerations
* The adoption of a strategic approach and consideration given to
business realities

The conference will be open to all topics related to logistics, including:

* Supply chain management
* Globalization and harmonization of logistics systems
* Location: global and regional issues
* Business and organizational strategies
* Industry specific logistics systems (marine, air, land and
inter-modal)
* Environmental issues in logistics management
* Quantitative methods in Industrial Engineering
* Quality management
* Manufacturing and operations management
* Information systems - IT
* Human resources and knowledge management
* Innovation
* Financial and economic modeling
* Scheduling
* Command and Control systems and technology
* Internet based applications (E-commerce, M-commerce)

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Keynote Speakers**

*Dr. John English**
*John R. English became dean of the College of Engineering at Kansas
State University in the summer of 2007.

Prior to that, he had been head of the department of industrial
engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, since April
2000, and a faculty member there since 1991. From February 2000 to
September 2005, he was director of the Center for Engineering Logistics
and Distribution, a National Science Foundation Industry / University
Cooperative Research Center with eight partner universities.

Other positions he held at the University of Arkansas include economic
development officer, director of a technology incubator, and full
professor. He also taught at Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State
University. His industry experience includes posts at AT&T Communications.

English earned a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management from
Oklahoma State University. His master's degree is in operations research
and his bachelor's is in electrical engineering, both from the
University of Arkansas. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the
state of Arkansas.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, have one daughter, Sara, a student at the
University of Arkansas.

*Dr. Eli Goldratt **
*Dr. Goldratt, founder of the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute, is an
internationally recognized leader in the development of new business
management philosophies and systems. He has become a sought-after
educator by many of the world’s largest corporations, including General
Motors, Procter & Gamble, AT&T, NV Philips and Boeing.

He is the author of a number of books including The Goal, an underground
best seller that utilizes a non-traditional approach to convey important
business information--it is a business textbook written in novel form,
disguised as a love story. The ideas illustrated in The Goal underscore
Dr. Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints, an overall framework for helping
businesses determine:

* What to change – not everything is broken
* What to change to – what are the simple, practical solutions
* How to cause the change – overcoming the inherent resistance to
change.

In addition, he has written several other books; It's Not Luck, Critical
Chain, The Race, What is This Thing Called TOC?, and The Haystack
Syndrome. He is a frequent contributor to scientific journals, magazines
and business publications and sits on several editorial boards.

Dr. Goldratt obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv
University and his Masters of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy form
Bar-Ilan University. In addition to his pioneering work in business
Management and education, he holds patents in a number of areas ranging
from medical devices to drip irrigation to temperature sensors.

Also the founder of TOC for Education, a non-profit organization
dedicated to bringing TOC ideals to teachers, Dr. Goldratt is now
retired from the Goldratt Institutes. He currently spends his time
writing, lecturing and consulting as well as traveling, thinking and
being as provocative as ever.
Dr. Goldratt’s latest work: Viable Vision has taken the Theory of
Constraints practices to new heights. The Viable Vision Offer serves as
an effective platform to improve business productivity in Production,
Supply Chain & Distribution, Project Management and Retail.


*Dr. Shmuel S. Oren *
Dr. Shmuel S. Oren is the Earl J. Isaac Chair Professor in the Science
and Analysis of Decision Making in the Department of Industrial
Engineering and Operations Research at the University of California at
Berkeley and former Chairman of that department. Over the last seven
years he has served as the Berkeley site director of PSerc - a
multi-university Power Systems Research Center sponsored by the National
Science Foundation and industry members.

Prior to his current position he was on the faculty of The Engineering
Economic Systems Department at Stanford University and worked as a
Research Scientist at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. At Xerox he
was involved in the development of market analysis models for new
products such as high-speed laser printers.

Dr. Oren has extensive expertise in Operations Research, particularly
optimization, and in mathematical modeling and analysis of economic
systems. His research and consulting activities over the last two
decades have focused on the development of analytical models and tools
and on the design and economic analysis of market mechanisms and pricing
strategies in the context of the private and public sector and in
regulated industries, particularly electric power. Dr. Oren has served
as a consultant to New England Electric Systems, Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation, Los Angeles Water and Power District, Xerox Corporation,
SRI International, New Zealand Electro Corp., PG&E, Edison
International, Entergy, Hagler Bailly Consulting Co., EPRI and to the
Analysis Group/Economics on issues related to modeling, optimization,
market design and pricing policies.
He also served as a consultant and reviewer of electricity market rules
concerning congestion management, ancillary services and settlements, to
the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL), the Polish
Transmission company (PSE),the Alberta Energy Utility Board and he is
currently a Senior Adviser to the Market Oversight Division of Public
Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Dr. Oren served as an expert witness
appearing before FERC on behalf of the Bay Area Rapid Transit and on
behalf of PacificCorp. He has been a member of a DOE task force on the
National Transmission Grid Study.

Dr. Oren has published extensively on the subjects of numerical
optimization, nonlinear pricing and the application of such pricing in
the context of telecommunications and electric power, incentive design,
bidding, transmission pricing, electricity market restructuring and
other related topics.

Dr. Oren hold B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the
Technion in Israel and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Engineering Economic
Systems from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of
INFORMS.