[ecoop-info] REMINDER - Call for papers: 8th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium 2010, Deadline approaching: Nov 15

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Reminder - Call for Papers - 8th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium



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8th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium

"Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Logistics"

April 21-22, 2010

Paderborn, Germany









We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 8th International
Heinz Nixdorf Symposium "Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Logistics".
Current research and innovative approaches from industry regarding issues of
production logistics will be in the focus of the two-day symposium.
Furthermore, we plan to examine selected special topics from production
logistics more closely. Feel free to forward this information to your







The Heinz Nixdorf Symposium is an established biannual event of the Heinz
Nixdorf Institute during which researchers and practitioners come together
to present challenges from industry, discuss contributions from research
institutions and develop novel solution approaches.


The 8th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium will take place on April 21–22
in Paderborn, Germany. On April 21, distinguished professors and senior
executives from large manufacturing and logistics companies will deliver
invited speeches. On April 22, contributions are invited from both
researchers and practitioners in the fields of manufacturing, logistics and
supply chain management. Papers can be submitted to any of the six
conference tracks.







Topics can include but are not limited to:


Track 1: Production Logistics I (Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Egon Müller):

Design of dynamic production and logistics networks, Integrated design of
products and production systems, Late product differentiation, Lean supply
chain management, Mobile network structures, Optimization of procurement and
customer service level


Track 2: Production Logistics II (Chair: Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Oudheusden)

Artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems, Autonomous decentralized
schedule execution, Hierarchical agent-based control, Integration of
production and in-bound logistics, Supply chain event and risk management,
Uncertainties in production and logistics processes, Ontologies for
productions and logistics


Track 3: Industrial Engineering (Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gert Zülch)

Knowledge management in supply chains, Rapid manufacturing and workforce
involvement, Reorganization of work structures at variant diversity,
Resilient logistics and production planning, Working time models under
volatile demand


Track 4: Operations Research Techniques (Chair: Prof. Dr. Leena Suhl)

Green strategies, Online planning / optimization with rolling horizon,
Optimization in large networks

Robustness and flexibility of transport schedules, Sustainable supply chain


Track 5: Simulation (Chair: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sigrid Wenzel)

Graphical parameter interfaces, Integration of mathematical programming and
simulation, Online integration in production environments, Simulation as
training tool set, Simulation-based decentralized real-time control


Track 6: Humanitarian Logistics (Chair: Alexander Blecken)

Operations research and humanitarian logistics, Performance measurement,
Collaboration and coordination of actors, Modeling humanitarian operations,
Supply chain planning in humanitarian supply chains







Authors should submit papers that have not yet been submitted for
publication elsewhere. All papers are subject to double-blind reviews.
Submitted papers (up to 12 pages) may be accepted as full or short papers.


All accepted papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Business
Information Processing (LNBIP) series of Springer Verlag. Please follow
carefully the instructions provided on our website. Further information can
be found on the LNBIP authors website.


All submissions need to be made through our online conference management
system. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate
to contact us.







Submission of Papers: November 15, 2009

Notification of Acceptance: December 22, 2009

Submission of Camera-Ready Version: February 7, 2010

8th International Heinz Nixdorf Symposium: April 21–22, 2010







Heinz Nixdorf Institute

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Wilhelm Dangelmaier

Fuerstenallee 11

33102 Paderborn, Germany


Further information about the symposium and

instructions for authors can be found at:



E-mail: symposium at hni.upb.de

Phone: +49 5251 60 64 79 / 64 84

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