Important Dates 

Apr. 30, 2019  
May. 15, 2019  
Abstract/Poster Submission Deadline
Apr. 15, 2019
Apr. 22 2019  
Notification of Acceptance
Apr. 30, 2019
May. 31, 2019  
Full Paper Due
Jun 10, 2019 Camera Ready Paper Due
Jun. 15, 2019
Jun. 23, 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline
Jul. 15, 2019 Standard Registration Deadline
Aug. 19-22, 2019 Conference Date

Welcome to ICLS 2019

The World Trade Organization has created a flatter trade spectrum for more than 20 years; but, the recent Brexit issue and the on-going commerce war between the U.S. and China have brought uncertainty to international trade. Such uncertainty connotes risks affecting enterprises’ supply chain strategy and deployment. Occasional large-scale natural disasters such as strong earthquakes, powerful typhoons, and serious floods call for humanitarian logistics to promptly and efficiently collect and distribute relief goods to affected areas. Furthermore, climate change has made these disasters even more profound and serious, thereby placing businesses in an uncertain environment. To mitigate operational risks, companies work on sustainability and assert their supply chains’ coordination. Recent ICT developments in areas like IoT, VR/AR, AI, block-chains, etc. are contributing to new business models and performance improvement, which subsequently lead to the growth of smart supply chains. In retailing and distribution contexts, an omni-channel directs the change and seamless integration of online-to-offline (O2O) commerce. Innovation in business models and ICT applications also relates to the area of unproven solutions and generally creates high stakes under business uncertainty.

It is our pleasure to invite scholars and practitioners around the world to participate in this uniquely-themed 14th International Congress of Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS 2019) to be held on August 19~22, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. It is organized by the Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech.), and co-organized by International Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (IFLS) and China Maritime Institute. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supply chain management under risk and uncertainty
  • Supply chain uncertainty and countering strategies
  • Digitalization of logistics and supply chains
  • Supply chain performance assessment
  • Sustainability and ethical issues in logistics and SCM
  • Data mining applications in logistics and SCM
  • Machine learning application in logistics and SCM
  • Data analytics application in logistics and SCM
  • IoT application in logistics and SCM
  • Decision support systems for logistics and SCM
  • Future intelligent systems in logistics and SCM
  • Human factor in logistics and SCM
  • Optimization of logistics and SCM
  • City logistics and urban mobility
  • Retail logistics and supply chains
  • Green procurement and sourcing
  • Reverse logistics and closed loop supply chains
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Service supply chains
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Supply chain innovations
  • Emergencies and crisis logistics
  • Lean logistics
  • Smart logistics
  • Healthcare logistics
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Last mile delivery problem
  • Future of mobility

About ICLS

The International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS) is organized by the International Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (IFLS) and the Asia-Pacific regions Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (APFLS). . The first ICLS was initiated by Waseda University and held in Tokyo, Japan in 2004. To date, the congress has been held 14 times. ICLS is becoming the most influential meeting for Asia-based logistics and SCM. It aims to provide an international forum for leading academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss and exchange ideas on the latest developments and to seek opportunities for collaboration among the participants as well as to promote excellence in the field.


Post-Conference Publication

Authors of selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit the extended versions of their original papers and contributions to special issues of Journal of Management and Systems (TSSCI) and other SCI/SSCI indexed journals.