14th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems

August 19 – 22, 2019, Taipei

“Smart Supply Chain in an Uncertain World –

The Past, the Present, and the Future


► Apr. 1, 2019 Abstract/Poster submission deadline is extended to Apr. 15, 2019.
► May. 1, 2019 Abstract/Poster submission deadline is extended to May. 15, 2019.
► May. 14, 2019 Camera Ready Paper Due is extended to June 10, 2019.

Important Dates

► March 31, 2019 
► May 15, 2019
Abstract/Poster Submission Deadline
► April 15, 2019
► April 22, 2019
Notification of Acceptance
► April 30, 2019
► May 31, 2019
Full Paper Due
► May 31, 2019
► June 10, 2019
Camera Ready Paper Due
June 15, 2019 Early Bird Registration
July 15, 2019
Regular Registration
 August 19-22, 2019 Conference Date

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, and 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 precious goods to effected 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 the 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 Conference of Logistics and SCM systems (ICLS 2019) to be held August 19–22, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. It is being organized by the Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • 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

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.

About ICLS

██The International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS) is organized by the International Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (IFLS) and the Asian Pacific Federation of Logistics & SCM Systems (APFLS). It was initiated by Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, 2004. To date, the congress has been held 14 times, and it is becoming the most influential meeting for Asia-based logistics and SCM. The congress 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.

Taiwan Logistics Management Association


The Congress Has Been Held 14 Times