4th Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains

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The 4th Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains (SustSC 2023) will take place from June 30 to July 1, 2023 in Hagen. The Conference will be hosted by the Chair of Production and Logistics Management, FernUniversität in Hagen, Hagen, Germany.


Amongst others:

  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Closed-loop supply chains
  • Multi-objective optimization for sustainability
  • Operational challenges in the circular economy
  • Food supply chains
  • Sustainable logistics

The purpose of the SustSC 2023 is to offer the European and international sustainable supply chain community (researchers and practitioners) the opportunity to present state-of-the-art developments and to discuss current research challenges in the area. We welcome submissions on the state of the research art and innovative approaches for sustainable supply chain management. Presentations should tackle Operations Research methodologies as well as applications to sustainable supply chains.

  • The preliminary program is presented below.

    Programm Konferenz

    A detailed program and the keynotes will be available soon.

  • Location

    The EURO Working Group conference will be held at FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany. All sessions will take place in the Seminar Building (Building 2).

    A detailed campus map can be found here: https://www.fernuni-hagen.de/service/en/campus-map-directions.shtml

    Campus Luftbild 2016 Foto: Horst Pierdolla


    The FernUniversität can be reached on foot from the CampusHotel. Students of the FernUniversität also have the option of inexpensive accommodation at the Bildungsherberge student hostel. A little farther away is the Arcadeon: Home of Research and Continuing Education.

    Additional information on accommodation will be updated soon.

    Travel information

    Hagen's main station is well-connected to Germany's rail network and easy to reach from any direction. From the station, there are frequent buses to the FernUniversität campus. By car, you can reach the campus quickly via the Autobahn A45. The nearest airports are Düsseldorf or Cologne/Bonn, which are about an hour away, or Dortmund, which is 40 minutes away.

    More information will follow soon.

  • Key dates Konferenz
  • Abstracts for presentations can be submitted until April 15, 2023. The abstracts should be max. 250 words (excluding references) and will be collected in a Book of Abstracts for the conference participants.

    Key dates abstract Konferenz

    To submit your abstract please send an email with your full name, institution and the pdf-document of your abstract to sustsc2023

  • To register for the 4th Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains please follow this link: https://www.fernuni-hagen.de/form/en/production-logistics/conference-sustainable-supply-chains.shtml

    You will receive an invoice with all payment details after your registration. To complete the registration successfully, you need to pay the fee 2 weeks after receiving the invoice.

    Registration fees

    The registration fees will cover conference participation, lunch, coffee breaks, and a social dinner on Friday.

    Conference fees

    Student support

    There are scholarships that cover the conference fees for all the students attending the summer school.

  • The 4th Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains is organized by the EURO Working Group (EWG) on Sustainable Supply Chains in cooperation with the Chair of Production and Logistics Management, FernUniversität in Hagen, and co-sponsored by the Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO) and the FernUniversität in Hagen.

    Professor Karsten Kieckhäfer is the chair of the scientific committee.

    Scientific committee

    • Karsten Kieckhäfer (Chair), Coordinator of EWG SustSC (FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany)
    • Ana Paula Barbosa Póvoa, Coordinator of EWG SustSC (Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal)
    • Renzo Akkerman, Coordinator of EWG SustSC (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
    • Christian Thies, Member of EWG SustSC (Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany)
    • Andreas Kleine (FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany)

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