Conferences ICLS2018

ICLS2018: The 13th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems

Theme: Toward New development in Sustainable and Smart Supply Chain

HoChiMinh City, Viet Nam, July 29-August 1, 2018

Hosted by: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, International University of – Vietnam National University, HoChiMinh City, VNU-HCMC, Vietnam (

Aims and Scopes

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). 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.

The 13th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems (ICLS2018) will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 29 – August 1, 2018. It is being organized by Department of Industrial Systems and Engineering, International University, National Vietnam University, Vietnam. Main theme of the congress is focused on but not limited to, “Sustainable and Smart Supply Chain”.  This congress is centered on new development and disruptive innovations in sustainable and smart supply chain in the rise of Industrial Revolution 4.0. The ICLS2018 also encourages multidisciplinary networks and platforms for academics and industries to identify the latest innovations, trends, challenges, future issues and solutions in the field of Logistic and Supply Chain Management. The congress welcomes both research and practical contributions from different disciplines. The wider audience will benefit from the knowledge and experience of leading practitioners and academics in this area. Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research results or best practices that have not been submitted for publication elsewhere.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:            March 16, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance:                April 7, 2018
  • Full paper submission deadline:         May 19, 2018
  • Notification of final acceptance:        June 18, 2018
  • Author and early bird registration:     June 19 – 30, 2018
  • Full registration payment due            July 31, 2018

List of Topics

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data Analytics in Logistics
  • Sustainability in logistics and supply chains
  • Best practices in logistics and supply chains
  • Retail logistics and supply chains
  • Service supply chains
  • Novel automation, information and data architectures on the design of logistics systems and supply chains
  • Intelligent transportation and distribution systems: theory and application models
  • Automation and Informatics for Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Smart logistics and green mobility
  • Logistics for Healthcare Systems
  • Port, supply chain and warehouse of the future
  • Distribution Strategies & packing management
  • Logistics Planning and Control
  • Supply Chain Performance Assessment
  • Optimization of Logistics & SCM Systems
  • Lean Logistics
  • Inventory Management
  • Reverse Manufacturing and Logistics
  • Decision Support Systems for Logistics & SCM
  • E-logistics, E-supply chain, Last mile delivery problems
  • IoTs applications in SCM


General Conference Chair

  • Ho Thanh Phong, International University, HCM Vietnam National University (Head of Industrial & Systems Engineering department)

Honorary Chairs

  • Yutaka Karasawa, Kanagawa university, Japan
  • Voratas Kachitvichyanukul, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Conference Co-Chair

  • Huynh Trung Luong, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • Yen-Chen Jim Wu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

  • Nguyen Van Chung (IU-VNU, Vietnam)
  • Pham Huynh Tram (IU-VNU, Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Van Hop (IU-VNU, Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Hong Quang (IU-VNU, Vietnam)
  • Bui Thi Hong Hanh (IU-VNU, Vietnam)
  • Hoang Van  (IU-VNU, Vietnam)
  • Tran Thi Thanh Lich (IU-VNU, Vietnam)

International Scientific Committee

  1. Naoufel Cheikhrouhou, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
  2. Mark Goh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  3. Paulina Golinska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  4. Richard F. Hartl, University of Vienna, Austria
  5. Seock-Jin Hong, University of North Texas, USA
  6. Yoshiaki Ishihara, National College of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
  7. El-Nakib Islam, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Marine Transport, Egypt
  8. Job de Haan, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  9. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  10. Chang Seong Ko, Kyungsung University, Korea
  11. Kin Keung Lai, City University of Hong Kong, China
  12. Meilong Le, Shanghai Maritime University, China
  13. Xiaohong, Liu, Central University of Finance and Economic, China
  14. Taihcherng Ted Lirn, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung
  15. Xiaohang Liu, Central University of Finance and Economy, China
  16. Rapeenpun Pitakaso, Ubonratchathani University, Thailand
  17. Nyoman Sepuluh Pujawan, Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  18. Suk-Chul Rim, Ajou University, Korea
  19. Gerrit Janssens, Hasselt University, Belgium
  20. Kanchana Sethanan, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  21. Kuninori Suzuki, Nihon University, Japan
  22. Kune-muh Tsai, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  23. Keizo Wakabayashi, Nihon University, Japan
  24. Yen-Chen Jim Wu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  25. Baoding Liu, Tsinghua University, China
  26. Anthony Shun Fung Chiu, De La Salle University, Philippines
  27. Byung-In Kim, POSTECH, Korea
  28. Chen-Fu Chien, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  29. Chin-Yin Huang, Tunghai University, Taiwan
  30. David M.C. Wu, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  31. Erhan Kozan Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  32. Guo Quan (George) Huang, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  33. Hark Hwang, KAIST, Korea
  34. Hing Kai Chan, Nottingham University Business School China, China
  35. Huynh Trung Luong, AIT, Thailand
  36. Ilkyeong Moon, Seoul National University, Korea CV
  37. Jin Peng, Tsinghua University, China
  38. JinWu Gao, Renmin University of China, China
  39. Kai Ling Mak, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  40. Kap Hwan Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
  41. Katsuhiko Takahashi, Hiroshima University, Japan
  42. Kenichi Nakashima, Kanagawa University, Japan
  43. Kim Hua Tan, Nottingham University, Malaysia
  44. Kinya Tamaki, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
  45. Kuo-Ming Wang, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
  46. Chi-Hyuck Jun, POSTECH, Korea
  47. Mitsuo Gen, Waseda University, Japan
  48. Mooyoung Jung, UNIST, Korea
  49. Richard Y.K. Fung, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  50. Takashi Irohara, Sophia University, Japan
  51. Yiming Wei, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  52. Chen Zhou, Georgia Tech, USA
  53. Shanlin Yang, Hefei University of Technology, China
  54. Sha’ri bin Mohd Yusof, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
  55. Takashi Oyabu, Kokusai Business Gakuin College, Japan
  56. Zahari Taha, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
  57. Aldy Gunawan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  58. Hidetaka Nambo, Kanazawa University, Japan
  59. Bernard C. Jiang, Taiwan Tech, Taiwan
  60. Hirokazu Kono, Keio University, Japan


Authors should electronically submit abstract and later the full paper in MS-WORD document, maximum of 8 pages including figures and diagrams (Times New Roman, Double Columns, font size 10) by accessing EasyChair system. (

The first page of the paper must contain the title, names and affiliations of the authors, email address, and maximum five keywords/phrases. Identify the corresponding author giving full contact information including email address.

  • Abstract: Download the ICLS2018 Abstract instruction (updating…)
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Proceedings and Publication

  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings (in CD).
  • After the conference, some selected papers will be published in the book entitled “Recent Development in Logistics and Supply Chains” by Springer.
  • Some selected papers after the conference will be further reviewed for publication in the official journal of IFLS (the International Journal of Logistics and SCM Systems)

Registration fees*

Early Late registration
1 International delegates from academic institutions USD 450 USD 500
2 Students USD 300 USD 350
3 Accompany USD 200 USD 200
4 Vietnamese delegates from academic institutions VND 2(million) VND 3(million)
5 Vietnamese students VND 1(million) VND 1.5(million)

*Registration fee per partcipant. Participants with more than one paper submission will be charged additional 20% standard registration fee for the second paper and 10% standard registration fee for the third paper onwards


  • Abstract must be submitted online at: and received by        Friday 16 March, 2018
  • Full papers must be submitted online at: and received by   Saturday 19 May, 2018


Conference Venue is at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers:

Address: 88 Dong Khoi St., District 1, HCMC, Vietnam.


Other nearby hotels are recommended as the following:

  1. Bong Sen Hotel Saigon, 117 – 123 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
  2. Grand Hotel Saigon, 08 Dong Khoi St., District 1, HCMC, Vietnam.
  3. Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  4. Lotte Legend Hotel, Saigon. 2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon,