Monday, February 4, 2013

[DMANET] ICPLT 2013. Production, Logistics, and Traffic. Germany.

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1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Production, Logistics, and Traffic
March 20-21, 2013. Darmstadt, Germany

Megatrends like increasing volatility, digitalization, globalization and urbanization bring up new challenges for production, logistics, and traffic. Companies increasingly benefit from complex global value networks. At the same time transport infrastructure reaches its limits due to rising freight transport. As a consequence transport and mobility is constrained and traffic becomes a limiting factor in production. Therefore, public authorities that want to tackle these effects have to consider developments in Production and Logistics.

In that sense, the objective of the ICPLT 2013 is to build a dialog platform among members from different industries as well as scientists and public authorities, which are interested in future solutions for handling the growing interdependencies between production, logistics, and traffic and developing possible solutions.

The two-day conference will follow a series of workshops with more than 40 invited experts dealing with interdisciplinary questions concerning core topics organized in the following sequences:

- Urban Production and Logistics (Sequence 1)
As a megatrend of the future, rapidly intensified urbanization comes along with major challenges for production, logistics, and traffic across value chains. Five speeches from experts and top managers will deal with the implications and present new solutions.

- Enablement through Integration of Systems in Production, Logistics, and Traffic (Sequence 2) Sophisticated design, implementation, and utilization of information technology present a considerable opportunity for creating synergies and for leveraging opportunities across production, logistics, and traffic. This sequence focuses on future concepts and technologies for further system-integration of these three disciplines.

- Organizing Traffic Management of the Future (Sequence 3)
Increasing freight traffic emphasizes the need for a systematically organized traffic management that addresses supply and demand in a sustainable way. In this sequence, experts from different fields approach the subject from various angles, integrating the aims and objectives of public authorities and private production and logistics enterprises.

- Distributed Value Creation (Sequence 4)
Recent trends like increasing volatility, globalization, and digitalisation are currently leading to increased complexity in value networks. In this sequence, five experts from industry and academia will present their views on impacts, limitations, opportunities, and risks of distributed value creation for tomorrow's supply chains.

Economy    Air Freight Transportation: Backbone of Global Production
Dr. Karl Ulrich Garnardt, Directorate Lufthansa Cargo, Germany

Science    Live Analytics for Cyber-Phydical Systems
Prof. Ph.D Umesh Dayal, HP Labs, Germany

Politics    Improving Economic Competitiveness: Success Factors for Winning
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bert Rürup, Ex-Council of Economics Experts Member, Germany

Prof. Ph.D. Michael Browne, University of Westminster, England           
Dr. Rolf Diesch, Siemens AG, Germany                       
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Abele, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany       
Dr. Armin Bohnhoff, DPD, Germany                       
Mr. Erik Roßmeißl, Wittenstein, Germany                       
Dr. Sven Spieckermann, Simplan AG, Germany                   
Mr. Dirk John, Siemens AG, Germany                       
Mr. Matthias Hormuth, PTV AG, Germany                           
Dr. Gernot Liedtke, IWW, Germany                           
Dr. Stefan Wolff, 4flow, Germany                           
Prof. Dr. Manfred Boltze, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany       
Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany               
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland           
Mr. Bernhard Kunz, HUPAC, Switzerland                       
Prof. Dr. Eiichi Taniguchi, Kyoto University, Japan               
Prof. Dr. Bert Leerkamp, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany       
Mr. Peter Endemann, Regionalverband Frankfurt am Main, Germany       
Mr. Stephan Kritzinger,  ProgTrans AG, Germany                               
Prof. Sacha Kleemann, Deutsche Business Consulting GmbH, Germany       
Mr. Michael Seifert, Dun & Bradstreet, USA                   
Porf. Dr. L. A. Tavasszy, Delft University of Technology, Nederland       

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Abele, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Christian Pfohl, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. PhD Alejandro Buchmann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ralf Elbert, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Hanno Friedrich, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kai Förstl, EBS Universität, Germany
Prof. Dr. Herbert Meyr, Universität Hohenheim, Germany
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Metternich, TU Darmstadt, Germany

The conference will be held at the Darmstadtium (Schlossgraben 1, 64283 Darmstadt) of the Darmstadt University of Technology located in the downtown of the city. The official Hotel of the Conference is the Welcome Hotel Darmstadt ( next to the Darmstadtium ( Darmstadt is 20 minutes south of the Frankfurt International Airport and is well connected with the highways A5 and A67. There are also good bus and train connections not only with Frankfurt International Airport but also with Frankfurt am Main (, or Heidelberg and Mannheim to the south (

More information and registration online:
Possible combination with the Special Conference for Commercial Transport in Dortmund (

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Telephone:     +49 6151 16-4277

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