Workshop 19-CLPS

International Workshop on Collaboration in Logistics, Planning & Services

(CLPS 2012)

Call for Papers

As part of

The 2012 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2012)

May 21-25, 2012

The Westin Westminster Hotel

Denver, Colorado, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Extended Submission Deadline: February 07, 2012

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Traditionally companies have focused on improving their own internal business processes when faced with pressures to operate more efficiently. However, a system-wide focus, e.g., a collaborative focus, opens up cost saving opportunities that are impossible to achieve with an internal company focus. With the availability of timely and accurate information, new collaborative opportunities which create mutual benefits by taking advantage of operational synergies between buyers, sellers, or buyers and sellers are now arising. Collaborative logistics is viewed by many logistics professionals as a promising opportunity for reducing logistics costs and therefore increasing profitability and economic prosperity. Hence there is a need to develop a fundamental knowledge base for designing, analyzing, implementing, and managing such collaborative logistics initiatives.

We are soliciting original papers describing empirical, analytical, and conceptual approaches to these classes of problems on collaborative logistics networks. The emphasis will include support for logistics teamwork and decision making, coordinated and collaborative planning and re-planning, human-centered logistics operations issues, and policy-related questions. All logistics applications are solicited.

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

    • Design and Implementation of Network-based Logistics Solutions

    • Algorithmic and Analytical Tools for Logistics and Planning

    • Optimization and Game Theory Applications to Logistics Problems

    • Logistics in Emergency Management and Response Systems

    • Supply Chain Management

    • Modeling and Simulation of Logistics

    • Multi-function, Multi-national Collaborative Logistics Teams

    • Shared Awareness (common operating picture) for Dispersed Logistics Processes and Teams

    • Sense and Respond Logistics (Distributed Adaptive Logistics)

    • Focused Logistics

    • RFID

    • Knowledge-Enabled Logistics

    • Total Asset Visibility

    • Control of Logistics Pipelines

    • Automated logistics planning tools for supply sourcing and transportation

    • Logistics information technology

    • Logistics in information rich situations

    • Automated Logistics Systems

    • Collaborative Planning


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaboration technologies and systems in logistics & services fields. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop submission Web page at

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the Workshop link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2012 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Extended Paper Submissions: ----------------------------- February 07, 2012

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------------- February 22, 2012

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ------------ March 07, 2012

Conference Dates: --------------------------------------------- May 21 - 25, 2012


Ying Tat Leung

IBM - Almaden Research Center, CA, USA

Phone: +1 (408) 927-2122

Fax: +1 (408)


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2012.

  • Omer Bakkalbasi, Solvoyo Co., MA, USA

  • Akif Bulgak, Concordia University, Quebec, Canada

  • Bülent Çatay, Sabanci University, Turkey

  • Winnie Cheng, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA

  • João Falcão e Cunha, University of Porto, Portugal

  • Roman Kapuscinski, University of Michigan, MI, USA

  • Zongwei Luo, University of Hong Kong, China

(*To be announced shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at