Call for Papers


                               7th IFAC Conference on Management and Control of Production and Logistics


                                                                                  (MCPL 2016)


                                                         Bremen, Germany, February 22 – 24, 2016


    The 7th IFAC Conference on Management and Control of Production and Logistics (MCPL 2016) will be held in Bremen (Germany) from 22nd to 24th of February 2016 jointly with the 5th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics (LDIC 2016) and several satellite events. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine.

    Scope of the Conference

    The conference, sponsored by IFAC, aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from different areas of production and logistics with a special focus on the engineering side of management and control of such systems. The central idea is to establish a common ground in order to promote a synergy among different disciplines for exploring new solutions for complex scientific and technical challenges.
    The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science, technology and fellowship. It also provides the participants an opportunity to present
    their research papers and experience reports, and to take part in open discussions.
    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
    Modeling and Simulation
    • Decision-Support Systems: Concepts, Methods and Algorithms
    • Discrete Event Systems
    • Cyber-physical Production and Logistic Systems
    • Probabilistic and Statistical Modeling
    • Production Planning and Scheduling
    • Operational Research Applications
    Control Methods and Concepts
    • Robotics and Man-Machine Interaction
    • Factory Automation
    • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems
    • Advanced Process Control and Wireless Automation
    • Lean Six Sigma: Enterprise, Manufacturing and Healthcare
    • ERP and Inventory Control
    Management of Organizations
    • Supply Chain and Green Supply Chain Management
    • Urban Freight Distribution and City Logistics
    • Information Technology in Production, Logistics and Management
    • Humanitarian Logistics
    • Socio-technical and Cognitive Aspects in Manufacturing and Logistics
    • Quality Management Systems and Performance Indicators
    The IFAC MCPL 2016 is the 7th conference in a very successful series of events, previously held in Fortaleza (Brazil), Campinas (Brazil), Grenoble (France), Santiago (Chile), Sibiu (Romania) and Coimbra (Portugal). This seventh edition will be organized by the BIBA Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik, one of the most important research centers for Production and Logistic Systems in Europe.
    The conference will be held in the Hanseatic City Bremen on the banks of the River Weser, one of the biggest logistics hubs in Europe. The city combines high-tech and picturesque narrow streets built in centuries past, and its rich heritage of history is greatly cherished and lovingly preserved. Bremen is the only city in Germany to have an airport ten minutes away from the city. Destinations like London, Madrid, Munich or Vienna can be reached easily by plane.
    Call for Paper
    MCPL 2016 Conference Secretariat
    BIBA Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH
    Hochschulring 20, 28329 Bremen, Germany
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pannek
    E-Mail: pan@biba.uni-bremen.de
    Phone: +49 (0)421 218 50190
    Fax: +49 (0)421 218 98 50190

    Copyright Conditions

    “All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage, but see also the Vancouver protocol, and author information and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines.
    Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting, will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine. To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. See also IFAC-PapersOnLine/copyright for the personal permission rights to reproduce the published paper on a personal or institutional www-site."