Successful realization of the 11th International Doctoral Students Workshop on Logistics on June 18, 2018 in Magdeburg, Germany

On June 19-22, 2018, the Institute for Logistics and Material Handling Systems of the Otto von Guericke University (OVGU) Magdeburg, in cooperation with Fraunhofer IFF and with the support of ALLIANCE project, hosted the 11th International Doctoral Students Workshop on Logistics. The Workshop was in the frame of the 21th IFF Science Days of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation.

Approximately, 40 guests from four countries were welcomed this year, among them participants from Hungary, Cuba, Latvia and Germany. In total 12 presentations were made from doctoral students, generating insight into their dissertations´ topics or into the common scientific work of the ALLIANCE collaborative research teams. In this year, for the first time, Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Trojahn from OVGU gave an introductory speech about how to write a dissertation and presented useful tips to the students. Another highlight of this year was the moderation of the discussion table “Logistics networks and organization” by Prof. Irina Yatskiv from TTI, in the frame of ALLIANCE project and SCI-BI.

The Call for Papers of the 12th International Doctoral Students Workshop on Logistics in 2019 will be dispatched in November 2018. Interested parties can be added to the mailing list by sending a mail to Niels Schmidtke of Fraunhofer IFF (

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