2021 Annual NOFOMA Conference
The 33rd NOFOMA annual conference that was planned to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland will go on-line 28 -30 September 2021. Despite the fact that the situation in Iceland has become quite good there are still travel and accommodation restrictions as well as barriers for some nationalities to travel and for that reason the NOFOMA 2021 conference, as so many others, will be a virtual one.
Despite virtual conference, things will remain the same including:
– a double blind review process and conference proccedings
– an invitation to the IJPDLM Special Issue
– presentations will be made, however shorter and a topic discussion will be arranged linked to the topics and papers in each session
– nominations for overall best paper and best doctoral paper
– sessions working as a full scale Doctoral Day with a theme as before
– sessions on education issues substituting the Educators Day
The 2nd call for papers can be found here.
Important timeline is as shown here:
22 March 2021 Submission of abstracts for Full Papers and WIPs.
The abstract must follow IJPDLM format. The abstracts should contain no more than 250 words, written concisely and clearly. The abstracts should reflect only what is planned to be appearing in the final paper.
|Purpose of this paper||What are the reason(s) for writing the paper or the aims of the research?|
|Design/methodology/approach||How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper?|
|Findings||What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results.|
|Research limitations/implications (if applicable)||If research is reported on in the paper this section must be completed and should include suggestions for future research and any identified limitations in the research process.|
|Practical implications (if applicable)||What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences are identified? Not all papers will have practical implications but most will. What changes to practice should be made as a result of this research/paper?|
|What is original/value of paper||What is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to whom.|
25 March 2021 Acceptances/rejections of abstracts
31 May 2021 Submission of full papers
21 June 2021 Reviewers’ comments out
15 September 2021 Submission of revised full papers
20 September 2021 Submission of WIP as extended abstracts
A link to submission is found here.
NOFOMA 2020 Best papers announcement will be made on September 30 at 12:00 CET.
Best overall paper:
THE POWER OF NUDGING: HOW REVERSE LOGISTICS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO IMPROVED RECYCLING RATES
Bente Flygansvær, Asta Gjetø Samuelsen and Rebecka Våge Støyle, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
Best doctoral student paper:
DYNAMIC SUPPLY CHAIN CAPABILITIES SUPPORTING COLLABORATION BETWEEN RETAILERS AND LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS
Linnea Haag, Linköping University, Sweden
CONGRATULATIONS, GREAT WORK!
NOFOMA 2020 was hosted virtual on 17 and 18 September
The 32nd annual NOFOMA conference was planned to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 10 to 12, 2020 but has been, due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Covid-19-virus outbreak, made into a virtual one that took place 17 and 18 September.
The conference was orinally planned to organized by University of Iceland, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science but has been taken over by the NOFOMA Board as the 2021 conference is now planned for Iceland. The review process is still carried out by University of Iceland.
The 31st annual NOFOMA conference took place in Oslo, Norway, June 13 to 14, 2019. Prior to that, June 12, the Nordlog doctoral day was held. The Educator Day was also on June 12 in paralell with the Doctoral day.
The conference and the Nordlog day was organized by BI – Norwegian Business School and Norwegian Defence University College (NODUC) together at the BI campus in Nydalen, whereas the Nordlog doctorial symposium will be at Akershus Fortress, centrally located in Oslo.
The Schenker best paper award was granted for the paper “Assessing the gaps between shippers and logistics service providers on green logistics practices along the logistics purchasing process”, co-authored by Amer Jazairy and Robin von Haartman from University of Gavle. The best Ph.D. student paper award was granted to the paper “Proactive recovery actions in real-time transport chain disruption management, a logistics service provider perspective” written by Per Wide from Chalmers University of Technology.
The NOFOMA network
NOFOMA is a society of Nordic researchers and colleagues within the logistics field. Beside being a contact network of logistics scientists sharing similar interests, the main activity of the network is to carry out an annual conference where researchers from the Nordic countries, including Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden meet as well as other colleagues from different countries around the world, particularly from USA and Central Europe. In association with the NOFOMA annual conference, the NORDLOG doctoral workshop takes place where Ph.D. Candidates from the Nordic countries get together and discuss their issues as well as to conduct some workshop activities within the field of logistics.
Want to be a member?
The NOFOMA member register contains close to 500 individuals, mainly researchers and Ph.D. candidates from the Nordic countries, as well as from other countries. These members receive some news and announcements through E-mail, particularly in association with the annual conference and workshop on top of some Ph.D. educational activities that are carried out within the framework of NOFOMA. Please feel free to register.