2021 Annual NOFOMA Conference

Zoom link to all sessions, including the Doctoral day except “B” sessions:


Passcode: 202109

Zoom link to all “B” sessions:


Passcode: 202109

Book of Abstracts is here.

The 33rd NOFOMA annual conference that was planned to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland will go on-line 28 -30 September 2021. 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

Important timeline is as shown here:

22 March 2021 Submission of abstracts for Full Papers and WIPs.
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

Information on full paper template and instructions on final paper submission/template and responds to reviewers comments are found on Easychair NOFOMA2021 page. A link to submission is found here.

More information are found on the Conference page here.

Registration is found here


2020 Conference

NOFOMA 2020 Best papers announcement will be made on September 30 at 12:00 CET.

Best overall paper:


Bente Flygansvær, Asta Gjetø Samuelsen and Rebecka Våge Støyle, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway

Best doctoral student paper:


Linnea Haag, Linköping University, Sweden


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.

Previous conference

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.