2022 Annual NOFOMA Conference

The 34th NOFOMA annual conference will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland June 8 to 10, 2022 and this time as a traditional on-site conference. The conference is organized by University of Iceland, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science.

Practical information:

Nordlog, June 8

The NORDLOG doctoral day will be on June 8, 09:15 – 17:00. The day is organised around three themes: a) Rigor, relevance, or novelty; b) Publishing guidelines for PhD students; and c) Experiential learning.

Detailed agenda is here. Further instructions will be given to the registered doctoral students including the reading material to prepare.

The day will take place in the university main campus, in a building “Veröld – House of Vigdís”, Room VHV-007 at ground level. A lunch will be served on site at noon and some lighter refreshment during coffee brakes. Exact location of the room is found here. More detailed information is here.

At 17:30, a welcome ceremony will be hold at the University Centre Building, Háskólatorg, close to the NORDLOG venue.

Educators´ day, June 8

This year, the main conference and the traditional Educators’ day have been combined into a 2 and a half day including the main conference and with one registration fee. The Educators day part will be on June 8, 13:00-17:00.

The Educators day will take place in the university main campus, in a building “Veröld – House of Vigdís”, Room VHV-008 at ground level. The Agenda will be posted soon. Exact location of the room is found here. More detailed information is here.

At 17:30, a welcome ceremony will be hold at the University Centre Building, Háskólatorg, close to the Educators´day venue.

The main conference will then start in the morning of Thursday, June 9, and keep on until approx. 15:00 on Friday June 10. Detailed programme will be provided as soon as all WIP publications have been submitted.

The Main NOFOMA conference, 9 – 10 June

This year, the main conference and the traditional Educators’ day have been combined into a 2 and a half day with one registration fee. The Educators day part will be on June 8, 13:00-17:00, and the main conference June 9 -10. The programme will be available May 27. If any preferences exists for a specific day for presentations, Thursday or Friday due to travel plans, please email us, nofoma@hi.is.

Submissions

Full papers are to be submitted at the latest on March 11 (changed from CFP). The review will be sent out as soon as possible, note at this time some delays are in the review process and due to that the latest day to submit has been moved to June 3 to allow some days to prepare Book of abstract and Conference proceedings. The template for the full paper found here, please note the first page must indicate the authors with affiliation, so template for review paper is not valid. The abstract needs to be bee updated in the Easychair system to match the one in the final submitted paper. A template for the Final Paper submission is here. Please remember to download this template as the authors information are needed for the Book of abstracts. Upload a PDF version through Easychair by updating your earlier submission, both file as well as your text in the abstract so it will be the same as in the final paper. Do not make a new submission, please. A linkt to Paper submission is here.

Due to the late review process, the final deadline for submitting a final version of full papers is June 3. Please respect that deadline and preferable submit sooner if possible as the scientific committee needs to make the Book of abstracts and proceedings in due time.

Work in progress, WIP: We encourage researchers and practitioners to submit works-in-progress as it provides a unique opportunity for sharing valuable ideas, getting useful early-stage feedback on current work and preliminary results, and fostering discussions and collaborations among colleagues. All accepted WIP submissions will be presented at the conference and included in the Book of abctracts. WIPs are to be submitted as Extended abstracts with maximum 3000 word (not including the short abstract). Authors are to update the short abstract before May 23 as well as the Extended abstract to prepare for an updated Book of abstracts. The template for the WIP is found here. Please remember to download this template as the authors information are needed for the Book of abstracts. Upload a PDF version through Easychair by updating your earlier submission, both file as well as your text in the short abstract so it will be the same as in the WIP paper. Do not make a new submission, please. A link to Paper submission is found here.

Note: To upload your Extended abstract, please remember to “update” your original abstract submission in the top right corner, please do not make a new submission.

The Main Conference Venue

The venue is not on our old campus, that some of you may know, but at the following address: University of Iceland, School of Education, Stakkahlíd, 105 Reykjavik. Information about the building is found here. A map can also be found here.

Registration:

The registration site is available through our conference service agent found here.

Accommodation:

The hotel situation has in Iceland, as in many other countries, taken huge hit during the pandemic; some are out of business, but at the same time new have been built. One operational change is unfortunately that hotels are not accepting block bookings as before and therefore we can only provide you with a list of hotels in the area available via link on the homepage. All hotels in Iceland are available on bookings.com.

There are many hotels in walking distance, high quality hotels as Hilton and Grand hotel among those as well as more moderate hotels and guest houses. Hotels in the area found here. If you zoom in, the venue will be in the centre of the map. Fosshotel Reykjavik is a new and well located moderate hotel and is recommended located about 1,5 km from the venue and the city centre.

Travel:

There are many airlines providing service to Iceland. Icelandair and flyPlay are two local ones, but SAS, Finnair, Norwegian, EasyJet, Wizz air, BA have operating services, just to mention some. List of airlines serving Iceland can be found here.

2021 Annual NOFOMA Conference

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

The best paper 2021 is paper #45:

Manual, automated or smart? Trends in Swedish Retail’s Warehousing“, authors: Joakim Kembro and Andreas Norrman, Lund University, Sweden.

The best doctral student paper 2021 is paper #16:

How to not lose oneself: the case for relational identity in collaborative supply relationships“, authour: Oskari Rintala, University of Turku, Finland.

CONGRATULATIONS, GREAT WORK!

Book of Abstracts is found here.

More information are found on the Conference page here.

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2020 Conference

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 originally 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.