The 3rd International Workshop on Collaboration in Logistics Informatics, Planning & Services

(CLIPS 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 29, 2016

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Traditionally companies have focused on improving their own internal business processes when faced with pressures to operate more efficiently. However, a system-wide focus, e.g., a collaborative focus, opens up cost saving opportunities that are impossible to achieve with an internal company focus. With the availability of timely and accurate information, new collaborative opportunities which create mutual benefits by taking advantage of operational synergies between buyers, sellers, or buyers and sellers are now arising. Collaborative logistics is viewed by many logistics professionals as a promising opportunity for reducing logistics costs and therefore increasing profitability and economic prosperity. Hence there is a need to develop a fundamental knowledge base for designing, analyzing, implementing, and managing such collaborative logistics and joint/shared planning initiatives.

We are soliciting original papers describing empirical, analytical, and conceptual approaches to these classes of problems on collaborative logistics networks and systems. The emphasis will include support for logistics teamwork and decision making, coordinated and collaborative planning and re-planning, human-centered logistics operations issues, and policy-related questions. All logistics applications are solicited.

CLIPS Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Design and Implementation of Network-based Logistics Solutions

  • Algorithmic and Analytical Tools for Logistics and Planning

  • Optimization and Game Theory Applications to Logistics Problems

  • Logistics in Emergency Management and Response Systems

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Modeling and Simulation of Logistics

  • Multi-function, Multi-national Collaborative Logistics Teams

  • Shared Awareness (common operating picture) for Dispersed Logistics Processes and Teams

  • Sense and Respond Logistics (Distributed Adaptive Logistics)

  • Focused Logistics

  • RFID in Logistics and Services

  • Knowledge-Enabled Logistics

  • Total Asset Visibility

  • Control of Logistics Pipelines

  • Automated logistics planning tools for supply sourcing and transportation

  • Logistics information technology

  • Logistics in information rich situations

  • Automated Logistics Systems

  • Collaborative Planning

  • Strategic Foresight

  • Capabilities-Based Planning

  • Adaptive Planning


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to collaboration technologies and systems in logistics, planning, and services fields. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 29, 2016

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 19, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016

International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, University of Derby, U.K.

  • José Raúl Romero, University of Cordoba, Spain

  • Patrick Siarry, University of Paris 12, France

  • TBA, TBA

(* Committee formation is pending and will be finalized shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA