Doctoral Workshop at LDIC 2012

Bremen, Germany, February 27, 2012

The Doctoral Workshop is one of the Satellite Events of the 3rd International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics – LDIC 2012 ( The LDIC 2012 is held in conjunction with the new conference „Impact of Virtual, Remote and Real Logistics Labs” – ImViReLL'12.
The Doctoral Workshop addresses PhD students in an early stage of their PhD project. It offers an opportunity to present and to defend the own research topic, the first ideas for a research approach and the first findings. The purpose is to generate impact for the progress and the excellence of the thesis by discussing and reviewing the research proposals and to present the own research in an international context. Thus, a second integral aspect of the Doctoral Workshop will be the training of professional presentation skills for science and academia.
The Doctoral Workshop intends to provide those PhD students an opportunity who do not have enough results to contribute with a full conference paper. Nevertheless, the PhD candidates should take the opportunity to participate also in the conferences which give access to the worldwide leading capacities in the area of logistics. The accepted participants will be invited to register as student.

Addressed Topics

All research topics which are called for the LDIC conference are also relevant for the Doctoral Workshop. The research proposals should address one of the topics listed at

Submission Rules

The Doctoral Workshop bases on the submission of a research plan (not more than 5 pages) which will be reviewed by the Program Committee. In case of acceptance, the candidates are invited to present their topic (20 min. presentation, 20 min. discussion, 5 min. feedback). The Doctoral Workshop will start with a tutorial to introduce and train the basics of a professional presentation style. The Program Committee will reward the most promising PhD project as well as the best presentation with a Certificate.

Content of the Research Plan

1. Introduction
2. Motivation
3. Research Problem
4. Research Objective
5. Expected results / generated knowledge
6. Research methodology

Time Schedule

November 21, 2011
Submission deadline for research proposals
December 19, 2011
Acceptance of submissions
February 27, 2012
Doctoral Workshop with training unit
February 28 – March 1, 2012
LDIC Conference
Conference Dinner
Nomination of the best research proposal and of the most impressive presentation

Submission of Research Proposals

Research proposals should be submitted in PDF format to the Chairs of the Doctoral Workshop until November 21, 2011:
Marcus Seifert,
Ingrid Rügge,