The European Working Group on Humanitarian Logistics (EURO HOpe) and the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management (CIEM) at University of Agder are organizing the fourth EURO HOpe mini-conference in Kristiansand, Norway. The dates are 5 and 6 September 2019.
Main theme 2019: Enabling Technologies in Humanitarian Supply Chains
We welcome researchers and practitioners submissions focusing on the technologies, OR methods, models, simulations and tools that can be used to improve humanitarian response in an increasingly complex and dynamic world. Contributions on the broad topics of humanitarian supply chains including refugees, health, conflicts, natural disasters as well as creative and critical reflections are welcome.
Call for papers
Authors, who would like to present their work at the conference, are invited to submit a 1000-word abstract for consideration by the scientific committee. This can include both completed work and ongoing research. Presentations of results from empirical work and “Insights from the Field” are highly desirable. Abstracts should be structured to include the following:
Title of paper
Authors (including affiliation and email)
Keywords (maximum 5)
Abstracts must be submitted online at: Easychair and received by June 1st 2019, 23:59 Oslo Time.
When you access the EasyChair site, you will need to log-in (or register, if you do not have an account). Once logged in, please follow the on-screen prompts, and click on the “New Submission” tab to start the process. Make sure to provide all the required information during the submission.
All authors will be informed by June 30th 2019 whether their research has been accepted for presentation at the conference. The email will consist of information for presentation preparation. For accepted abstracts, at least one of the authors need to attend the conference.
Humanitarian supply chains modeling and simulation
The EURO HOpe mini-Conference 2019 will be held at the University of Agder, Kristiansand.
Kristiansand is a beautiful city on the southern coast of Norway, facing the European continent and surrounded by water on three sides. Although the whole town centre fits within one square kilometre, it is Norway’s fifth largest city, with a population of about 85,000 inhabitants. The city has a several cultural attractions, beautiful scenery and many restaurants. Find out more on:
The climate is fairly pleasant. Around early September the average maximum temperature is 16 degrees Celsius (61 Fahrenheit). September is on average a month with good sunshine. Weather forecast for Kristiansand can be found on:
By air: Sørlandet (Southern Norway) is easy to reach; Kristiansand has an airport with connections to Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and other major European hubs. The airport is named Kjevik. For details see: https://avinor.no/en/airport/kristiansand-airport/
We recommend using the local bus from Kjevik airport to the hotels and the University of Agder. There are regular airport buses on line 35 into the central bus station (Rutebilstasjonen) and the trip takes about 30 minutes. For information and timetable, please go to http://www.akt.no/english/, and check for transportation FROM Kjevik Lufthavn (Kristiansand) TO Kristiansand rutebilstasjon (Kristiansand) that matches the date and time of your arrival.
The bus stop is straight outside of the terminal building. You can buy tickets when you get onboard with cash (Norwegian crowns) or card. The bus line passes the University (Universitetet (Kristiansand)) on the way to the city centre. The bus stops outside Clarion Ernst hotel and Hotel Norge.
Note: The taxis does not take Euros. You may pay by card or Norwegian cash.
Fixed price Airport to Kristiansand city centre: 680 NOK daytime, 880 NOK evening/weekend Fixed price Airport to UIA Campus: 650 NOK daytime, 850 NOK evening/weekend