SEMIT 2022 -Sep is pleased to inform you that the selected papers will be published in Special Issue by Central European Journal of Operations Research.

Special Issue Title: "Persons and Freight Transportation in the age of Sustainable and Collaborative Logistics" 

Technological changes have been dramatic in the last decades. Collaboration and coordination opportunities in transportation have become enormous. A systemic approach to problems and advanced analytical methods are even more vital than in the past. This Special Issue will focus on the recent trends in mobility of people and freight with particular attention to the aspects of sustainability and collaboration among the logistics actors. Original and high-quality papers dealing with theoretical, methodological and applications aspects of persons and freight transportation are most welcome.


Topics to be covered include, but not limited to:

  • Optimization methods for the transportation of persons and goods
  • Collaborative transportation in logistics
  • Shared customers in distribution networks
  • Carrier assignment and profit sharing methods
  • Collaborative vehicle routing and fleet management
  • Sustainable solutions for the transportation of persons and goods
  • Centralized and decentralized transportation planning
  • Real-life applications in sustainable Transportation
  • The role of data science, big data, data mining and knowledge management in transportation
  • Transportation in uncertain environment and risk management
  • Transportation in disaster conditions
  • Real-life applications involving a collaborative context

Scholars participating in the International Conference on Science, Engineering Management and Information Technology 2022 (Ankara, 8-9 September 2022) are invited to submit their unpublished papers to this special issue. Any other researcher interested in the topics of this call can submit his original paper as well. 

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor being currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through the standard peer review process of (journal name). All papers must be submitted online through the Journal editorial manager.


Tentative Submission Deadline: Jan. 30, 2023 (earlier submission is encouraged)

Submitted papers should be presented in the conference and the authors should send the last amended paper before above mentioned date.


This Special Issue is associated with the International Conference on Science, Engineering Management and Information Technology to be held on 8-9 Sept 2022 in Ankara (Turkey) and whose purpose is to bring together worldwide experts to give presentations in the fields of engineering management and information technology and the related applications in the hope of promoting scientific exchange and discussing possibilities of further cooperation, networking and promotion of mobility of senior and young researchers and research students. 


The conference is an extraordinary opportunity to encourage experts to respond to the most recent engineering management and IT issues and to enhance university-industry collaboration.


Paper Submission in CEJOR


For paper submission, click here: and select this SI in "select subject" section.



Guest Editors:

Dr. Chefi Triki,

University of Salento (Italy) & University of Kent (UK)


Prof. Ruben Ruiz Garcia

Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)   

Prof. Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber,

Poznan University of Technology (Poland)       

Prof. Nima (A.) Mirzazadeh,

Kharazmi University (Iran)                              


Bios of the Guest Editors:

Chefi Triki is an associate professor of Operations Research and Logistics Systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering and Informatics from the University of Calabria (Italy). His major research interests lie in the field of optimization mainly in the context of logistics and resources management. His research portfolio includes also several research grants that he led with success in Italy, Oman and Qatar. Along his carrier he was awarded several teaching, research and service recognitions for his academic commitment.


Ruben Ruiz is a Full Professor of Statistics and Operations Research at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He is co-author of more than 100 papers in International Journals and has participated in presentations of more than 180 papers in national and international conferences. He is editor of the Elsevier journal Operations Research Perspectives (ORP) and co-editor of the JCR-listed journal European Journal of Industrial Engineering (EJIE). He is also an associate editor of other important journals like TOP and Applied Mathematics and Computation as well as a member of the editorial boards of several journals, most notably European Journal of Operational Research and Computers and Operations Research. He is the director of the Applied Optimization Systems Group (SOA) at the Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI) where he is or has been the principal investigator in several public research projects as well as privately funded projects with industrial companies. His research interests include scheduling and routing in real-life scenarios.


Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber is a Professor at Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland, at Faculty of Engineering Management. His research is on mathematics, statistics, operational research, data science, machine learning, finance, economics, medicine, neuro-, bio- and earth-sciences, development, cosmology and spirituality. G.-W. Weber has affiliations at 12 Universities and academies and he is “Advisor to EURO Conferences” and IFORS (International Federation of OR Societies), where he is member in many national OR societies, working groups, IFORS Newsletter and IFORS Developing Countries Online Resources, at Pacific Optimization Research Activity Group, etc. G.-W. Weber has supervised many MSc. and PhD. students, authored and edited numerous books and articles, and given many presentations from a diversity of areas, in theory, methods and practice. He has been a member of many international editorial, special issue and award boards; he participated at numerous research projects; G.-W. Weber received various recognitions.    


A. Mirzazadeh is a Professor of Industrial Engineering at Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran. His research areas are Uncertain Decision Making, Production/ Inventory Control, Supply and Operations Management, and Quality Management Tools. He has more than 100 published papers in high quality journals and more than 55 international conference papers. He is now Editor-in-Chief of IJSOM (, and also, Chair and Scientific Committee manager of the International Conferences. He earned several awards as the best researcher, best faculty member in the international collaborations and the best lecturer. Also, He is member of several Journal’s Editorial Board, Conferences Scientific Committee, and International Associations such as IFORS. 


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