TSL Workshop 2018

6th INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop

“E-Commerce and Urban Logistics”

Hong Kong, January 8-10, 2018




Hang Seng Management College is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 6th INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop, E-Commerce and Urban Logistics. The Workshop will be held on January 8-10, 2018, hosted by the School of Decision Sciences at Hang Seng Management College in Hong Kong.


THEME OF THE WORKSHOP: E-Commerce and Urban Logistics

With the advent of Internet, social media and mobile phones, e-Commerce has been transformed, especially in China.  China has the most Internet shoppers in the world, leading the distant second (USA) by a wide margin. It has been identified that e-Commerce for individual shoppers must be accompanied by efficient logistics.  Reportedly, in 2015, the Alibaba Group's websites accounted for over 60% of the parcels delivered in China.  Every day, more than 30 million parcels are delivered through the Alibaba Group’s websites. At the same time, the transportation operations have a significant impact on the environment, due to the negative externalities generated, such as the increase of traffic and congestion, the energy consumption, visual, noise and air pollution. These problems tend to make urban logistics very expensive, inefficient and polluting. In this scenario, several stakeholders, such as companies operating in the Courier, Express and Parcel markets, as well as local administrations, have been ready to consider City Logistics projects to implement new business models or operations strategies that result in high efficiency, low cost, and low environmental impact.

Possible topics are (but not limited to):

  • business model developments in the world of e-Commerce, relevant for urban logistics
  • new business models that drive urban logistics, such as Online-to-offline (O2O), meal delivery, on-demand delivery, crowd sourcing
  • city logistics
  • green urban logistics 
  • last mile problem
  • revenue management
  • e-Commerce and supply chain management
  • urban transportation
  • vehicle routing and scheduling


Please follow the instruction for submitting your abstract on our website http://tslworkshop2018.hsmc.edu.hk/main.php. Abstracts should be as complete as possible and not exceed two pages. All abstracts must be received electronically on or before August 1, 2017 (note that the date has been moved later).

Scientific quality is the main criterion when reviewing the abstracts.  In addition, sessions involving practitioners will be given special consideration. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the Workshop Program. At least one of the authors must certify that he/she intends to register for and attend the workshop to present the paper if it is accepted. We plan to have a special issue of Transportation Science associated with the workshop.


  • Abstract submission deadline:  August 1, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance:       September 15, 2017
  • Deadline for early registration: November 10, 2017
  • Workshop:                                January 8 – 10, 2018


  • Early Bird TSL member:              HKD 2700 (USD 350)
  • Normal registration TSL members: HKD 3100 (USD 400)
  • On-site TSL member:                    HKD 3300 (USD 425)
  • Non-TSL Early bird:                     HKD 2900 (USD 375)
  • Non-TSL normal registration:       HKD 3300 (USD 425)
  • On-site non-TSL:                          HKD 3500 (USD 450)
  • Accompanying person (dinner and industrial visit): HKD 1000
  • Students:                                       HKD 1350. Does not cover any social events.


Professor Stein W. Wallace

Conference Chair

NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Bergen, Norway

Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Professor Teodor Gabriel Crainic

Conference Scientific Co-chair

UQAM and CIRRELT, Montreal, Canada

Professor Lei Zhao

Programme Co-chair

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Professor Barrett Thomas

Marketing Co-Chair

University of Iowa, U.S.A.

Professor Lawrence Leung

Local Organisation Co-chair

School of Decision Sciences, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Professor Janny Leung

Local Organisation Co-chair

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China 

Organizing Committee


Dr Collin Wong

Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Dr Jeff Yeung

Chinese University of Hong Kong


Dr Stephen Ng

Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Dr Daniel Mo

Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Dr Yue Wang

Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

Dr Yong-Hong Kuo

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 



Scientific Committee





Niels Agatz

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Ruibin Bai

University of Nottingham Ningbo

Luce Brotcorne


Xi Chen

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Jan Ehmke

Freie Universitat Berlin

Dominique Feillet

École des Mines, Saint-Etienne

Michel Gendreau

Polytechnique Montreal and CIRRELT

Bernard Gendron

U. de Montreal and CIRRELT

Zhaoxia Guo

University of Sichuan, Chengdu

Longfei He

Tianjin University

Zhenggang He


Vera Hemmelmayr

Vienna U. of Economics and Business

Mike Hewitt

Loyola University Chicago

Xiangpei Hu

Dalian University of Technology

Haijun Huang

Beihang University

Hoong Chuin Lau

Singapore Management University

Fabien Lehuede

École des Mines, Nantes

Xiangyong Li

Tongji University

Li Luo

Sichuan University, Chengdu

Cathy Macharis

Free Univiversity Bruxelles

Dirk Mattfeld

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Benoit Montreuil

Georgia Institute of Technology

Guido Perboli

Politecnico di Torino

Olivier Péton

École des Mines, Nantes

Nicoletta Ricciardi

La Sapienza U. di Roma

Ying Rong

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Debjit Roy

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Frédéric Semet

École Centralle Lille

Antonio Sforza

U. degli Studi di Napoli

Max Shen

University of California, Berkeley/Tsinghua University

Grazia Speranza

U. degli Studi di Brescia

Marlin Ulmer

Technische Universität Braunschweig

Daniele Vigo

U. degli Studi di Bologna

Fan Wang

Sun Yat-Sen University

Tom van Woensel

Technical University of Eindhoven

Hai Yang

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Yafeng Yin

University of Michigan

Yugang Yu

University of Science and Technology of China

Shu Zhang

Chongqing University

Paola Zuddas

U. degli Studi di Cagliari