Decision and logistics

Chair: Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, American University of Sharjah, UAE (

This track invites abstracts and papers covering all aspects of logistics decision-making: Papers addressing different types/classifications of logistics decisions, and ones dealing with relevant linkages and interactions, and influences, among those decisions are invited. Papers dealing with information needs as relevant to logistics decisions are especially encouraged, as those dealing with the different decision hierarchy levels (strategic planning, network level, and operations). Papers of this track will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences.

Papers and abstracts of the track are on decisions as related to the following logistics topics:

  • Transportation
  • Strategic and financial logistics
  • Organizational and managerial issues in logistics
  • The supply chain management concept
  • Procurement
  • Demand management, order management, and customer service
  • Inventory management
  • Facility location
  • Warehousing management
  • Packaging and materials handling
  • International logistics
  • Logistics and information technology
  • Logistics and sustainability

Scientific Committee:

  • Bashar Al Omari, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • Mohammad Ghanim, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
  • Hui Chen, General Motors Copr., Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Diana Herriman, AECOM Corp., Washington, D.C., USA

GA3Dr. Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering/Transportation at the American University of Sharjah, UAE, with current research on interactions between urban traffic operations and public health. Dr. Abu-Lebdehʼs areas of research interest/teaching are traffic control with focus on congested systems, and sustainability in transport systems. He completed his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D.), USA. His academic and industry experience spans 25 years in transportation systems operations and planning with periods at Michigan State University, University of Kentucky, and the Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Worcester, Massachusetts, and in Urban-Champaign, Illinois.