We are delighted to announce the sixteenth

Hamburg International Conference of Logistics (HICL)

hosted by the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and invite you to participate on the

21 - 23 September 2022
and an additional Ph.D. seminar on the 20 September

The past two years’ events have emphasized the growing importance of resilience in logistics and supply chains, while the need to consider sustainability in the face of climate change continues to increase. Adequately incorporating these dimensions poses unique challenges for logistics and supply chain management and offers many opportunities for science and practice. The collection and analysis of data to predict potential disruptions in supply chains or the need to share information between supply chain partners to understand and mitigate possible negative effects that products and services might have on the environment are just two examples of what these new roles entail. Both science and practice have recognized that successfully addressing aspects such as supply chain risk management, digitalization, and sustainable supply chain management is vital for being and remaining competitive in this changing environment. HICL 2022 focuses on research concepts and ideas that reveal new opportunities and provide insights into the future of supply chain management and logistics.

Submit for HICL 2022, be part of the disruptive transformation, and contribute towards this year’s topic:

Changing Tides: The New Role of Resilience and Sustainability in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

We invite empirical, theoretical, methodological, and practical contributions addressing topics in SCM and Logistics related to one of the following tracks:

  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain
  • Supply Chain Risk and Security Management
  • HICL and Practice - Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Port Logistics
  • City Logistics
  • Sustainability
  • Business Analytics

It is our understanding that many of tomorrow’s goals can only be achieved by a constant exchange of ideas within the scientific community. HICL seeks to create an inspiring environment for researchers and professionals to discuss solutions, challenges, and responsibilities companies face in logistics and SCM. We provide a multidisciplinary network, and welcome scientific and practical contributions from different disciplines, including Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Law, and Mathematics. All accepted contributions will be published open access in the HICL book series.

Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Wolfgang Kersten (Institute of Business Logistics and General Management, TUHH)

Prof. Dr. Thorsten Blecker (Institute of Business Logistics and General Management, TUHH)

Prof. Dr. Christian M. Ringle (Institute for Human Resource Management and Organizations, TUHH)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carlos Jahn (Institute of Maritime Logistics, TUHH)

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished research results or best practices that have not been submitted for publication elsewhere. The official conference language for abstracts, papers, and presentations is English.

HICL 2022 uses the user-friendly online conference management software by ExOrdo. Abstracts and full papers can be submitted via https://hicl2022.exordo.com.

The submission of a structured abstract can precede the submission of a paper. Authors must provide an abstract structured in up to four sections, mandatorily addressing the purpose, methodology, findings as well as originality. After a short review process, all authors will be notified and will receive instructions on the paper submission. Paper submissions require an abstract that has been accepted in the process mentioned above.


The Conference Committee will evaluate each submission concerning contribution to theory and accessibility to the HICL audience. Refereeing is double-blind.

The abstract should clearly describe the nature and relevance of the problem(s), research methodology, and work-in-progress or final research results. The papers will also be evaluated concerning significance, originality, relevance, novelty, correctness, and clarity.

Important Dates

20 September 2022 Ph.D. seminar
21 September 2022 Conference Day 1
22 September 2022 Conference Day 2
23 September 2021 Conference Day 3
19.06.2022 Abstract Submission closes (for submission possibility 1: abstract and presentation only)
20.03.2022 Abstract Submission closes (for submission possibility 2 abstract, full paper, and presentation)
22.05.2022 Paper Submission closes
31.08.2022 Conference Registration Deadline for Authors (for regular tickets)