We would like to invite you to participate in the the 7th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2016) that will be organized by the Faculty of Management, Bialystok University of Technology (Poland) on September 21-23, 2016.

The aim of the EPPM2016 conference is to bring together researchers, scientists, practitioners, students for a corporate scientific discussion about current and emerging research issues, problems, questions, findings, and new achievements in engineering management, project management and production management. It also hosts theoretical discussions, data analysis, case studies, and industrial practices in form of research papers or workshops. The Conference will be an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues, exchange knowledge and experience, and extend your list of contacts.

The EPPM2016 conference is hosted by the Faculty of Management, Bialystok University of Technology in cooperation with the Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Production Engineering, IEEE Poland Section Technology Management Council Chapter, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, the International Society for Manufacturing, Service and Management Engineering and the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture.
The EPPM2016 conference is interdisciplinary in nature, considering all topics related to engineering management, project management and production management, particularly in the construction, transportation, logistics, automobile and manufacturing sectors.

THEMATIC SCOPE

Industrial Engineering


Agricultural Engineering


Service Science and Engineering

Project and Process Management


Operational Management and Decision Support Systems


Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Technology Management


Sustainable Technologies


Quality Management

COMMITTEE

Conference chairs

Dean of Faculty of Management
Bialystok University of Technology, Poland

Joanicjusz Nazarko, Chair

President of EPPM Association
University of Brighton, UK

Kassim Gidado, Co-Chair

Chair of Production Engineering Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Opole University of Technology, Poland

Ryszard Knosala, Co-Chair

President
Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan

Turki I. Obaidat, Co-Chair

Scientific chairs

Vice-Chair of Department of Business Informatics and Logistics
Bialystok University of Technology, Poland

Katarzyna Halicka, Chair

Co-Director of International China and Central-Eastern Europe Institute of Logistics and Service Science
Zhejiang University Ningbo Institute of Technology (ZJUNIT), China

Wang Hao, Co-Chair

Vice-President of EPPM Association
Griffith University, Australia

Kriengsak Panuwatwanich, Co-Chair

Dean of College of Engineering and Technology
Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan

Subhi Bazlamit, Co-Chair

International scientific committee

Name University
Ernest Abbott National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hesham Ahmad Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan
Shabbab Alotaibi Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia
Nicholas Chileshe University of South Australia, Australia
Thanwadee Chinda Thammasat University, Thailand
David Chua National University of Singapore, Singapore
Agata Czarnigowska Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Jeung-Hwan Doh Griffith University, Australia
Krzysztof Dziekoński Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Fidelis Emuze Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa
Józef Gawlik Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Romuladas Ginevicius Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Adam Hamrol Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Hsiang-Hsi Huang National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Ali Jaafari    Asia Pacific International College, Australia
Jerzy Jaroszewicz Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Krzysztof Jemielniak Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Arkadiusz Jurczuk Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Sittimont Kanjanabootra University of Newcastle, Australia
Oleg Kaplinski Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Ryszard Knosala Opole University of Technology, Poland
Anna Kononiuk Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Katarzyna Kuźmicz Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Jan Kaźmierczak Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Bazyli Krupicz Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Józef Kuczmaszewski Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Toma Lankauskienė Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Teresa Lis Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Andrzej Magruk Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Wiesław Matwiejczuk Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Sherif Mohamed Griffith University, Australia
Łukasz Nazarko Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Yiannis Nikolaidis University of Macedonia, Greece
Krzysztof Nowacki Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Aiyetan A Olatunji Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa
Cezary Orłowski Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Noel Painting    University of Brighton, UK
Erwin Pesch University of Siegen, Germany
Poorang Piroozfar University of Brighton, UK
Waldemar Rakowski Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Rafał Rusinek Lublin University of Technology, Poland
Krzysztof Santarek Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jonas Saparauskas Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Dariusz Siemieniako Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Miroslaw Skibniewski University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Adam Skorek University of Quebec, Canada
John Smallwood Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Jelena Stankevičienė Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Maciej Szymczak Poznań University of Economics, Poland
Jolanta Tamosaitiene Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Stefan Trzcieliński Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Wiesław Urban Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Leonas Uscinovicius Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
Andrzej Wasiak Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Marek Wirkus Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Magdalena Wyrwicka Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Ker-Wei Yeoh National University of Singapore, Singapore
Janusz Zawiła-Niedzwiecki Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Organizing committee

Name University
Joanna Ejdys (Chair) Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Chien-Ho Ko (Vice-Chair) National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Andrzej Daniluk Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Wioletta Czemiel-Grzybowska Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Alicja Gudanowska Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Marta Jarocka Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Mateusz Kikolski Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Justyna Kozłowska Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Urszula Ryciuk Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Mohammad Shahin Griffith University, Australia
Julia Siderska Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Danuta Szpilko Bialystok University of Technology, Poland

ORGANIZERS

Organizers

Association of Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM)

 

Faculty of Management, Bialystok University of Technology

Co-Organizers

International Society for Manufacturing, Service and Management Engineering (ISMSME)

 

Committee of Production Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences

 

Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture

PATRONAGE

Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Podlasie Voivode

Marshal of Podlaskie Voivodeship

President of Białystok

Rector of Bialystok University of Technology

Media Patronage

Wrota Podlasia

Polish Radio Białystok

Kurier Poranny

Strefa Biznesu

Partners

Adampol

National State Forests

IQ5 Conference

REGISTRATION

Register for the EPPM with system

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Create your iQ-Conference account for use before, during and after EPPM

Submit your publication

Submit abstract and full article for review and publication

Use during conference

Explore new dimension of event participation, track events, watch presentations, take notes using your mobile device.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER


Dr. Tomasz KOŚMIDER, Ph.D., MBA

Technology Partners, Poland

Dr. Tomasz Kośmider is the President and founder of the TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS Foundation – a research organisation cooperating with large industrial companies (such as Airbus), participant in numerous research projects financed by the EU in aeronautics, transport and material technologies. He holds a Ph.D. from Warsaw University and MBA from INSEAD, France.

Dr. Kosmider’s previous functions include: Director at the Banking Computer Centre in the National Bank of Poland, Director of the MBA Programme at International School of Commerce in Rynia, Managing Director of GEOKART International Consulting Engineers in Warsaw and Algiers, and Economic Attaché for EU relations in the Polish Embassy, Brussels. He served as a Leader or Expert in projects carried out by Arthur D. Little, relating to the R&D sector, R&D management, enterprise and infrastructure restructuring.

Speaker at many EU, OECD, EIRMA, ISPIM and other international conferences on S&T co-operation and R&D management. Member of EURAB 2, Member of the Board for European Association of Research and Technology Organisations and Knowledge4Innovation.

IMPORTANT DATES

 15 March, 2016 Registration and submission of abstracts (1 page)
 31 March, 2016 Notification of abstract acceptance
 30 May, 2016 Early-bird payment
 15 June, 2016Submission of short version of paper (6-7 pages)
 1 July, 2016 Regular payment
 1 September, 2016 Notification of acceptance of short version of paper after revisions
 21-23 September, 2016 EPPM2016 Conference
 30 September, 2016 Submission of full articles
Note: The above dates may be subject to change

CONFERENCE FEE

Euro

Euro

Euro

Euro

Pay via bank transfer in EUR and submit the proof of payment via your participant account.

Account holder: International Society for Manufacturing, Service and Management Engineering
Account holder address: 61 Zbigniewa Herberta Street, 15-779 Bialystok, POLAND
Bank name: PKO BP
SWIFT: BPKOPLPW
IBAN: PL79 1020 1332 0000 1302 0994 8789 (EUR)
Transfer title: Your name, Affiliation, EPPM2016
Notice: All banking fees are to be borne by the payer
Pay via bank transfer in PLN and submit the proof of payment via your participant account.

Account holder: International Society for Manufacturing, Service and Management Engineering
Account holder address: ul. Zbigniewa Herberta 61, 15-779 Białystok, POLAND
Bank name: PKO BP
SWIFT: BPKOPLPW
IBAN: PL09 1020 1332 0000 1002 0904 2955 (PLN)
Transfer title: Your name, Affiliation, EPPM2016
Notice: All banking fees are to be borne by the payer

  • Every conference paper requires a registration (regular, early-bird or student registrations) to be included in the conference proceedings
  • Registration fee does not include accommodation (see Recommended Hotels section)
  • All registrations are GST inclusive
  • Conference fee for International Scientific Committee members is 300 EUR (1300 PLN)
  • Book of Abstracts will be published by the Bialystok University of Technology Press and will have ISBN number
  • Short versions of papers will be publishied in Elsevier's Procedia Engineering
  • Conference fee is not refunded in the case of negative reviews of the submitted paper
  • Free WIFI is available at the conference venue

PAPER SUBMISSION AND PUBLICATION

Conference papers will be published as one page abstracts and short version of papers in Procedia Engineering (6-7 pages).
Selected full version of the papers will be published in scientific journals.

Guidelines for submission of abstracts (1 page)

Authors should register (REGISTRATION website) to the online system and then after receiving username and password, submit a short (not exceeding 250 words) abstract using iQ-Conference system, no later than March 15, 2016. Abstracts will be published in the book of abstracts with ISBN nunber.

An abstract should include the following information:

Guidelines for submission of short version of paper (6-7 pages)

Guidelines for submission of full articles (8-10 pages)

Selected high quality articles will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Authors of best papers will be invited to submit revised versions for fast-track review and possible publication in the journals:

PROGRAMME

draft 17 Aug 2016

  Wednesday
21 September, 2016

09:00-14:00 - Sightseeing Supraśl (optional, extra fee – see details)

15:00-17:00 - Sightseeing Białystok (optional, sponsored by the organisers)

18:00-21:00 - Welcome Reception - Main Library of Bialystok University of Technology (Wiejska 45A Street)

  Thursday
22 September, 2016

08:30-09:00 - Registration (Lobby)

09:00-09:45 - Opening session

09:45-10:45 - Plenary session I, keynote speech

10:45-11:00 - Coffee break

11:00-12:30 - Parallel sessions I
Logistics and Supply Chain Management I, Quality Management I, Project and Process Management I, Service Science and Engineering I, Technology Management I

12:30-13:00 - Transfer to Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Centre (Odeska 1 Street)

13:00-13:45 - Lunch

13:45-15:00 - Plenary Session II, New Silk Road

15:00-15:15 - Coffee break

15:15-15:45 - Transfer to the Main Library of Bialystok University of Technology (Wiejska 45A Street)

16:00-17:30 - Parallel sessions II
Logistics and Supply Chain Management II, Quality Management II, Project and Process Management II, Service Science and Engineering II, Technology management II

19:00-24:00 - Gala dinner

  Friday
23 September, 2016

09:30-11:00 - Parallel sessions III
Agricultural Engineering, Industrial Engineering I, Project and Process Management III, Operational Management and Decision Support Systems, Service Science and Engineering III

11:00-11:15 - Coffee break

11:15-12:45 - Parallel sessions IV
Logistics and Supply Chain Management III, Industrial Engineering II, Project and Process Management IV, Technology Foresight Management, Service Science and Engineering IV

12:45-13:30 - Lunch

13:30-15:00 - Closing session

18:00-24:00 - Rudka Forest District - Feast with traditional regional music

  Saturday
24 September, 2016

09:00- 21:00 - Sightseeing Białowieża-Budy–Narewka (optional, extra fee – see details)

Draft programme of the conference may be also downloaded here.

VENUE

Conference location

The 7th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM2016) will be held in Bialystok, Poland.

Main Library of Bialystok University of Technology

Bialystok University of Technology
Bialystok, POLAND
15-351 Bialystok
Wiejska 45A Street

GPS:
N53° 7' 8.2024"
E23° 9' 15.9719"

Plenary and parallel session will take place in the Main Library of Bialystok University of Technology.

Accommodation: Recommended Hotels

Special price
Hotel
Contact
Single room
Double room
Reservation password
More information
Hotel Branicki****
Single room price:
Double room price:
260 PLN (standard)
284 PLN (superior)
300 PLN (standard)
324 PLN (superior)
Reservation password:EPPM2016 Conference
More information: Room price includes buffet breakfast. Guarded car-park: 30 PLN/car/night
Hotel Ibis Styles***
Single room price:
Double room price:
210 PLN
240 PLN
Reservation password:EPPM2016 Conference
More information: Room price includes buffet breakfast.
Free parking
Free WiFi
BEST WESTERN Hotel Cristal***
Single room price:
Double room price:
254 PLN
289 PLN
Reservation password:EPPM2016 Conference
More information: Room price includes buffet breakfast. Guarded car-park: 35 PLN/car/night
Hotel Esperanto***
Single room price:
Double room price:
240 PLN (standard)
268 PLN (superior)
272 PLN (standard)
300 PLN (superior)
560 PLN (apartment)
Reservation password:EPPM2016 Conference
More information: Room price includes buffet breakfast. Guarded car-park: 40 PLN/car/night
Hotel Aristo***
Single room price:
Double room price:
weekday price:
252 PLN (Standard)
297 PLN (Deluxe)
342 PLN (Business)
405 PLN (Luxury)
weekend price:
207 PLN (Standard)
261 PLN (Deluxe)
306 PLN (Business)
369 PLN (Luxury)
weekday price:
288 PLN (Standard)
324 PLN (Deluxe)
369 PLN (Business)
459 PLN (Luxury)
weekend price:
252 PLN (Standard)
288 PLN (Deluxe)
333 PLN (Business)
405 PLN (Luxury)
Reservation password:EPPM2016 Conference
More information: Room price includes buffet breakfast
Willa Pastel***
Single room price:
Double room price:
160 PLN
220 PLN
200 PLN (for 1 person)
Reservation password:EPPM2016 Conference
More information: Room price includes buffet breakfast
Student Dormitory
Bialystok University of Technology
Single room price:
Double room price:
81 PLN
60 PLN
Reservation password:EPPM2016 Conference
More information: Room price does not include breakfast

Travel information

Bialystok is the largest city in the north-eastern Poland and the capital of Podlaskie Voivodeship. It is located in the distance of 180 km from Warsaw. Public transportation between Bialystok and Warsaw is convenient and provided by coaches and trains.

Reaching Warsaw by plane

The fastest way of reaching Warsaw from abroad is by plane. The city's Frederic Chopin Airport, located about 15 kilometers from the city centre, is the largest and most modern facility of its kind in the country. The second airport in Warsaw – Warsaw Modlin Airport is located around 35 km north-west from the city centre. The distance from Warsaw to Bialystok is about 180 km.

How to get from Warsaw to Bialystok?

Warsaw Chopin Airport is located within a distance of 15 kilometers from the city centre of Warsaw. Warsaw Central Station can be reached from the airport:

There is a good railway connection between Warsaw City Center and Bialystok. It takes about 2,5 hours to get from Warsaw Central railway station to Bialystok railway station. You may take a taxi from Bialystok railway station to your hotel. For timetables and prices see Polish State Railways website: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/en.

If you land in the evening or at night you may take a direct coach from the Warsaw Chopin Airport to Bialystok. Coaches (Plusbus) leave from Bus Terminal 12 at Warsaw Chopin Airport and arrive in Bialystok at Biacomex coach station. The trip by coach takes approximately 4 hours. Coaches leave every two hours. You may learn more about the coach lines here: https://plusbus.pl/?ln=EN.

Visa information

Poland is a part of Schengen Area - a zone without controls on internal borders which comprises 28 countries. Third-country nationals may enter Poland if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required).
List of countries whose nationals may enter Poland without a visa:
http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/visa_free/
To enter the territory of a Schengen State, third-country nationals must be in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required).
Entry conditions for third-country nationals under visa obligation:
http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/entry_conditions/

The visa application should be submitted to and examined by the relevant consular post in accordance with its territorial competence.
Applicants should contact relevant consular post in order to obtain the application as well as information on the electronic registration of the application and visa fees. The application will be examined no later than 15 calendar days after the date of submission of the full set of documents.

More about VISA: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/visa/

For further information concerning entry requirements and residence in Poland, please contact a local Polish embassy or consulate in your country. Check here for addresses of Polish diplomatic and consular posts abroad: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/polands_missions_abroad/polish_missions_abroad

More about entering Poland: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/entering_poland/
More about travel to Poland: http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/travel_to_poland/

TOURIST PACKAGES

EPPM2016 conference is an excellent opportunity to discover the beauty and diversity of North-Eastern Poland. We encourage you to extend your stay in Poland to benefit from the tourist packages especially prepared for EPPM2016 participants. Please contact the organisers for details.

  • Please contact the organisers for advice if you have any specific wishes

CONTACT US

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Joanna EJDYS

Organizing Committee Chair

Faculty of Management
Bialystok University of Technology,
Bialystok, POLAND

www.eppm2016.pb.edu.pl
Email: eppm2016@pb.edu.pl
j.ejdys@pb.edu.pl