The IPIC 2018 conference will be held in THE NETHERLANDS at the University of Groningen.
The logistics sector is of enormous economic importance to the Netherlands. The sector generates 55 billion euro annually and provide employment for 813,000 people. Above all, it is an important service that is an integral part of all other economic sectors. In the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (TKI-Dinalog), knowledge institutes and industry work together on innovative logistics concepts, such as synchromodal transport, urban distribution, e-commerce logistics, and crosschain collaboration.
The city of Groningen has a long history as a trading town and fortress, which is still visible from historic warehouses, courts and other buildings. Groningen has the highest usage of bicycles for transportation in the world. Within its boundaries, Groningen has historic warehouses, courts and buildings as well as plenty of modern architecture. Digital City In order to bring the IT sector from good to excellent, entrepreneurs, know ledge institutions and governments have joined forces in the Groningen Digital City action plan. This action plan forms the basis for the development of a healthy and futureproof digital economy.
Innovative, research-driven and rooted in the number-one knowledge hub of the Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students. Quality has been top priority for over four hundred years, and with great success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 in several influential ranking lists.
The University of Groningen has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. From this tradition arose the first female student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Central Bank.
The University provides high quality education and research in a broad range of disciplines. We distinguish ourselves in the international market through a close link between education and research and by focusing on three key elements: Energy, Healthy Ageing and Sustainable Society.