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International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling
International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling


Special Issue on: "Logistics and Service Science based on the Internet of Things"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Juliang Zhang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Hui Du; Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Kannan Govindan, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Information and communication technology has been providing a more effective network infrastructure and development platform for the logistics and service operations. In order to meet the needs of consumers, and particularly to promote low-carbon economic development process, new types of services will also emerge.

This special issue will provide an opportunity for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state-of-the-art and practice of logistics, informatics, service operations and service science. Related domain experts and scholars can discuss academic issues, seize future development opportunities, master the subject developing tendency and exchange the latest research and academic thinking.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
    • Strategic services management 
    • Service system and service network design 
    • Quality-of-service assessment
    • Service operations management
    • Service revenue management 
    • Service innovation management
    • Service supply chain management
    • Service information system
    • Service process reengineering 
    • Service purchasing and supplier management
    • Service marketing
    • Public service management
    • Financial and insurance service management 
    • Education service management
    • Healthcare service management
    • Telecom service management
    • Hotel service management 
    • Tourism service management
    • Product post-sales service management 
    • Transportation (aviation\railways\highways\water (passengers and cargo)) service management
    • Material flow theory and applications
    • Logistics services strategy
    • Innovation and logistics services
    • Supply chain management
    • Low-carbon and logistics
    • Low-carbon supply chain
    • Logistics alliance
    • International logistics
    • Regional logistics
    • Emergency logistics
    • Internet of things and logistics services
    • Logistics service system optimization
    • Logistics industry and policy
    • Business intelligence and business analysis
    • Innovative enterprise digitalized operation mode
    • Dynamic supply chain planning and management
    • Customer relations management
    • Digital enterprise infrastructure
    • Enterprise commercial intelligence
    • E-commerce and e-government 
    • Wireless communications and mobile business
    • Enterprise information resources management
    • Sensor network and internet of things
    • RFID technology and application
    • Pervasive computing and intelligent living space
    • Cloud computing theories and technologies
    • Collaborative e-commence mechanism and technology
    • Network marketing strategy and application
    • Electronic commerce application and benefit appraisal
    • Network transaction, trust mechanism and information security
    • Electronic market and intervening mechanism
    • Knowledge management and knowledge sharing
    • Organization semiotics and informatization
    • IT project management
    • Information technology and enterprise sustainable development strategy
    • Other relevant management theory and application issues
    • Engineering Consultancy Management
    • IT in construction
    • Engineering information system
    • Informatization of construction industry
    • Supply chain management in construction
    • Logistics management in construction
    • Engineering economics
    • Project management in engineering
This special issue is intended for revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented LISS2011 (1st International Conference on Logistics, Informatics, Service Operations and Service Science), held from 8th to 11th June 2011 in Beijing (China), whose website can be accessed by, but we explicitly encourage other researchers to submit their papers to this Special Issue as well.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 30 April 2011