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ICHL 2013
International Conference on Humanitarian Logistics
22-23 September 2013, IIM RAIPUR, INDIA

Jointly organized by


To achieve the success of a relief effort in the face of global emergencies such as flood, earthquakes, wars etc., humanitarian logistics and supply chain play a key role focusing on rapidly delivering the correct amount of goods, people and monetary resources to the needed locations. However, effective delivery of humanitarian aid is an issue that is becoming increasingly important when it comes to disaster management, especially, with the frequent occurrence and increase in the magnitude and impact of both natural and manmade disasters. Therefore, it has become extremely important that the logistics systems and supply chains responsible for delivering this aid from origin to recipients become both effective and efficient. Responding to the need of the people, there is a reason to look to the future with optimism. The development of information technology system that can provide visibility to the disaster relief supply chain is a huge step forward for the humanitarian sector as a whole. As more organizations begin to adopt and implement these systems and visibility is established, the use of key performance indicator will then become essential to further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of these supply chains.


This conference will provide a highly interactive and collaborative environment for the participants where ideas will be shared around emerging themes in the area of Humanitarian logistics. Through this conference, IIM Raipur takes a step forward in forging synergies between various non-government organizations, government agencies, corporate, academia and so on, to expedite a better reach of humanitarian response. This conference will witness the sharing and exchange of ideas and thoughts from some of the finest and eminent dignitaries from the research colloquia across the world. The conference proposes to fulfil the following objectives:

* To provide with an overview of key Humanitarian logistics issues including deliver the appropriate supplies, in good condition, in the quantities required, and at the places and time they are needed.

* To make business managers more sensitized towards the humanitarian supply chain management processes due to the increasing complexity and magnitude of global emergency relief operations for their business.

* To understand the responsibilities of the academia, international relief agencies, NGO's and government organizations and their role to equip the business leaders with the skills and knowledge to manage unpredictable environment.


* Agile Supply Chain
* Import and Export
* Disaster Prevention and Management
* Logistics Management
* Disaster Relief and Logistics
* Logistics Planning in Natural Disaster
* Disaster Relief Operations
* Managing the Humanitarian Supply Chain Response
* Emergency and Logistics
* Material Management and Distribution
* Emergency and Supply Chain
* Performance Indicator in Humanitarian Logistics
* Fleet Management
* Procurement
* Humanitarian Logistics
* Reverse Logistics
* Humanitarian Logistics Performance Index
* Staff Management
* Humanitarian Relief Chain
* Technology and Humanitarian Logistics
* Humanitarian Supply Chain
* Transport
* Humanitarian Technology
* Warehousing and Inventory


The paper submitted to the conference must be in Microsoft Word format (.doc / docx). All papers must be submitted online through ICHL's paper submission site: ICHL2013. The paper must be formatted as per the submission template available at the conference's website. Instructions for using the template are provided in the template itself. Files submitted in other word processing formats or that do not use this template will not be considered for review.


Accepted papers shall be published in the conference proceedings in a form of an edited book. The authors must have registered and completed the formalities of payment of registration fee for inclusion of the paper in conference proceedings. Selected Papers will also be published after due review process in The Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (indexed by Emerald Publishers (ISSN: 2042-6747) as per Editorial Policy of the Journal.


Online registration will start from 15th June, 2013 on the conference website. Details and registration form will be available on the website. All attendees are requested to register for the conference. Registration is necessary even though no paper is submitted. One author must get registered for inclusion of the paper in the conference proceedings. Please visit our website ( for fee details and registration procedure.


Paper Submission:
Submission Opens: 31st January, 2013
Last date of Full Paper Submission: 30th June, 2013
Paper Acceptance Notification Due: 15th July, 2013
Camera Ready Paper Due: 31st July, 2013

Registration Opens: 30th June, 2013
Early Bird Registration Due: 31st July, 2013
Registration Cancellation Due (75% Refund): 15th Aug, 2013
Registration Cancellation Due (50% Refund): 10th Sep, 2013


* Prof. B. S. Sahay, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, India
* Prof. Mark Goh, The Logistics Institute-Asia Pacific, Singapore
* Prof. Sumeet Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, India



Institute of Management (IIM) brand has now become synonymous with innovation, talent and zeal for success and contribution in management. In 2010, the Government of India set up three new IIMs to meet the growing demand for top quality professionals. IIM Raipur is one amongst them. It is situated at Raipur in the state of Chhattisgarh - one of the fastest growing states of India, with its rich mineral, forest, natural and local resources. The first batch of its flagship programme 'Post-Graduate Programme in Management started in 2010.

Presently IIM Raipur operates from the Government Engineering College Campus, Sejbahar, Raipur. The Government of Chhattisgarh has identified 200 acres of land for the proposed IIM Raipur campus at Naya Raipur. The proposed campus will be a state-of-the-art campus, presenting a blissful mix of modern architecture, culture & heritage of Chhattisgarh.

The Institute aims at bringing a global perspective to all its programmes and activities in a fast changing global economic environment. The Institute also encourages an overseas exposure for its students with the belief that it will help them to assimilate best management practices and understand the importance of cross culture issues in management.

Right from its inception the Institute focuses on contributing to the growth and development of the Nation, region and society at large. As such it gives importance to courses and managerial trainings that are moulded in a way true to the culture and unique requirements of the state and organisations herein. Ethical practices in management, grooming socially responsible leaders for today and tomorrow are also the primary goals of the Institute.

Keeping these aims in mind IIM offers following programmes.
* Doctoral Programmes
* Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
* Post-Graduate Programmes
* Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
* Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executives (PGPWE)
* Executive Education for Corporate, Public Sectors and Government


The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific is collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) for research and education programs in global logistics. This collaboration provides joint logistics expertise which caters to the logistics needs of the industries across the world today focusing on global logistics, information technology, industrial engineering and supply chain management.

In particular, TLI - Asia Pacific has strong ties with the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech and also has a strong relationship with the Faculties of Engineering, Science, Computing and Business in NUS. This makes for a unique blend of disciplines necessary for the advancement of logistics practice.

The Mission is to be the premier Institute in Asia Pacific nurturing logistics excellence in research and education. The institute supported by key agencies such as the Economic Development Board and ASTaR, plays a vital role in helping the manufacturing industry and logistics service providers achieve their growth potential by providing training programs for upgrading human resources and helping with innovative logistics solutions using emerging technologies.

The Institute has four major programs:
* A prestigious Dual Master Degree Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management:
* A comprehensive Global Logistics & Supply Chain Research Program in:
* Supply Chain Optimisation
* Supply Chain Technology


GEC Campus, Sejbahar, Raipur, India 492015
E-mail:   Website:
Phone: + 91 771 2772101 / 117; Fax: +91 771 2772 102
Faculty Coordinator: Prof. Sumeet Gupta (+91 9406209510);
Student Coordinators: Shubham Singh (+91 9425190017); Namrata Sharma (+91 8358974018)

Source: By E-mail (May 27, 2013)

Published on on May 28, 2013


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