Session Date: October 30, 2022


Prof. Dr. Alice Smith, Auburn University, USA

Topic: Innovative Uses of Drones for Last Mile Delivery with a Focus on Healthcare (Click for the abstract)

Short Bio: Alice Smith is the Professor of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Auburn University, where she served as Department Chair from 1999-2011.  She also has a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.  Previously, she was on the faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh from 1991-99, which she joined after industrial experience with Southwestern Bell Corporation.  Dr. Smith has degrees from Rice University, Saint Louis University, and Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Smith’s research focus is analysis, modeling, and optimization of complex systems with emphasis on computation inspired by natural systems.  She holds one U.S. patent and several international patents and has authored more than 200 publications which have garnered over 16,000 citations and an H Index of 50 (Google Scholar) (Click for the whole biography).  

Dr. Cemalettin Öztürk, Munster Technological University, Ireland

Topic: Digital Twin for Smart Supply Chains: Challenges and Research Directions (Click for the abstract)

Short Bio: Cemalettin Ozturk is a Lecturer in Logistics & Supply Chain Management at Munster Technology University. He has 20 years of experience in various organizations as a project coordinator, technical contributor, and scientist in the area of smart manufacturing, supply chain management, and data and decision analytics applications in different domains. He is working with commercial and open source tools for developing, implementing, and teaching mathematical and constraint programming, digital twins, and analytics. Before joining MTU he worked in Raytheon Technologies Research Center Ireland, Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Cork, and Izmir University of Economics, Department of Industrial Engineering in Turkey. Details of his academic and industrial work can be found in Google Scholar and LinkedIn profiles.



  • Stochastical Processes                             
  • Scheduling  
  • Multi-criteria Decision Making
  • Financial Modelling              
  • Logistics
  • Humanitarian Aid Logistics 
  • Quality Management  
  • Production Systems 
  • Optimization
  • Healthcare Systems Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management  
  • Data Analysis 
  • Simulation  
  • Heuristical Approaches
  • Service Systems       
  • System View 
  • Industry 4.0  
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Statistical Analysis Approaches
  • Bioeconomy
  • Circular Economy


Assoc. Prof. Tuğba Keskin GÜNDOĞDU

Res. Asst. Bengü GÜNGÖR



Dr. Hande ÖZTOP

Dr. Zeynel Abidin ÇİL


Prof. Dr. Adil Baykasoğlu, Dokuz Eylül University

Prof. Dr. Bilge Bilgen, Dokuz Eylül University

Prof. Dr. Ezgi Aktaş Demirtaş, Osmangazi University

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Leyva Diaz, University of Granada

Prof. Dr. Pınar Mızrak Özfırat, Manisa Celal Bayar University

Prof. Dr. Shishir Kumar Behera, Vallore Institute of Technology (VIT)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Spengler, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Prof. Dr. Valentin Molina, University of Granada

Prof. Dr. Yücel Öztürkoğlu, Yaşar University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Özgür Toy, Yaşar University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Duman Taç, Ege University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Şenkayas, Adnan Menderes University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Küçükkoç, Balıkesir University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kemal Subulan, Dokuz Eylül University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammet Gül, Istanbul University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Müge İşleten Hoşoğlu, Gebze Technical University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Süleyman Mete, Gaziantep University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeynel Abidin ÇİL, Izmir Demokrasi University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ceylan, Samsun University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Cengiz Akkale, Adana Science and Technology University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Damla Kızılay, Izmir Demokrasi University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Elif Danışman, Pamukkale University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hande Öztop, Izmir Demokrasi University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hilal Betül Kaya Akkale, Manisa Celal Bayar University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mine Güngörmüşler, Izmir University of Economics

Asst. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Avcı, Izmir Bakırçay University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Onur Doğan , Izmir Bakırçay University

Asst. Prof. Dr. Zülal Kenger, Hasan Kalyoncu University

Dr. Ayşe Köse, KU Leuven University

Dr. Christian Thies, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Dr. Eldon Raj Rene, IHE Delft University

Dr. Gülizar Çalışkan Bilgin, Izmir University of Economics

Dr. Ramita Khanongnuch, Tampere University

Dr. S. Tuğçe Dağlıoğlu, Ege University


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