59th ESReDA Seminar (26-27 October 2021, Wroclaw, Poland)
October 26, 2021 – October 27, 2021 all-day
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Wroclaw
Agnieszka Tubis

The 59th ESReDA Seminar on

Creating Safe and Resilient Logistic Systems

Announcement and Call for papers

Scope of the seminar

The issues of safe and resilient logistics systems constitute the competitive advantage of supply chains. Current enterprises implement their processes in a variable and uncertain environment. These conditions significantly affect the accuracy and effectiveness of decisions. Managers’ attention is focused primarily on events related to the occurrence of operational risk. In this case, the source of risks is internal disturbances in companies and processes implemented at organizations’ interfaces. Today, however, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, disaster risk research is also gaining particular importance. The consequences of the current pandemic indicate the necessity for companies to develop also competencies concerning the assessment and management of “black swan” risks. For this reason, creating secure and resilient supply chains takes on particular importance today. For this reason, the issues to be raised during the 59th ESReDA seminar “Creating Safe and Resilient Logistic Systems” are important not only for scientific but also utilitarian reasons.

The Seminar aims to discuss theories, concepts, and experiences of enhancing the use of knowledge for better reliability, resilience, and risk management. The presented research results, operational proposals, and case studies will respond to enterprises’ managerial staff’s current problems throughout Europe. Thus, this Seminar will bring together researchers, practitioners, specialists, and decision-makers to discuss strategies and practical experiences in the given field of research.

The 59th ESReDA seminar will be held remotely on October 26‐27, 2021, hosted by the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland. The sessions will be held using the zoom platform.

Topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Designing reliable logistics networks;
  • Design and optimization in transport and logistics;
  • Modelling and simulation of logistics and transport processes;
  • Planning and management of logistics and transport processes;
  • Efficiency and sustainability of supply chains;
  • Risk assessment and decision theory in transport and logistics systems;
  • Safety and quality in transport and logistics;
  • Failure consequences on human lives, activities, and environmental damage;
  • Organizational and societal modelling;
  • Sustainable transport development;
  • Operation and maintenance of logistic systems;
  • Threats identifications & specifications
  • Design of logistics and transport systems
  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Physical asset management under risk and uncertainty
  • Resilience of logistic systems and supply chain
  • Threats in Logistics 4.0
  • Industrial case studies in Logistics and Transportation.

Seminar organization

The Seminar is jointly organized by ESReDA and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.

Chairmen and Chairwoman of the Seminar

  • Mohamed Eid (ESReDA President)
  • Tomasz Nowakowski (Vice-Rector for Organization and Development of the University / WUST)
  • Agnieszka Tubis (ESReDA Member of Board of Directors / WUST)

Technical Programme Committee (TPC)

Christopher Bérenguer University of Grenoble Alpes, FRANCE
Lech Bukowski WSB University, POLAND
Micaela Demichela Politecnico di Torino, ITALY
Jerzy Feliks AGH, POLAND
Katarzyna Grzybowska Poznan University of Technology, POLAND
Marek Karkula AGH, POLAND
Osmo Kauppila University of Oulu, FINLAND
Artur Kierzkowski WUST, POLAND
Vytis Kopustinskas EC JRC, The NETHERLANDS
Andrey Kostogryzov Lomonosov Moscow State University, RUSSIA
Nikitas Nikitakos University of the Aegean, GREECE
Jacek Ryczyński MULF, POLAND
Mohammad Raza Hitachi ABB Power Grids, SWITZERLAND
Rasa Remenyte-Prescott University of Nottingham, UK
Andrzej Świderski ITS, POLAND
Sylwia Werbińska-Wojciechowska WUST, POLAND
Bożena Zwolińska AGH, POLAND

Local Organization Committee

Agnieszka Tubis – Local Organizing Committee chairperson ([email protected])
Emilia Skupień (emilia.skupień@pwr.edu.pl)
Sylwia Werbińska – Wojciechowska ([email protected])
Robert Giel
Anna Jodejko-Pietruczuk
Tomasz Kisiel
Franciszek Restel
Mateusz Rydlewski
with Inga Šarūnienė ([email protected]) and Mohamed Eid ([email protected] ) in Cc.


Submission of abstracts: before 18th of July 2021.
Notification to the authors: 31st of July 2021.
Camera-ready papers: 15th October 2021.
Date of seminar: 26th – 27th of October 2021.
ESReDA project group’s meetings: 25th of October 2021.
ESReDA Board of Directors meeting: 25th of October 2021.

Procedure to submit an abstract, paper and to register

The language of the seminar is UK English.

The abstracts, not exceeding 600 words, should address:

  • The tentative title,
  • The name of the principal author,
  • The objectives of the paper,
  • The used methodology,
  • The findings (hopefully excepted),
  • A part of the used bibliography.

Proposals should be sent to Sylwia Werbińska – Wojciechowska ([email protected]), Mohamed Eid ([email protected]) and Inga Šarūnienė ([email protected]) in Cc.



There is no fee for the participation at this seminar

Please contact Mateusz Rydlewski ([email protected]) to register and get connection link to the seminar.

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology was established in 1945, mainly as a result of the involvement of the academic staff of the now-defunct Technical University of Lviv and the Jan Kazimierz University in Lviv who adapted the destroyed buildings of the German School of Technology – Technische Hochschule. Today Wroclaw University of Science and Technology is one of the largest and best technical universities in the country, one regularly ranked among the best in the national rankings. There are currently 25 thousand students and 927 doctoral students (including 342 people at the Doctoral School) pursuing their degree programs under the supervision of nearly 2200 academic teachers at WUST’s 13 faculties and three branches. There are also over 1,100 international students (including 800 on full-cycle programs) from 69 countries around the world about studying at the university.


Polish Maintenance Society – PNTTE

Polish Maintenance Society is an independent association of scientists and practitioners involved in the operation and maintenance of technical systems. The main activity is focused on disseminating knowledge and information about good operational and maintenance practices, their scientific foundations, and the economic and social benefits of the operation and maintenance of machines and devices, buildings, and infrastructures. The society operates within the framework of Regional Commissions (in Warsaw, Krakow, Radom-Deblin, Lublin, Poznan, Wroclaw, Katowice, Zabrze, Kielce, Plock, and Olsztyn) and Thematic Commissions (Automotive, Maintenance Audit, Digital Modelling of Maintenance, and Maintenance of the Oceanotechnical Facilities and Sea Ports). Currently, PNTTE has 270 individual members, 9 honorary members, and 6 company members. The society is an active member of EFNMS since 2005.


European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA)

European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA) is a European Association established in 1992 to promote research, application and training in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS). The Association provides a forum for the exchange of information, data and current research in Safety and Reliability.

ESReDA membership is open to organisations, privates or governmental institutes, industry researchers and consultants, who are active in the field of Safety and Reliability. Membership fees are currently 1000 EURO for organisations and 500 EURO for universities and individual members. Special sponsoring or associate membership is also available.

For more information on ESReDA, contact: ESReDA General Secretary, Dr. Inga Šarūnienė, Senior Researcher at Lithuanian Energy Institute, [email protected]

ESReDA address: European Safety, Reliability & Data Association, an International Non-Profit Scientific Association under the Belgium law (June 27, 1921, Title III). Headquarter: ESReDA, rue Gachard 88 Bte 14, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium, Siret:E00005802.

Any interested party is welcome to contribute to ESReDA project groups.

Seminars Proceedings

The final proceedings of the 59th Seminar will be edited in the form of the EU Technical Report and e-published with public access.

Some selected papers of the 59th ESReDA seminar will be published in referenced journals indexed in EBSCO, INSPEC, Index Copernicus, and/or SCOPUS.

How to get to Wroclaw?

By plane

You can buy a ticket in every public transport vehicle by using a credit card.

How to get to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from Main Railway Station?

  • By tram lines 0L and 2 or bus lines 145 and 146 to the stop “Kliniki.”
    You can buy a ticket in anyone public transport vehicle by using a credit card.
  • By taxi

The “Kliniki” stop also serves public tram connections from other districts of Wroclaw:

  • Line 4  Oporów – ZOO
  • Line 10  Leśnica – Tramwajowa
  • Line 1  Poświętne (Marino) – ZOO


Here are some recommended facilities.

List of hotels in Wroclaw

Hotel Bridge *****
Katedralny square 8, 50-329 Wrocław
Site: https://thebridgewroclaw.pl/en/
Prices: from 350 PLN per night (about 80€)

Hotel John Paul II ****
Saint Idziego street 2, 50-328 Wrocław
Site: http://www.hotel-jp2.pl/en/
Prices: from 350 PLN per night (about 80€)

Art Hotel Wrocław ****
Kiełbaśnicza street 20, 50-110 Wrocław
Site: https://www.arthotel.pl/en/
Prices: from 290 PLN per night (about 65€)

Hotel Mercure Wrocław Centrum ****
Dominikański place 1, 50-159 Wrocław
Site: https://all.accor.com/hotel/3374/index.en.shtml
Prices: from 270 PLN per night (about 59€)

Hotel Piast **
Piłsudskiego street 98, 50-017 Wrocław
Site: http://www.silfor.pl/produkt/hotel-piast.html
Prices: from 190 PLN per night (about 42€)

B&B Hotel Wrocław Centrum **
Piotra Skargi street 24-28, 50-082 Wrocław
Site: https://www.hotel-bb.com/pl/hotel/wroclaw-centrum
Prices: from 180 PLN per night (about 40€)