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ZIRP is one of the region’s leading Conferences in the field of transport and logistics with international recognition (participants from around 20 countries). ZIRP provides the added value of networking, promoting solutions and ideas and strengthening one’s position in a professional environment.

A great networking opportunity where you can promote your ideas and create new relationships with likeminded scientists and professionals. ZIRP systematically promotes scientific and professional cooperation by introducing innovative solutions and implementation possibilities to the companies

The scope of the main topics covers many relevant issues outlined and discussed during the Conference, such as sustainable urban mobility and logistics, safety and policy, data science, process automation, inventory forecasting, improving competitiveness in the transport and logistics services market and raising customer satisfaction. The main aim of the Conference is to inspire innovation in the transport industry by providing the opportunity for the scientists and the practitioners to work together.


Call for Papers

February, 2021

Deadline for papers

23th June, 2021

Notification of Acceptance

2nd July, 2021

Registration Deadline

27th September, 2021

Presentation Deadline

27th September, 2021

Conference day

29th September - 1st October, 2021


Alena Novák Sedláčková, Ph.D.

University of Žilina, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, Žilina, Slovakia

Presentation title: Implementation of SMART Technologies to the Process of Aircraft Maintenance in Civil Aviation

assoc. prof. JUDr. Alena Novák Sedláčková PhD. is a graduate of the Faculty of Law Palacky University in Olomouc and Department of Economics, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications (FOETC), University of Žilina. In 2010 graduated doctoral studies on Air Transport Department (ATD), FOETC, UNIZA and her dissertation thesis was "Economic regulation of Airports". Since 2014 is assoc. prof. at ATD, FOETC, UNIZA. Alena is an expert in legal aspects of civil aviation focused on impact of technology development. Her scope of work includes implementation process of international and European civil aviation legislation to Slovak national legal system. She is analysing this issue with regard to the impact of the relevant legislation on the competitiveness of the European Union's civil aviation in the global aviation market. She is author and coauthor of many scientific papers published in domestic and international journals and in the proceedings of the international conferences with citation response. She is a member of scientific boards of international scientific conferences as INAIR, ATE, New Trends in Civil Aviation etc and international scientific journals as Scientific Journal on Traffic and Transportation Research: PROMET-Traffic and Transportation, ASEJ Scientific Journal of Bielsko- Biala School of Finance and Law, Aerojournal, eXclusive e-Journal. She was the leader of successful national projects (VEGA), co-researcher of Structural Funds projects, KEGA as well as foreign projects KAAT, ATLANTIS, COST. She is a member of the Sectoral Council for Transport, Logistics and Postal Services and participates in the creation of national standards of professions. She also lectures at Warsaw University of Technology, Lublin University of Technology, Czech Technical University of Prague and University College of Business in Prague.

Ivana Dusparić , Ph.D.

School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College,Dublin, Ireland

Presentation title: Towards Future Sustainable Mobility using Artificial Intelligence

Ivana Dusparić is an Ussher Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Prior to this she has been an Assistant Professor in University College Dublin (2015-2016), and a Research Fellow in Trinity College (2010-2015), after obtaining her PhD from Trinity College in 2010. Her research interests lie in the use of artificial intelligence to achieve optimization of large-scale heterogeneous infrastructures, with primary focus on optimization of resource use in smart cities. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the area of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, intelligent mobility and smart energy grid. Her research is funded through a number of Science Foundation Ireland and Irish Research Council projects. She is a co-director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence; a funded investigator in the CONNECT research centre, working on the Enable smart cities research programme; and a principal investigator in Surpass, a multi-disciplinary project investigating impact of autonomous vehicles on cities. She is active both nationally and internationally on promoting AI-enabled sustainability. She is a member of the management committee of the European COST network on Wider Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles, a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Computer Science and Engineering Committee, and a member of the steering committee of Future Cities: The Trinity Center for Smart and Sustainable Cities.

Jorn Schoenberger, Ph.D.

Technical University of Dresden

Presentation title: Vehicle Routing in the Era of Electric Trucks: From Batteries to Overhead Wire Power Supply

Jörn Schönberger positions the Chair of Transport Services and Logistics at the Technical University of Dresden as part of the Friedrich List Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Science. His research interests comprise model-based optimization and control of complex logistics systems. Based on methodologies from mathematics, operations research, artificial intelligence, and information systems, he investigates applications from the fields of logistics, transportation, and traffic, manufacturing, and sports management. Jörn Schönberger received a diploma in mathematics in 2000, a PhD (2004), and his Habilitation degree for business management from the University of Bremen in 2010. He is the author of two monographs and three textbooks but also the editor of several books. He (co)authored several journal papers and numerous other publications. His service to the scientific community comprises the organization of several conferences and his work as a regular reviewer for several national research societies and several scientific journals and conferences. Jörn Schönberger is a member of several scientific communities like the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) and the German Operations Research Society (GOR). Currently, he is the chairman of the section “Logistics” of the VHB. Besides his academic career, he regularly works as a freelance consultant. He is/was involved in projects related to information management, information processing, database development, application, and process optimization

Tamara Djukic, Ph.D.

Head of Research Projects at Aimsun

Presentation title: Modelling Emerging Transport Solutions for Urban Mobility

Tamara Djukic, PhD is a Head of Research Projects at Aimsun. In 2015, Tamara joined Aimsun to lead R&D projects and design the innovation roadmap for Aimsun Next and Aimsun Live. Today, Tamara overseas Aimsun’s role in EU and non-EU co-financed projects, including the EIT Urban mobility platform. She has 15 years of experience as a researcher and consultant in the field of modelling and simulation of transport systems and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), in many multi-disciplinary projects in Europe dedicated to innovative transport planning and management solutions, including the latest: SAFE-UP, MOMENTUM and HARMONY projects on modelling and prediction of future mobility scenarios in evolving road environment. She holds a PhD in Transport planning from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and a Master in Transport and Traffic Engineering, from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Paulina Golinska-Dawson, Ph.D.

Faculty of Engineering Management, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Presentation title: Smart & Sustainable Logistics in Urban Areas

Paulina Golinska-Dawson, PhD obtained a DSc. (habilitation) in Transportation Engineering at Poznan University of Technology and hold PhD in the field of Engineering with a strong focus on applied research in automotive industry. She is a graduate of the "Executive Master of Business Administration" program of the University of Warsaw and the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaigne (USA). In 2016 she served as an expert to the European Commission within STRIA - Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda. She collaborates as a visiting professor with the Polytechnic University in Valencia (Spain) and Luxembourg University. She conducts research in the area of: sustainable supply chain management, IT support for transport and logistics processes, sustainable transport and logistics in Circular Economy. She is the editor-in-chief of a series at Springer Verlag entitled "EcoProdution - Environmental Issues in Logistics and Manufacturing". She is a Topic Editor at the journal Sustainability. She serves as a board member of the International Federation of Logistics and SCM Systems. She is the author and co-author of over 100 scientific publications.


Wednesday, 29th September

  • 20.00 Welcome drink and finger food

Thursday, 30th September

  • 8.30-9.30 Registration
  • 9.30-10.30 Opening speech - HALL 1
  • 10.30-11.30 Plenary session (Invited lectures) - HALL 1

  • 10.30-10.50 Tamara Djukić, Ph.D. – Aimsun Ltd. Barcelona
  • “Modelling Emerging Transport Solutions for Urban Mobility”
  • 10.50-11.10 Jörn Schönberger, Ph.D. - Technical University of Dresden
  • “Vehicle Routing in the Era of Electric Trucks: From Batteries to Overhead Wire Power Supply”
  • 11.10-11.30 Alena Novák Sedláčková, Ph.D. - University of Zilina
  • “Implementation of SMART Technologies to the Process of Aircraft Maintenance in Civil Aviation”

  • 11.30-12.00 Coffe Break

  • 12.00-13.30 Panel discussion – Smart Mobility for Future Cities - HALL 1

  • Opening speech Kensuke Tsuchiye – President of Toyota Adria
    City of the Future - "Toyota Woven City”

  • Isabelle Vandoorne, M.Sc. – European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport

  • Ivana Podnar Žarko, Ph.D. - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

  • Vedran Pavelić, B.Sc.E.E. - Eccos Inženjering Ltd.

  • Pavel Hrubeš, Ph.D. - Czech Technical University in Prague, Dean of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences

  • Ana Preost, M.Sc. - Zagrebparking Ltd.

  • Marko Slavulj, Ph.D. - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

  • Moderator: Mislav Togonal

  • 13.30-15.00 Lunch Break

  • 15.00-17.00

  • Paper presentations - HALL 1
  • Moderator: Edouard Ivanjko, Ph.D.

  • Workshop LOMI - Invited lecture - HALL 2
  • Benjamin Nitsche, Ph.D. - Berlin University of Technology “Development paths of international logistics networks and implications for future teaching in logistics emerging from the COVID-pandemic"
  • Moderator: Mario Šafran, Ph.D

  • 20.00 Gala dinner

Friday, 1st October

  • 9.00-10.00 Plenary session (Invited lectures) - HALL 1

  • 9.00-9.20 Ivana Dusparić, Ph.D. – Trinity College Dublin
  • “Towards Future Sustainable Mobility using Artificial Intelligence”
  • 9.20-9.40 Paulina Golinska-Dawson, Ph.D. - Poznan University of Technology
  • “Smart & Sustainable Logistics in Urban Areas”

  • 9.40-11.00 Coffee Break

  • 11.00-13.30 Workshop - HALL 1
  • AGKN – Asian-German Network for Transport and Logistics e.V Challenges and Enablers of Green and Resilient Supply Chains

  • 1. Huong Thi Thu Tran, Ph.D. - Thuongmai University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • “Assessing Barriers to Low-Carbon Emission Operation in Logistics Service Providers in Vietnam”

  • 2. Qingying Zhang, Ph.D. - Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • "Risk Control and Quality Management of Cold Chain Logistics in Post Epidemic Era”

  • 3. Ngoc Bich Nguyen, Ph.D. - National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • “Challenge of Hanoi City Logistics“

  • 4. Dirk Sackmann, Ph.D. & Larissa Lößer, M.Sc. - University of Applied Sciences Merseburg, Germany
  • “A Procedure Model for the Development of a Low-Emission Transportation Chain Reference Model”

  • 5. Irina Dovbischuk, Ph.D. - International University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • "Resilience of Logistics Service Providers”

  • 6. Hans-Dietrich Haasis, Ph.D. - University of Bremen, Germany
  • “Green Supply Chain Investments and their Collaborative Financing”

  • Moderator: Irina Dovbischuk, Ph.D.

  • 11.00-13.30 Paper presentations - HALL 2
  • Moderator: Ratko Stanković, Ph.D.

  • 13.30-14.00 Discussion & Conclusion of the Conference – HALL 1


University of Zagreb

President of the Republic of

Ministry of Science and Education of the
Republic of Croatia

Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the
Republic of Croatia




29th September - 1st October, 2021


Solaris, hotel Jakov, Hoteli Solaris 86, 22000, Šibenik, Croatia


Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

Vukelićeva 4, HR-10000 Zagreb

E-mail address:

Contact phones:

+385 1 245 7933, +385 1 245 7906

Contact persons:

Mario Šafran, Tomislav Rožić