International Students Symposium
on Logistics and International Business

12 - 16 September, 2022

Online pre-event: 7 September 2022 at 2 PM (CET)

Cracow, Poland

The idea behind the Symposium

The basic idea of the student symposium is to bring together students of logistics and international business from different countries for the exchange of ideas, concepts and experiences.

The International students’ symposium on logistics and international business (ISSLIB) has become a distinguished event.

This years’ symposium will take place in Cracow. Our host is the

Mechanical Engineering of the Cracow University of Technology.

Title of the Symposium

Digital technologies for logistics and supply chain

The papers will be published in the Scientific Journal Systemy Wspomagania w Inżynierii Produkcji.


We’re all aware that the Digital Transformation of Logistics & Supply chains is inevitable.

The “new normal” is showing us, that business needs to be way more efficient and flexible.

Which technologies will run the future of logistics & supply chain. Are the Internet of Things, big data, cloud computing, blockchain, 3D printer, robotization, artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual space only new buzz words or will they run the industry?

We are inviting students to address these issues, prepare the paper and present it at the symposium.

Conference fee

The conference is free of charge for Erasmus BIP participants after signing the agreement and cooperating Universities. The BIP participants will pay for their own cost of accommodation (approximately total cost is 50 Euro per person) and lunch (approximately total cost is 40 Euro per person). The rest costs (conference materials, industry trip, city tour, workshops, paper publications, coffee breaks, supper, etc.) are covered by the BIP founds and organizators founds. Cost for the not BIP participant/cooperated Universities with accommodation and full meals 250 Euro.


Accommodation the participant students will be placed at the Cracow University of Technology in students’ Dormitory (see website).

Organizing committee

Augustyn Lorenc, Cracow University of Technology, Poland – Chairman of the committee

Małgorzata Kuźnar, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Aleksandra Lisowska, Cracow University of Technology, Poland

Matevž Obrecht, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Vid Mlejnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Manca Zrinski, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Paper publication

The papers after positive reviews will be published in one of the Journal (regarding the scope of the Journal and the topic of the paper):

  • Logistic and Transport (ISSN 1734-2015), web page. “Logistic and Transport” is a scientific journal with over 10 years of tradition. It contains materials that are a result of research conducted by scientists from Poland and from abroad. In order to extend the number of readers since 2009 the journal has been published in English. The high quality of the journal is confirmed by the results of the assessment made by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and other independent entities (e.g. Index Copernicus).
  • Systemy Wspomagania w Inżynierii Produkcji (ISSN 2391-9361), web page. The journal aims to develop theory and disseminate knowledge for developing and promoting innovative solutions of production engineering; exchanging experience between theoreticians and practitioners applying the methodology of production engineering in the industrial sector, including rendering services, and supporting sound decision making.

Important dates

29.07.2022 – participant registration

29.07.2022 – abstract submission

12.08.2022 – full paper submission

12.09.2022 – conference start


about the abstract and paper preparation


Abstract/Paper/Presentation Submission

Host city and venue

Krakow – due to its demographic, economic, social and scientific-cultural strength – ranks second in Poland among cities. It has unique values that are the basis of its economic development and an increase in the quality of life. It has high-quality human capital at its disposal. It is a city people consciously choose as a place to live, work, study, spend free time in a variety of ways. Sustainable development and the ability to meet specific challenges with the skillful use of own resources are the main priorities.

The academic center, with its 650 year old University , is permanently connected with the city and builds an unrepeated resource of knowledge in a unique way. It is the key to competitiveness and innovation not only of Krakow, but also of the entire region. The intensively developing economy based on knowledge is a completely new process in the economic life of the City, which makes it part of the modern economies of the world.

The overriding goal for Krakow is not only to be a modern city but also to be proud of its historical heritage. It aspires to be an open, rich, friendly and safe metropolis, vibrant with culture. Smart management and strengthening the sphere of modern services and the research and development sector are the foundations for the development of Krakow – a city where innovation and effective cooperation between science and business are the focus.

We invite you to visit our website and learn about the possibilities offered by magical Krakow – rooted in tradition, sensitive to everyday life and open to development: More information about Cracow.

A former royal capital, crammed with history and splendour, Cracow is one of the most beautiful – and interesting – cities in Eastern Europe. It’s also a fantastic destination for food, drink, and many, many other activities. Read on for our overview of what to expect from your first trip to this great Polish city.

It is a former coronation town and a necropolis of Polish kings. Until 1795, it was also formally the capital of the country. Krakow has a lot of monuments and amazing places. The most important thing to see is the old town.

Cracow’s beauty is self-evident. Both the medieval old town was added to the original UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. There are a thousand years of living history, and much of it is in remarkably good shape.
Poland’s pivotal role in 20th century European history is starkly represented by the former Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, located 68km outside Cracow, and the excellent Schindler’s Factory Museum, which tells the story of Cracpw under the Nazi invasion and how industrialist Oskar Schindler helped save the lives of 1200 Jewish employees. In this century, Cracow has continued to develop first-class museums such as Rynek Underground, built beneath the main market square.

Cracow is famous for its beautiful Old Town and historic buildings. But this is just a small sample of what the city offers. There’s also excellent food and drink, museums and galleries, cycling and other kinds of physical activity, as well as great shopping and open spaces. Here’s an exciting list of things to do in Cracow.

Cracow University of Technology

The Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology in Krakow is a public university with a technical profile in Krakow, established on April 1, 1945. It has 8 faculties and 33 majors:

  • Faculty of Architecture.
  • Faculty of Materials Science and Physics.
  • Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering.
  • Faculty of Environmental and Power Engineering.
  • Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology.
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Faculty of Computer Science and Telecommunications.

The university employs nearly 2,000 employees who contribute to the education of nearly 14,000 students. The Cracow University of Technology cares about the highest ethical standards and a high scientific level. Its greatest strength is people – excellent staff, students and graduates. They create the atmosphere of the university and make good memories and contacts from the time of studies remain for a long time.

The symposium is organised by Department of Rail Vehicles and Transport – the one of the main rail university departments in Poland. Department was established in 1890. Since then Department jednostka wyszkoliła wiele pokoleń specjalistów w obszarze kolejnictwa, transportu oraz logistyki. W ramach realizowanych prac wykonuje ekspertyzy techniczne, analizy oraz bierze udział w projektach badawczych.

Invited Speakers

Business Speakers

Transport challenges

. Jacek Kaleta (Samat Polska Sp. z o.o.)

Groupe Samat is a European leader in logistics and transport of dangerous goods management. It is also 40 years of stable development, while maintaining family ownership structure at the same time.
Currently Groupe Samat successfully reaches also to other sectors such as automotive industry and construction industry, while aiming at geographical broadening of its activity in Europe.

The latest IoT solutions in transport

. Jakub Szarata (SKK S.A) For over 6 years he has been managing the R&D department at SKK. He has over 15 years of experience in designing and implementing systems in industry and logistics. Co-founder and Product Owner of the IoT – Hive Sensor solution based on BLE technology. He has implemented commercial projects, incl. for Pesa, PLL LOT, DB Schenker, Profi and research and development, among others, the project “.Smart Logistics Unit for IoT and industry 4.0 – a logistic unit using artificial intelligence to optimize processes”. He is a graduate of Electronics and Telecommunications at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Privately, he is passionate about radioelectronics, embedded systems and “data mining”.

SKK is one of the market leader with regard to logistic and manufacturing process automation and optimisation. Since 1992, we have supported our customers in increasing the effectiveness and competitiveness of enterprises conducted by them. We provide solutions being a unique combination of many, including leading-edge, technologies with lifetime experience and high competences. We cooperate with a wide range of industries, e.g. automotive, pharmaceutical, construction, FMCG, transport, forwarding and logistics, metallurgical, electronic, cosmetic, financial and many other.
We are close to our customers’ matters thanks to which we help and advise more adequately, and ultimately we implement the most advantageous solutions for the specificity of specific enterprises.
This can be testified by even the recommendations of SKK S.A. as a reliable business partner and the fact of maintaining many years cooperation with us.

Academic speakers


Resilience and sustainability: 5 steps of Supply chain management

. Dr. Matevž Obrecht (University of Maribor) has studied economics and business with emphasis on environmental management, energy economics, sustainable development, renewable energy and entrepreneurial environmental protection at University of Maribor. Before academic career he worked as an independent consultant for increasing energy efficiency and increasing renewable energy sources in households with special emphasis on heat pumps, photovoltaic and HVAC integration in practice. His field of expertise is environmental sustainability, integration of SDGs in sustainable supply chain management, sustainable energy supply, green logistics, e-mobility as well as application of sustainable design and circular economy. He is currently working as an assistant professor on Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor and is head of Department for Management in Logistics and Supply Chains. His research work was awarded twice with “The award for contribution to sustainable development of Slovenia”.

Risk Management in logistics projects

Pavel Taraba (Tomas Bata University in Zlin) is a Vice-Dean for Research and Development, Faculty of Logistics and Crisis Management, Tomas Bata University in Zlin. He has received his Ph.D. degree at Faculty of Management and Economics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin in 2013. He is a Deputy Head of Department of Logistics and supervisor of practically oriented Study Programme Applied Logistics. His pedagogical and scientific activities are adapted primarily in the field of Project Management, Logistics and Citizen Science. He has experience with Project Management (in 2007, IPMA certificate, Level – D). He is a member of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). He is interested mainly in Risk management area. He participates in many projects as a Project Manager, a Project Administrator, or a Project coordinator.

Smart context-aware services for operational cargo transportation management

Assoc Prof Dr Aurelija Burinskienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University) is a senior researcher at the Institute of Dynamic Management and associate professor in the Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Management at VGTU. She has participated in the Unite project (2011-2013) on the ICT network, and conducted techno-economic studies in COST-TERRA RFID project (2010); DIGINNO ICT project (2019) in six Baltic and Nordic countries, such as Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Norway; and EU4Digital project (2020) supporting digital economy and society in the Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine. In 2013 she conducted training for TEMPUS project participants to Serve Information Society in RU, UA and IL from 9 Universities of Russia, Ukraine and Israel.

She is the head of the VGTU Faculty of Business Management team of researchers engaged in empirical research of ICT based applications for education and sustainable sector development since 2016. She has published over 40 publications in scientific journals and books. She has 10 years’ experience in teaching lectures on change management and information management systems. She is a member of the editorial board of international periodic journals published abroad. Dr A. Burinskiene participated in the presentation at the MIM 2019 conference in Berlin and led the section “Intelligent Methods and Systems Supporting Decision Making”. As of 2014 she participates in the Committee of Master’s degree programs of Engineering Economics and Management, as well as in self-evaluation of named study programs for accreditation.

A. Burinskienė had internships at Milan Polytechnic University and Darmstadt Technical University in a period of 2018-2019 and passed courses organised by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rochester Institute of Technology in 2017. Her international expertise includes lectures at the University of Zlin, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Maribor university, West Bohemia university, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee and Riga technical university.

The role of culture in the international business

Edita Leonavičienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University) is a lecturer and a PhD student in the Business management faculty at VILNIUSTECH University, Lithuania. Her field of interest is the multicultural environment in International Business. Edita participated in many international conferences with presentations and published over 12 publications in scientific journals. In addition, she has four years of experience in teaching lectures.

She did a six-month internship 2021-2022 at the NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence in Vilnius. Attend training weak at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, in 2022.

Workshop instructors

FlexSim Workshops (for participants submitted with the presentation):

Przemysław Pasich (InterMarium Sp. z o.o.) is a simulation engineer at Flexsim Intermarium. He received his MEng title in Manufacturing Engineering from Cambridge. His professional interest revolves around employing digital simulation to solve various production flow and logistical problems.

FlexSim comes with all the proven benefits of discrete-event simulation—but with the added bonus of highly realistic, immersive 3D graphics.

FlexSim’s 3D models help you emulate the look and feel of the real system, so it’s easier to see and understand what’s going on.

Tableau Workshops (for participants submitted with the presentation):

Augustyn Lorenc (Cracow University of Technology) is working at the Institute of Rail Vehicles and Transport, Cracow University of Technology. He is also working in SKK S.A. in the R&D department as a specialist in optimisation and data analysis.
His research interests include supply chain management, cargo forwarding and securing, artificial neural network, warehouse logistics, database design, online systems design and the transport and logistics market. He has authored several articles and conference papers in the area of cargo securing, goods forwarding and logistics. In 2007 he started work as a freelancer in the area of web application design and support systems development. He is also a participant in research projects for railway companies and heavy industry and a member of a team in the international Eureka project. He is a member of “The Society of Polish Mechanical Engineers and Technicians” and a certified appraiser in the area of Industrial logistics, marketing and management in the industry.

Symposium Schedule

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Participation in the symposium is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.


Preparing a paper on the topic is mandatory for students to attend the symposium.

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