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Dr. Martin Stierle

AIT - Austrian Institute of Technology
Vienna, Austria
Co-Chair Exploratory Group: Smart Economy and Risks in Global Supply Chain NetworksSmart Economy, digitalization of production, awareness and occurrences of risk in supply chain networks or/and in supply chain management have become more acute during the last years. Research, development and standardization for risk analysis in global interacting supply chain networks have acquired a significant role. The discussion of robustness in supply chain network in relation to innovative smart economy concepts is an ongoing discussion, especially in relation to how future supply chain network-infrastructures should be structured, centralized or decentralized. This has a direct influence on the development and the use of future smart economy solutions options. Consequently, society and economy (enterprises, governments, NGOs and individuals) have to:develop new innovative frameworks and concepts of Smart Economy in relation to, Smart Solutions-, Smart Logistics-, Smart Cities- and Smart Grids-Concepts, -Models, Methods and Tools.develop a robust interaction mechanism for controlling increasingly complex and interdependent supply chain networks in relation to global, supranational, regional and local supply relevance and density under resilient conditions;predict and anticipate potential disruptions of central and decentralized supply chain networks in relation to potential events in order to design adequate avoidance and mitigation strategies, and emergency plans both for the public and the private sector based on accumulated knowledge and empirical best-practices.Future system based knowledge and risk analysis of supply chains should support and improve the above activities, sometimes in ways not anticipated before and should ideally allow for the speedy aggregation and presentation of data, information and knowledge supported by effective and efficient communications in new ways, offering improved systemic interpretation, assessment and decisions.We call for contributions that take an interdisciplinary, systemic view on risks and disruptive trends in supply chain management and (global)supply chain networks and/or Smart Economy in relation to digitalization of the production and in sense of comprehensive approach, provide solutions for some of the opportunities and problems listed above and attempt to identify similarities, analogies, and differences, thereby furthering cross-disciplinary learning and application.Potential subtopics (not excluding others) are:New frameworks and concepts of innovative Smart Economy, -Finance, -Solutions, -Logistics, -Cities and Grids-Concepts, Models, Methods and Tools.Cascades and Design in/of complex supply chain networks and meta risk models.Knowledge development for smart solutions.ICT & network resilience.Critical infrastructure risks and operations research.Industrial applications, especially insurance companies, transport & logistics, finance, strategic planning, ICT- technology, energy, architecture, urban planning, Knowledge-,big data and network analysis. Format: Presentation: 20 mins; Q&A: 10 minsKeywords: socio-ecological, socio-technological, systems, design, transdisciplinary, comprehensive approach, science, humanities, engineering, interface, risk analysis, smart economy, -finance, -solutions, -logistics, -cities and grids-concepts, models, methods and tools, modelling and simulation, innovation, knowledge development, supply chain, information- and communication technology, architecture, urban & rural planning, foresight, intelligence, forensic, cyber, operations research.