Dean's Message
Fall 2013  No.24
Transportation Conference Draws Global Response
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CIVL) successfully co-organized the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (HKSTS) together with HKSTS, in December 2012. The conference was chaired by Prof Hong K Lo, CIVL, and co-chaired by Prof Ho Yin Mak, IELM.
The three-day conference, regarded as one of the region's most significant gatherings in the field, focused on the theme of "Transportation and Logistics Management". Topics ranged from logistics and supply chain management to transportation planning and travel behavior. The event attracted more than 250 paper submissions from 35 countries, of which 140 were selected for presentation. 
Mr Shing Mu Yau, Under Secretary for Transport and Housing, HKSAR Government, gave the keynote speech, which discussed the latest developments in the logistics and transportation sectors in Hong Kong. In addition, seven internationally renowned scholars delivered plenary speeches.