Student Freight Symposium

by Steve Wagner on December 3, 2012

CFIRE is sponsoring a Student Freight Symposium on February 5-6, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. This symposium is hosted by the Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) at the University of Memphis.

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The Student Freight Symposium provides an opportunity for students to showcase their research, connect with industry experts, network with their peers, and tour local freight facilities. The students that attend this symposium will help form the next generation of freight leaders.

We invite undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts in all areas of freight transportation, logistics, and supply chain management for presentation during the Student Freight Symposium. Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

  • Freight transportation: rail, motor carriers, maritime, air;
  • Intermodal transportation;
  • City logistics/urban freight;
  • Urban freight performance
  • Urban freight policy and planning
  • Humanitarian and emergency logistics;
  • Freight network design and planning;
  • Intermodal/transmodal terminals;
  • Intelligent transportation systems for freight transportation;
  • Integrated planning of people and freight transportation systems
  • Simulation and freight transportation;
  • Evaluation of public policies
  • Supply chain management
  • Public private partnership for financing freight projects
  • Robust and/or resilient design of supply chain networks

The Student Freight Symposium is held in conjunction with a freight Workforce Summit.  The two programs will be integrated to provide students with opportunities to interact with transportation professionals in both the private and public sectors.

Submissions are open to students enrolled in an academic institution during the Spring and/or Fall semester of 2012. Please submit an abstract (maximum of 500 words) via email to Keith Story ( with subject: “Student Symposium”.

Submission Deadline: January 20th, 2012

For more information, contact Sean Ellis at (901) 678-2837 or visit the conference website.

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