COVID Regulations: The Summer School is a COVID Check event. Participants require a COVID certificate upon entrance (proof of vaccination or recovery, or negative test result). We also provide rapid tests.

ISIR 2021 Summer School

Data Driven Inventory Management and Modelling

Organized by the International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR) and hosted by the University of Luxembourg, the 15th ISIR PhD Summer School will be held in Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg from August 23 until August 27, 2021. ISIR’s bi-annual Summer School aims to bring together PhD students and professors with a background in inventory management to discuss and improve their research. After a long period of online conferences, this Summer School will be the first in-person event for many in a long time, and we look forward to welcoming you in Luxembourg. This year’s theme will revolve around “Data Driven Inventory Management and Modelling”.


Industry 4.0, the Internet-of-Things or Smart Industry are only a few buzzwords to describe our current digitalized economy, characterized by automation, communicating devices and the increased availability of data and computing power. New methodologies such as advanced data science and machine learning have found their way into various business applications such as self-driving cars, virtual assistants or improved fraud detection. These techniques also have applications to improve inventory management when large amounts of inventory data are available. Indeed, traditional models, which are based on conventional understanding and calibrated by data, are increasingly replaced by data driven models. Such models are based on data and calibrated by the researchers’ understanding. The impact of these (and other) innovative approaches on inventory management plays a central role in this year’s Summer School

Key research streams in the Summer School include (but are not limited to):

  • Forecasting for Inventory Management

  • Inventory Management for Service Logistics

  • Interface between Inventory Management and Transport & Logistics (Synchromodal Transport, Collaborative Shipping, etc.)

  • Supply Chain Design and inventory management

  • Technological and Business Interfaces to Inventory Management

  • Inventory Management for Humanitarian Operations

  • Supply Chain Risk Management

  • Machine Learning for Inventory Management

  • Supply Chain Dynamics

  • Offshoring, Nearshoring and Dual Sourcing

  • Inventory management for perishable goods

  • Inventory management for sustainable supply chains