Terms and Conditions

Area of Application

The following general terms and conditions apply to all contractual conditions between the participants of the Conference on Production Systems and Logistics (CPSL) and the organizer of the CPSL which is the Institute for Production and Logistics Research GbR (hereinafter called IPLR). By uploading a paper to the platform, the following Terms and Conditions are considered accepted.

Registration / Registration Confirmation

Registration for the event takes place online via the website of the conference. Registration is made by paying the conference fee. Registration will only be confirmed and legally binding upon receipt of written confirmation from the IPLR (via e-Mail).
For each legally binding registration, all underlying General Terms and Conditions apply. By uploading a paper the user grants the IPLR the right to use the name of the employer (institute) and its logo for enlisting it on the website and in representative presentations as published or cooperating institutions.


The participation fee must be paid before the conference according to the published deadlines. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. All prices quoted are final prices. Due to the small business status according to § 19 UStG (Germany) we do not levy sales tax and therefore do not show this.

Additional services, such as the publication of additional papers or additional participants at the gala dinner, can be booked with the CPSL team on request.

Withdrawl / Cancellation

The participant has the right to terminate the contract. Cancellation does not require any justification and must be made immediately by e-mail. If the Participant terminates the contract, the following reimbursement arrangements apply:


Registrations cancelled due to non-acceptance of a paper will be entitled to a refund of 80% of the registration fee paid. The remaining 20% of the fee contributes to the administrative costs.

Registrations cancelled more than 100 days prior to the event are entitled to a refund of 80% of the registration fee paid.

Registrations cancelled less than 100 days but more than 50 days prior to the event will be entitled to a refund of 30% of the registration fee paid.

Registrations cancelled less than 50 days prior to the event will not be eligible for a refund.

If the participant fails to register after receiving a paper acceptance following the review process, an administrative fee of 200 € will be charged.

The cancellation policy no longer applies once the conference has started and the participant is present. Irrespective of the cancellation policy, the participant has the right to nominate a substitute participant to take his/her place at the conference. Once the cancellation period has expired, no further cancellations will be possible and the full participant fee will be charged.


Registrations cancelled more than 30 business days prior to the event will be entitled to a refund of the registration fee paid, less a 50 € handling fee.

Cancellations within 30 business days of the event will not be eligible for a refund.


Refunds will be made as follows:

  1. The same credit / debit card will be refunded for payments made by credit or debit card.
  2. For all other payments, a bank transfer will be made to the account specified by the participant.

Important: For payments from abroad by bank transfer, the refund will be made by bank transfer and all bank charges will be charged to the participant.

Cancellation or Program changes by the Conference Organiser

The IPLR reserves the right to cancel conferences. This applies in particular if a conducting of an event does not seem acceptable due to higher forces of nature. The decision on a cancellation is the exclusive responsibility of the IPLR. Participants will be informed immediately (by e-mail) in the event of program changes or cancellations. The IPLR will offer participants an alternative venue or date if possible. If the conference has to be cancelled for justifiable reasons, participants are not entitled to a refund of conference fees already paid. In addition, no other costs such as travel expenses, accommodation costs or lost working days that the participant may have incurred will be reimbursed. The IPLR reserves the right to make changes in the organisation, personnel changes or invitations of speakers as well as changes in the planning of the conference which do not significantly affect the final character of the conference.


The copyright for the entire contents of this website lies with the Institute for Production and Logistics Research GbR (see imprint).


All conferences are conducted with the appropriate authorized speakers or authors and carefully prepared and organized. The IPLR is not responsible for the topicality, correctness or completeness of the contents or for the organisation of the conference. The IPLR is only liable for damaged personal items or objects if its intent or negligence can be proven and if there are no legal regulations to the contrary.

Storage of Data

The IPLR treats personal data confidentially and uses the data only in the context of the legal data protection law. Personal data will only be stored by IPLR for the sole purpose of organising the conference and for future IPLR offers. Each participant has the right to refuse the storage and future use of his/her personal data for unsolicited correspondence with the information material.

Publication agreement

between the authors who publish at the Conference on Production Systems and Logistics (CPSL) and the Institute for Production and Logistics Research GbR (see imprint) (hereinafter called IPLR).

By accepting the terms and conditions, the authors agree to the following publication agreement, which in turn was also concluded between the IPLR and the Leibniz University Hanover (Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover) represented by the President, hereinafter referred to as LUH, and the German National Library of Science and Technology (Welfengarten 1B, 30167 Hannover) represented by the Director, hereinafter referred to as TIB. The Publishing is carried out by the TIB.

  1. Granting of rights

I (the author) grant the IPLR the non-exclusive right, for an unlimited period of time, to use the materials in their entirety or individual parts within the framework of their own services, offers, products or existing or future projects in which the IPLR is involved and to make them publicly available for download, permanently archive them, reproduce them, distribute them, edit them and use the adaptations for the above-mentioned purposes, regardless of the type of transmission technology or similar worldwide in data networks. The uploading of the document does not imply any claim to provision or archiving.

  1. Third party rights

I (the author) assure that no rights of third parties (e.g. co-authors, test persons, publishers, collecting societies, third-party funding providers) (e.g. copyrights, data protection) are infringed by the provision of the materials including all components (e.g. illustrations) and any additional material. I release the IPLR from all claims that third parties may make against them on the basis of their rights, insofar as I am responsible for this (including costs of legal proceedings). The IPLR is entitled to block access to a document if there are concrete indications of an infringement of the rights of third parties. The contracting parties undertake to inform each other immediately if third parties assert claims against them.

  1. Long-term archiving

I (the author) grant the IPLR the right to store the provided documents and the associated metadata, abstract and, if necessary, additional material in their long-term archive and, if required (e.g. migration, accessibility or better accessibility) to convert them into other electronic and physical formats.

  1. Metadata and abstract

I (the author) provide the IPLR with the metadata including the abstract of the document free of charge under the conditions of CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/).

  1. Transfer of the rights granted to third parties

The IPLR may transfer the rights granted by this contract in whole or in part to third parties and may grant other rights of use or permit the use thereof without the need for a separate consent (e.g. in order to be able to make use of the services of third parties for the above-mentioned purposes, within the framework of national collective orders, for the purpose of scientific networking or if another institution takes over the tasks of the IPLR on a permanent basis).

  1. Open Access License

I (the author) would like to grant users further rights and make my work (and any additional material) available to the public for an unlimited period of time under the following Creative Commons licence:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Germany

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  1. Text and data mining

The materials may be used by IPLR and the authorized users according to the following principles for the improvement of services, for the promotion of research, teaching and learning and for research purposes for text and data mining: Raw data may be extracted from the materials. Text and Data Mining may be performed on unmodified materials or raw data (including duplication, storage, processing, compilation of large data collections and extraction and analysis of substantial portions of the data). The raw data are research data and may be published in any form and medium under any license to ensure reproducibility and sustainability as long as the materials cannot be reconstructed in human readable form. The author must be referenced in an appropriate form.