Nagurney to Speak in Sicily at Seminar on Planetary Emergencies

Anna Nagurney

Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, will be an invited speaker at the International Seminar on Planetary Emergencies Workshop on Energy, Cities, and the Control of Complex Systems scheduled for May 12-14 in Erice, Sicily.

She was invited by professor Antonino Zichichi, director and chairman of the Centre for Scientific Culture. The workshop will explore the applications of complex network theory to infrastructure and social systems, especially as applied to cities and energy, and to identify limitations and priorities for research.

Nagurney’s presentation will be on “Sustainable Supply Chain Networks for Sustainable Cities.” In her presentation, she will discuss her latest research conducted at the Virtual Center for Supernetworks and as a visiting professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden on both operational and strategic supply chains that incorporate frequencies of network activities from manufacturing to freight distribution and associated emissions with goals of emission reduction.

In addition, she will be one of six panelists at the workshop to identify priorities for research and possible tools for city managers.

The workshop organizers are professor Adilson Motter of Northwestern University and Robert Schock, former director of studies at the World Energy Council and senior fellow in the Center for Global Security Research.