This conference is not just a conference, but has a number of specific features.

  • Finished research and as well ‘research in process’ can be presented and discussed.
  • A meeting between scientists and practitioners.
  • Stress on interdisciplinarity, i.e. all disciplines will be treated (engineering, economy, legal, mathematic,…).
  • The subject is about theory and empiry, secondly derived products.
  • New research areas and business opportunities will be dealt with.
  • Explicit attention will be devoted to PhD researchers, who will get the chance to have their presentations in dedicated sessions with specific academic support.
  • Dedicated scientific discussants will be selected for each paper.
  • Each day of the conference will feature a thematic top keynote speaker, from academia as well as from the port and maritime industry.
  • A selection of scientific papers will be made for dedicated journal special issues (Competition and Regulation in Network Industries, Sustainability, Frontiers in Transportation, Case Studies on Transport Policy)
  • A dedicated international scientific committee supervises the scientific conference preparation

More practical details on the conference will be communicated upon acceptance of abstract. Conference participation will include access to all sessions, a technical visit, all public conference catering and library and other facilities.