odysseus 2012

***** CALL FOR PAPERS *****

Fifth International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics

May 21-25 2012, Mykonos Island, Greece




***** Deadline for extended abstract submission:  October 31, 2011 *****


Scope of workshop:

This international scientific workshop, 5th in the series of ODYSSEUS meetings, follows the footsteps of its predecessors (Crete 2000, Sicily 2003, Altea 2006, Çeşme 2009) in bringing together researchers and practitioners of freight transportation and logistics to discuss recent experiences, exchange ideas, disseminate research results, and present advanced applications and technologies. It provides a high quality forum for recent developments, trends and advances in the theory, practice and application of mathematical models, methodologies and decision support systems in the field of freight transportation and logistics.


Topics of interest cover a broad spectrum and include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle Routing
  • Fleet and Crew Management
  • Modal/Intermodal Transportation
  • Terminal Management
  • Supply Chain Logistics
  • Network Design and Planning
  • City Logistics
  • Facility Logistics
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Humanitarian Logistics


Conference Location and Venue:

Mykonos is located at the heart of the Aegean Sea and is one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the Mediterranean.  It is renowned for its clear blue sea, golden beaches and vivid sunsets. Mykonos’ traditional, whitewashed architecture, its signature windmills and countless churches create a unique picturesque environment.  The town of Mykonos offers exceptional shopping and entertainment opportunities, features a vibrant nightlife, and is only 2 km away from ancient Delos, an island museum designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The workshop will be held at the Royal Myconian Resort (37o 25’ 19’’, 25o 23’ 35’’), located on Elia Beach.


Important dates:

Extended abstract submission open:          May 30, 2011

Deadline for extended abstract submission: October 31, 2011

Registration open:                                  May 30, 2011

Notification of acceptance:                       January 17, 2012

Deadline for abstract revisions:                 February 14, 2012

Early registration due:                              February 29, 2012


Extended Abstract Preparation & Submission Guidelines:

The registration and abstract submission process will open at May 30, 2011. Submitted extended abstracts should be up to 4 pages length, written in English and typeset using either the LaTeX or the Word template provided at http://odysseus2012.dmst.aueb.gr, under the *Abstract Submission* section.


Extended abstracts will be peer-reviewed and acceptance of the contributions will be based on originality of the work, suitability regarding the main topic of the workshop, and overall quality of the submission.


Organizing Committee:

Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Université du Québec à Montréal and CIRRELT

Michel Gendreau, École Polytechnique de Montréal and CIRRELT

Chrysanthos Gounaris, Princeton University

Gregory Prastacos, Athens University of Economics and Business

Panagiotis Repoussis, Athens University of Economics and Business

Christos Tarantilis, Athens University of Economics and Business (Chair)


Looking forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Mykonos!


On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Christos D. Tarantilis

Athens University of Economics & Business

Department of Management Science & Technology

95, Patission street, Athens 10434, Greece

tarantil@aueb.gr, http://tarantilis.dmst.aueb.gr

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short sea shipping 2012

International Research Conference on Short Sea Shipping

2 – 3 April 2012, Lisbon, Portugal

“Five continents – different perspectives – one objective: to move cargo by sea”

Cargo Edições Lda is pleased to announce that it will organise and host the International Research Conference on Short Sea Shipping in Lisbon, Portugal. The Conference will take place between the 2nd and the 3th of April 2012. This is a unique chance for the Country and for the international shipping community to come together and discuss the never ending short sea shipping market and short sea shipping related issues. This international forum provides the opportunity to discuss the present issues, recent trends, technological, operational and legislative developments and the challenges to be faced by short sea shipping in the future.

This discussion builds upon the body of knowledge and research carried out so far and presented in the regional meetings, at encouraging ongoing international information exchange, at strengthening the regional network, at building knowledge upon difference of opinion and experience, and fostering exchange of expertise and learning through active participation of community representatives, academia, governments, private research agencies and national research centres. In addition, it is fostered by the world economic activity and deep-sea trades activity.
On behalf of Cargo Edições Lda, I am honoured to invite the International Research Community, the Industry, International Organizations and Governments to participate in this international Conference by submitting a conceptual, empirical or theoretical research paper in the topics provided below, which broadly cover the shipping, ports and logistics industries. Participants will have the opportunity to discover a city full of historical monuments that remind us of the strength and entrepreneurship of the earlier navigators who slowly went on discovering new lands and people that gave origin to new countries, and which are part of today’s international community.

Cargo Edições Lda looks forward to seeing you in Lisbon.

Welcome to the World of Shipping.
Welcome to the International Research Conference on Short Sea Shipping.



The last grain race
Image by The National Archives UK via Flickr

European Conference on Shipping, Intermodalism & Ports – ECONSHIP 2011

Maritime Transport: Opportunities and Threats in the post-crises world”

Chios, Greece, 22-24 June 2011; www.econship2011.gr

ECONSHIP 2011 invites researchers with an interest in shipping, transport, and trade to submit papers and participate in the European Conference on Shipping, Intermodalism & Ports – ECONSHIP 2011 stimulating discussions on the theme of  “Maritime Transport: Opportunities and Threats in the post-crises world”.

To facilitate intellectual exchange and contribute to the advancement of knowledge the International Scientific Committee of ECONSHIP 2011 is looking forward to receiving:

  • Papers covering relevant empirical, theoretical and methodological aspects – Abstracts of (at maximum) 300 words to be submitted by 10 December 2010.
  • Panel proposals that might refer to special sessions by invitation only, or to an open call that aims to bring together leading, emerging and new maritime and transport scholars – besides panel chairs, proposals need to contain an abstract of (at maximum) 300 words and be submitted by 10 December 2010.

The Organising Team:

ECONSHIP 2011 is organised by the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport (STT) – University of the Aegean, a multidisciplinary team that includes internationally active maritime economists, transport researchers and a wide and multidisciplinary research spectrum.


ECONSHIP 2011 will be held on the island of Chios, in Greece. The island offers a unique traditional maritime environment in the heart of the Aegean Sea. This is one among the so-called ‘maritime islands’ due to the origin of one of the largest local pool of ship-owners and seamen, and Greece’s trademark for all too long.

Key Dates

Abstracts (Papers and Panel proposals) due 10 December 2010
Notification of acceptance of Abstracts & Panel Proposals 10 January 2011
Deadline for submission of Full Papers 20 February 2011
Refereed papers returned to authors for revision 20 April 2011
Deadline for submission of Final Papers 20 May 2011
Registration due 30 May 2011

Special Industry Sessions will provide key insights of the latest developments in the field –

more information at the conference website:


esm 2010

ESMESM’2010, October 25-27, 2010, Hasselt University, Hasselt, Belgium

The ESM’2010 (The 24th annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference) is the original international European conference concerned with state of the art technology in modelling and simulation. ESM’2010 aims to provide an overview of academic research in the field of computer simulation. A number of major tracks of simulation research are presented next to specific workshops, which capture the art and science of present-day simulation research.

ESM’2010 consists of four major parts. A part concerns itself with simulation methodology, another with simulation applications, then there are the workshops, the exhibition and last but not least the poster sessions for students.

Selected papers will appear in journals especially tailored to EUROSIS.

I will be attending and presenting two papers at this conference.

Here you can download the he ESM’2010 final programme in pdf format.

Information about the conference: http://www.eurosis.org/cms/?q=node/1312