Global Port Research Alliance (GPRA) 2016
International Conference on Port Research with a special emphasis on "Decision Analytics"
May 19-20, 2016
Conference Program (updated):
Thursday, May 19, 2016:
Session I: Keynote Session
|Sven Spieckermann (Simplan AG):||Discrete-Event Simulation – Use Cases in Port Logistics and more|
Session II: Intermodality
|Michael Bell:||Entropy maximising facility location: Application to port city intermodal terminals|
|Chun Jin / Lin Ma:||The impact of operations of rail-road intermodal terminal on the metropolitan transport network based on simulation model|
|Joachim R Daduna:||Connecting Seaport Container Terminals and Satellite Terminals - Transport Systems, Possibilities and Restrictions|
Session III: Collaboration and Decision Analytics
|Frederik Schulte:||Collaboration to Reduce Port-Related Truck Emissions induced by Empty Trips|
|Yingjie Fan:||Stochastic Programming for Flexible Global Supply Chain Planning for Major (e.g. Port) Disruptions|
|Hanan Luss:||An enhanced minmax approach for the Berth Allocation Problem|
Session IV: Port Operations Planning
|Finn Meissner:||Improved operations planning by short-term prediction of maritime container depot workloads using artificial neural networks|
|Leonard Heilig:||Managing Drayage Truck Operations in Smart Ports|
|Ioannis N. Lagoudis:||The Importance of the Port of Entry in the Overall User Satisfaction Experience|
|19:00||Conference Dinner- Boat Tour||(Landungsbrücken, Brücke/Bridge 10; Company Gregors)|
Friday, May 20, 2016:
Internal GPRA Meeting
Session V: Liner Shipping
|Panagiotis Angeloudis:||Resilience of liner shipping networks|
|Xiaoning Shi:||Liner cooperation from the perspective of network equilibrium|
|10:00 - 10:30||Coffee Break|
|10:30 - 11:00||Public Transport to Hochbahn|
|11:00 - 13:00||Hochbahn Visit|
|13:00 - 13:30||Public Transport from Hochbahn|
|13:30 - 14:15||Lunch|
|14:15 - 15:00||
Session VI: Keynote Session II
Session VII: Intermodality and Metaheuristics Applications
|Rudy Negenborn:||Multi-Level Control of Synchromodal Transport Networks|
|Amirhossein Tayebi:||A Meta Heuristic for possible switching from unimodal to intermodal transportation|
|Surafel Tilahun:||A survey on some metaheuristic approaches applied to container terminal logistic problems|
Session VII: Emissions and Security
|Yiqi Zhang:||Environmental Impact Assessment on Marine Emission Control Policy – A Case Study of the Container Port in Hong Kong|
|H Todd Kauderer:||Understanding the Maritime Cargo Transportation Process: Key Nodes, Critical Actors, and Potential System Vulnerabilities|
|22:30||Cherry Blossom Festival||Outer Alter|
Main building of the university: Edmund-Siemers-Allee, lecture halls H, J,K.
As has been done in previous GPRA conferences, special issues in high-quality journals are planned for the papers submitted to this conference. Papers will be invited after the conference to be published.
Deadline for extended abstracts or full papers: May 10, 2016
Early Bird deadline: April 15, 2016
until April 15, 2016:
Phd student: €150
after April 15, 2016:
Phd student: €180
Venue: University of Hamburg, Germany
In response to the complex challenges faced by the port sector and the related shipping and logistics industries, the Global Port Research Alliance (GPRA) has been formed among leading universities in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe. The main objective of the GPRA is to establish a global research and teaching platform for port operations, shipping, and transport logistics by building collaborative arrangements among GPRA members and other interested parties, especially between GPRA and industry. GPRA 2016 aims to promote innovation-driven scholarship and education in shipping and port related fields. It gives an excellent opportunity to academics and practitioners in the field to explore and examine the critical issues that will impact the future development of port related research, and discuss their implications ports and related logistics management and processes. GPRA 2016 is an excellent platform to enhance collaboration between academic researchers to generate possible solutions to address current and emerging shipping and port related issues. It also provides opportunities for multi-stakeholder dialogue to develop creative methods to tackle unresolved challenges in port operations and management.
Call for Papers
The main topic of GPRA 2016 is "Decision Analytics"; nevertheless other port-related issues are more than welcome to be included. Shipping and trading goods internationally through various modes and nodes requires making decisions on many different levels, for instance in industrial specialization, scale economies in production and distribution, and global supply chain integration. The competitiveness of countries, industries and supply chains relies heavily on the scope and level of feasible and constructive decision making processes, which can be supported by decision analytics.
The GPRA 2016 conference will also provide a set of invited sessions on "Port and Logistics Network Economics" forum to address both the theoretical approaches and practical applications associated with port and logistics problems. GPRA 2016 will serve as a platform to facilitate international research and industrial collaboration to examine the multifaceted issues related to port and logistics network economics, and will develop frameworks and solutions to enhance the integration and connectivity of port and logistics systems. We invite you to submit your extended abstract(s) or paper(s) to GPRA 2016. All submissions are expected to have a clear theoretical base and scientific analysis. Moreover, case studies are very welcome
We are accepting extended abstracts (two to four pages max.) either in free form or in LNCS format submitted as pdf, Word or LaTex file. Submissions will be single-blind peer-reviewed. The decision whether or not your abstract is accepted will be made within 14 days after submission. Selected full papers will be invited after the conference to be published in a journal by Inderscience or Springer. Please submit your extended abstract or full paper to: EasyChair.
BSc. or MSc. students: free admission (additional fee of €50 for the Conference Dinner). Vouchers can be bought at the Conference Desk.
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