World of Shipping Portugal

An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs

28 - 29 January 2021, Hotel Riviera, Carcavelos, Portugal

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World of Shipping Portugal
An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs
28 - 29 January 2021, Hotel Riviera, Carcavelos, Portugal
"In the Aftermath of 2020! What's Next?"
Subject to the theme "In the Aftermath of 2020! What's Next?", the 2021 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs invites Leading Academic Scientists, Researchers, Research Scholars and Practitioners from all over the world, belonging to academia, industry, international organizations and governments to participate in this international Conference by submitting a conceptual, empirical or any other type of 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 represent the strength and entrepreneurship of the earlier navigators who slowly went on discovering new lands and people, that at a later stage in the history of mankind, gave origin to new countries, and which are part of today's international community. All contributed paper submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the digital version of the conference proceedings. Instructions, submission forms and procedures are available below or please click on the linkson the column on the right.

Each accepted paper must have a unique registration and a corresponding presentation at the Conference by one of the paper's authors.

The 2021 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs looks forward to seeing you in Portugal.
6 December 2019
Ana Casaca
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Key Dates

Please remember the following dates / milestones:
1st Call for Papers & Call for Sessions 8 January 2020
2nd Call for Sessions 29 January 2020
Sessions’ Proposal Due 19 February 2020
2nd Call for Papers 19 February 2020
Notification of Sessions’ Selection 11 March 2020
Abstracts Due 25 March 2020
Abstracts Review Decision to Authors 29 April 2020
Full Paper submission Due 15 August 2020
Full Paper Decision to Authors 15 October 2020
Revised Paper Submission Deadline 25 November 2020
Paper Format Revision Deadline 2 December 2020
Nomination of Presenting Author 11 December 2020
Authors’ Registration Due 18 December 2020
Final Programme Publication 28 December 2020
Submission of PPTs Deadline 22 January 2021
Delegates’ Registration Due 20 January 2021
Conference 28-29 January 2021
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Conference Topic Areas

The Local Organising Committee invites submissions of papers in all Research Topic Areas presented below but not limited to:
International Logistics / Supply Chains
Freight Transport and Logistics Economics
Integration of Transport Systems (inc. Multimodality, Intermodality / Co-modality / Synchromodality / Modal shift)
Management of Transport Systems
International Economics, Shipping Strategy & Marketing
Shipping Markets: Dry Bulk, Tanker, Gas Distribution Channels in Maritime Transport
Liner Shipping: Containerisation, Reefer, General Cargo, RoRo. Shipping Competition
Other Markets: Cruise Shipping Corporate Social Responsibility in Shipping
Other Markets: Arctic and Antarctic Shipping Innovation in Shipping
Other Markets: Short Sea Shipping / Cabotage Green Ship Technology
Shipbrokering and Chartering Autonomous Shipping
Ships Sale & Purchase Maritime Safety
Shipping Finance Maritime Security incl. Piracy
Shipbuilding Maritime Transport Sustainability
Shipmanagement Maritime Air Emissions
Human Element inc. Maritime Education and Training Ballast Water Management
Marine Insurance Management of Ships' Waste
Fleet Management Oil Pollution
Vessels' Operations at Sea and in Port Maritime Logistics
Ship Repair Maritime Transport and e-Logistics
Ship Recycling  
Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea  
Maritime Law  
Port Planning / Port Development Port Safety and Security
Port Financing Port Environmental Issues
Port Governance / Privatisation Ports of the Future
Port Management and Operations Green Ports
Terminal Management and Operations Port-City Relationship
Port Choice  
Port Competition  
Port & Terminal Performance / Efficiency  
Port Strategy and Marketing  
Corporate Social Responsibility in Ports  
Maritime and Port Clusters Information Technology in Shipping and Ports
Maritime and Port Policies Digitalisation in Shipping and Ports
Emerging Policies in Shipping and Ports Cybersecurity in Shipping and Ports
Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion, and Skewness Decision Analysis
Probability Concepts Analytic Hierarchy Process
Sampling Methods and Sampling Distributions Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (like TOPSIS)
Linear and Multiple Regression Game Theory
Parametric Approaches (like SFA, TFA, DFA) Mathematical Finance
Non-Parametric Approaches (like FDH, DEA) Scheduling Models
Time Series and Forecasting Inventory Models
Factor Analysis Artificial Intelligence
Multiple Discriminate Analysis and Logistic Regression Complex Statistical Methods
Analysis of Variance
Conjoint Analysis
Canonical Correlation Analysis Case Study
Cluster Analysis Content Analysis
Multidimensional Scale Graph Theory
Structural Equation Models Stakeholder Analysis
Data Warehousing and Data Mining  
Neural Networks  
Mathematical Programming/Optimization  
Queuing Models  
Network Models  
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Authors' Instructions

The purpose of nearly all writing is to communicate and to communicate well. Authors must consider both what they want to communicate, and to whom they hope to communicate. Write clearly and concisely, stating objectives and defining terms/assumptions. If English is not Authors' native language, please look for help. The objective is to gather high-quality research work that is seen as a reference for the international research community. Please follow the Authors’ instructions presented below or contained in the pdf file; their fulfilment will ease the peer review process.
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Please use the 2021 WofSPortugal Templates, which can be found here. They are organised in a way that facilitates not only the peer review process but also your writing; Word formatting instructions, i.e. Styles, have also been defined. For further details on Abstract and Full Paper Submissions see below. The length of Full Papers totals a maximum of 20 pages, including references.
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Citing sources strengthens the authority of an author’s work, by demonstrating that he/she has considered others' opinions and ideas to form his/her own. It gives the reader valuable information, indicating where he/she may go to get further information on that subject. For many researchers, the list of cited references at the end of a relevant article or book is the single most valuable item they can come across in their research. Accuracy in citing references is highly regarded, and essential in helping others locate the materials you used in your research.
Please follow the rules below:
Citation of references in the text should consist of the author's last name and date of publication, without punctuation, enclosed within parentheses. For example ‘According to Jones (1979)’ or simply (Jones 1979). Also, they should be inserted before punctuation or at a logical break in the sentence.
If more than one citation is used, please separate them with semicolons, and list them alphabetically. For example (Boston 1981; Brown 1980).
If a direct quote is used, please introduce the page number as ‘p.32’.
Use et al. for works by more than two authors. For example ‘Cockburn et al. 1995 have found that ……
If two or more works by the same author are used and have been published in the same year, please distinguish them by placing a, b and so forth after the year. For example (Carr 2000a; Carr 2000b). In the reference list provided at the end of the paper, they should be listed as follows:
Carr, N. G. 2000a. Hypermediation: commerce as clickstream, Harvard Business Review 78(1), pp.46-47.
Carr, N. G. 2000b. Business and the internet. Boston: Harvard.
List alphabetically all the references used in text body of your paper.
In the presence of legal cases, the name of the case is italicised and the year is placed in brackets as follows “The State of New South Wales v. The Commonwealth (1915) 20 CLR 54. For a specific page reference use the word 'at' instead of p. as follows “Greutner v. Everard (1960) 103 CLR 177 at 181”. Legal cases are only to be included in the reference list if they are essential to understand the work carried out. In this case, it is recommended to list all cases separately under a “Cases” subheading.
The following guidelines should be used when listing references at the end of the Paper:
1. Books
Kotler, P. (1997). Marketing Management: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Control. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
2. Chapter in a Book
Buckley, P.J. and Casson, M. (1986). A theory of cooperation in international business, in: Contractor, F.J. and Lorange, P. (eds) (1988) Cooperative Strategies in International Business - Joint Venture and Technology Partnerships Between Firms. Lexington, Mass: Lexington Books, pp.31-53.
3. Article in a Journal
Ang, L. and Taylor, B. (2005). Managing customer profitability using portfolio matrices, Journal of Database Marketing & Customer Strategy Management 12(5), pp.298-304.
4. Conference Proceedings
Wang, R. and Ying, S. H. (2002). Internet marketing management in the B2B e-business. In: Xia, G. P. ed. Proceedings of the sixth China-Japan international conference on industrial management. Xian. China: China Aviation Industry Press. pp.386-390
Asakura, Y., and Sasaki, T. (1990). Formulation and feasibility test of optimal road network design model with endogenously determined travel demand. In: Proceedings of the 5th World Conference on Transport Research, Yokohama, Japan, July, pp.351-365.
5. Report
European Commission (2004). First report on the implementation of the internal market strategy 2003-2006. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
Tan, H., Gershwin, S., and Athans, M. (1979). Hybrid optimization in urban traffic networks. MIT Report Dot-TSC-RSPA-79-7. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
6. Unpublished literature
Yang, H., Bell, M. G. H., and Meng, Q. (1997). Equilibrium zone reserve capacity under network capacity constraints. Working paper, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
7. Unpublished PhD Thesis
Garcia-Sierra, A. (2000). An investigation into electronic commerce potential of small to medium-sized enterprises. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Cardiff University.
Bond, S. A., Hwang, S., Lin, Z. and Vandell, K. (2005) Marketing Period Risk in a Portfolio Context: Theory and Empirical Estimates from the UK Commercial Real Estate Market. Cambridge, UK: Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge (mimeo)
9. Newspaper / Magazine
Smith, A. (1996). Labour ditches plans to re-regulate buses. Financial Times, 30 December.
10. Web document
Thompson, B. (2006). Why the net should stay neutral. [WWW] <URL:> [Accessed 17 February 2006.]
11. CD-Rom
Ward, M. 1997. Business in space. New Scientist on CD ROM Vol. 154 No. 2083 Inside Science [CD ROM]
12. Speech
Blair, A. (2003) Britain in the World. Speech to FCO Leadership Conference. London, 7 January.
13. Legal Case
The State of New South Wales v. The Commonwealth (1915) 20 CLR 54
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About Equations:
When dealing with 'Equations', the following issues must be considered:
Equations should be written with the same word processor (MS Word) as the rest of the text;
Hand-written symbols and notation(s) should be avoided; and
Equations must be numbered sequentially with their numbers in parentheses and right justified.
About Tables and Figures:
When dealing with 'Tables and Figures', the following issues must be considered:
They are to be numbered sequentially and must have an explanatory title aligned center above the table.
They should be referred to in text as follows: Figure 1, Table 1. Example: 'As seen in Table 1 (Figure 1 or Graph 1)'. Do not use abbreviations such as Tab., fig. or Fig.
Introduce Tables and Figures where appropriate so make the paper review and reading easier.
Introduce source of data. This must be aligned centre below the Tables and Figures.
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Reading numbers is not easy. Countries use different scales to create the names of big numbers.
The most used scales are the short numeric scale and the long numeric scale. However, there are differences between the two of them. For instance, for numbers less than 1,000,000,000 (109), the two scales are similar; however, for numbers greater than or equal to 1,000,000,000 (109), the two systems differ. The long scale is more descriptive because it is more divided.
  1. Short Numeric Scale
In the short scale, every new word greater than a million is one thousand times bigger than the previous term; in this scale, the digits are grouped by three. For example, one million is 106, and one billion is 109. Next scale word is one trillion, which is 1012.
Long Numeric Scale
In the long scale, every new word greater than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term. In this scale, the digits are grouped by six. For example, one million is 106, one thousand million is 109, and one billion is then 1012. One trillion jumps to the 1018 position, as the previous scale position, 1015, is occupied by another name matching one thousand billion, and the two-naming series go on alternatively.
The relationship between the numeric values and the corresponding names in the Numeric Scales is as follows:
Value in scientific notation Value in positional notation Short scale
Long scale
Long scale
Alternative name
1 1 one one  
101 10 ten ten  
102 100 hundred hundred  
103 1,000 thousand thousand  
106 1,000,000 million million  
109 1,000,000,000 billion thousand million milliard
1012 1,000,000,000,000 trillion billion  
1015 1,000,000,000,000,000 quadrillion thousand billion billiard
1018 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 quintillion trillion  
1021 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 sextillion thousand trillion trilliard
1024 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 septillion quadrillion  
Therefore, Authors are welcomed to identify which of the above-mentioned Scales they use.
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Please use UK English spelling throughout the paper, i.e. harbour not harbor. Use the Concise Oxford English Dictionary as a guide.
Clearly explain or avoid terminology that may be meaningful only to a local or national audience.

Use single 'quotes' for quotations instead of double "quotes" unless the 'quote is "within" another quote'.

Punctuation should follow the British style, e.g. 'quotes precede punctuation'.
All abbreviations/acronyms used in the abstract and/or text should be spelled out the first time they are introduced. Thereafter abbreviations/acronyms can be used if appropriate.
The '&' should not be used except for publisher's names.
Numbers in text should take the following forms:
For number above ten write 300, 3000, 30000.
Spell out numbers equal or below 10 unless used with a unit of measure. For example nine pupils but 9 mm.
For decimals, use the form 0.04 not .04.
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