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World of Shipping Portugal

An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs

21 - 22 November 2019, Carcavelos, Portugal

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Key Dates
Conference Topic Areas
Authors' Instructions
Submission of Session Proposal
Abstracts Submission
Full Papers Submission
Full Refereed Papers Submission
Powerpoints Submission
Conference Templates

Call for Papers

World of Shipping Portugal
An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs
21 - 22 November 2019, Portugal
"Leading the Shipping Industry into the Future"
Subject to the theme "Leading the Shipping Industry into the Future", the 2019 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.

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

The 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs looks forward to seeing you in Portugal.
26 August 2018
Ana Casaca
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Key Dates

Please remember the following dates / milestones:
November 26, 2018 1st Call for Papers & Call for Sessions
January 7, 2019 Deadline to Submit Sessions' Proposals
January 7, 2019 2nd Call for Papers
January 14, 2019 Notification of Session Selection
January 31, 2019 Abstracts due
February 28, 2019 Abstracts Review Decision sent to Authors
June 17, 2019 Full Paper Submission due
August 31, 2019 Full Paper Decision sent to Authors
September 30, 2019 Revised paper submission deadline
October 7, 2019 Nomination of presenting author 
October 11, 2019 Authors Registration due
October 28, 2019 Final programme publication
November 15, 2019 Deadline for submission of PowerPoint presentations 
November 15, 2019 General Public Registration due
November 21-22, 2019 Conference
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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:
Maritime Trade and Forecasting Ship Recycling
Shipping Markets: Dry Bulk, Tanker, Gas Oil Pollution
Liner Shipping: Containerisation, General Cargo
Port Planning / Port Development
Other Markets: RoRo, Reefer, Cruise, Arctic, etc. Port Financing
Short Sea Shipping / Cabotage Port Governance / Privatisation
Shipbrokering and Chartering Port Management and Operations
Ships Sale & Purchase Terminal Management and Operations
Shipping Finance Port-City Relationship
Shipbuilding Port Choice
Shipmanagement Port & Terminal Performance / Efficiency
Human Element inc. Maritime Education and Training Port Competition
Marine Insurance Port Marketing and Strategy
Fleet Management Ports of the Future
Vessels' Operations at Sea and in Port Green Ports
Shipping Competition Maritime and Port Clusters
Shipping Marketing and Strategy Maritime and Port Policies
Corporate Social Responsibility in Shipping Emerging Policies in Shipping and Ports
Green Ship Technology Information Technology in Shipping and Ports
Innovation in Shipping Distribution Channels in Maritime Transport
Law of Carriage of Goods by Sea International Logistics / Supply Chains
Maritime Transport and e-Logistics Freight transport and logistics economics (cost, production functions, capacity, demand, pricing, externalities)
Maritime Transport Sustainability
Maritime Safety Integration of Transport Systems (Multimodality / Intermodality / Co-modality / Synchromodality / Modal shift)
Maritime Security incl. Piracy
Maritime Air Emissions Management of Transport Systems
Ballast Water Management  
Management of Ships' Waste  
Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion, and Skewness Data Warehousing and Data Mining
Probability Concepts Neural Networks
Sampling Methods and Sampling Distributions Re-sampling
Linear and Multiple Regression Mathematical Programming/Optimization
Parametric Approaches (like SFA, TFA, DFA) Queuing Models
Non-Parametric Approaches (like FDH, DEA) Network Models
Time Series and Forecasting Decision Analysis
Factor Analysis Analytic Hierarchy Process
Multiple Discriminate Analysis and Logistic Regression Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (like TOPSIS)
Analysis of Variance Game Theory
Conjoint Analysis Mathematical Finance
Canonical Correlation Analysis Scheduling Models
Cluster Analysis Inventory Models
Multidimensional Scale Artificial Intelligence
Structural Equation Models Complex Statistical Methods
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Authors' Instructions

Please read the Authors’ instructions presented below; their fulfillment will ease the peer review process.
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 the author’s 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.
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Please use the 2019 WofSPortugal Abstract / Full Paper Templates. Templates can be found here.
They are organised in a way to facilitate 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.
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 in forming 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 in 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 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 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 important 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
  Asakura, Y., and Sasaki, T. (1990). Formulation and feasibility test of optimal road network design model with endogenously determined travel demand. Proceedings of the 5th World Conference on Transport Research, Yokohama, Japan, July, pp.351-365.
  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
  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.
  8. MIMEO
  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:
  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:
  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 center below the Tables and Figures.
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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.
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.
The '&' should not be used except for publisher's names.
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Submission of Session Proposal

Special Sessions are intended to be creative, non-traditional, interactive ways to engage industry practioners and academia members in the frontiers of maritime affairs. They aim at enhancing the experience and knowledge of the session participants and to make advancements in the body of literature. Length of session will depend upon the nature of the special session proposed.
Special Session proposals must include each of the following elements:
  Organizers’ related Information, namely Organizers’ Names, Organizers’ Affiliations including postal address and phone number and Organizers’ Email Addresses
  Special Session Description, which includes the following items:
  1) Special Session Title
  2) A description of special session topic(s)/subject(s)
  3) The goal(s) of the Special Session
  4) The reasons why the proposed Session should be included in the programme
  5) The anticipated audience and the reason why this special session should be of interest to this audience.
  6) The list the projected papers and eventually the list of key speakers
Length of the Proposal must be in the range of 600 to 800 words in total.
The initially submitted proposal for a special session will be reviewed in order to determine if it falls within the scope of the conference. If the proposal passes, session organisers are expected to cooperate in the promotion of the proposed session. All Session Papers will be papers will be reviewed similar to regular submissions.
When submitting the Proposal, please provide a Bionote for each Organiser. Maximum length 200 words (for each Organiser).
All organizers and presenters in the special sessions are expected to register for and participate in the full conference.
The WoSPortugal Special Session Proposal Template can be found here.
Session Proposals must be sent via e-mail to Ana Casaca. Only electronic submissions of Session Proposals will be considered.

If we do not provide any feedback within the 48 hours timeframe, please send an email to Ana Casaca.

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Submission of Abstract

Abstract submission implies using the 2019 WofSPortugal Abstract Template, which can be found here. Abstracts maximum length amounts to 600 words. Authors must fill in the items considered in the Template. In case of doubt please contact Ana Casaca.
The official language of the World of Shipping Portugal Conference is English; therefore all submitted Abstracts/Papers will be written in English.
Abstracts, and consequently Full Papers, will only be accepted for review on the condition that:
  They have not been copyrighted or previously published;
  They are not being considered for publication; and
  They are not in press elsewhere.
When submitting the Abstract, please indicate if it concerns a Paper to be considered for a Special session.

Abstracts must be sent via e-mail to Ana Casaca. Only electronic submissions of Abstracts will be considered. When submitting the Abstract, please provide a Bionote. Maximum length 200 words (for each author).

If we do not provide any feedback within the 48 hours timeframe, please send an email to Ana Casaca.

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Submission of Full Paper


Full Papers submission implies using the 2019 WofSPortugal Full Paper Template, which can be found here. Full Papers should be submitted according to the key dates/milestones and they will be subject to blind peer review. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their paper(s) in accordance with the timetable. The submission of Full Papers must be sent via e-mail to Ana Casaca.

Length of Full Papers totals 20 pages, including references.
If we do not provide any feedback within the 48 hours timeframe, please send an email to Ana Casaca.
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Submission of Full Refereed Papers

Full Refereed Papers should be submitted in accordance with the comments provided by the blind peer reviewers and complying with the Authors Instructions adopted by this Conference, which can be found above.
In the case of a multiple author paper, do not forget to indicate the author for correspondence and the author presenting it.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, provided that i) completed papers are received by the appropriate deadline; ii) conform to the “Paper Format” guidelines; and iii) conference registration and payment of fees has been accomplished. The Submission of Full Refereed Papers must be sent via e-mail to to Ana Casaca.
If we do not provide any feedback within the 48 hours timeframe, please send an email to Ana Casaca.
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Submission of PowerPoints

The deadline for the submission of PowerPoint presentations is November 15, 2019. Please use Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Format.
Regular oral presentation is 20 minutes (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A) in length.
The Submission of PowerPoint Presentations must be sent via e-mail to to Ana Casaca.
If we do not provide any feedback within the 48 hours timeframe, please send an email to Ana Casaca.
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Conference Templates

Special Session Proposal Template Abstract Template Full Paper Template
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