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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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International Steering Committee

International Scientific Committee

About the International

Scientific Committee Chairman

IScC Members Expertise Areas Online Survey
Conference Review Procedure

Local Organising

Committee

 

International Steering Commitee

 
The 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs International Steering Committee (IStC) is made up of well-known representatives (hereinafter Members) that have developed a high reputation in shipping, ports and logistics matters, and which are internationally recognized by the industry they serve. It embraces a balanced selection of about 14 Members chosen according to their area of research and work performed and who are the cornerstone of the shipping and ports research network. IStC Members were individually invited 'ad personam' by the Conference Chairman.
The IStC function is to provide guidance and assistance to the Local Organising Committee, and contribute to the publicity and promotion of the 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs. Maintaining the quality of submitted research papers, and an appropriate balance between the interests of researchers and practitioners, are also particularly important goals.
The following Members are part of the 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs International Steering Committee:
 
NAME TITLE INSTITUTION   COUNTRY
 
Adolf K.Y. Ng Professor University of Manitoba   Canada
Chin-Shan Lu Professor Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University   Hong Kong
Cláudio Soares Dr National Agency of Waterborne Transport   Brazil
Dong-Wook Song Professor World Maritime University   Sweden
Floriano Pires Professor Federal University of Rio de Janeiro   Brazil
Grace Wang Associate Professor Texas A&M University   United States
Harilaos Psaraftis Professor Technical University of Denmark   Denmark
Ilias Visvikis Professor American University of Sharjah   United Arabe Emirates
Kevin Cullinane Professor School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg   Sweden
Masato Shinohara Professor​ The University of Fukuchiyama​   Japan​
Mihalis Chasomeris Dr University of KwaZulu-Natal   South Africa
Paul Tae-Woo Lee Professor Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Institute of Maritime Logistics, Ocean College, Zhejiang University   China
Stephen Cahoon Associate Professor  University of Tasmania   Australia
Wayne K. Talley Professor  Old Dominion University   United States
 
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International Scientific Commitee

 
The 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs International Scientific Committee (IScC) will be made up of Members who are familiar with the blind peer review process, even though new blood is always encouraged and welcomed. To follow a robust procedure, each Member will be asked to review/rank a number of papers. The Local Organising Committee will then compile Members comments and send them to the Authors in order to improve the quality of the work being presented.
The Chairman of the 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs International Scientific Committee is Amélia Loja, Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon’ Engineering School (ISEL/IPL).
The following Members are part of the 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs International Scientific Committee:
 
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About the International Scientific Commitee Chairman

 
Amélia Loja has received her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon (IST) in 2006, and she is presently Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon’ Engineering School (ISEL/IPL), and Integrated Researcher of the Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC/IST). Her academic background integrates a BSc with honours in Marine Engineering in 1992 by the Portuguese Nautical School and a BSc in Computer Science in 1994. Her MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering was also conferred by the Technical University of Lisbon in 1995.
Until the present date, she has supervised/co-supervised more than 20 MSc and PhD theses and is currently involved in 6 supervisions. These theses cover scientific areas such as Mechanical, Civil and Biomedical Engineering. Her scientific publications can be summarized as: 3 thesis, 4 book chapters, 38 journal papers, 56 international conferences papers, 12 national conferences papers. Editor of 10 abstract books and journal special issues. She has already received 2 research prizes and she is co-author of 3 awarded research papers.
Amélia Loja is also Chairperson of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) thematic conference SYMCOMP (International Conference on Numerical and Symbolic Computation: Developments and Applications) and since 2017, she has been invited by the European Commission to evaluate H2020 proposals in different subjects related to her competences.
 
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IScC Members Expertise Areas Online Survey

 
In order to facilitate the 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs Paper Review Process, please fill in the IScC Members Expertise Areas Online Survey. Thank you for your cooperation!
 
  IScC Members Expertise Areas Online Survey  
 
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Conference Review Procedure

 
The World of Shipping Portugal review procedure adopts a two-stage approach.
The first stage involves the revision of Abstracts. All Authors will be notified about the decision made and Authors of accepted Abstracts will be invited to submit Full Papers. In this regard, Full Papers need to demonstrate scholarly quality as evaluated on the strength of the methodology used, on the quality/depth of the theoretical background, and on the quality/depth of the analysis and related discussion. The second stage relates to the revision of the submitted Full Papers. All Authors will be notified about the decision made and Authors of accepted Full Papers will be asked to incorporate all Reviewers’ comments.
Allocation of Abstract / Full papers to be reviewed will be made according to Reviewers’ expertise areas. The World of Shipping Portugal review procedure uses a “blind review” process where the Authors are not revealed to the Reviewers.
Finally, a set of criteria’s has been identified according to the type of revision performed.
To submit the Revisions of Abstracts and Full Papers please follow the link below.
 
  Submission of Abstracts and Full Paper Reviews  
 
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Local Organising Commitee

 
The 2019 World of Shipping Portugal, an International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs Local Organising Committee is responsible for handling all administrative, organisational and financial tasks related with the preparation, execution and closure of the conference.
The 2019 WoSPortugal LOC is made up of:
  Ana Cristina Paixão Casaca (Chairman and Conference Organiser, Portugal)
  Amélia Loja (IScC Chairman and Assistant Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon’ Engineering School, Portugal)
  Maria de Lourdes Bravo (Auxilary Professor at University Agostinho Neto, Angola)
   
 
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