Authors Information

Deadline for Submission of Paper: May 12, 2019

Extended abstracts and full paperslogoEC

Participants are required to submit an extended abstract and give a 20-minute presentation during the symposium. Abstracts will be reviewed by members of the scientific advisory and the local organising committees. Accepted abstracts will be allocated to presentations based on topics.

Authors of accepted extended abstracts will also be invited to submit an optional full paper. Full papers will not be reviewed for the conference, however, the local organising committee will arrange with selected journals for potential special issues; guest editors will invite full papers to be submitted to these journals, which will be reviewed under the normal process.

Please download the templates via the following links:

Submissions are to be uploaded via, which will also be used for reviews.

All works related to theoretical developments and applications in logistics and maritime systems are welcomed. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Container port operations
  • General cargo port operations
  • Sea channel operations
  • Gate/land operations
  • Ocean liner operations
  • Shipping network design
  • Sea-land intermodal transport
  • Strategic shipping alliances
  • Port competition and benchmarking
  • Warehouse operations
  • Urban transportation
  • Supply chain modelling
  • Modern logistics systems
  • Digital transformation in maritime
  • Artificial intelligence in port operations and management
  • Simulation analytics
  • Simulation optimization
  • Digital twin
  • Maritime policy development and analysis
  • Maritime economics
  • Economic impact of international maritime policy
  • Maritime energy and emission
  • Maritime sustainability and environment
  • Security and safety
  • Inventory planning
  • etc…

  • Invited Sessions:

  • Operations Analytics and Optimization for Smart Logistics in Industries (Defeng Sun)
  • New Exact Algorithms for Vehicle Routing Problems in Urban Transportation (Zhenzhen Zhang, Zhou Xu)
  • New Solution Methods for Optimization Problems in Maritime Applications (Jun Xia, Zhou Xu)
  • New Robust Optimization Models and Methods for Logistics and Supply chain Management (Liang Xu, Zhou Xu)
  • Simulation modeling, optimization and applications (Hui Xiao, Siyang Gao)
  • Optimization for Port and Shipping operations (Hongtao Hu, Jun Yuan)

  • Please contact for any queries and technical support for your submissions.