Special Issue "Modeling Computing and Data Handling for Marine Transportation"
A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Maritime transportation is the major conduit of international trade. In terms of cost, maritime transport is very competitive relative to land and airborne transport, increasing only by a few percent the total product cost. On the other hand, maritime transportation takes longer or may cause harbor congestion, which further increases voyage times. Furthermore, there are difficulties in integrating this transportation mode efficiently with other transport or distribution options. On top of that, the safety and the environmental impact of maritime transportation, in particular, in the case of sea accidents, are always two challenging issues.
As recent advances on maritime transportation require the synergy of both computer science and maritime science, the main focus in this special issue will be upon the latest developments on IT methodologies for maritime transportation. Computational intelligence, data mining and knowledge discovery/representation, risk assessment methodologies as well as combinatorial optimization are the IT fields that have gain importance in maritime studies because of their potential in giving solutions for effective sea transportation.
In particular, the topics of interest in this Special Issue covers the scope of the 3rd workshop on modeling computing and data handling for marine transportation (MCDMT 2018) (http://iisa2018.unipi.gr/mcdmt/). Extended versions of papers presented at MCDMT 2018 are sought, but this Special Issue is also open to all who wish to contribute by submitting a research paper relevant to the area.
Dr. Charalampos Konstantopoulos
Prof. Dr. Grammati Pantziou
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- Graph and Network algorithms for Marine Transportation
- Combinatorial optimization techniques for Marine Transportation
- Weather Routing
- Environmentally Safe Shipping
- Safety and Security of Maritime Shipping
- Risk and Safety Analysis, Assessment and Prediction
- Piracy Protection
- GIS in Maritime Applications
- Spatiotemporal and Marine Data Handling
- Route Planning and Monitoring
- Maritime Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Applications: surveillance, maritime traffic control, anomaly detection, emergency management, situation recognition, etc.
- Decision Support Tools for Marine Transportation
- Integration of Heterogeneous Marine Data Sources