Call for papers

Conference theme: Maritime transport quality in the evolving world trade

World trade has been expanding to an unforeseen magnitude over the past quarter century for several reasons. First, the end of the Cold War brought trade liberalisation between the Western and Eastern powers. Second, massive investment by multinational firms from North America, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan caused many Asian economies to expand rapidly. Third, as a result of changes in energy economics, energy-source diversification has occurred from primarily oil to other sources such as liquid natural gas, shale gas, coal, and bioenergy resources. It necessitates better management of geopolitical and environmental risk.

These developments have undoubtedly been facilitated by increasingly efficient maritime transport, which has undergone both technical and institutional innovation. At this stage, we should now ask ourselves whether maritime transport is currently playing an appropriate role for sustainable development of the world economy; whether policymakers and practitioners have looked squarely at possible measures for reducing maritime accidents and environmental damage, rather than engaging in opportunistic competition; and whether human resources are being properly cultivated to be able to respond to the needs of the times.

With these questions in mind, researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and educators, among others, are now being asked to re-examine how the rules and regulations for maritime affairs are set out; how to optimise operation with a view to the quality of service and ship management; and the future direction of maritime education and training, including its implications for the future state of maritime logistics.

At IAME 2017 Conference, we hope to offer participants opportunities to examine their areas of study from the viewpoints stated above and discuss these profound issues.

Contributions are sought in, but not limited to, the following areas.

  • Maritime geopolitics
  • Maritime economic geography
  • Paradigm of maritime transport and shippers’ wants
  • Maritime clusters
  • Maritime logistics for Asia
  • Future of deep-sea shipping (trunk lines and Asia-centrism)
  • Shortsea shipping
  • Cabotage restriction or liberalisation
  • Optimum ship-size
  • Evolution of ship design and economics
  • Shipping business and quality culture
  • Maritime rules and regulations
  • Maritime technology vs. human resources
  • Maritime education and training
  • Seafaring and shore-based profession
  • Ship management and manning
  • Port policy
  • Port competition
  • Port management (public or private)
  • Port clusters
  • Evolution of container terminals
  • Economies of scale/density/scope for ports
  • Port and hinterland
  • Service providers at ports
  • Mega operators and local interest
  • Human resources for ports
  • Leadership in port development

Full review track: a full paper in proceedings and its presentation

Please directly input your abstract for a full paper in paper management system (COMS). You are reguested to input 1) title (20 words maximum), 2) authors information, 3) abstract (500 words maximum), 4) topics and 5) keywords (8words maximum) for abstract submission.

A full paper should be within 25 pages using template, otherwise it will not be accepted.

Key dates

November 30, 2016
Abstract submission
December 15, 2016
Acceptance notification to authors
January 31, 2017
Full paper submission
March 15, 2017
Reviewer’s comments feedback to authors
March 15, 2017
Acceptance notification to authors
April 30, 2017
Final paper submission
May 31, 2017
Registration deadline for presenters to confirm their appearance in the program and proceedings*.
June 27 - 30, 2017
Conference delegates meet in Kyoto, Japan

Presentation only with an extended abstract

An extended abstract for presentation should include abstract (max. 500 words), objectives (max. 200 words), data/methodology (max. 200 words), results/findings (max. 200 words) and implications for research/policy (max. 200 words).

Key dates

February 15, 2017
Extended abstract submission
March 15, 2017
Acceptance notification to authors
May 31, 2017
Registration deadline for presenters to confirm their appearance in the program*.
June 27 - 30, 2017
Conference delegates meet in Kyoto, Japan

Please note that each conference participant cannot present more than two papers, independently of whether their contribution is accepted in the full review track or as extended abstract.

*) Registration will be kept open for participants without presentation until the conference dates.

Conference proceedings

Proceedings for IAME 2017 Kyoto will be provided on a USB stick. Selected papers will be recommended for publications in special issues of various academic journals (including but not limited to the IAME journals).