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Maritime Informatics Additional Perspectives and Applications

Last updated on May 3rd, 2021 at 07:51 am

Editors

  • Mikael Lind, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Michalis Michaelides, Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Robert Ward, Pymble, NSW, Australia.
  • Richard T. Watson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. 

Contributing Authors

Call for papers

Last updated on February 21st, 2021 at 11:20 am

Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Virtual Conference, August 9-13, 2021

Mini-Track Title: Maritime Informatics

Track: Green IS and Sustainability (SIG Green)

Mini-Track description

Maritime Informatics studies the application of information systems to increasing the efficiency, safety, and ecological sustainability of the world’s shipping industry. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), international shipping moves about 90 per cent of global trade and is the most efficient and cost-effective method for the international transportation of most goods. Hence, shipping is critical to future sustainable global economic growth.

The industry can be characterized as many independent actors who engage in episodic tight coupling. It has, however, been a late starter to digitization, possibly because of the long history of autonomy and the lack of inexpensive high bandwidth communication when on the ocean. A lack of information sharing impedes collaboration and reduces efficiency and safety. As a result, there are many opportunities to apply information systems theory and knowledge to a critical global industry.

Call for papers

Maritime Informatics studies the application of information systems to increasing the efficiency, safety, and ecological sustainability of the world’s shipping industry. According to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), international shipping moves about 90 per cent of global trade and is the most efficient and cost-effective method for the international transportation of most goods. Because of its efficiency, shipping is critical to future sustainable global economic growth. Thus, the advancement of sustainable shipping and maritime development is a major priority for IMO, which is the UN agency responsible for global shipping standards, safety, security, and environmental impact.

Shipping is an old industry, starting with river trading on the Euphrates at the beginning of agricultural development. A ship’s captain has considerable autonomy, and the industry can be characterized as many independent actors (e.g., ship captain, port authority, terminal operator, tug master, pilot, and shipping agent) who engage in episodic tight coupling (e.g., a pilot meeting a boat and guiding it into harbor) for mutual benefit. The shipping industry has been a late starter to digitization, possibly because of the long history of high autonomy and the lack of inexpensive high bandwidth communication when on the ocean. The lack of information sharing impedes collaboration and reduces efficiency, safety, and ecological sustainability.

The mini-track seeks submissions that address some of the following topics or others related to the general notion of Maritime Informatics as defined in this call:

  • Design of an information sharing system for the shipping industry that enhances coordination and planning
  • Design of an information sharing system for an ecosystem constrained by a culture of limited cooperation
  • Design of an information sharing system for the shipping industry that enhances efficiency, safety, and ecological sustainability
  • Appropriate standards for data sharing within the shipping ecosystems
  • The role of real-time digital data streams in enhancing shipping efficiency
  • The role of information systems in increasing the efficiency of episodic tight coupling
  • The digitization by the shipping industry of its natural, human, and economic capital to improve efficiency, safety, and ecological sustainability
  • The contribution of information systems to effective sea traffic management
  • Theoretical basis for informing Maritime Informatics
  • Prior research for accelerating the development of Maritime Informatics
  • Application of information systems in other domains for inspiring the adoption of digitization in the maritime sector
  • Intelligent processing of marine Automatic Identification System (AIS) data
  • Intelligent processing of environmental monitoring data from sensors (on buoys or UAVs)
  • Intelligent processing of data related to the automatic tracking of cargo, machinery, and people in a smart port environment
  • Extracting value and combining marine related data streams to create additional value
  • Ensuring the integrity of the marine related data
  • Data cleaning, validation, and reconstruction of faulty/missing marine related data
  • Fusion of all the information coming from the various marine related sources
  • Dealing with uncertainty and conflicting information from marine related sources
  • Extracting useful information out of the marine related data based on user requirements
  • Services that support organizational decision-making marine related activities (e.g., scheduling allocation of ships to port services, stowage planning)

Papers are due March 1st, 2021

Michalis Michaelides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus, [email protected]

Herodotos Herodotou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus, [email protected]

Sandra Haraldson, RISE, Sweden, [email protected]

Sukhjit Singh, The University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, [email protected]

PRESS RELEASE

Last updated on March 9th, 2021 at 05:15 pm

Seaways The International Journal of The Nautical Institute (March 2021)

This book, which the editors describe as first of its type, outlines the current and future impact of the new field of maritime informatics, which is set to transform the way in which the maritime sector operates.

Maritime Informatics – the book that’s cemented a new discipline in the world of shipping (01 Mar 2021)

If there is one thing myself and my colleagues at Trans.INFO share a keen interest in, it is new ideas that could potentially revolutionise the way we think about logistics. Maritime Informatics, put together by Mikael Lind and a number of esteemed logistics academics and professionals, is the perfect example – a book whose concepts have helped to shape a new discipline in the field of sea freight.

Book of the month: Maritime Informatics as a new discipline for safe and sustainable shipping (27 Jan 2021)

Digitalization has already unveiled its promising nature for shipping, but how does this translate in practice? A new book entitled ‘Maritime Informatics’ comes to provide a vivid example of how decision making in the industry can be improved by digital technology.

Mikael Lind explains how Maritime Informatics can help shippers emerge from „world’s largest poker game”(22 Dec 2020)

Times are nonetheless changing, and more shipping companies may be willing to show their hand in the not-too-distant future – provided that they can be convinced of the benefits of digitalization and data sharing that form the cornerstone of Maritime Informatics.

The SMN Interview: Andre Simha, MSC; Dr Phanthian Zuesongdham, HPA; & Dr Mikael Lind, RISE (15 Dec 2020)

Technology, people, processes and collaboration – these are some of the core pillars underpinning the concept of ‘Maritime Informatics’, a term coined to describe the digitalisation movement currently underway in the shipping industry and the title of a new book featuring more than 80 contributing authors from 20 countries working across the maritime and logistics sectors.

Book Review Maritime Informatics Approach to Leveraging Digitalization (14 Dec 2020)

The shipping industry faces new challenges as it prepares for the future of global trade. While carriers have consolidated their operations and advanced their global capabilities, they are still working to develop the tools to truly leverage those opportunities to expand and increase the efficiency of the shipping industry. 

Maritime informatics – An area on the rise (04 Dec 2020)

During the autumn, Chalmers started a Tracks course in Transport Informatics. At the same time, one of the first books on the subject with a focus on Maritime Informatics was released. A key person in the development of the book is Mikael Lind, visiting researcher at Mechanics and Maritime Sciences.

New book release on Maritime Informatics (03 Dec 2020)

This is the first book issued on Maritime Informatics which describes the potential for Maritime  Informatics to enhance the shipping industry. It examines how decision making in the industry can be improved by digital technology and introduces the technology required to make Maritime Informatics a distinct and valuable discipline. It addresses the identified need within the maritime industry for smarter collaboration to enhance operations, satisfy clients’ expectations of transparency and predictability and respond to societal concerns.

Maritime Informatics book explores digital technology in shipping (17 Nov 2020)

A new book on the emerging field of Maritime Informatics, examining the role of digital technology in the ongoing evolution of the shipping and supply chain ecosystem, has been published by Springer, including contributions from industry professionals in 20 countries.

Contributors to the first book on Maritime Informatics

Editors

Lind M., Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikael-lind-7a0ba218/ )

Michaelides M., Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michalis-michaelides-00867290/ )

Ward R., Secretary-General emeritus of the International Hydrographic Organization, Australia (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-ward-472a94109/ )

Watson R.T., University of Georgia, USA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-watson-a183941/ )

Foreword

Probert S., Chair UN/CEFACT, United Kingdom (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sueprobert/ )

Thompson L., Secretary, UN/CEFACT – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Switzerland (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-thompson-642b5bb/ )

Chapters

Alexandrou A. E., Queen Mary University of London / Jackson Parton Solicitors, United Kingdom

Alexandrou S. E., Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Cyprus

Andersen T., NOFO, Norway (https://www.linkedin.com/in/trond-andersen-14743835/ )

Askvik J., ShortSea Promotion Centre Norway, Norway  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jørn-askvik/ )

Aslam S., Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheraz-aslam-2148bab4/ )

Bartosiak M. L., Università di Pavia, Italy (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bartosiak/ )

Becha H., UN/CEFACT Transport and Logistics Vice Chair, France (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanane-becha-77664b1/ )

Bergmann M., BM Bergmann-Marine, Germany(https://www.linkedin.com/in/bergmann-michael/ )

Bjørn-Andersen N., Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (https://www.linkedin.com/in/niels-bjørn-andersen-49253/ )

Breitenbach S., Port of Hamburg Marketing, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan-breitenbach-hh/ )

Brendel A. B., University of Göttingen, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfred-benedikt-brendel-5358ba89/ )

Christensen T., Maritime Connectivity Platform Consortium, South Korea (https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-christensen-1318701/ )

Chrysostomou A., MarineFields Holding Ltd., Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/achrysostomou/ )

Chye Poh Chua, ShipsFocus Group, Singapore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chye-poh-chua-bb022954/ )

Croston J. C., Manzanillo International Terminal, Panama (https://www.linkedin.com/in/juan-carlos-croston-34720aa/ )

Delmeire N., European Inland Waterway Transport, Belgium (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nik-delmeire-2b275b1/ )

Eklund E., Dubai Maritime City Authority, United Arab Emirates (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-eklund/ )

Forcellati Lillelund C., Risk Consulting/Sustainability, Singapore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/corradoforcellati/ )

Frazier T., FedEx Express, USA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-frazier-421685b/ )

Fu X., IHPC A*Star, Singapore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/xiuju-fu-857a3311/ )

Gahnström J., CompetenSEA AB, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johangahnstrom/ )

Georgeson C., Cass Business School at City University of London, United Kingdom (https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-georgeson-91815b36/ )

González A., Barcelona Port Authority (APB), Spain (https://www.linkedin.com/in/albertgonzalezabian/ )

Göthberg L., GIGS by Lena G, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lenagothberg/ )

Green L., ShortSea Promotion Centre Sweden, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lars-green-711b813/ )

Green S., Swedish Shipowners’ Association, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzgreen/ )

Greve M., University of Göttingen, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maike-greve-8b78a114a/ )

Hägg M., Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden

Haraldson S., Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-haraldson-62757415/ )

Harnischmacher C., University of Göttingen, Germany  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-harnischmacher-1365b21b9/ )

Hayes D., Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd., Cyprus

Herodotou H., Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/herodotosherodotou/ )

Hirt G., HVCC Hamburg Vessel Coordination Center, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerald-hirt-7493a25/ )

Hoffmann J., UNCTAD, Switzerland (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjanhoffmann/ )

Holm H., Svenska Beräkningsbyrån AB, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrik-holm-37923a58/ )

Hvid Jensen H., Henrik Hvid Consult, Denmark (https://www.linkedin.com/in/henrikhvid/ )

Jayaraman V., IHPC A*Star Computing, Singapore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/vasundharajayaraman/ )

Karlsson J., ABB Marine & Ports, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorgen-karlsson-b8722110/ )

Karlsson M., Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathias-karlsson-96565344/ )

Kolbe L. M., University of Göttingen, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lutz-kolbe-b12014b/)

Kyriakides I., University of Nicosia Research Foundation, Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ioannis-kyriakides/ )

Liesa F., ETP-Alice, Belgium (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernandoliesa/)

Lind M., Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikael-lind-7a0ba218/ )

Michaelides M., Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michalis-michaelides-00867290/ )

O’Malley S., Analytical Innovative Solutions, LLC, USA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-o-malley-b752b712/ )

Olindersson F., Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredrik-olindersson-1039337/ )

Olsson E., Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eddieolsson/ )

Othman N. B., IHPC A*Star, Singapore

Pagés Sánchez J.M., AIVP – The Worldwide Network of Port Cities, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/josempsanchez/ )

Panayides P., Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Cyprus

Park J. H., KRISO, South Korea (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jin-hyoung-park-07b3508a/ )

Paulsen S., Pragmatique Denmark, Denmark (https://www.linkedin.com/in/svendpaulsen/ )

Penttinen T., Attracs / Ahola Transport, Finland (https://www.linkedin.com/in/toni-penttinen-2426743/ )

Pot F. W., BM Bergmann-Marine, USA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fred-pot-7841a56/ )

Primor O., Windward, Israel (https://www.linkedin.com/in/omer-primor/ )

Rudolfsson P., Kvarken Ports, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrik-rudolfsson-a4b69580/ )

Rydbergh T., Marine Benchmark, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/torbjornrydbergh/ )

Rygh T., The City of Stavanger, Norway (https://www.linkedin.com/in/terje-rygh-a6b53660/ )

Schmitt P., BearingPoint GmbH, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/schmittpatrick/ )

Schröder M., Hapag-Lloyd AG, Germany (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-schroeder-2903722/ )

Sengupta B., OSM Shipmanagement, Singapore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhaskarsengupta081165/ )

Simha A., MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Switzerland (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andresimha/ )

Singh S., The University of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago (https://www.linkedin.com/in/captain-sukhjit-singh-afni-91838344/ )

Siokouros Z., Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI), Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zacharias-siokouros-02aa4512/ )

Sjöberger C., Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carl-sjöberger-b5303714/ )

Theodosiou D., Tototheo Maritime and WISTA, Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/despina-panayiotou-theodosiou-30726b28/ )

Theodossiou S., Tototheo Maritime, Cyprus (https://www.linkedin.com/in/socrates-theodossiou-1514371/ )

Thomas D., Kennesaw State University, USA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominict/ )

Tichavska M., MarineTraffic, United Kingdom (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mtichavska/ )

Tsiantis P., University of Nicosia Research Foundation, Cyprus

von Elern F., Swedish Maritime Technology Forum (SMTF) a part of Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredrik-von-elern-10378046/ )

Voorspuij J. M., GS1 AISBL, Belgium (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacovoorspuij/ )

Ward R., Secretary-General emeritus of the International Hydrographic Organization, Australia (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-ward-472a94109/ )

Watson R.T., University of Georgia, USA (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-watson-a183941/ )

Woxenius J., University of Gothenburg, Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/johan-woxenius-3948a94/ )

Wulff B., HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder GmbH, Germany

Xiao Z., IHPC A*Star, Singapore (https://www.linkedin.com/in/xiaozhejesse/ )

Xu H., IHPC A*Star, Singapore

Zerem A., Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden (https://www.linkedin.com/in/almir-zerem/ )

Training

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RESOURCES

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Data analytics

Last updated on May 1st, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Lind M., Lehmacher W., Jensen L., Notteboom T., Rydbergh T., White R., Becha H., Rodriguez L., Sand P. (2021) Resolving the ship backlog puzzle in the Suez Canal: predicting ship transits in capacity-constrained areas, The Smart Maritime Network, 22/4-2021 (https://smartmaritimenetwork.com/2021/04/22/resolving-the-suez-backlog-predicting-ship-transits-in-capacity-constrained-areas/)

Lind M., Lehmacher W., Jensen L., Notteboom T., Rydbergh T., White R., Becha H., Rodriguez L., Sand P. (2021) The Suez Canal blockage as a catalyst for innovation, Splash247.com, 26/4-2021 (https://splash247.com/the-suez-canal-blockage-as-a-catalyst-for-innovation/ )

Lind M., Lehmacher W., Knäpper Jensen L., Rydbergh T., Becha H., Rodriguez L. (2021) The Suez Canal puzzle – pulling the pieces together, The Maritime Executive, 2021-03-31 (https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/the-suez-canal-puzzle-pulling-the-pieces-together)

Evmides N., Aslam S., Televantos A., Karagiannis A., Paraskeva A., Michaelides M., Herodotou H. (2021) Employing fuzzy matching for cleaning manual AIS entries, World of Shipping Portugal. An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs 28 – 29 January 2021, CIMOSM (Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa), Portugal

Fu X., Xiao Z., Xu H., Jayaraman V., Othman N. B., Chua C. P., Lind M. (2021), AIS Data Analytics for Intelligent Maritime Surveillance Systems, in M. Lind, M. Michaelides, R. Ward, R. T. Watson (Ed.), Maritime informatics. Heidelberg: Springer.

Herodotou H., Aslam S., Holm H., Theodossiou S. (2021), Big Maritime Data Management, in M. Lind, M. Michaelides, R. Ward, R. T. Watson (Ed.), Maritime informatics. Heidelberg: Springer.

Kyriakides I., Hayes D., Tsiantis P. (2021), Intelligent Maritime Information Acquisition and Representation for Decision Support, in M. Lind, M. Michaelides, R. Ward, R. T. Watson (Ed.), Maritime informatics. Heidelberg: Springer.

Schmitt P., M. L. Bartosiak, Rydbergh T. (2021), Spatiotemporal Data Analytics for the Maritime Industry, in M. Lind, M. Michaelides, R. Ward, R. T. Watson (Ed.), Maritime informatics. Heidelberg: Springer.

Visualisation

Last updated on November 21st, 2020 at 11:04 am

Karlsson M., Haraldson S., Lind M., Olsson E., Andersen T., Tichavska M. (2021), Data Visualisation Tools for Enhanced Situational Awareness in Maritime Operations, in M. Lind, M. Michaelides, R. Ward, R. T. Watson (Ed.), Maritime informatics. Heidelberg: Springer.