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Special Issue on "Maritime and Port Logistics - Operations Modeling and Sustainable Development" of the XXIII International Conference on Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics (MHCL 2019)

As part of the International Conference MHCL 2019, a special session on Maritime and Port Logistics (MPL) is calling for papers on Operations Modeling and Sustainable Development. This Special Session will be held in Bar (Montenegro) from the 1st to the 2nd July, 2019. The best rated papers from this special session will be selected for the Special Issue.

The area of MHCL has been gaining a new momentum at the beginning of 21st century. Modern machinery, materials handling and logistics systems today employ fast-developing advanced technologies, which require deep interdisciplinary expertise to ensure successful implementation. To addressing these issues, MHCL conferences have become an important academic event of long history, bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on related topics. MHCL 2019 is organized by the Engineering Design and Logistics Engineering, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria together with Department of Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. It will be held in Wien (Austria) from the 18th to the 20th September 2019.

It has been a tradition of MHCL since 2009 to organize a Special Session E: Maritime and Port Logistics (MPL), which plays a vital role in the global transportation systems. This MPL session is organized twice a year, e.g. in 2017 the First Part of the MPL was held in Belgrade (the Belgrade conference) and the Second Part of the MPL was held in Bar (the Bar conference). This year the MPL special session, with the theme of Operations Modeling and Sustainable Development (OM&SD), will be organized as two parts again:

  1. Bar (Montenegro) from 1st to 2nd July 2019 and
  2. Wien (Austria) from 18th to 20th September 2019.

MPL–OM&SD will provide an interdisciplinary forum for exchange of ideas and discussion of new results and crucial achievements in the Maritime and Port Logistics field, with respect to better understanding of MPL–OM&SD fundamental properties as well as applications. Novel materials and modeling will receive special attention. This Special issue will gather selected high-quality papers addressing all aspects, not limited to the ones listed below. All works related to developments and applications of logistics and maritime systems are welcome. Authors who cannot attend the conference session are also encouraged to submit their papers directly to the Journal. The special issue includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

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If any queries, please feel free to discuss your manuscript ideas with the Guest Editors:

Prof. Dr. Branislav Dragović, Maritime Faculty Kotor, University of Montenegro, Montenegro,

Prof. Dr. Zhongzhen Yang, Faculty of Maritime and Transportation, Ningbo University, China

Prof. Dr. Stratos Papadimitriou, Dept. of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece,

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