IAME 2021 Conference 'Accelerating Transitions'

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), together with Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft) will bring the 2021 IAME conference to one of the main gateways to Europe. With great enthusiasm Erasmus University Rotterdam and TU-Delft join forces and team up with the relevant partners in the Rotterdam region to organize an outstanding conference of high academic quality with as theme: Accelerating Transitions in Ports and Shipping. This theme mirrors the context in which ports and shipping are developing: a context of major and fast developing external trends asking for major transitions. Innovations, good research, and development of new grounded insights is key to such transitions as it enables governments and business leaders to take the right decisions.
In this light the city of Rotterdam and its related port industry very much welcomes the IAME conference, also under its initiative to develop into the Maritime Capital of Europe. The IAME conference is scheduled to take place end of October or November 2021 in Rotterdam at the campus of Erasmus University. The conference will be the first IAME conference that is truly hybrid in its form, as besides a splendid physical conference, an attractive online environment will be created, also allowing online participation from home countries.
We organize this in the faith that in October or November 2021 life returned to be substantially 'normal'. However, we must consider that COVID19 right now is still present and that things remain uncertain and may change. We invite you to submit structured abstracts, with the aim to submit either a full paper or an extended abstract for the conference on research relevant to the IAME network. Research papers or extended abstracts on actual themes or topics that are related to the major transitions in the ports and maritime industry are especially welcome. Structured abstracts can be submitted here by 14th of February 2021.