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About International Workshop on Nautical Traffic Models

Maritime transport plays a very important role in international trade. In the recent decade, the world has witnessed an enormous growth of the traffic intensity in ports and the dramatic increase of capacity of merchant and passenger ships.

These bring great challenges related to the safety of maritime transportation, requiring continued research efforts in ship design and operation, transportation planning and related issues. Research directed at the operational, strategic and policy-related levels is needed.

Therefore, the International Workshop on Nautical Traffic Models aims to establish a venue where the international research community can meet, present and discuss advances in following topics:

  • modeling and simulation of maritime transportation flows on different geographical scales,

  • risk assessment and management for maritime transportation (environmental and societal),

  • design and evaluation of countermeasures to enhance the safety of maritime transport,

  • accident analysis in maritime operations

These are in line with the ongoing regulatory work carried out in the International Maritime Organization as well as other (sub) regional levels, and reflect current work in the scientific environments dealing with maritime transportation, risk analysis and maritime safety. 

The 4th International Workshop on Nautical Traffic Models will be held in Espoo (in the Helsinki metropolean area), Finland on 26th-29th August 2015 (Wednesday-Saturday).

It follows the successful previous three workshops in Shanghai, China (2012), in Delft, the Netherlands (2013), and in Wuhan, China (2014).

The workshop aims at exchanging knowledge, experiences and opinions of scientists and professionals who work with and/or are interest in: maritime risk and safety, maritime traffic simulation technologies, maritime traffic engineering, human factors specialists and related fields. 

Types of contribution

The following types of contribution are invited for the workshop:

  • original article, 
  • case study, 
  • commentary / perspective paper, 
  • ongoing research projects with preliminary results.

Workshop proceedings

  • papers - issue 42 and issue 43 of Scientific Journals of Maritime University of Szczecin
  • presentations - day 1; day 2



A group photo - inside and outside


The workshop has started

Some numbers about the workshop:

  • 40 participants registered coming from 11 European and Asian countries. Most international edition so far. 
  •  5 key-note speeches. 24 thematic presentations.
  • 2 dinners.
  • 1 excursion to Tallinn. 
Proceedings of the IWNTM2015

The papers submitted to the workshop, that were qualified by the scientific committee following the review process, will be published in Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin. The hard copies will be handed out to the participants during the workshop and the electronic version of the papers will be available on line.


International Maritime Incident and Near Miss Reporting Conference - IMISS 2015

On August 25, in Maritime Center Vellamo located in Kotka (120 km East from Helsinki) third IMISS conference will be held. The conference is dedicated to Safety II thinking, which means proactive safety
management approaches, which essential features are anticipation, preparedness, responsiveness and monitoring.
The high level academic specialist professor Erik Hollnagel is invited to give Keynote lectures. Professor Pentti Kujala
will give speech about proactive safety management in marine traffic.

Second part of the seminar is dedicated to show how theory is changed to practice. A case study is presented by
Finnpilot Pilotage and Finnish Transport Agency.

More info here


Discount price for accommodation

Hostel Academica offers discount price for the participant of IWNTM 2015. For details see the Accommodation tab here

The online registration system has been opened

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New deadline for abstract submission

The date for your abstract submission has been extended until March 16, 2015.


Call for papers

Abstracts of about 300 words are invited by February 15, 2015. Abstracts should be uploaded directly on the Conference web site or sent to jakub.montewka(at)aalto.fi. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit full papers, which will be reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in Proceedings in electronic form. In order to ensure the production of the Proceedings in time, draft manuscripts will be required by May 1, 2015.