The mobility of societies and the economic growth of regions have been linked to the availability of means of transport and to their combination and coordination. Especially during the last decades, the continuing trend of market globalization, technological modernization and regions urbanization led either to the consolidation of routes or to the expansion of corridors, both on intercontinental and international scope and on a national, regional and local scale. It is noteworthy that the decisions on new routes or rerouting are many times too complicated, coinciding with the strong impetus for any change provided by the onset of the industrial era. Therefore, while the phenomenon of intermodality played an increasingly prominent role in transport activities, each mode reached higher levels of speed, flexibility and technical efficiency, in stark contrast to the inertias that had existed in the characteristic transport system of the pre-industrial era.
Transport plays a crucial role in economic and social development and its contribution goes beyond what is normally captured in traditional cost-benefit analyses. The future of transport in the last century depended on efficient and easy intermodal mobility to improve the regional accessibility by providing connectivity. The European Commission recognizes this and its transport policy focuses on the intermodal transport which is seen as a sustainable mobility solution, environmentally friendly and efficient in terms of resources and overall cost. This impacts essentially the funding of new transportation infrastructures that could have large long-term economic, social and environmental impacts.
The main objectives of this conference addresses the innovation in strategic planning, business development and economic contribution specifically related to intermodal transport. The focus is on the main economical advantages of developing intermodal transport, but also on the usage limits brought by particularities of transport modes. Special attention is given to decision making for investments and project financing in infrastructures to promote intermodal options. The discussion agenda includes analysis of the implications on the quality and cost of supply chain.
Consequently, the key topics of the conference cover the following areas:
It’s highlighted that we invite research society and professionals to present case studies, best practices and applications in intermodality and its aspects in:
The conference takes place in city of Alexandroupolis in Northeast Greece (Thrace Region), one of the cities where the Democritus University of Thrace is based (http://duth.gr/index.en.shtml).
The conference is organized in two distinguished sections:
Section A: Introductory speeches and round table
This section deals with dedicated presentations by key players in decision and policy making, business management and research innovation.
Section B: Research and professional papers
This section includes oral presentations and posters for all accepted abstracts and presentations by the research society, academics and professionals.
The 2-day conference includes an award program in the following categories:
16 July 2021 Abstract Submission (up to 300 words) 1 Aug 2021 Abstract Submission (up to 300 words) 30 Aug 2021 Author’s notification
4 October 2021 Author’s oral presentations and poster submission
14 & 15 October 2021 Conference days
1 November 2021 Author’s notification for full paper submission to special edition
31 December 2021 Selected Full paper submission to special issue
15 February 2022 Paper reviews
15 March 2022 Revised papers submission
31 March 2022 Acceptance paper notification
The paper abstracts invited to be submitted to conference chair Dimitrios Dimitriou, Professor Assoc. DUTh,by email to:
Abstract for the 2nd International Conference on Intermodal Transports
The abstract should provide the title, the authors names and affiliations, the main content of the paper, the research methodology, contribution and outputs. At the end up to 5 keywords should be highlighted. The length of the abstract is suggested not exceeding to 300 words.
The evaluation and the acceptance of the abstracts and papers will be based on the double-blind peer review process. The paper reviews will be undertaken by the scientific committee.
Authors being accepted to present in the conference have the opportunity to submit the full paper in dedicated special issues:
Special Issues Editors: The Guest Editors in the above journal-special issues for the full papers of this conference are: Associate Professor Dimitrios Dimitriou (
All accepted abstracts and presentations will be published in a special electronic edition of the conference proceedings.
The Conference Chair is Dr. Dimitrios J. Dimitriou (
The full body of the scientific committee is:
Department of Economics, DUTh, (hosting university)
Universities and Research Institutions (alphabetic)
English are the official languages of the conference
The conference venue is Conference Center of the Astir-Egnatia Resort in the city of Alexandroupolis. More information for the conference venue: https://www.astiregnatia.com/meetings-events.html
The conference is supported by:
Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers
Preliminary Conference Program
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