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Ministry of the Sea, Transport and

President of the Republic of

Ministry of Science and Education of the
Republic of Croatia



December 2017

Call for Papers

3rd April 2018

Early Registration Deadline

16th April 2018

Deadline for Papers

30th April 2018

Notification of Acceptance

7th May 2018

Presentation Deadline

10th May 2018

Conference day

11th May 2018

Conference day


Maja Bakran Marcich, MSc

Deputy Director-General European Commission Mobility and Transport, Croatia

Mrs. Bakran Marcich held various positions in the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs between 1996 and 2016. Based in Brussels from 1999 until 2011, she was responsible for horizontal coordination of the Croatian accession negotiations. In 2011, she moved back to Zagreb and was responsible for setting up and management of the system of national coordination of European Affairs. In 2015 she became Assistant Minister for Europe in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. On 1 December 2016, she became Deputy Director-General in the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, responsible for coordinating the activities related to investment, innovative and sustainable transport, in support of President Juncker's political priorities.

Cem Cetek, PhD

Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

Dr. Cem Cetek , Aresearcher and instructors at Department of Air Traffic Control of the same institution in the fields of Fast-time Modeling and Simulation, Airport Capacity and Flow Management, Aircraft Performance and Air Traffic Traffic Conflict Resolution; taught various professional courses for Turkish Airlines, Turkish Air Force; Turkish Technique; and Ministry of Education; currently in charge of managing various scientific projects in ATM including one funded by European Union; served as vice-dean of the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics; in charge of academic education as well as Eskisehir Hasan Polatkan International Airport (LTBY) between 2012-2015; currently vice chair of the department of Air Traffic Control.

Hans-Dietrich Haasis, PhD

University of Bremen, Maritime Business and Logistics, Germany

Professor Dr. Hans-Dietrich Haasis is Full Professor in Maritime Business and Logistics since 2015. Before he was Full Professor in Industrial Economics and Production Management since 1994 at the University of Bremen, Germany. In line with this he is Chairman of the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics as well as member of the Governing Board of the Bremen Research Cluster in Logistics since several years. From 2001 to 2014 he was Managing Director of the ISL – Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics in Bremen. Moreover since 2014 he is official member of the Board of Academic Advisers to the German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. He also is chairman of the Asian-German Knowledge Network of Transport and Logistics. He received his Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe in 1983 and he completed his Doctoral Thesis in Karlsruhe in 1987 as well as his Habilitation in 1993. Within the last 30 years he was senior consultant and project manager for numerous national and international research and training projects related to the configuration and coordination of sustainable logistics systems, maritime business and transportation systems, value added services as well as production management and international distributed production networks. He is member of several editorial and scientific advisory boards. Through out his professional career, up tu now he published more than 100 books and papers, and graduated 45 Doctorate students. He is visiting professor at the Technical University in Zhengzhou, China.

Fernardo Liesa, PhD

Alliance for Logistics Innovation, Spain

Dr. Fernando Liesa is Secretary General at ALICE, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe, The European Technology Platform on Logistics recognized as such by the European Commission in 2013. ALICE is setting up the vision for future logistics and supply management and the research and innovation agenda and roadmaps to progress towards the concept of the Physical Internet. Fernando holds a PhD by University of Zaragoza (Spain) since 2004. Fernando has worked in the field of knowledge transfer and research management linked to chemical engineering, process industries, manufacturing and lately (+10 years) to logistics and supply chain management. Fernando worked in Zaragoza Logistics Center (one of the MIT Global Scale Network centers) from 2006 to 2014 as Knowledge Transfer Director, from 2007 to 2014 as General Manager of the Spanish Center of Competence in Logistics, CNC-LOGISTICA. Fernando worked for ENIDE, Small Consulting and technology enterprise for personal mobility and logistics, from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Liesa has coordinated and participated in several national and European Research and Innovation projects. Fernando Liesa led the creation of the European Technology Platform in Logistics, ALICE. Fernando cooperated with European Intermodal Research Advisory Council in the definition of the Intermodal Strategic Agenda 2010‐2030+, and with European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) in the definition of the Research and Innovation Roadmap: Sustainable Freight System for Europe: Green, Safe and Efficient Corridors (2011). Fernando is appointed member of the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum launched in 2015 by European Commission (DGMOVE).

Sinisa Reljic, MSc

Navis Consult, Croatia

MSc. Reljic , Naval Architect graduated 1980. at Technical Faculty in Rijeka. Until 1996. has worked on various positions in Brodoprojekt – Rijeka , the largest independent ship design company in Croatia. In 1996. founded the new ship design company – Navis Consult d.o.o. in joint venture with Norwegian ship designers. In 2000. the company became part of Marine division of Rolls-Royce plc. Since then, the company has developed and grown into the largest ship design and engineering company in Croatia and one of the largest in Europe. Navis Consult is the only European center for marine engineering in Rolls-Royce Marine outside Norway participating in all Rolls-Royce ship design projects built in many shipyards worldwide. So far the company has delivered engineering for more than 300 projects built in more than 60 shipyards worldwide and has specialized in most complex ships conversions and newbuildings sophisticated Rolls-Royce technology. The company has received several awards from Croatian business community for business excellence. Siniša Reljić is the member of several scientific and professional bodies in Croatia contributing with his experience and professional expertize.

Marcin Seredynski, PhD

Volvo E-Bus Competence Center, Luxemburg

Dr. Marcin Seredynski received his M.Sc. (2004) from the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2009 he defended his PhD thesis with the University of Luxembourg and Polish Academy of Sciences. Since then he was working as researcher in the field of intelligent transportation systems at the University of Luxembourg and Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology. Currently he works for the E-Bus Competence Center created in Luxembourg by Volvo Bus Corporation. He leads research activities carried out in the Center and is responsible for setting-up zero-emission zones for electric-hybrid buses. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and serves as a steering board member of the academic network of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

Drazen Vrhovski, PhD

Wawa group, e-mobility solutions, Croatia

Dr. Vrhovski graduated and obtained his Masters degree from the University of Zagreb and received a doctorate from the University of Nottingham in the UK. He has 20 years of experience in business development, consulting, and research and development of high technology applications in transport and logistics, such as geoinformation, satellite navigation and other systems and technologies. During his professional career he has held a number of managerial positions in companies of varying sizes, activities and ownership, such as Siemens, GDi Gisdata and others. Apart from his regular position, Drazen Vrhovski is also a professional associate of a number of institutions and companies in the Republic of Croatia and abroad, primarily as a technical-business consultant at HAMAG-BICRO, Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments; associate consultant at the Agency for Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Croatia, and a consultant to numerous other private sector companies. In addition to his work experience in the business sector, Drazen Vrhovski has spent many years holding lectures at universities in Croatia and abroad. He is a member of the British Royal Institute of Navigation, British Business Chamber Croatia and ITS Croatia

Mateusz Zajac, PhD

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Poland

Dr. Zajac works at the Department of Mechanical Engineering on Wroclaw University of Science and Technology. He has been dealing with intermodal transport issues for over 10 years. He is the author of over 100 publications in the field of transport, in particular related to the issues of container terminals modeling, transport systems designing, mathematical modeling of service. He participated in many scientific and research projects concerning the design of transport systems (container terminals, airports, warehousing and transport systems, etc.). He is an author or co-author of studies on the development of intermodal transport in Poland (including studies for the Ministry of Transport). He is a co-author of patents related to warehousing transport devices. He was awarded by the Ministry of Infrastructure award for the best book on transport. He was a scholarship holder of the program for the most outstanding young scientists. He cooperates with both research centers and with broadly understood intermodal and transport business. Takes part or initiates joint international research and development projects, effectively looking for partners for international projects (Horizon2020, InterReg, ect.). He is in cooperation with leading research centers from Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania and Latvia.



Thursday, 10th May

  • 8.00-9.30 Registration

  • 9.30-10.30 Opening speech

  • 10.30-12.00 Plenary session (Invited lectures)

  • 10.30-10.50 Maja Bakran Marcich, MSc - EU Transport System in Digital Age

  • 10.50-11.10 Fernardo Liesa, PhD – Transport and Logistics in the Digital Age: Towards the Physical Internet

  • 11.10-11.30 Hans-Dietrich Haasis, PhD - Trends and Challenges of Digitalization in Seaports

  • 11.30-11.50 Marcin Seredynski, PhD - From Electrification, Connectivity to Automation – Current and Future Trends in Public Transportation

  • 12.00-12.30 Coffee break

  • 12.30-14.00 Panel discussion - Role of Research, Innovation and Legislation in Digital Transport

    • 1. Saša Cvetojević, MSc – Insako Ltd., General Manager and Founder
    • 2. Jakov Karmelić, PhD – CMA CGM Croatia, General Manager
    • 3. Vjekoslav Majetić, MSc – Dok-Ing, General Manager and Founder
    • 4. Davor Tremac, MBA – Uber, General Manager for SEE
    • 5. Dražen Vidović, MSc – Railway-Carriages Factory Ltd., General Manager
    • 6. Siniša Vilke, PhD – Faculty of Maritime Studies, Rijeka

    • Moderator: Goran Vojković, PhD

  • 14.00-15.30 Lunch break – Camellia restaurant

  • 15.30-17.30 Parallel plenary session (papers presentation & students & PhD sections)

  • 20.00- Gala dinner – Argonauti restaurant

Friday, 11th May

  • 9.00-10.30 Plenary session (Invited lectures)

  • 9.00-9.20 Cem Cetek, PhD - ATM: The Current Trends and Future Perspectives

  • 9.20-9.40 Mateusz Zajac, PhD - Transport Services in Relation to E-commerce

  • 9.40-10.00 Dražen Vrhovski, PhD – eMobility - Why to Subsidise it in Croatia

  • 10.00-10.20 Siniša Reljić, MSc – Digital Transformation in Shipping

  • 10.20-10.40 Luka Škacan, MSc – Digital Postman

  • 10.40-11.10 Coffee break

  • 11.10-13.10 Parallel plenary session (papers presentation)

  • 13.10-13.30 Discussion & Conclusion of the Conference






10th - 11th May 2018

Grand hotel 4 opatijska cvijeta Ulica Viktora cara Emina 6, Opatija, Croatia


Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

Vukelićeva 4, HR-10000 Zagreb

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Contact phones:

+385 1 245 7933, +385 1 245 7906

Contact persons:

Mario Šafran, Tomislav Rožić