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Smart Rivers 2011 Conference

Call for Abstracts

Discover the Keys to Inland Navigation's Sustainable Future Around the World

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
September 13-16, 2011
Westin Canal Place

Abstract Deadline: January 24, 2011

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
A biennial forum bringing together those involved in inland/river transport from developed and developing areas of the world. Participants and presenters are sought regarding best practices and innovation in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

KEY DATES

  • Abstracts Due: January 24, 2011
  • Author Notification: March 1, 2011
  • Presentations Due: August 30, 2011
  • Conference: September 13 – 16, 2011

CONFERENCE TOPICS
Overarching Theme of the Conference: "Systems Thinking"

Technical Themes:
Smart Service Design and Innovation
Intermodal connectivity, Container on Barge, feeder operations

Smart System/Technology
e-navigation, RIS, remote sensing, wireless, VTS, AIS

Smart Public Policy/Finance
tax/funding innovations, public/private partnerships, balancing competing uses

Smart Regulation
operations, cabotage, navigation safety regulations

Smart and Safe Operations
safety, fleet logistics, fuel efficiency, crew endurance, vessel design

Smart Network Management
lock operations/designs, virtual now aides, scheduling

Smart Environmental Management
climate change, emissions management, dredged material and sediment management

Smart Flood Protection/Mitigation

Smart Education and Training
licensing, certification, simulation

Smart Port and Landside Economic Development
inland (dry)ports

Smart Infrastructure
life-cycleplanning, adaptation to climate change

Complete details on ABSTRACT SUBMISSION will be posted at smart11.pianc.us. Click here to download the pdf of the brochure.

 Conference Hotel: The conference hotel was specifically chosen for its spectacular views of the Crescent City and the river traffic along the Mississippi River. Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA 70130 USA. Phone: 1-(504) 566-7006. A block of rooms is being held under the name "PIANC USA".

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For more information regarding the conference, please visit our website at smart11.pianc.us or contact us at pianc@usace.army.mil or 703-428-9090.

 

revised 30 Jun 2010