The 3rd IEEE Intl. Maritime Big Data Workshop (MBDW 2022)

collocated with the 23rd IEEE Intl. Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2022)
June 6, 2022, Paphos, Cyprus

MBDW 2022


June 6, 2022




Paphos, Cyprus


MBDW 2022

The growth of the maritime sector has produced an increase of the global maritime traffic and of the activities exploiting the ocean environment and its resources. Safety and security of maritime navigation remain a concern, like the global societal objective of reducing the environmental impact of maritime activities to pursue a sustainable and inclusive "blue growth". Technological innovations led to the development of automated monitoring systems and maritime sensors networks, producing a tremendous increase of the maritime data available and opening new avenues to interdisciplinary science-driven maritime operations and policy making. Institutional and industrial initiatives are developing infrastructures for maritime data sharing and offering advanced processing, fusion, and analysis, developing added values products in support of the maritime operational and industrial communities, policy making and informed citizenship.The Maritime Big Data Workshop 2022 is organized under the umbrella of the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2022). It will be an opportunity for researchers, technology providers, institutions participating in interdisciplinary big data initiatives, and representatives of the operational community, to meet and exchange on research results and innovations in the maritime context. The workshop will welcome the presentation of novel big data computational solutions with application in the maritime context.

The workshop will be organized in a manner that fosters interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants. Besides regular papers, we will also consider vision, retrospective, and work-in-progress papers that have the potential to stimulate debate on existing solutions or open challenges. We additionally plan to accept a limited number of demonstration papers where researchers and technologists will have the opportunity to describe an innovative system or tool in the area of data management for mobile and wireless access. We discourage the submission of incremental papers.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel ideas for organizing and harnessing the growing body of available Maritime data
  • Maritime intelligent surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Maritime situational awareness
  • Maritime environment monitoring and preservation
  • Maritime security
  • Intelligent maritime transportation systems
  • Digital twins for the maritime sector
  • Estimation of the impact of maritime activities on the maritime environment
  • Safety and security of maritime navigation and transport
  • Sustainable fisheries and exploitation of ocean resources
  • Complex maritime event recognition


9:00 - 9:10: Workshops Welcome and Opening

9:10 - 10:10: Joint MDM Workshops Keynote
+ Sanjay Chawla, Qatar Computing Research Institute / HBKU, Qatar

10:10 - 10:25: Break

10:25 - 11:20: Keynote 1
+ "Keynote 1 - Maritime Informatics for a High Performing Maritime Industry", Prof Mikael Lind, Professor in Maritime Informatics at Chalmers University of Technology and Senior Strategic Research Advisor at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)

11:20 - 11:35: Break

11:35 - 12:35: Research Session I

+ "An Intelligent Framework for Vessel Traffic Monitoring using AIS Data", Nicos Evmides (Cyprus University of Technology); Lambros Odysseos (Cyprus University of Technology); Michalis Michaelides (Cyprus University of Technology); Herodotos Herodotou (Cyprus University of Technology)

+ "Semantic Segmentation of AIS Trajectories for Detecting Complete Fishing Activities", Song Wu (Universite Libre de Bruxelles); Kristian Torp (Aalborg University); Mahmoud Sakr (Universite Libre de Bruxelles); Esteban Zimanyi (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

+ "Vessel Collision Risk Assessment using AIS Data: A Machine Learning Approach", Andreas Tritsarolis (University of Piraeus); Eva Chondrodima (University of Piraeus); Nikos Pelekis (University of Piraeus); Yannis Theodoridis (University of Piraeus)

12:35 - 12:50: Break

12:50 - 13:35: Keynote 2
+ "Keynote 2 - Moving Objects Analytics: The Case of Maritime Analytics", Dimitris Zissis, Associate Professor at the University of the Aegean,

13:35 - 13:50: Break

13:50 - 14:45: Research Session II

+ "Estimation of Sea Surface Current Velocities using AIS Data", Konstantinos Christodoulou (Cyprus University of Technology); Herodotos Herodotou (Cyprus University of Technology); Michalis Michaelides (Cyprus University of Technology)

+ "Making Sense of Heterogeneous Maritime Data", Manolis N Pitsikalis (University of Liverpool, Department of Computer Science); Alexei Lisitsa (University of Liverpool, Department of Computer Science); Patrick Totzke (University of Liverpool, Department of Computer Science); Simon Lee (Denbridge Marine Ltd.)

+ "Online Analytical Processing of Port Calls for Decision Support", Aidan Worth (Delevant Business Solutions Ltd); Aris Televantos (Delevant Business Solutions Ltd); Nicos Evmides (Cyprus University of Technology); Michalis Michaelides (Cyprus University of Technology); Herodotos Herodotou (Cyprus University of Technology)

14:45 - 15:00: Break

15:00 - 16:00: Research Session III

+ "Benchmarking Moving Object Functionalities of DBMSs using Real-world Spatiotemporal Workload", Ioannis Kontopoulos (Harokopio University of Athens, MarineTraffic); Antonios Makris (Harokopio University of Athens); Stylianos Nektarios Xyalis (Harokopio University of Athens); Konstantinos Tserpes (Harokopio University of Athens)

+ "Online Training for Fuel Oil Consumption Estimation: A Data Driven Approach", Dimitris Kaklis (Harokopeio University); Iraklis Varlamis (Harokopio University of Athens); George Giannakopoulos (IIT Demokritos); Constantine Spyropoulos (IIT Demorktios); Takis Varelas (Danaos Research Center)

+ "Machine Learning Models for Vessel Traffic Flow Forecasting: An Experimental Comparison", Petros Mandalis (University of Piraeus); Eva Chondrodima (University of Piraeus); Yannis Kontoulis (University of Piraeus); Nikos Pelekis (University of Piraeus); Yannis Theodoridis (University of Piraeus)


MBDW 2022

Manuscripts in the following categories will be considered for publication in the 3rd IEEE Intl. Maritime Big Data Workshop:

+ Regular papers (max. 6 pages): The submission should describe significant theoretical and/or experimental contributions to the topics of the workshop.

+ Demo OR Vision papers (max. 3 pages): The submission should either describe some vision in the scope of the workshop or the architecture, implementation and usage of innovative tools or systems that fit the context of the workshop. The presentation of demo or vision papers will be conducted in a designated session during the workshop (in the form of short presentations).

+ All of the submissions should be in PDF format and conform to the IEEE MDM'22 proceedings format. Submitted papers must not have been published or currently be under consideration for publication at another venue.

+ All of the submissions will be handled electronically. Each paper will be reviewed by several members of the program committee. Detailed submission information will be posted on the website of the workshop.

+ The workshop proceedings will be published in the IEEE MDM proceedings (volume 2) by the IEEE Computer Society and electronic versions of the papers will be included in the IEEE Xplore and DBLP.


MBDW 2022

+ Paper/Vision/Demo Submission: Wed., March 30, 2022
Wed., April 13, 2022 (midnight AoE)

+ Notification of Acceptance: Mon., April 18, 2022
Wed., April 30, 2022

+ Camera-ready Version Due: Fri., May 4, 2022 (midnight AoE)

+ Workshop Date: Mon., June 6, 2022


WORKSHOP CHAIRS: Herodotos Herodotou
Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics
Cyprus University of Technology

Alexander Artikis
Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus, Greece
Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR Demokritos, Greece

Matthias Renz
Department of Archaeoinformatics & Data Science
Kiel University, Germany

NATO Science and Technology Organization, Italy

Christophe Claramunt
Ecole Navale, France

Cyril Ray
Ecole Navale, France

Yannis Theodoridis
University of Piraeus, Greece

Demetris Zeinalipour
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

  • Amilcar Soares Junior (Dalhouise University, Canada)
  • Anita Graser (Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
  • Christos Doulkeridis (University of Pireaus, Greece)
  • Cyril Ray (Ecole Navale, France)
  • Dimitrios Zissis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
  • Elias Alevizos (NCSR Demokritos, Greece)
  • Francesca de Rosa (NATO STO CMRE, Italy)
  • Gabriele Ferri (NATO STO CMRE, Italy)
  • Gennady Andrienko (Fraunhofer, Germany)
  • Gianandrea Mannarini (Fondazione CMCC, Italy)
  • Iwao Fujino (Tokai University, Japan)
  • Kostas Patroumpas (University of Piraeus, Greece)
  • Nikos Giatrakos (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
  • Stan Matwin (Dalhouise University, Canada)
  • Waldo Kleynhans (Munus International, South Africa)
  • Willi Rath (GEOMAR, Germany)
  • Peng Peng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

WEBMASTER Soteris Constantinou
University of Cyprus, Cyprus

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