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Docks the Future Mid Term Conference is titled “Envisioning the Port of the Future: the 2030 horizon” and will be held in Trieste on 4th April 2019. The objective of the DocksTheFuture Midterm conference is two-fold: on the one hand the goal is to communicate the first project results and, on the other hand, the objective is to validate the concepts, topics, and targets defined in the clustering of project and activities of interest for the definition of the Port of the Future.

In particular, DocksTheFuture:

Refines and tunes the Port of Future concepts, the Port of the Future topics and their related targets in 2030 and the list of projects to be clustered together with the PortForward, PIXEL and Corealis projects

Identifies appropriate KPIs (“Key Performance Indicators”) and relevant monitoring and evaluation of action results.

Leads to the “Port of the Future Road Map for 2030” that includes a number of exploitation elements, such as tools for evaluation and transferability of Port of the Future solutions, R&D and policy recommendations, training packages and the creation of a “Port of the Future Network of Excellence”. The DocksTheFuture Project – which started in January 2018 and will run for 30 months until June, 30th, 2020 – entails a Communication and Dissemination Plan addressing all TEN-T Core and Comprehensive Ports and main port stakeholders.

Join us to discuss the preliminary results of the Horizon 2020 funded project, aiming at defining the concept of the port(s) of the future. 





09:00 a.m. – 09:35 a.m.
Welcome addresses 
Openings and Keynote speech

09:35 a.m. – 10:15 a.m
Future outlook of maritime traffic flows in 2030

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Technical session – Envisioning the port of the future (I) 

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Technical session – Envisioning the port of the future (II): Technologies, processes and infrastructure as a backbone of the port of the future evolution

12:30 p.m. – 01:45 p.m.
Lunch break

01:45 p.m. – 02:30 p.m.
Projects presentations | Port of the Future Network

02:30 p.m. – 03:15 p.m.
Technical session – Envisioning the port of the future (III): The 2030 Future of Federated Systems

03:15 p.m. – 04:15 p.m.
Regional focus

04:15 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.
Closing remarks