Sunday, 18 May 2008
Welcome Reception

Hosted by the Institute for Maritime Simulation
Monday, 19 May 2008
10:00 Opening Ceremony
Chair: Christina Prieser, ISPIC 2008 Conference Chair

Capt. Assoc. Prof. Willi Wittg, ISPIC 2008 Conference Scientific Chair
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rogge, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Rogge Group of Companies and Managing Director of RMC
Prof. Dr. Uwe Apel, Con-Rector of Bremen University of Applied Sciences
Mr. Ralf Nagel, Minister of Economy and Ports, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Capt. Christer Lindvall, President of the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations
Capt. Gurpreet Singhota, Head of Operational Safety Section, on behalf of the Patron, H.E. Admiral Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation

11:00 Coffee
Sponsored by Hochtief Construction AG
11:30 Poster Session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Cerit, Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey
Computer Based Training in the Familiarization and Basic Safety Training of Hotel and Catering Personnel aboard Cruise Ships
Mr. Dirk Albrecht, Hapag-Lloyd AG
SECURITAS MARE – Crowd and Crisis Management
Capt. Asst. Prof. Christer Bergquist, Kalmar Maritime Academy
Game Engine Based Learning – New Perspectives for Web and Computer Based Learning
Mr. Thomas Daroszewski, benntec Systemtechnik GmbH
Selection of Future Seafarers by Means of Measurement of Competency
Asst. Prof. Dr. Gudrun Frank, Dr.Ing.G.Frank AG, Institut für Kompetenz-Diagnostik
3-D Nautical Charts as Decision Support for Land Based Piloting
Dr. Thomas Porathe, Mälardalen University
Intersectoral Co-operation in Maritime Medicine – A Study about Improvement of Telemedicine on Board of Norwegian Merchant Ships
Dr. Monika Puskeppeleit, Medi 3 AS / Norway
Interport Competition in a Single Market: Lessons from the Cases of the River Plate and Concepcion Port Ranges
Mr. Gordon Wilmsmeier, Napier University Edinburgh
12:00 Lunch
Sponsored by Germanischer Lloyd AG
14:00 Technical Session 1 – Setting the Scene
Chair: Dr. Anthony Morrall, BMT Group Ltd., UK
Fair Play – or is there?
Mr. Norbert Bellstedt, Hamburg
Investment in Quality Personnel – An Inescapable Cost
Mr. Allan Graveson, Nautilus UK
The Impact of Funds Reallocation on overall Potential Human Resources – a Case Study of a Slovene Port and a Slovene Ship Owner
Asst. Prof. Dr. Majda Prijon, IPPOL, Koper
15:30 Coffee
Sponsored by Hochtief Construction AG
16:00 Technical Session 2 – Maritime Infrastructure
Chair: Capt. Franz Hörberg, ROGGE MARINE CONSULTING G.M.B.H., Germany
Port and Terminal Developments
Mrs. Hind Zahr, Tangier Mediterranean Special Agency
Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdansk, Poland
Mr. Frank Utes, HOCHTIEF Construction AG
Port Development Planning and Emergency Preparedness
Mrs. Antje Willnow, GAUSS mbH
The German Strategy for Dealing with Maritime Emergencies
Capt. Ulf Bustorff, Central Command for Maritime Emergencies
19:00 Reception at Bremen Town Hall
Hosted by the Ministry of Economy and Ports, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
Technical Session 3 – Maritime Safety and Security

Chair: Prof. Capt. Peter Irminger, Bremen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ship and Port Safety in Ports Subject to Globalisation
Dr. Carlo de Hennin, de Hennin & Associés
An ISPS Balance with Aspects of the Human Element
Capt. Dieter Hentschel, Bremen University of Applied Sciences
Security Event Management System Supports Staff of Transport Organisers
Mr. Rainer Müller, Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics
10:30 Coffee
Sponsored by Wolfgang Ritter Foundation
11:00 Technical Session 4 – Maritime Quality and Risk Management
Chair: Prof. Hercules Haralambides, Center of Maritime Economics and Logistics-Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
CTQI: A Container Terminal Performance Indicator Established by GLC in Co-operation with Global Institute of Logistics (GIL)
Mr. Bernhard Ständer, Germanischer Lloyd Certification GmbH
Increasing Quality Demands on Carriers and Ports by the Globalization of Production/Exemplification – Vehicle Shipments
Capt. Bernd Franck, Franck Consulting Limited
12:00 Celebration of the 1st European Maritime Day
Capt. Dr. Jaime Veiga, European Maritime Safety Agency, Portugal
12:30 Lunch
Sponsored by Hanseatic P&I
14:00 Technical Session 5 – Maritime Legislation
Chair: Capt. Frederik van Wijnen, Confederation of European Shipmasters’ Associations, The Netherlands
Observations on the 2006 ILO Maritime Labour Convention as a System of Protection
Dr. Peter B. Payoyo, Philippine Seafarers Assistance Programme
Criminalisation of Seafarers – Ensuring Fair Treatment?
Capt. Bert Wardetzki, Zeller Associates Management Services GmbH
Fatigue at Sea: Effects of the Two-Watch System
Capt. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margareta Lützhöft, Chalmers University of Technology
15:30 Coffee
Sponsored by Wolfgang Ritter Foundation
16:00 Technical Session 6 – Maritime Policy
Chair: Dr. Jaime Veiga, European Maritime Safety Agency, Portugal
Solving the Stowaway Problem
Capt. Koichi Akatsuka, Japan Captains’ Association
‘Ocean Governance’ – A Subject the Maritime Industry should pay Attention to?
Capt. Dr. Arnd Bernaerts, Hamburg
Contributions to the European Commission’s Consultation on a Future EU Port Policy
Capt. Dieter Blöchl, European Maritime Pilots’ Association
Seafarers and Port Reception Facilities: The Usual Warm Welcome!
Capt. Mohab Abou-Elkawam, Seafarers International Research Centre
18:00 Conference Photograph
19:30 Cocktail Reception
Hosted by the International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations
20:00 Conference Dinner
Sponsored by Rheinmetall Defence Electronics

After Dinner Speaker: Rev. Peter Bick, German Seamen’s Mission, Bremen

Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Technical Session 7 – Maritime Human Resources

Chair: Capt. Rodger MacDonald, International Federation of Shipmasters’ Associations, UK
Leadership on Board, among Multinational Crews
Capt. Prof. Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez-Martos Dauer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Cultural and Gender Diversities Affecting the Ship/Port Interface – Maritime Education and Training Efforts to Bridge Diversity Gaps
Capt. Asst. Prof. Jan Horck, World Maritime University
Heavy Lift Simulation
Mrs. Alexandra Oesterle, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH
Occupational Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Safety Culture on Board Ships
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Heikki Saarni, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
11:00 Coffee
Sponsored by VdKS “Columbus” von 1856
11:30 Closing Session
Chair: Capt. Assoc. Prof. Willi Wittig, Conference Scientific Chair

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12:30 Lunch
Sponsored by Verband Deutscher Kapitäne und Schiffsoffiziere
13:00 Press Conference
14:00 IFSMA 34th Annual General Assembly
Thursday, 22 May 2008
09:00 IFSMA 34th Annual General Assembly (continued)