Conference Program

6th Annual International Conference on Geography
Tentative Program (Athens Local Time)
(In the program presentations are included from all the subjects scheduled to be presented in parallel)
(Note: each presentation includes at least 10 minutes for questions and discussions if available)

Monday 1 June 2020


Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER 
  • Nicholas N. Patricios, Professor & Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture, University of Miami, USA
  • Clara Germana Gonçalves, Researcher, CITAD (Centro de Investigação em Território, Arquitectura e Design), Lusíada University and Associate Professor, ISMAT (Instituto Superior Manuel Teixeira Gomes), Portugal.
  • Virginia Sisiopiku, Associate Professor, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.

Jelena Culin, Associate Professor, University of Zadar, Croatia.
Title: MARPOL Annex V-Related Deficiencies Recorded in the Paris MoU Mediterranean Ports. (PowerPoint)

Rebecca Heckmann, Researcher, Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Madeleine Bode, Research Assistant, Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Title: An Autonomous Electrified Cargo Robot to Support Walkability of Cities. Post-Mining Lakes. (PowerPoint)-(Paper)-(Video)

Srdjan Vujicic, Assistant Professor, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Title: Distributed Ledger Technology in Shipping as a Means of Environmental Sustainability. (PowerPoint)

Sigrid Reiter, Professor, University of Liège, Belgium.
Antoinette Marie Reine Nishimwe, PhD Student, University of Liège, Belgium.
Title: Spatial Energy Modelling of a Residential Building Stock Based on GIS: A Case Study of the Walloon Region in Belgium. (PowerPoint)

Simona Zapolskyte, PhD Student, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.
Title: The Smart Mobility System and its Infrastructure Evaluation Factors and Indicators. (PowerPoint)

Vaida Vabuolyte, PhD Student, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania.
Title: Planning Practice of Industrial Parks in Lithuania by the Measures of Country Development Level of Infrastructure. (PowerPoint)

Aaron Yair, Research Assistant, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Title: The Complex Relationships among the Average Annual Rainfall, Surface Properties and the Spatial Redistribution of Water Resources in a Sandy Area Located in the Northern Negev Desert, Israel. (PowerPoint)

Ousmane Ag Dalla, Assistant Professor, International University of Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire..
Title: Contributions of Participatory Mapping in the Implementation of Local Politico-Economic Projects: Experience in A Rural District of Mali. (PowerPoint)

Loretta Stalans, Professor, Loyola University Chicago, USA.
Title: Examining the Diversity of Coercive Styles among Pimps in the United States: Social and Childhood Contributors. (PowerPoint)

Saskia van Kampen, Assistant Professor, San Francisco State University, USA.
Title: Building “working with, not for” Into Design Studio Curriculum. (PowerPoint)

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Greek Night

Tuesday 2 June 2020

08:00-11:00 Urban Walk

Otto Ellonen, Research Assistant, University of Vaasa, Finland.
Title: Experiences on Development and Design of STACK Problems for Circuit Analysis. (PowerPoint)

Vibhash Chandra Jha, Professor, Visva-Bharati University, India.
Title: Geography of Buddhism: A Global Connectivity. (PowerPoint)

Silvio Carta, Head of Art and Design, University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Ian Owen, Lecturer, University of Herefordshire, UK.
Title: Agent Based Modelling and Social Inputs. A Few Case Studies. (PowerPoint)

Roshanak Vatani, PhD Student, Islamic Azad University, Kerman Branch, Iran.
Title: The Representation of the Unrepresented: A Study of Anita Brookner’s Freeze-Frame Narrative in her Novel Hotel du Lac. (PowerPoint)

David Michael Kretzer, PhD Student & Research Assistant, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
Michael Walczak, PhD Student & Research Assistant, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
Title: The Impact of Vertical Densification on Public Lighting in Informal Settlements: Using Virtual Environments as Evaluation Tool for Policy-Making. (PowerPoint)

Nisrine Mezher, PhD Candidate, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / Lebanese University, France / Lebanon.
Title: The Interface in the Urban and Social Fabric of Beirut. (PowerPoint)

Mario Pagano, PhD Student, University of Catania, Italy.
Title: Geological Risk Monitoring of Road Network by use of Combined Multi-Temporal InSAR and GIS-based Derived Information: The Example of Giarre (PowerPoint)

José Miguel Álvarez Romero, PhD Student, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.
Title: Research-Based Learning: Projects of Educational Innovation within MUSE (Mater on Space Systems) Academic Plan. (PowerPoint)

Alexander Kolpakov, Senior Research Associate, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, USA.
Title: Implications of Market Penetration of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles for Florida State Transportation Revenue. (PowerPoint)

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Wednesday 3 June 2020
Educational Islands Cruise
Thursday 4 June 2020
Delphi Tour