University Authors' Call for Papers

Logistics, Trade and Transportation Symposium
February 26-27, 2014 - Gulfport, Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park Campus 

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation  National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education

The Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation at the University of Southern Mississippi ( is sponsoring the Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium 2014 – that provides a unique forum for industry practitioners and researchers to network and share their ideas. This event provides an exciting opportunity for attendees to meet, network, explore ideas, and learn from the experts. On behalf of the organizing committee of Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium 2014, we are accepting submissions in the areas of your expertise that are relevant to logistics, trade, and transportation.

The research presentations should contain results that are significant and have archival value to the logistics, supply chain, and transportation research community. We encourage all presenters to submit a full length paper for the symposium proceedings.  Full papers have a 10-pages limit and will undergo a double-blind peer review process. Presentations without a paper are acceptable, but will not be indexed in the proceedings. Submissions must include an abstract (up to 200 words).

Abstracts are welcome in the following areas (not limited to):

  • International & Regional Trade
  • Freight Forwarding & 3PL Logistics
  • Global Logistics
  • Supply Chain Design & Management
  • Multi-modal Transportation
  • Transportation Economics
  • Transportation Rules & Regulations
  • Procurement & Supplier Selection
  • Co-ordination & Collaboration
  • Impact of Panama Canal Expansion, etc.

Submission Process:

In order to submit your presentation abstract for consideration, you will have to first register as an author.  Once you register, you will be given an author login which will permit you to submit your abstract. To register & submit a research abstract please visits

Important Dates:

  • Submit Academic Abstract
July 15 - September 23, 2013 Extended till October 7, 2013
  • Notification of Decision on Academic Abstract:
September 25, 2013
  • Submit Academic Full Paper for Peer Review:
September 25 - October 28, 2013
  • Peer Review of Academic Papers
November 4 - November 22, 2013
  • Peer Review Results of Academic Papers
November 27, 2013
  • Final Revised Academic Paper Due:
December 15, 2013
  • Hotel Reservation
December 15, 2013
  • Early-Bird Registration Discount ($150)*
December 15, 2013
  • Standard Registration ($180)*
January 15, 2014
  • Late Registration ($210)*
February 15, 2014
  • On-Site Registration ($240)*
February 26, 2014
  • CLTT Symposium
February 26 - 27, 2014
  • Speed Interview
February 27, 2014

*Students Receive a 50% discount. Additionally, there will be some limited $50 scholarships for students to cover part of the remaining symposium registration (beyond the 50% discount).

If your abstract or paper is accepted: (a) the presenting author is required to register for the conference (presentations/papers without the presenting author being registered for the symposium will be withdrawn from the program and the proceedings) and (b) the presenting author must attend and present the paper at the symposium.

There are also opportunities to organize invited sessions, or panels; please contact us if you are interested (contact information below). In addition to applied & research presentations, the symposium offers many opportunities for attendees, including plant tours, networking, keynote sessions, and student case competition.


We look forward to seeing you in Gulfport!