The first meeting of the scientific committee for ICOPMAS 2018 was held on 13 Nov 2017.
Eng. Allahyar, deputy managing director for Engineering and Infrastructural Development and the secretary of International Conference on Coasts, Ports, and Maritime Structures, Eng. Alvand, Head of Ports Engineering Department and the executive committee director, and the maximum number of scientific committee members and the main representatives of permanent secretariat have been attended in this meeting.
At the opening, welcome speeches were given by Eng. Alvand. In his opening speech a holding report of the previous conference and detailed information of the Permanent secretariat’s main activities for the next conference was provided.
Different matters were discussed for improving the quality of the conference including but not limited to the conference main topics, important dates, selection of the secretary of scientific committee, evaluation criteria, article submission.
Later on, Eng. Allahyar, concluded the main points of the discussions and emphasized on the importance of presenting top papers in the conference. He also mentioned it would be critical that the subject of the research projects and papers go to the direction of practical works in order to solve the problems in the ports and marine seas of Iran.