Data analysis in the maritime domain

Poznań University of Economics and Business Press has published a book “Data analysis in the maritime domain“. The book summarizes many years’ research of the DIS team in the maritime domain, which were realized within the completed projects (SIMMO I and HANSA) as well as individual research. Authors of the book: Milena Stróżyna, Witold Abramowicz, Krzysztof Węcel, Jacek Małyszko and Dominik Filipiak.

The book delivers a rich set of foundations, state-of-the-art knowledge, new approaches and methods for the purpose of anomalies detection, maritime traffic analysis as well as risk and reliability assessment. It addresses relevant research problems at the intersection of maritime transport in global economies, reliability and risk assessment of transport services, and information systems and processing of maritime data.

The book provides a theoretical overview of available maritime data sources and approaches for maritime data analysis, as well as a set of novel tools and methods for maritime data retrieval, fusion, and analysis. The proposed methods are evaluated on real-life AIS data, covering the entire world and more than 200 thousands of vessels, illustrating how they may be used for anomaly detection and risk assessment.

The primary audience of the book are researchers from the fields of computer science and maritime transport as well as logistics service providers, shipping companies and port authorities companies that need support in managing security, safety, and risk of maritime transport services in global economies by making use of large-scale data processing.

The book is available for download on the PUEB Press website:

Excerpt from the review

The book delivers an important contribution both to theory and practice at the intersection of maritime transport in global economies, reliability and risk assessment and information systems and data processing. Besides embedding the research into

current state-of-the-art the book delivers novel methods for relevant research problems, which were rigorously evaluated with real-world data and use cases. (…) In particular, the enormous amount of data that exists in the maritime context and the professional way the authors use the data for evaluation with regards to accuracy, real-world example compliance, efficiency, and usefulness needs to be highlighted.

These new methods can be used by different stakeholders such as shippers, port terminals, carriers, freight forwarders or customs. Furthermore, the presented methods can also be applied to other modes of transportation, thus can be generalized and applied to other contextual fields and advance the overall topic as such.” – Prof. André Ludwig,