Initial paper selection will be based on a one or two-page abstract for one of the conference tracks. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The selection criteria are relevance, quality and originality. All authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit full papers for peer-review. Preparation of full papers is optional. These will go through a full peer-review and successful submissions will be published in an accredited journal or proceedings.

Please send us your abstract using the abstract template within 1st March 2019. Conference deadlines are:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 1st March 2019
  • Abstract acceptance: 15th March 2019
  • Full paper submission deadline: 1st June 2019
  • Early registration: 15th June 2019

The MTEC conferences alternates between Singapore and Trondheim and is arranged every second year. ICMASS is arranged yearly by the International Network for Autonomous Ships and have different venues. The joint conference is a meeting point for industry and academia and aims to present relevant scientific papers with clear technical applications as well as more application-oriented results.

The conference covers port and ship technology in the following main tracks:

  • Maritime Digitalisation – Topics like (not exhaustive)
    • Digitalisation of shore-side decisions and manual processes, and digital integration with government/regulator portals or other relevant stakeholder for licenses, certifications etc.
    • Optimised planning (including just-in-time-arrival) of logistics and port operations using digitalisation and data analytics
    • Research gap analysis for future needs such as integrated system or development of digital twin
    • Meta-Studies and stakeholder analysis for data normalisation
    • Safe and secure ship-to-shore communication
    • And others
  • Autonomous Systems and Vessels – Topics like (not exhaustive)
    • Safety and risks for mixed environment (autonomous and manned vessel) operations
    • Design and operability for unmanned vessels – Unmanned operation changes the framework and constraints with regards to design, optimization and operability limits
    • Optimized planning and operation of mixed fleets – passengers as well as cargo, in local and regional areas based on introduction of emerging technologies such as autonomy and digitalisation
    • Shared, distributed situation awareness and operation coordination for autonomous vessels and systems
      Ship-board enablers and systems for remote operations and management
    • Developing new performance standards, skill requirements and assessments for remote fleet operators
    • Virtual and augmented reality in shore-side training and operations of remote-controlled vessels
    • And others
  • Green Shipping – Topics like (not exhaustive)
    • Complying to more stringent regulations on emissions using systems and technologies on-board ships for emission reduction (energy systems, hybrid systems, scrubber technology, waste heat recovery)
    • Improving energy efficiency through technical operations and optimized logistics planning
    • And others

The conference is organized by SINTEF Ocean and NTNU in Norway and co-organized by MPA, NUS, NTU, SMA and NP in Singapore. Partners from the International Network for Autonomous Ships co-arrange the track on autonomous transport systems. The Research Council of Norway is supporting the conference.

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