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Abstracts are due on June 1, 2020 with acceptance notifications provided by June 30, 2020. Once an abstract is accepted authors will receive further instructions for submitting a draft paper.

Abstracts may cover the following panel topics:

  1. Developments in Automation & Autonomous Shipping
    Considers issues/advancements regarding automation and autonomous ship technology
  2. Cyber Risk Management
    Considers issues/scope of managing cyber risk, and understanding the expansion of risk with the expansion of automation
  3. MARPOL and Sulfur2020
    Considers environmental protection issues under the Annexes of the MARPOL Convention, including the impact of the new 2020 global Sulphur limit in MARPOL Annex VI as regards fuel oil quality, fuel oil safety, and fuel oil management.
  4. Alternative Propulsion Systems
    Considers alternative propulsion systems (including fuels, technologies, and best practices) for improving energy efficiency in the design and operation of ship equipment and systems, as well as cleaner emissions. Will also consider recent international and domestic requirements, including environmental considerations.
  5. Offshore Technology
    Considers technological advancements in a variety of subjects affecting the offshore industry and the marine transportation system. This includes systems for ensuring the safe and effective offshore exploration and extraction of energy resources, including dynamic positioning, hazardous areas, and safety systems. Will consider lessons learned from operations as well as application of related standards.
  6. Regulatory, Classification Society and Standards Developments
    Considers latest international and domestic developments and requirements regarding safety and environmental protection impacting the maritime community. Considers latest developments regarding standards and directives.

Need inspiration? Check out the previous 2017 workshop program. You can also view published papers from past workshops.

Questions? Please send questions about the workshop to Erika Lawson at