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Call for Technical Papers/Workshop Proposals

The Call for Papers is now closed.

Mari-Tech 2019 Conference & Exhibition, Full Speed Ahead: Firing on all Cylinders, invites members of Canada’s marine engineering community to contribute technical papers and/or workshop proposals for presentation at the conference being held in Ottawa, April 23-25, 2019.

Why present at Mari-Tech 2019?

Do you want a chance to make an impact and share your knowledge?  Mari-Tech 2019 is all about profiling leading-edge applications and concepts whether it be delivery of a challenging project, development of best practices, new research and development, or even a critique of the status quo.

Presenting offers invaluable opportunities regardless of what stage you are in your career.  Experienced professionals benefit from presenting to a diverse and well-informed audience while young practitioners gain confidence presenting to a supportive group of fellow marine engineers.

What are the “Hot Topics”?

Abstracts for technical sessions and workshops should generally align with the following “hot topics” areas.  However, these topics are not exclusive and abstracts on state-of-the-art and innovative advances in all areas of marine engineering will be considered.

  • Education & Succession
    1. CISMaRT
    2. UBC – Masters of Naval Architecture
    3. PEng – Professional Development Voluntary Reporting and diversity goals (30% by 2030)
  • Marine Regulatory Requirements
    1. Safety Management System
    2. Classification Society
  • Arctic Operations/Polar Code
    1. Experiences on implementation
  • In Service Support Requirements
    1. Life Extensions
    2. Corrosion
  • Innovation, Technology Advancements, Adaptation
    1. Hybrid Solutions
    2. Autonomous
  • Big Data
    1. Artificial Intelligence
  • Other

How will sessions be formatted?

Mari-Tech 2019 will offer not only traditional technical presentations but also a series of practical, interactive workshops.

Workshops will allow more time to explore issues in more depth.  They are distinctly different from a technical presentation and should include as much interaction with delegates as possible.  Do you have a new tool that will help practitioners to be more productive?  Do you have some hands-on technique that you’re anxious to share with your peers?

The formats and timing are outlined below:

Presentation Format Timing
Technical Paper 45 minutes (35-minute presentation; 10-minute Q&A)
Practical Workshop 75 minutes (65-minute interactive workshop; 10-minute Q&A)

How to submit an abstract:

Authors are invited to submit their abstract of a maximum of 250 words online by 11:59 a.m. (ET), Monday, September 24, 2018.  Abstracts must be written in English.

How are papers selected?

Mari-Tech 2019 Program Subcommittee will review all abstracts and make selections using a “consensus” approach.  The intention is to select interesting abstracts that will inspire lively and fruitful discussions.  As selection will be based on the abstracts received, it is important that they contain sufficient information to demonstrate technical merit, more educational value than a business development focus, innovation and relevance, and, in the case of workshops, the practical application of session deliverables and the interactive concept being proposed.

The Program Subcommittee, at its sole discretion, may select any or none of the abstracts received and its decisions are final.

Invitations to present will be sent to authors whose abstracts are accepted by the Program Subcommittee by Friday, October 19, 2018.

Questions regarding submitting an abstract should be directed to the Mari-Tech 2019 Program Subcommittee.

Email: info@mari-tech.org

Co-Hosted by CIMarE Ottawa and SNAME Eastern Canadian Section

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