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Call for Technical Papers

Call for Papers is Now Closed

Mari-Tech 2023 Conference & Exhibition – EVOLUTION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AND TALENT – invites members of the global marine engineering community to contribute technical papers for presentation at the conference being held in Vancouver, BC on April 18-20, 2023.

For thousands of years, people have used the water to transport cargo from one place to another. Naturally with the advent of new technologies and growing workforce knowledge bases, the maritime industry has evolved significantly. However, as we progress further into the digital era, technology and talent are driving change at a rapidly increasing pace. The industry is not only seeing vast improvements in safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability, but also many new opportunities and challenges for further growth.

Why present at Mari-Tech 2023?

Do you want a chance to make an impact and share your knowledge? Mari-Tech 2023 is all about profiling leading-edge applications and concepts whether it be delivery of a challenging marine project; development of best practices in the maritime sector; new research, development and innovation; or even a critique of the status quo.

Presenting at Mari-Tech 2023 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 should 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 as aligned with our theme.

  • Challenges of talent recruitment and retention
  • Creating Diversity in the Marine Sector
  • New and emerging technology
  • Maritime emissions and the era of ultra low sulphur fuel oil
  • Alternative fuels, alternative energy capture and storage
  • Sails, solar, and other sustainable energy in reducing the carbon footprint
  • Electric propulsion; hybrid solutions
  • Autonomous vessels; automation
  • Digital twins; Data analytics
  • Vessel innovations: antifouling, ballast alternatives, hull designs
  • Arctic operations for equipment and vessels

How will sessions be formatted?

Mari-Tech 2023 Will offer technical presentations of 45 minutes (35-minute presentation; 10-minute Q&A)

How to submit an abstract?

Authors are invited to submit their abstract of a maximum of 300 words online by 11:59 PM (ET), Wednesday, November 30th, 2022. Abstract must be written in English.  Please identify all speakers who will be in-person to present.  

How are papers selected?

The Mari-Tech 2023 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 and selection will be based on the abstracts received.  It is important that they contain sufficient information to demonstrate technical merit, innovation, and relevance with more educational value than a business development focus.

The program subcommittee, at its sole discretion, may select any or none of the abstracts received and decisions are final. Invitations to present will be sent to authors whose abstracts are accepted by the program subcommittee by Friday, December 16, 2022.

Questions regarding submitting an abstract should be directed to the Mari-Tech 2023 program subcommittee.

Email:  papers@mari-techconference.ca

Mari-Tech 2023 Conference & Exhibition is a collaboration between the CIMarE’s Vancouver Branch, the Canadian Pacific Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and ABCMI.