Call for papers

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), maritime transport, measured in tonne-kilometres, accounts for 87% of global freight transport.  It projects that just container traffic related to international trade may grow by as much as 73% by 2030, to more than 1 billion TEU.  The shipping industry generates millions of data points every day: AIS reports of ship movements; vessel condition monitoring by operators and owners; container tracking by ports; freight scheduling by couriers; catch details by fishing boats; insurance claims; social media postings; and so on. Here is a great opportunity for data scientists to make a difference.  With these volumes of traffic, even modest improvements in operations, planning, etc., can result in huge savings, both financially and environmentally.


We welcome submissions that describe current state of the art of data science research for maritime applications. Particular topics of interest for this conference include (but are not limited to) the following, as applied to maritime applications, both commercial and naval:

We invite papers from both academia and industry of up to 4 pages in length presenting novel developments in this context. We encourage papers that advance the research field; papers strictly dealing with applications are discouraged. If you are unsure about the relevance of your paper, please contact the conference organisers via:




We invite the submission of papers up to 4 A4 pages in length (including title, figures and references). Papers must be written in English and authors must use the IEEE conference paper format (available from: 

All papers must be submitted in PDF format. 

All full papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the Programme Committee. All accepted submissions will be presented orally at the conference and distributed to all attendees.

Papers must be submitted through EasyChair (




Full paper submission deadline: Extended to 31st May 2018

Notification of acceptance (full –papers): 6th July 2018

Camera-Ready due: 27th July 2018