Submission guidelines

  1. Click on the submission link
  2. Create an Easychair account
  3. Login and select your track (IMLA, ICERS, IMEC, or INSLC)
  4. Follow the instructions to submit your abstract/paper


Abstract Deadline: (Closed)

  • Indicate in the title line whether the submission is a paper, workshop, my practice or round-table
  • The abstract should not exceed 200 words


Full Papers Deadline: 15 June 2021

Special Interest Group sub-themes


  • Professional skills for future MET instructors
  • Sustainability in MET
  • Historical approaches to MET (harnessing the past to navigate the future)
  • Training for 21st-century skills in MET
  • Lifelong learning in the maritime context


  • Ship intelligence: partnering Maritime English with smart ships of the future
  • Communication and the autonomous ship
  • Evaluation and assessment of Maritime English: transitioning towards the future
  • Communication through technology
  • Maritime English as a shore-based, business language of the future


  • Developments in ERS and how these improved past inefficiencies and deficiencies
  • The future of ERS and its impact on the environment
  • The future of shipping and its requirements for ERS training
  • The use of ERS for research and development
  • The autonomous vessels simulators and decision making


  • Integrated Simulation to master Complex Navigation Tasks of the Future
  • From conventional navigation to e-Navigation, Remote Control and Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) – Challenges and Solutions for future Training Facilities and Simulation Technologies
  • Safety of Navigation and Protection of the Marine Environment –Role and Contributions of Maritime Simulation
  • Virtual? Augmented? Mixed? What Reality? - Innovations in maritime simulation for training and operation of ships
  • Monitoring and Assessing Trainees in Simulation Exercises
  • Emergency Management in complex Simulation Scenarios

While priority will be given to papers addressing these themes, other MET related topics will be considered.