Call for Papers EXTENDED Deadline – 5 April 2019

The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) is pleased to invite you to submit a 400-600 word abstract of a proposed paper in your area of expertise for the 12th IHMA Congress, to be held in Hobart, Australia.

Addressing the theme  ‘The Next Wave – Navigating Towards the Digital Future’  the Congress program will be designed to appeal to all those responsible for the safe, secure and efficient conduct of marine operations in ports and industry organisations working with, or within ports across all levels of the industry spectrum.

This is your opportunity to put forward your ideas, case studies and technical research on the innovations that will promote safe, efficient and secure maritime logistics, improve cooperation between ports and ships, develop best practice, and raise global standards for the safety, security and efficiency of ports.

Abstract submissions should:

  • Include the broad theme of your paper together with the reason why this topic would be interesting for the Congress and how it addresses the theme,  ‘The Next Wave – Navigating Towards the Digital Future’
  • A short note about the author’s background and affiliations
  • Be written in English

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Papers’ Committee and authors will be notified of the outcome of that review on 13 May 2019.

The Papers’ Committee comprises senior members of IHMA who are committed to developing a balanced and engaging Congress program with contributions from members and industry that share best practice and stimulate discussion.

If your paper is accepted you will be sent guidelines for the paper format and presentation, as well as a timeline for the remainder of the papers’ process. If you have any questions, please contact the Congress Conference Manager:

Tina Karas
T: + 61 2 9080 4408