Upcoming Dates

Full Manuscript Deadline: March 29, 2022 ** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT APRIL 4 **

Committee Evaluation Period: March 30 - April 12, 2022

*The committee is currenlty revieweing papers. Thank you to all who submitted! Due to many deadline extensions, please allow for extra time to receive feedback.*

Notification to Authors: April 15, 2022

Speaker Registration Deadline: April 29, 2022 *** Extended to May 13 ***

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 29, 2022 *** Extended to May 13 ***

Registration Closes: June 16, 2022 *** extended to June 20 ***


We are pleased to report that the IMDC committee has received over 70 abstracts. We are very confident that the final technical program will be of the high quality that has previously marked International Marine Design Conferences. We extend our very sincere thanks to all the authors who submitted abstracts.

We do admit that mistakes sometimes happen. If you submitted an abstract for consideration but have not heard from us yet, email In the electronic age it seems that items go missing "in the mail" even more than they did in the paper age.

In the coming weeks we will post a list of accepted papers.


Please contact the IMDC Conference Secretariat at


Original Instructions for Abstract Preparation

All abstracts should be in English and the text should not exceed 500 words. All abstracts must be submitted on-line through the abstract submission system. Please copy and paste your abstract directly into the system.

Title: Please capitalize the first letter of the title and of any names as appropriate.

Topic: The aim of the IMDC is to advance all aspects of marine design as an engineering discipline. IMDC invites papers and other content from marine design engineers for IMDC 2022. We particularly invite contributions on the following themes:

  • Design methodology
  • Sustainable design: How will the evolution of society affect our design process? What is Responsible Design?  What is the impact upon the design process of concerns for underwater noise, or use of bio-derivative materials?
  • Designing the Invisible Parts of the Ship: Design of the invisible systems on board the ship, e.g. RF networks, digital twins, etc.  When does design of these parts become important to the overall ship design process?
  • Novel design concepts: How will new ship architectures and design concepts affect the design process?
  • Propulsion and machinery systems design: How will new machinery technology, new fuels, etc. affect our design process?
  • Structure design: How will new structural tools, materials, processes and technology affect our design process?
  • Hull form design: How does hull form development affect the design process?
  • CAD CAM: How is this tool’s evolution changing the design process?
  • Arctic: How does "Design for the Arctic" differ from other ship design processes?
  • Maritime logistics: How would a holistic design of the entire logistic chain affect the ship design process?
  • Class and statutory rules: How do class and statutory rules affect the ship design processes?
  • Integrated design environments: How is this tool’s evolution changing the design process?
  • Design education: How is ship design taught? How does (or should) it differ from other engineering design curricula? Do we use gamification of teaching, active learning techniques, use of technology for teaching and learning, etc.?  How have we adjusted our curricula to help enable the modern ship design student?  What is driving this change in teaching ship design, and how are educators addressing this need?
    Risk Based Design: How is this tool’s evolution changing the design process?

Body of the abstract: Maximum of 500 words. Should contain a brief introduction, a statement of the objectives or purpose of the research, a brief explanation of the methods or approaches used, the key results of the research and a brief conclusion that puts the research findings into context. The body of the abstract should be typed as a single paragraph into the corresponding field in the submission site and must contain complete sentences with correct grammar and spelling. It should not contain references.

Authors: List all authors by their full name and last names. Indicate at least one person to the lead author. The Committee will assume the lead author will be the presenting author and expected to register for the conference before the Early Bird deadline.


** It is strongly recommended to have the abstract revised for English composition, grammar, and style before submission. The lead (presenting) author is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

**Abstracts will be distributed among the IMDC Committee members for review. The Committee reserves the right to refuse submissions if the instructions are not followed and based on the number, theme, and quality of submissions.

**Final abstract acceptance by the Committee is subject to payment of registration fees by the registration Early Bird Deadline on May 13, 2022.