Our Aims and Objectives

‌The aim of the conference is to bring together industry wide expertise from all sectors related to the manoeuvring and simulation of ships and floating structures. The objective is to provide a platform for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research and current practice while at the same time nurturing a network for collaboration and commerce.

The MARSIM conference series brings together subject experts and distinguished speakers to discuss and disseminate technical and topical issues, while exhibitors showcase the latest in maritime simulator technologies and training products.


Call for papers

Papers are welcomed on a wide variety of topics related to ship manoeuvring and simulation including:

Hydrodynamic Modelling:

Including state-of-the-art hydrodynamic testing methods in deep water and restricted conditions; novel and unconventional steering and propulsion devices; experimental measurement and uncertainty analysis; new measurement technologies; computational fluid dynamics; full-scale trials and measurements; environmental impact; EEDI; higher education.

Marine Simulation:

Including state-of-the-art developments in simulator technologies and numerical modelling methods; virtual reality; manned model applications; haptic feedback; bridge design, human factors in ship design; desk-top simulation tools and associated training aids; autopilots; dynamic positioning systems; e-Navigation.

Maritime Training:

Including state-of-the-art educational theory; instructor qualifications; curriculum development; implication for STCW; new approaches to education and training with distance learning; validation of ship handling training technologies.

Operational Practice:

Including state-of-the-art approaches for port management and safe operations; tools and training for pilots and port authority staff; system monitoring tools in ship management; safety management system; system safety analysis; bridge/engine resource management at operational and management levels; port and waterway design and assessment; traffic control; maritime casualty post assessment.


Deadline for Submission of Abstract : Friday 20th February 2015

Notification of Acceptance : Friday 27th February 2015

Deadline for Submission of Final Paper : Monday 1 June 2015