Call for Abstracts
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on original work for the International Maritime Conference 2012. Abstracts should be submitted addressing one of the topics listed below.
Abstracts must be submitted by the deadline date of 7 July 2011. All authors must also submit a short biography (maximum 150 words) in addition to their abstract. If accepted, authors will be asked to submit a full paper by 14 November 2011 to ensure publication requirements are met.
Please read the following instructions carefully before preparing your abstract. All abstracts must be prepared as per the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be resubmitted correctly by the deadline to be considered for presentation.
All submissions will be subject to review before being accepted for presentation at the Conference and publication in the Congress Proceedings. In addition, we are offering academic authors the opportunity to have their papers fully refereed if required.
In the case of refereed papers, authors will be expected to submit their abstracts by 7 July 2011 and should prepare a full paper to be submitted by 3 October 2011, should they be accepted. Acceptance notification for authors of refereed papers will be received by 29 July 2011. Should the full paper of an accepted abstract not meet the criteria of the referees, it will not be refereed and presented as a reviewed paper.
All oral presentations will be allocated to the most relevant section in the Conference program by the Program Committee. The presentation format will depend on the nature of the allocated session. Authors will be advised of the details of their allocated session’s requirement when they are notified that their submission has been accepted.
The International Maritime Conference 2012 Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract on one of the following topics:
- Commercial Ship Technology
- Naval Ship Technology
- Submarine Technology
- Commercial Ship Operations
- Maritime Safety
Abstract Submission Instructions
Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract.
Step 1: Download this template and insert/add your abstract text – all abstracts must be in accordance with the below guidelines. (Abstracts must not exceed the 250 word limit)
Step 2: Click on the button above to complete the online form. You will be required to select a topic and provide a short biography (maximum 150 words). At the end of the form it will be necessary to upload your abstract in word.doc form.
Step 3: You will be sent a confirmation email to your provided email address. Please ensure your abstract details are correct. If you have made an error during the upload process, please use the access key provided to re-enter your profile and replace your abstract.
All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed. Please print a copy of the abstract submission form for your records prior to clicking the submit button.
The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.
It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly. After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission which will be converted to a PDF file to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly. Authors are able to check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form.
The presenting author must submit the abstract. The presenting author will be required to register and pay for the Conference to ensure their abstract(s) are included in the final programme.
Deadline for all Speaker Registrations is 15 November 2011.
Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email or on disk/CD.
If you are unable to submit via the website please contact the Conference Managers.
Ph: + 61 2 9265 0700
Fax: + 61 2 9267 5443
The abstract must be submitted as a word document and must not exceed the 250 word limit. Abstracts exceeding the word limit will be returned for resubmission.
The abstract title should be in Title Case, 18pt Arial font, bold and centred.
The Authors' names should be typed in the Authors' section, under the abstract title. All authors are to be listed by their initials, followed by last name (e.g. B Smith). Underline the name of the presenting author. The affiliations should be typed under the list of authors' names. Institute/Organisation, city, state and country should be indicated for each author. Do not include degrees or professional titles (e.g. Dr, Prof., etc). Authors on several abstracts must ensure that their name and affiliations are consistent between the different submissions.
University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
If the authors come from more than one affiliation, superscript numbers should be used to indicate the correct affiliation. For example;
B Smith1, MJ Pattermore1,2 , LC Ward2
1 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2 University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Abstract text must be in Times New Roman font, 12pt size, single-spaced and justified. Leave a line between sections but do not indent.
Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at the first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
Capitalise the first letter of trade names.
Compliance to the specifications is imperative - any abstract that does not comply with these specifications will not be accepted for review.
All authors will be asked to sign a transfer of copyright agreement upon acceptance and consent to Pacific 2012 International Maritime Conference making their paper/s available to conference delegates via the conference website and hard/soft copy proceedings. Papers will not be accepted into the program without signed acknowledgement of the copyright regulations. All submissions should not have been published or be in the process of being reviewed or refereed by another publisher. Authors are to ensure that any images or text used in the paper have copyright clearance.
Authors should consider this before submitting their abstract.
Crown copyright for authors employed by government agencies and departments of British Commonwealth countries is recognised. A licence to publish such papers is acceptable for Pacific 2012. It must include the following warranties:
The Article is original work and has not been published before in any form and does not infringe upon any copyright, contains no libellous or otherwise unlawful statements and does not otherwise infringe on the rights of others, and that any necessary permission to quote or reproduce images from another source has been obtained.
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Timetable and Deadlines
Abstract Submission Deadline
Author Acceptance Notification
3 August 2011
Refereed Paper Submission Deadline
3 October 2011 Closed
Full Paper Submission Deadline
14 November 2011 Closed
Presenter Registration Deadline
15 November 2011
Early Bird Registration Deadline
15 November 2011
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Address for Communications
Please contact the Conference Managers at the address below for further information.
Pacific 2012 IMC Managers
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GPO Box 128
SYDNEY NSW 2001 AUSTRALIA
Telephone (61) 2 9265 0700
Fax: (61) 2 9267 5443