Abstract and Paper Instructions

Abstract Instructions

Abstracts should be about 250-300 words covering the content of the proposed paper. All abstracts should contain a clear marine design focus, and should fit into one of the conference topics listed on the "Home" page.

After signing up in the "Submission" tab, please upload the content of your abstract directly. You will not be able to upload a Word or PDF document directly. We aim to provide feedback and notification of acceptance within 4 weeks of submission.

Full Paper submission instructions

Submit the paper in the already existing contribution that was created, when you submitted your abstract.

Here is an example:

By logging in as an author and clicking on the tab Submission, you access the submission panel displaying your contributions. Click on your submission with title e.g. example contribution IMDC:



As shown below, on the already existing contribution select the option: draft manuscript as the Type of submission.

The .pdf file of the Full draft paper can then be uploaded within the existing contribution.


Full Paper Instructions

The Word template can be downloaded here. The LaTeX  template can be downloaded here.


1. The LaTeX template has been revised. You can either download the updated template or incorporate the following changes into the older version:

  • [Abstract] Add the following command: \textit{The abstract for your paper is to be inserted here...}
  • [Abstract] Copy this: {\fontspec{Arial}\fontsize{12}{14}\selectfont {\textit{\textbf{ABSTRACT}}}} to replace: \textit{\Large \textbf{ABSTRACT}}\vspace{7pt}
  • [Title] Copy this: {\fontspec{Arial}\fontsize{18}{21}\bfseries Paper Title} to replace: \textbf{\huge Paper Title}
  • [Authors' names] Copy this: \textbf{\fontsize{12}{14}\selectfont Author’s Name\textsuperscript{1,*} and Author’s Name\textsuperscript{2}} to replace:\textbf{\Large Author’s Name\textsuperscript{1,*} and Author’s Name\textsuperscript{2}}

2. For the template to compile, you need to switch to  XeLaTeX compiler.

This is done in 2 steps:

1. Select the Menu icon:

2. On Settings:

select XeLaTeX compiler