A Message from IMHFS 2024 Conference

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for considering submitting an abstract of your work and activities to the 2024 International Maritime Human Factors Symposium.  As you may already know, we have had an annual meeting starting in 2022.  The 2022 and 2023 Symposium was a gathering to bring the maritime human factors community together to discuss identified topics of common interest. In the third year of the cycle (2024), we are holding a more traditional conference forum. This year we are fortunate to have many important stakeholders’ support and are being hosted for the conference portion at the IMO headquarters in London.

The vision of this conference has been to gather academics, industry, shipping domain-interested organisations, regulators and others to meet at the docks to discuss how we can make this industry safer, sustainable and a choice for local and global transportation. We also hope that our vision looks to attract persons to new and exciting career opportunities within the maritime domain!

This call for papers and presentations is far-reaching in content and themes… but it must be applied ! Everyone attending MUST walk away more enlightened and motivated to make the shipping industry better!

Your abstract will be assigned to a session theme editor for internal review (3 persons: 1 academic, 1 industry, 1 shipping domain partner). This team will then either invite you to present your work as an oral presentation or an oral paper presentation and full paper which will be included in the conference proceedings. We are fortunate to have had an offer to submit selected papers to be published in a special edition of the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology. While we encourage all to submit their work, given the rigorous review process, some abstracts may be rejected because of content, space availability or do not align with the themes of the conference.

 Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of IMHFS team,
Prof Scott N. MacKinnon, PhD

Here is the link to register and the submission process.