Abstract  /  Full Paper

Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit up to one page abstract before 31st March 2016. After notification of acceptance (22nd April 2016) the authors will be asked to prepare a full paper version. The deadline for sending full paper versions, MS-Word using a .doc or .docx file format, is 3rd June 2016. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

1. Abstract

The abstract limit is one page but must contain at least 300 words in English. The abstract should explain clearly the content and relevance of the paper. The manuscript should contain: Title of the paper; Name, affiliation, and email of each author; Keywords (3-5 words); E-mail address and telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author.

Authors should submit their abstracts electronically to Authors are recommended to use either DOC (DOCX) or PDF as the file format. The abstract submission deadline is 31st March 2016. Download an example of a formatted abstract in MS Word format.

Submission of an abstract will be taken to imply that it represents an original work and that it has not been previously published or considered elsewhere for publication. Notification of acceptance will be given to the corresponding author by 22nd April 2016. As there is limited time to present work at the conference, it is entirely possible that abstract that has been recommended for publication by International Program Committee will not be included in AGA2016 program due to time constraints.

AGA2016 conference topics include, but not limited to:

  • Maritime education and training (MET)
  • Research in MET
  • Safety of Navigation
  • Automation Control in maritime studies
  • Logistics and Management
  • Energy efficiency in Maritime Transport
  • New trends in Maritime Transport
  • Human element
  • Maritime English
  • Culture and communication in maritime industry
  • Psychological and sociological education of seafarers

Authors are invited to submit any questions at


2. Full Paper

Authors of abstracts that are accepted for inclusion in AGA2016 will be asked to submit a full paper version. At submission, authors can choose to have their full paper formally refereed as a means of improving its research status. Regardless of whether or not a full paper is formally refereed, all authors whose abstracts are considered suitable will have their full paper included in AGA2016 and the printed proceedings. Since overall time for paper presentations at the conference is limited, it is possible that, due to time constraints, the abstracts that have been recommended for publication by the International Program Committee will not be included in the AGA2016 program for presentation.


Submission should contain the manuscript and cover letter. Editable files (e.g. MS Word) are required to typeset a manuscript for final publication. Authors are fully responsible for the content/originality of the manuscript and for the English language quality of the text. Therefore we suggest that, before sending in your manuscript, the complete text of the manuscript be checked or proof-read by an English language expert.

Authors should submit their manuscripts together with the cover letter electronically to The submission deadline is 3rd June 2016. Download an example of a formatted full paper version in MS Word format

All correspondence, including notification on the submission decision and request for revision, is sent by e-mail.

Manuscript Text Formatting

The manuscript must contain the essential elements:

  • Title
  • Author names and affiliations (if available, the e-mail address of each author)
  • Corresponding author (affiliation, e-mail address, telephone/fax numbers and complete postal address)
  • Abstract (maximum 500 words)
  • Keywords (maximum 6 keywords)
  • Main text (A4 page size, margins of 2.5 cm, Times Roman 11 point font, text fully justified, single line spacing)
  • Conclusion
  • Acknowledgements (acknowledgements should be collected in a separate section at the end of the manuscript before the references)
  • Reference list

Manuscripts should be written in good English using either UK or US spelling. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of content. The length of the manuscript is limited to ten (10) pages including illustrations and tables. The preferred maximum length is 8 pages.


As the Conference proceedings will be printed in black and white, it is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all colored illustrations (figures, photographs, graphs, images) are readable when translated to black and white in the printed proceedings. Illustrations should contain only English labels and be prepared in the final published size, not oversized or undersized. Illustrations can be placed either next to the relevant text in the manuscript, or on separate page(s) at the end. Each illustration should have a caption.

Graphics, figures, photographs and illustrations should be embedded in your digital file. In addition, where possible, all graphs, tables, photographs and illustrations should also be included as separate files. Images should have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.


Tables should be submitted as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the manuscript, or on separate page(s) at the end. Tables should be numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Each table should have a caption.

Math Formulae

Equations should be prepared using the equation editor in MS Word. Any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text should be numbered consecutively.


All references mentioned in the Reference list should be cited in the text, and vice versa. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent. However, references should contain: author(s) name(s), journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present.

Cover Letter

A cover letter stating explicitly that the manuscript is being submitted for publication in the Conference proceedings must accompany the manuscript. In addition, the corresponding author should state if the manuscript is to be formally refereed.

Also, the cover letter should be included biography of primary author. The biography is limited to a maximum of 300 words.