The International Program Committee (IPC) of AGA24 is pleased to announce the first call for abstracts for the annual conference of the International Association of Maritime Universities to be held at Massachusetts Maritime Academy on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA on 9-11 October 2024.

We invite researchers, academics, industry professionals, and students to submit abstracts that align with the theme: Protecting our mariners | Promoting our industry | Providing for the future. Potential topics include policy and legal aspects, economic and trade aspects, social and MET aspects, technological and environmental aspects.

The process is simple: Visit for guidelines and templates. Create a 1-page abstract using the template. Create a user account in the manuscript system. Upload abstract and other requisite information according to instructions.

General Theme Categories:
❖ Policy/Political/Legal topics
❖ Economic/Trade topics
❖ Social/MET topics
❖ Technology topics
❖ Environmental topics

Key Dates in 2024:
+ Manuscript system will open early January.
+ Abstracts are due by 4 February.
+ Notification of abstract acceptance by 4 March.
+ Full papers are due 3 May.
+ Notification of full paper acceptance by 3 June.
+ IAMU annual general assembly and conference on 9-11 October.

Please note we have adjusted the submission, review, and notification timeline to allow ample time for travel planning.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions.