The third International Conference

on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship

November 11st and 12th 2020, Ulsan, Korea.


The third International Conference on Marine Autonomous Surface Ship (ICMASS 2020) is the international conference which presents cutting edge works on autonomous ships to both academic and industry researchers. ICMASS addresses current research and academic activities focused on the development of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) technology and knowledge from all around the world. This conference is arranged by Korea Autonomous and Unmanned Ship Forum (KAUS) as a part of the International Network for Autonomous Ship (INAS – ) co-operation.

The conference will facilitate high-level interaction and information exchange among MASS researchers and industrial developers. It will provide an interactive forum for discussion on recent and ongoing developments, key issues and challenges, and practices related to innovative applications in MASS systems. Researchers and practitioners from all over the world, from academia, industry, and authorities are invited to present their perspectives. In addition to regular scientific and technical papers, industrial p ractice reports are welcome from practitioners.

Call for Abstracts

We invite your contributions concerning maritime autonomous ship technology and knowledge from both academic and industrial perspectives. Initial paper selection will be based on a one or two-page abstract for one of the conference tracks. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The selection criteria are relevance, quality and originality. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to give either an oral or poster presentation. All authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit full papers for peer-review. Preparation of full papers is optional. These will go through a full peer-review and successful submissions will be published in an accredited journal or proceedings.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Maritime Digitalization
  • Autonomous systems and vessels
  • Green shipping
  • Smart Logistics & Port


The important dates for the conference are following:

March 31, 2020: Abstract submission (template is available)

May 15, 2020: Acceptance notifications

June 30, 2020: Full paper submission

August 31, 2020: Early registration

The abstract shall be submitted to


Any questions and inquiries shall be sent to the program organizer

Kwangil Lee, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Faculty of Engineering, R. O. Korea (Email:

Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, SINTEF Ocean, (Email: ornulfJan.Rodseth@marintek.