Call for Content

Theme: SNAME Means Business

Abstracts of proposed content for SMC are invited and due 19 April 2017.

The SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC) 2017 will takes place on 23-28 October at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, Texas.  Your input and ideas are needed for this premier event of the international community for maritime and ocean professionals. SNAME members and attendees come from one or more of the seven Faces of SNAME and together make up one of the strongest cross-functional organizations in the maritime community:
    • Students
    • Educator/Researcher
    • Engineer/Designer
    • Manufacturer
    • Shipbuilder
    • Operator
    •   Recycler/Salvor

No matter the type of maritime or offshore business, geographical location, or professional specialty, the SNAME Maritime Convention is your opportunity to interact with colleagues from all seven Faces, from all over the world, and from all segments of the industry.

Important Dates (Note: Dates for notification and drafts may change)
Paper Session – Peer Reviewed/Paper Session – Conventional
     • April 19, 2017: Deadline for Content Abstracts
     • May 1, 2017: Authors are Notified
     • June 14, 2017: First Drafts Due
     • July 7, 2017: Author Draft Reviews Due Back to Authors
     • July 31, 2017: Final Papers Due
     • August 30, 2017: Program Decision Finalized

Ship Production Paper or Presentation
    • April 14, 2017: Deadline for Content Abstracts
    • April 21, 2017: Authors are Notified
    • June 2, 2017: First Drafts Due
    • August 31, 2017: Final Paper/Presentation Due
    • September 15, 2017: Program Decisions Finalized

Student Paper
     April 19, 2017: Deadline for Content Abstracts
    • May 1, 2017: Authors are Notified
    • June 14, 2017: First Draft Due 
    • July 7, 2017: Author Draft Reviews Due Back to Authors
    • July 31, 2017: Final Papers Due     • August 30, 2017: Program Decision Finalized

Abstract Submission
Submissions of both presentations and papers are welcomed. All abstracts should be submitted through ScholarOne (click here). Upon logging in with a new or previous account, authors will be asked to select which type of content is being proposed and to which Faces of SNAME it is addressed to: 
1. Content Type (for a description of each type, click here)
    • Paper Session – Peer Reviewed
    • Paper Session – Conventional
    • Student Paper
    • Ship Production Paper or Presentation
    • Face of SNAME Paper or Presentation
    • Technical and Research (T&R) Program Session (Paper, Presentation or Discussion)
    • Special Session (Paper, Presentation, or Other Format)
2. Faces: Which Face(s) of SNAME does your abstract primarily pertain to? You can select more than one Face to describe the intended audience for your paper (for a further description of each Face of SNAME, click here).  

Submission Information
Submit a minimum, one-page abstract as directed below prior by 1 April 2017. It should be of sufficient detail for the reviewers to understand what will be presented and who the intended audience will be.  Each abstract should include:
    • Proposed Title
    • Author Name(s)
    • Author's Organization
    • Contact Details 
    • Abstract - Clear statement or introduction of content with an outline of key information to be addressed
    • Please indicate if it will be just a presentation or if there will also be a formal paper 

Student Authors
If you are a student author, your paper abstract can be abbreviated but your interest in presenting is needed by the 1 April 2017 deadline:
    • Proposed Title
    • Brief summary (2-3 sentences) of paper intention

Submit your abstracts online via ScholarOne (click here).

For questions, please contact Sofia Iliogrammenou at

For additional information and details on paper submission, please see the Author Template (click here).