IMLA 29 First Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the 29th International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA29) Conference will be held by Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty (ITU MF) and Piri Reis University (PRU) in Istanbul from September 25-28, 2024.

The conference aims to bring together maritime educators, researchers, industry professionals, and policymakers to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in maritime education and training. This year's conference will feature an array of engaging sessions, workshops, and panel discussions, providing an excellent opportunity for professional development, networking, and collaboration.

This year, the IMLA29 will host three specialized subcommittees International Navigation Simulator Lecturers Conference-INSLC22, International Conference on Engine Room Simulators-ICERS16, International Maritime English Conference-IMEC34; each focusing on a distinct aspect of maritime education and training, allowing for more in-depth discussions and targeted networking opportunities.


  • Maritime Education and Training (MET)
  • Engine Room Simulator
  • Navigation simulators
  • Simulator based green operations
  • Distant Simulation Learning Technology
  • Human factors aspects of simulation and training
  • Teaching skills for Bridge Simulation Trainings
  • Innovation in simulator Technologies
  • Specialized simulator trainings
  • Simulator based industrial researches
  • Maritime English Teaching Skills
  • Maritime English and Communication
  • Soft Skills in Maritime Domain
  • Maritime Human Resources
  • Decarbonization in Maritime
  • Human Element
  • Maritime Cyber Security
  • Maritime Rules and Regulations
  • Navigation Aids
  • Emerging Technologies in Maritime
  • Maritime Safety and Security
  • Maritime Policy and Strategies
  • STCW and MET
  • Maritime Energy Management
  • Maritime Studies
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Maritime Business and Administration
  • Maritime Economy
  • Emerging Technologies in Maritime
  • VR/AR based MET


Key Dates

    Abstract Submission Deadline
    26 April 2024

Notification of Accepted Abstracts
15 May 2024

Full Paper Submission Deadline
30 June 2024

Notification of Accepted Full Papers
15 July 2024


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