IMLA26 First Call for Papers


IMLA 26, Batumi, Georgia


The 26th International Maritime Lecturers Association Conference (IMLA 26) will be organized by Batumi State Maritime Academy in Georgia on 23-26 September, 2019.

For detailed information please visit the conference webpage:

Conference Format

The conference will join maritime lecturers from different countries and will offer platform to discuss modern issues of MET.

IMLA 26 will welcome paper presentations, discussions and workshops.

It is expected that each paper presentation will have 15 minutes for article and 5 minutes for discussion after presentation.

Workshop will be organized by Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia and aims to demonstrated approaches to teaching and training in maritime field in Georgia. It will give opportunities for participants to share practices of their countries.


The general theme of the Conference is Modern Challenges in Maritime Education and Training.

Sub Themes include:

  • Development and Implementation of Distance learning in  MET
  • LLL (lifelong learning) & CE (continuous education)
  • Simulator training based learning in MET
  • Problems of attractiveness of Maritime Education and Profession
  • Collaboration between “Academia” and “Industry” for development of relevant skills
  • Curricula internationalization and Harmonization
  • IT Technologies in MET
  • Development of New technologies in Maritime Industry and its implementation in educational process
  • Maritime Training and Certification Challenges
  • Other Contemporary MET issues

Important Dates:

Abstracts before April 15, 2019

Full paper submission before July 01, 2019

Any MET organizations, institutions, and individuals are welcomed! Please save the dates for 23 - 25 SEPTEMBER, 2019!

Conference Venue: Sharaton Hotel Batumi

Contact Person: Mrs. Teona Dzneladze

All papers should be sent to e-mail: