IMLA-IMEC28 Held in Gothenburg with Record High Submissions

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The IMLA-IMEC 28 conference was hosted by Chalmers University of Technology, September 19th to 22nd in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference received record high submissions. 68 authors and members attended the 4-day conferences, exchanging ideas and experiences on Maritime English education, the implementation of IMO Model Course 3.17 and the cutting edge technology of voice identification.

Prof. Clive Cole, as IMEC Chairman, expressed gratitude to the host university for their extraordinary arrangement and warm hospitality. He concluded that in the context of anemic shipping industry, he was pleased to see more participants and papers, a positive sign of an active role and more involvement. He also called for the use of social media to popularize the Maritime English education.

The IMEC 28 Steering Committee discussed about the necessity of guideline revision and the venue of next conference. It is planned to hold the IMEC 29 in Busan, the Republic of Korea in October 2017.

In this conference, a new session called My Practice found a welcoming attitude as this practice builds a link to individual teaching demonstration. 

To upgrade administration of the conference, a paper submission platform supported by Jade Hochschule was put into use and received good result, which facilitates the review process and quick response to authors. New session called My Practice found a welcoming attitude as this practice builds a link to individual teaching demonstration. 

IMEC Chair Prof. Clive Cole addressed to the conference 

The conference site