Call for abstracts: Cyber-SHIP Lab Annual Symposium 2023 at the IMO

We invite researchers working in maritime cyber security and related fields to submit abstracts for consideration for presentation on Day-one of the Cyber-SHIP Lab Annual Symposium 2023.
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The Symposium will take place 1-2 November 2023 at the International Maritime Organization in London (IMO). For the second consecutive year, the IMO is supporting the Symposium by co-hosting and participation.

About the Symposium

This is the third Cyber-SHIP Lab Annual Symposium following the project’s commissioning at the beginning of 2020. It is a two-day plenary event with an option for speakers and delegates to visit the Cyber-SHIP Lab at the University of Plymouth on 3 November

  • Day-one will focus on the latest academic research
  • Day-two on industry and knowledge sharing

The 2023 event will build on the success of the previous Symposia that attracted hundreds of delegates and a wide range of expert international speakers.

(Note: if you are a prospective industry speaker, please standby for a separate call for Day-two speaker expressions of interest.)

Topics of interest
Abstracts can address topics across ship, port and maritime supply chain cyber resilience and security. Papers on the security and safety of assets and people are also encouraged, including those looking forward to new technologies and policies.

The above is not an exhaustive list of topics.

If you presented at the 2022 Symposium, we may also invite you to present a five-minute update on how your work has progressed, including any “real-world” impacts on maritime industry policies or behaviours.

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March 2023
We may invite authors of selected abstracts to submit a full paper ahead of the Symposium for publication as we are in discussions with publishers regarding a special issue.

Abstract submission format

  • Abstract: PDF maximum 200 words
  • Biography: PDF one-page maximum, including affiliations and relevant publications list

Email submissions to: with subject line: “Cyber-SHIP Lab Symposium 2023 abstract submission”