MOSES 2021

3rd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems.
May 19-21, 2021

Effect of coronavirus on conference organization

Updated: 21.10.2020

Considering the health of the attendees and possible travel limitations, we will organize the MOSES 2021 conference at the planned dates of May 19 - May 21, 2021 as an online webinar series. We set the following policy regarding arrangements due to coronavirus:

  1. Participants willing to present at the webinar are requested to submit a two-to-five page extended abstract by the deadline.
  2. The extended abstract can be developed further to a full paper and the full paper submitted by the deadline. The full papers will be peer-reviewed by the MOSES-conference organisers. The organisers currently negotiate a journal track for selected full papers.
  3. The full in-person conference will be organized on 2022.

Following the successful organisation of the MOSES 2019 in Strathclyde, MOSES 2021 aims to address the modern challenges of comprehensive system design, leveraging existing data and virtualization in the field of the ship energy systems design and operation.

Stringent environmental regulations, volatility of fuel prices, alternative fuels, development of emerging technologies, artificial intelligence methods, big data analytics, ship systems autonomy and 4th industrial revolution concepts provide to the ship energy systems designer and operator both challenges and opportunities, which if appropriately addressed will result in step changes in the way the ships energy systems are perceived today.

In this respect, MOSES2021 will provide an opportunity to bring together scientists and professionals from industry, academia, government departments, private institutions, research institutions, being a forum for the exchange of the most contemporary ideas, techniques, methods and experience in the area of ship energy systems including modelling, optimisation, control, maintenance, safety, autonomy, environmental friendliness and sustainability.

Conference topics

Modelling of Ship Energy Systems

Simulation Tools- Analysis and Case studies (open-source/ commercial)

Software/Hardware in the Loop (SiL/HiL)

Black-White-Gray Box modelling approaches

Control of Ship Energy Systems

High level supervisory control and control of components

Control strategies for optimal load sharing

Model Predictive control

Data-driven methods

Predictive maintenance

Route planning

Synthesis, design and operation optimisation of Ship Energy Systems

Optimisation Methods, algorithms (innovative, state-of-the-art techniques)

Optimisation under Uncertainty

Single or Multi-Objective optimisation

Holistic approaches

Energy management

Ship voyage management

Alternative power plants

Energy Storage

Maintenance & safety

Monitoring Systems

Data acquisition systems and processing techniques

Risk & Reliability assessment

Safety enhancement method

Diagnostics and Prognostics

Sustainability (economic, environmental, and social) management

Emissions reduction technologies

Alternative fuels

Carbon capture

Zero emission vessels


Ship digital twins

Data acquisition

Key Dates

The deadlines for paper submissions are as follows:

  • 13.12.2020 - extended abstract submission deadline,
  • 20.12.2020 - extended abstract acceptance notification,
  • 7.2.2021 - full paper submission deadline,
  • 15.3.2021 - reviewer comments sent to authors,
  • 1.4.2021 - final paper submission deadline,
  • 15.4.2021 - final paper acceptance notified.

Authors that are not planning on extending their research into a full paper and only want to contribute in the form of a presentation in the webinar should submit their extended abstracts by 1.3.2021. Notification of acceptance will be given by 10.3.2021



Authors are invited to submit papers on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems to the 3rd MOSES conference that will be held 19-21 May 2021.

Authors willing to present original contributions must submit an extended abstract of 2-5 pages that will be reviewed by the event organisers.

The extended abstract template can be downloaded below.

The submission Web page for MOSES2021 is

Abstracts will be accepted based on quality and relevance to the conference themes. All accepted papers will be published as the conference proceedings.

Authors of accepted extended abstracts are invited to present their work in the webinar and develop their research further into full papers. The full papers will be peer-reviewed by the MOSES-conference organisers. The organisers are currently negotiating a journal track for selected full papers.

Journal publication (subject to change)

After the conference, full papers will be selected and recommended for possible publication in a special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI). The papers will be reviewed based on journal regulations.



Registration fees


The conference will be organized as an online webinar series.

Contact information

[email protected]


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