MOSES 2021

3rd International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems.
May 19-20, 2021


November 23, 2022: The 4th International Conference on Modelling and Optimisation of Ship Energy Systems (MOSES 2023) will be organized on 26-27 October 2023 in Delft, Netherlands.

October 21, 2021: The conference proceedings are now publicly available.

May 18, 2021: MS Teams workspace is now open. After submitting the registration form, you will receive an e-mail notification that you have been added as a guest to Aalto University on Teams. Log in and change your organization to Aalto University (Guest) in order to join the workspace and attend the conference. If you encounter any issues accessing the workspace, please contact [email protected].

May 7, 2021: The conference program is now available.

April 16, 2021: The schedule of the conference has been changed from a 3-day conference (originally on May 19-21) to a 2-day conference on May 19-20. An optional template for presentations has been published under "Submissions".

March 18, 2021: Deadline for revised full paper submissions has been postponed to the 11th of April. Consequently notification of acceptance of the full papers has been postponed to the 18th of April.

February 24, 2021: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI) has kindly agreed to sponsor best paper award for MOSES 2021. The winner will receive 500 Swiss Francs (CHF) and may publish a paper in the Special Issue free of charge.

February 5, 2021: Deadline of full paper submissions has been postponed by two weeks. The new deadline is the 21st of February.

December 18, 2020: A selection of papers will be recommended for publication consideration on a Special Issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (MDPI).

Effect of coronavirus on conference organization

Updated: October 21, 2020

Considering the health of the attendees and possible travel limitations, we will organize the MOSES2021 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. A selection of papers will be recommended for publication consideration on a journal special issue.
  3. The full in-person conference will be organized on 2022.

Following the successful organisation of the MOSES2019 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.


Updated: May 7, 2021

Teams workspace guide

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,
  • 21.2.2021 - full paper submission deadline,
  • 15.3.2021 - reviewer comments sent to authors,
  • 11.4.2021 - final paper submission deadline,
  • 18.4.2021 - 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 19-20 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. Manuscripts will be assessed by at least two independent reviewers. The conference organizers will identify and contact qualified subject matter experts.

Special issue

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 guidelines.



Registration is free of charge. After submitting your information, you will receive an e-mail notification that you have been added as a guest to Aalto University on MS Teams. After logging in to Teams, change your organization to "Aalto Guest" in order to join the MOSES workspace.

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