Conference 05–06 September 2023

The Autonomous Inland and Short Sea Shipping Conference was established in 2019 as an annual conference. The conference promotes technical and scientific exchange among industry, academia and authorities in the fields of autonomous inland and short sea shipping as well as port logistics, smart waterborne logistics and related subjects. Contributions related to autonomous shipping, on-board assistance systems, sensor technology, recognition, regulations, test areas, smart port systems, port automation, traffic planning, traffic simulation and optimisation, system control, etc. are very welcome.


Abstract submission deadline5th June 2023
Notifications of acceptance22nd June 2023
Programme output29 June 2023
Early bird conference registrationuntil 7 July 2023
Late bird conference registrationuntil 21 August 2023
Conference5–6 September 2023


Participants, including presenting authors, are kindly asked to register using the conference registration website The conference program will be published shortly after authors have been informed about abstract acceptance.

The conference fee is 170 € for early bird registration and 220 € for late bird registration (25€/50€ for bachelor and master students) and includes coffee breaks, the conference dinner on 5 September and lunch on 6 September.


Please download the template for the abstract submission here:

Organizing committee

The conference is organized by University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE),  Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems e.V. (DST) and RWTH Aachen. Support is provided by the Chambers of Commerce in the Ruhr Region.

Claudia O’Donoghue (UDE, administration)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Abel (RWTH Aachen)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettar el Moctar (UDE)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Dieter Schramm (UDE)
Dr.-Ing. Rupert Henn (DST)
Dr.-Ing. Frederic Kracht (UDE)
Dr.-Ing. Jens Neugebauer (UDE)
Dr.-Ing. Jan Oberhagemann (DST)
Cyril Alias M.Sc. (DST)
Tim Reuscher, M.Sc. (RWTH Aachen)