Conference 19–20 September 2022

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.

Call for abstracts

Please submit an abstract containing no more than 500 words and a maximum of two figures using this template to Upon abstract acceptance, you may prepare an extended abstract using the paper template and submit it to the mentioned email address. Abstracts will be published on the conference website. Extended abstracts will be published open access via DuEPublico.


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 200 € per person and includes coffee breaks, the conference dinner on 19 September and lunch on 20 September as well as publication costs.

Please consider the following dates:


At the moment, we are looking forward to welcome all participants in person at the conference venue. However, in case new restrictions or regulations apply, we may switch to a hybrid or even fully virtual event. All participants will be informed about COVID-19 related safety measures, test requirements, etc. as
soon as these are known or foreseeable.


Conference registration until: 12 September 2022
Program output: 05 September 2022


Abstract submission deadline: 26 August 2022
Abstract acceptance notification: 02 September 2022
Extended abstracts submission deadline: 19 September 2022
(download template for paper submission: TemplateExtendedAbstract_AISS)
(download template for powerpoint presentation: PresentationTemplate_AISS)


Niederrheinische Industrie- und Handelskammer (Chambers of Commerce) Duisburg ∙ Wesel ∙ Kleve

Mercatorstraße 22-24
47051 Duisburg / Germany


Please use the conference email to preferably get in contact with the organizers:

In case of urgent matters, please contact us by phone: +49 203 379 1173 or +49 203 379 4596

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)
Pia Klump (DST, 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)
Tim Reuscher, M.Sc. (RWTH Aachen)


The conference venue is close to the city centre of Duisburg and the main station. A lot of hotels are located in the vicinity. Please select the accommodation according to your own preferences. There are no special rates arranged by the organizers.