CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues and Partners,

The organizers of the 30th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engines sincerely invite you to submit your proposals in the fields of marine, power generation and locomotive engine research & development covering state of-the-art technologies as well as the application of such engines and systems. The topic streams for the event are detailed in the 'Call for Papers' below. 

The Congress takes us this time to Busan, South Korea, from June 13-17, 2022. South Korea is the leading ship manufacturer worldwide, with its shipbuilding industry maintaining the top position in the global market for a third consecutive year. 


As our industry is facing enormous challenges, a holistic technical exchange on the state of affairs is imperative. Not to mention the end-user’s perspective to complete the loop of providing feedback to technology solutions from the field for lessons to be learned and ideas for future developments.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution and seeing you at the CIMAC Congress 2022 in Busan where the Congress will provide a perfect opportunity to meet manufacturers, colleagues, and customers from the entire industry around the world. 



Marko Dekena
Vice-President Technical Program
Innio, Austria

Jonas Åkerman
Vice-President Technical Program
Wärtsilä, Finland

Intelligent Power Systems
Digitalization is transforming businesses and providing new opportunities to the industry. Inviting new research and technological solutions in topics involving digitalization in marine, power generation and rail. This includes but is not limited to big data, data sharing models, co-simulation and open simulation platforms, Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous and unmanned applications, cyber security, digital twins and condition-based maintenance, new regulatory challenges, and related topics.
One of the important topics to increase efficiency is system integration and optimizing interaction between components and sub-systems. Inviting papers with new research in the areas of system integration, including but not limited to physical and functional integration of components and sub-systems, developments in hybrid systems, system integration related to hybridization and electrification, challenges (both technical and regulatory) associated with system integration and related areas of work.
Inviting new research and developments relating to new main propulsion systems, hybrid power system architectures through electrification, fuel cells, batteries & energy storage systems, and by extension the potential of hydrogen in fuel cells. This includes, but is not limited to, alternate green transformation options, case studies for integration and lifecycle assessment, technical & operational challenges, infrastructure and legislative challenges, potential applications, and long-term benefits of these technologies.
We welcome papers describing new research and novel approaches to control systems theory including latest developments in mechatronics, control software, autonomous systems, new communication technologies, cyber physical systems, and network-controlled systems. This also includes, but is not limited to, new developments in measuring and monitoring methods and systems, power management systems, electronic control algorithms in order to enable efficient system optimizations among others.
Towards Zero Emissions
Papers are invited from new research and development that deal with emission reduction technologies with a focus on aftertreatment solutions. This includes but is not limited to after-treatment technologies such as SCR and NOx adsorbers, Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC), diesel and gasoline particulate filters, scrubbers, new and improved substrate technology, challenges associated with new regulations etc.
Following the previous section, here we invite new research for emission reduction technologies with a focus on engine measures and combustion development. Engine control methods such as EGR, in-cylinder control measures and advanced engine tuning, new combustion development and optimization concepts, concepts for methane slip reduction and other new findings leading to inherent clean combustion and reduction of emissions, challenges posed by new and upcoming regulations among others.
Inviting papers describing research and development with a focus on interactions of fuels with engine hardware to improve overall efficiency, reduce emissions and environmental imprint, increase durability, and performance. This includes but is not limited to, the outlook for HSFO and VLSFO after 2020, distillates and residuals, LNG and today’s gas-fuelled solutions, new testing methods and analysis, new blending methods, stability and compatibility, novel projects and case study examples thereof.
Tomorrow's alternative fuel/powering solutions - Inviting new research and findings on new and alternate fuels, power-to-x concepts, with a focus on operation with the engine hardware to reduce emissions and environmental imprint, improve efficiencies, increase durability and performance. This includes, but is not limited to, best practices in handling and utilisation, impact of fuel on emissions, fuel properties assessment, new testing methods and analysis, holistic evaluations and applications suitability, novel projects and case studies examples among others.
Papers describing novel projects and research with a focus on interactions of engine oil and lubricants with engine hardware to reduce emissions, improve efficiency, durability, and performance. This includes, but is not limited to, the present outlook after the 2020 regulations, new environmentally friendly options, properties assessment studies, reliability and efficiency studies, additives including viscosity modifiers, friction modifiers, and balanced engine oil formulations, among others.
Proven Technologies
We welcome technical papers on new engine developments for conventional diesel, gas and dual fuel engines. Recent trends show mounting pressures on conventional IC engines, as they are expected to meet rising demands to reduce their carbon footprint, the ever increasing engine output demands, minimum fuel consumption requirements and to deliver optimum performances at the same time. The CIMAC Congress offers an ideal platform to present latest technology developments in this area answering these relevant questions.
We welcome technical papers on new engine developments for conventional diesel, gas and dual fuel engines. Recent trends show mounting pressures on conventional IC engines, as they are expected to meet rising demands to reduce their carbon footprint, the ever increasing engine output demands, minimum fuel consumption requirements and to deliver optimum performances at the same time. The CIMAC Congress offers an ideal platform to present latest technology developments in this area answering these relevant questions.
We welcome technical papers on new engine developments for conventional diesel, gas and dual fuel engines. Recent trends show mounting pressures on conventional IC engines, as they are expected to meet rising demands to reduce their carbon footprint, the ever increasing engine output demands, minimum fuel consumption requirements and to deliver optimum performances at the same time. The CIMAC Congress offers an ideal platform to present latest technology developments in this area answering these relevant questions.
Papers are invited from new research and findings for new engine concepts and developments using alternative and new fuels (for e.g., hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, e-fuels, biofuels etc.). This includes but is not limited to, opportunities to decarbonize modern internal combustion engines, clean and energy-efficient technologies enabling very low or even 'zero' emissions, combustion and emission characteristics, safety and reliability aspects, field test results, feasibility studies, key challenges facing the implementation of low-carbon fuels, legislative challenges, technical maturity, scale-up potential among others.
Inviting new developments and findings in topics related to engine component developments which includes (but is not limited to) advancements and new approaches in fuel injection and gas admission, new concepts with the different engine components, new components development, tribology and lubrication systems development, turbochargers & air-/exhaust management sytems among others.
Inviting new developments and findings in topics related to engine component developments which includes (but is not limited to) advancements and new approaches in fuel injection and gas admission, new concepts with the different engine components, new components development, tribology and lubrication systems development, turbochargers & air-/exhaust management sytems among others.
Inviting new developments and findings in topics related to engine component developments which includes (but is not limited to) advancements and new approaches in fuel injection and gas admission, new concepts with the different engine components, new components development, tribology and lubrication systems development, turbochargers & air-/exhaust management sytems among others.
Inviting new developments and findings in topics related to engine component developments which includes (but is not limited to) advancements and new approaches in fuel injection and gas admission, new concepts with the different engine components, new components development, tribology and lubrication systems development, turbochargers & air-/exhaust management sytems among others.
Fundamental Research
One of the important areas is fundamental research with regards to engine and systems development. Technical papers are invited from basic research & advanced engineering areas such as novel concepts and new findings in engine development, methodologies, engine mechanisms, new systems and environments, new advancements in simulation technologies and model-based development, technical combustion studies, new fuel & emission systems, materials research, new measurement systems and techniques, and related fundamental studies. 
One of the important areas is fundamental research with regards to engine and systems development. Technical papers are invited from basic research & advanced engineering areas such as novel concepts and new findings in engine development, methodologies, engine mechanisms, new systems and environments, new advancements in simulation technologies and model-based development, technical combustion studies, new fuel & emission systems, materials research, new measurement systems and techniques, and related fundamental studies. 
One of the important areas is fundamental research with regards to engine and systems development. Technical papers are invited from basic research & advanced engineering areas such as novel concepts and new findings in engine development, methodologies, engine mechanisms, new systems and environments, new advancements in simulation technologies and model-based development, technical combustion studies, new fuel & emission systems, materials research, new measurement systems and techniques, and related fundamental studies. 
One of the important areas is fundamental research with regards to engine and systems development. Technical papers are invited from basic research & advanced engineering areas such as novel concepts and new findings in engine development, methodologies, engine mechanisms, new systems and environments, new advancements in simulation technologies and model-based development, technical combustion studies, new fuel & emission systems, materials research, new measurement systems and techniques, and related fundamental studies. 

We are offering a couple of new formats at the 2022 event. To help us tailor them to your needs, please provide your feedback in the feedback forms.



Pitch Stage

At the 'Pitch Stage', companies (and universities) are offered short sessions to advertise products or services (or research findings) without the demands of a peer-review. We will have 5-6 ‘Pitch Stage’ presentations in 30-minute sessions, held in separate rooms without parallel events. Companies will be charged a fee. Please give us your feedback. 

Meet the Speakers

‘Meet the Speakers’ offers the opportunity to all presenters to meet their audience and other delegates at pre-booked tables in designated areas. Companies and/or speakers can book these tables in advance, a fee will be charged.

World Café

In ‘World Café’ sessions, registered participants will be organized in discussion groups of 8-10 people, where you may discuss a specific topic or a challenge with fellow experts and come up with ideas and solutions. 

Inviting ship owners, operators and end-users to the CIMAC Congress 2022

Ship owners, operators and other end-users are faced with countless very specific and yet often similar challenges. To support dialogue with the different stakeholders at the CIMAC Congress, we are planning special segments for the ship owners, ship operators, power plant operators and other end-users.

To support us in organizing this, we invite ship owners, operators, and other end-users to provide us with your feedback on your most important topics and current challenges. 

Best submissions and presentations at the 2022 event!

Drawing your attention to the Congress 2022 Awards for three outstanding papers presented (Best Paper, President's Award, and Best Poster). Exciting prizes to be won, so here is encouraging all potential authors to put your best foot forward and compete amongst the best from the industry.

Winners at CIMAC Congress 2019, Vancouver: 
Best Paper Award - German Weisser, Winterthur Gas & Diesel
President's Award - Marco Coppo, OMT SpA
Best Poster Award - Harsh Sapra, TU Delft

How it works - Submission of Abstracts


We welcome abstract proposals to the proposed topics until Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (extended). The abstracts (150 to 500 words) shall outline the major content of the final paper and incorporate new research and findings not previously published. The Congress Technical Program Committee will review all abstracts to assess their suitability for acceptance to the Congress 2022 Technical Program and a presentation at the event.

The acceptance notification will be sent to the authors by October 25, 2021, at the latest. As at previous CIMAC Congresses, special poster sessions will be offered. In case authors are explicitly interested in presenting a poster, this can be indicated during the submission of your abstract proposal.

Upon acceptance to the Congress Technical Program, the instructions for writing a Paper will be sent to all accepted authors. These instructions describe in detail the procedure of writing your paper and its layout with a template, submission of your paper in the Electronic Paper System (EPS), communication with the reviewers, the review process as well as rules regarding publication. 

After receiving your acceptance, full-length papers for presentations and posters for the Congress 2022 Technical Program shall be submitted via the ‘Electronic Paper System’ by February 4, 2022

Electronic Paper System (EPS)

The abstract proposals are to be submitted electronically via the ‘Electronic Paper System’ (EPS). Registration to the EPS is now open, please proceed to do so by clicking on ‘Submit Abstract’ below or by using the following link to the EPS - https://eps.cimaccongress.org.

A manual for the Abstract Phase has been published in the EPS for efficient use of the system.

For any questions or clarifications regarding the 'Call for Papers', please write in to us at cfp@cimac.com

We look forward to receiving your abstract proposals and hope to see you at the 30th CIMAC World Congress 2022 in Busan, South Korea. 





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Anirudh Purayil

Project Manager - Technical
Phone: +49 69 6603 1149
cfp@cimac.com

(For Congress Technical Program Topics)

Nicole Potz

Senior Event Manager
Phone: +49 69 6603 1143
congress@cimac.com

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