The ESTS 2021 invites commercial and military ship end-users, shipbuilders, port operators, classification societies, machinery and equipment manufacturers, research institutes, universities and other organizations around the world to present their views, opinions, experiences with their studies, research, designs and future advances on these subjects. Panel sessions and poster presentations will be held for these topics.

Important Dates

Mar 19, 2021 – Deadline for tutorial outline submission
Mar 19, 2021 – Deadline for paper submission
May 21, 2021 – Notification of acceptance
Jun 4, 2021 – Deadline for receipt of final manuscript
Aug 3, 2021 – Tutorials (free + open to public, no registration req.)
Aug 4-6, 2021 – Main Program (registration req.)

ESTS 2021 Technical Areas

The ESTS 2021 will focus on emerging electric ship technologies in the following major technical areas:

  • Model-based systems engineering: ship and system-level models, methods and guidelines, including digital twin development
  • Model-based systems engineering: subsystem-level, converter, & component models, methods and guidelines
  • Electric propulsion and generation (machines, variable speed drives, propulsors)
  • Electrical power conversion for DC distribution, including active current limitation
  • Energy storage and pulsating loads: integration, control, and impact on system performance
  • Power distribution, cabling, superconducting DC systems, and dielectric challenges at medium voltage
  • Electromagnetic interference, electromagnetic compatibility, grounding, and common-mode behavior
  • Protection, reconfiguration, and survivability
  • Power system control methods and architectures
  • Cyber-physical system considerations for shipboard platforms

Travel Restrictions Due to COVID-19

IEEE and the ESTS 2021 organizing committee are carefully monitoring the developing COVID-19 outbreak. The ESTS 2021 leadership is committed to supporting conference participants who may be unable to travel to Crystal City, Arlington, VA, USA from affected regions. If an attendee has an accepted paper but does not wish to travel because of COVID concerns, or has concerns with obtaining a VISA, the committee will provide an opportunity for remote presentation during the associated presentation time slot.


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