Call for Papers

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An official Call for Papers for 2017 was issued in January. The deadline to submit abstracts has now passed.

ABSTRACTS FOR THE DP 2018 CONFERENCE will be accepted starting in January 2018.

The deadline to submit abstracts for DP 2018 will be April 30, 2018.

Please include full contact information.

Scroll down for instructions on submitting an abstract – or Click here to submit online. (Preferred)

Click here to view the Call for Papers brochure.

Likely categories of topics that will be considered are shown below

DP Design and Control

  • Artificial Intelligence for DP
  • DP/ICS Alarm Handling
  • DP Simulator Design
  • Future Technology Trends

Operations and Procedures

  • Activity Specific  Guidelines
  • DP Heavy Lift issues
  • Experience with use of MTS TECHOPS
  • Shallow Water DP Operations

Power Plant Management

  • Blackout Recovery
  • Hybrid Power Systems
  • Power Management Design
  • Power Plant Modeling
Reliability, Risk and Regulations

  • Cybersecurity
  • DP Incidents- Lessons Learned
  • Reactivation Process and
    Unstacking Vessels
  • Reliability Assessment Tools
  • Software – Management and Testing


  • Advances in GNSS
  • Inertial Sensors
  • Sensor Processing

Simultaneous Operations

  • FPSO and Production
  • Management Strategies
  • Multi-vessel Operations



  • Design and Testing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Thruster Hydrodynamics

Training/Competency Assurance

  • Simulators in Training and in
    Competency Assurance
  • Verification of Knowledge & Ability


  • DP Supply/OSVs/Construction
  • DP Well Intervention
  • Drilling/MODU Vessels
  • Vessel Design



If you have a different topic which you feel would be of technical or operational interest to the industry, please submit if for consideration. Papers presented at the Conference will be distributed to attendees either on CD or through the Internet. Registration is complimentary for participants selected to present papers at the Conference. In addition, presenters and their company affiliations will be recognized at the Conference, in the printed programs, and on the web site.

Submitting an Abstract

Click here to submit an abstract online Abstracts, submitted in Microsoft Word format, should include:

  • The title of the presentation.
  • The author’s name.
  • The author’s company.
  • Contact information (telephone; fax; email).
  • A short abstract of about 200 words.

Or click here for a user friendly form that can be printed as a pdf file and emailed to