Call for Papers

MAST Asia 2019 Makuhari Messe, Chiba Province, Tokyo, Japan

The Call for Papers for this event is open until Thursday 14 February 2019.

You have 90 days remaining to submit your paper.

Contributions describing new work in MAST’s key domains and topic areas (see chart below) are invited for presentation during the prestigious sixteenth conference in the internationally renowned MAST (Maritime/Air Systems & Technologies) series between 17–19 June 2019 to be held in Chiba Province, Tokyo, Japan.

Any Operational and technology-based abstract will be considered within MAST’s broad domains and topic areas.

MAST Topics

Paper requirements

Your abstract(s) must:

  1. be in English
  2. be between 150 and 250 words
  3. describe what is new/exclusive/relevant about the final paper e.g. in terms of innovation/strategic relevance/interest to MAST’s senior-level global maritime security and defence audience

Commercial presentations will be given in the trade-show area (request details on Product Briefings from Warren Edge –

You should define the paper as operational or technical and distinguish between practical, simulated, and theoretical results. You must submitt no later than Thursday 14 February 2019.

Where appropriate, clearance from your organisation or relevant national authority should be sought, but is not necessary at the time of submission.

Next step: Use the form on this page to submit your abstract

Instructions for submissions

On the Abstract Submission form, you should:

  1. Choose Domain
    Select which maritime security/defence domain your abstract best fits i.e. that which best defines the predominant domain in which your ideal audience is active. Options are: Air & Space; Surface; Undersea; Cyberspace. Example 1: your paper discusses ASW from a frigate perspective – select “Surface”. Example 2: your paper concerns use of satellites for surface ship surveillance – select “Air & Space”.
  2. Select Topic area e.g. Operations & Capabilities
  3. Select Sub-topic category e.g. Missile defence
  4. Cut-and-paste your abstract text into the form.

Repeat these steps for subsequent submissions. You will receive an email confirmation for each submission.

You will be notified of the committee’s decision to accept or reject your paper, by the conference secretariat. Sub-committee Chairmen and Topic Managers make the final decision of where to allocate your paper (if accepted).

For conference admin enquiries, contact Eike Eickhoff,

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Please contact us if you have any questions about upcoming events, or need to discuss any papers you have submitted.