Call for Abstracts

PAVING THE WAVES welcomes professionals from academia, industry and governmental sectors from all over the world who have a shared interest and vision in floating development. Researchers, experts, and policymakers in the following backgrounds are especially welcome: civil engineering, naval architecture, architectural design and engineering, maritime laws and regulations, governance, sustainable urban development and planning, real estate development, circular economy and innovative monitoring.


  • Low-cost solutions & affordability

  • Business case development

  • Real estate development

  • Blue economy

  • Circular economy

  • Insurance

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  • Maritime spatial planning

  • Urban planning & development

  • Architecture design & engineering

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  • Food production

  • Energy production

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  • Ecological & environmental impact

  • Nature-based solutions

  • Environmental management

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  • Policy & Governance

  • Legislation & regulation

  • Certification & classification

  • Social impact & responsibilities

  • Awareness & acceptance

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  • Design & Engineering of VLFS

  • Installation, Operation, Monitoring & Maintenance

  • Materials & Technology

  • Infrastructure

  • Transportation & Logistics

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Submission Guidelines

Deadline for Abstracts


(23:59 CET)

Abstracts must be written in English and must not exceed 300 words. Authors should indicate to which TOPIC the abstracts aim to address and should follow the abstract template which can be downloaded below. Submissions must be in a word document format and sent to with the subject line, "Abstract Submission" and the "TOPIC".

Notification of abstract acceptance


Each paper will be reviewed by the Committee to assure its quality of exposition and relevance to the call. The number of accepted abstracts is limited. The authors will be notified by email on the acceptance of their abstracts, and follow-up instructions will be sent along with a full-paper template. With the approval of authors, accepted abstracts and biographies will be published on the paving the waves website.

Deadline for full paper submission

(23:59 CEST)

Two friendly reminder emails will be sent to authors whose abstracts have been accepted. It is possible that authors who hand in full papers earlier could have them reviewed earlier, and thus be notified earlier on the acceptance before the scheduled timeline.

Notification of full paper acceptance


Authors with accepted papers will be notified by email and invited to present at the conference. The preference of the authors of giving oral and/or poster presentations will also be inquired. Follow-up actions, presentation format and the final program will be sent out by email.

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