ISOPE Conference and Symposium Proceedings

The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), P.O. Box 189, Cupertino, California 95015-0189 USA, holds various conferences, symposia and exhibitions every year. The conferences and exhibitions provide an international forum where the engineers, managers and academia come each year to present and share new challenges and solutions in ocean, offshore and polar engineering.

All papers are peer-reviewed for publication in the ISOPE conference and symposium proceedings:

Proceedings of Annual International Ocean (Offshore) and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE), ISSN: 1098-6189.

Proceedings of Ocean Mining (and Gas Hydrates) Symposium (OMS) (biennial), ISSN: 1946-0066.

Proceedings of Pacific Asia Offshore Mechanics Symposium (PACOMS) (biennial), ISSN: 1946-004X.

Proceedings of the European Offshore Mechanics Symposium (EUROMS)

Proceedings of ISOPE International Deep-Ocean Technology (IDOT)

The primary aim of the ISOPE Conference and Symposia is to serve engineers and researchers worldwide by disseminating technical information of permanent interest in the fields of offshore, ocean, polar energy, offshore wind energy, and related science and technology. Since 1990, the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) has been very active in the dissemination of technical information and organization of symposia and conferences in these fields throughout the world.

Theoretical, experimental and engineering research papers are welcome. Research results or outstanding engineering achievements of likely interest to readers are also welcome.

Editorial Board

Editors rotate among the key contributing editors from experts from three continents. Among many the ISOPE Journal editors are editorial contributors:

Prof. Jin S Chung, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), USA

Prof. M S Triantafyllou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. I Langen, University of Stavanger, Norway

Prof. T. Yao, Osaka University, Japan

Dr. O M Akselsen, SINTEF, Norway

Prof. H C Chen, Texas A&M University, USA

Prof. F Dias, University of Dublin, Ireland

Dr. R W Frederking, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Dr. S Y Hong, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering, Korea

Prof. R E Hobbs, Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK

Dr. A D Jenkins, Uni Computing, Norway

Dr. H W Jin, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, USA

Prof. M Kashiwagi, Osaka University, Japan

Prof. A Khayyer, Kyoto University, Japan

Prof. C F Leung, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. T Matsui, Osaka University, Japan

Dr. T Kokkinis, ExxonMobil Production Company, USA

Prof. AJNA Sarmento, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

Prof. V A Squire, University of Otago, New Zealand

Prof. B Teng, Dalian University of Technology, China

Author Responsibilities

Submit the manuscript via e-mail directly to the Technical Editor at the address listed below. If a TeX file is sent, the corresponding PDF file must also be attached. The manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere (except an ISOPE conference or symposium proceedings) nor submitted for publication elsewhere. The authors will be asked to sign a statement transferring copyright to the ISOPE. The ISOPE template (Microsoft Word) is available HERE. LaTeX template is available upon request.

The title page must contain the names of all authors, their institutional affiliations and city/country. The ISOPE Conference and Symposia discourage promotion of commercial products/software and limits the number of mentions by name within papers.

Submit abstracts online or email to  ISOPE, P.O. Box 189, Cupertino, California 95015-0189 USA. Include full author affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and FAX numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Peer-Review Process

All papers submitted for journal consideration undergo rigorous peer-review, with a minimum of 2 reviews by experts in the respective fields of the papers. Reviewers remain anonymous to the authors of the papers. Reviewers must not have direct professional connections to the authors of the papers they are reviewing. Reviews by graduate students are not allowed.

Reviewers are asked to declare that they have no financial connection or stake in the manuscript, including personal collaboration in the covered project.

Publication Ethics

The author acknowledges the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere and has not been previously published. English editing by the authors may be requested. Withdrawal and publication elsewhere of the peer-reviewed MS after the reviews are completed can result in sanctions for a limited period of time.

Copyright, Access and Archiving

Download the ISOPE copyright form from Copyright is transferred to ISOPE before manuscript review process begins. All issues are listed on the ISOPE website,, and at Individual PDF files of full papers are available through online order at Download Abstract pages of all papers from

Ownership and Management

The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers. All rights reserved. The Proceedings are registered with the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, USA. For multiple copying for promotional or commercial purposes, such as creating new collective works or resale, written permission from ISOPE is required.

The Society, its directors and officers, and members of the Editorial Board assume no responsibility for the statements expressed by the authors and reviewers. Individual readers, and nonprofit libraries acting for them, are permitted to make a single copy of an article without charge for use in research or teaching. This consent does not extend to other kinds of copying, such as copying for general distribution, for advertising or promotional purposes, for creating new collective works, or for resale. For such uses, written permission is required; write to ISOPE, 495 North Whisman Road, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94043-5711 USA.