Call For Papers


Call for papers is now open

UDT covers all aspects of the Undersea Defence and Security domain.  Authors are encouraged to submit papers for UDT 2020 that advance the understanding of those engaged in the underwater defence and security community in its broadest sense. Papers that explore the conference theme: The Underwater Golden Triangle: Teamworking in the Underwater Domain, will be particularly welcomed.

Authors will be required to identify which of the conference pillars their paper addresses. These are used to help the Committee understand the authors' perspective in order to build a coherent agenda.

To find out more about the call for papers process or to submit a paper for consideration, please click on the buttons below.

The deadline for submissions is 2 December 2019.


Background / Theme

Conference Pillars

Submission Process

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Graduate engagement

UDT is seeking to encourage post graduate researchers and junior professionals in the military and industry to be an active part of UDT 2020 in Rotterdam. We are actively working with universities and agencies to encourage those starting out their engagement with the underwater defence community to come and take part in UDT 2020.

The Chatham House Rule

"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed."

The Chatham House Rule is not in effect by default. Speakers retain the right, however, to invoke it at the beginning of their presentation whereupon it will last for the duration of that presentation only.

At no point is recording equipment of any kind permitted to be used in any conference room. This includes filming and audio recording. Photos are permitted provided there is no flash.