About the workshop

The 1st Workshop in Maritime Information Systems (WMIS 2019) is dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering the application of Maritime Information Systems (MIS). Its focus is on engaging researchers and industry in a dialog, which will result in stronger and more effective practical application of MIS, hence producing reliable systems based on state-of-the-art research results. 
The workshop intends to promote theoretical and applied research in the maritime field. The proposed algorithms, methods and techniques should have focus in the maritime domain.


WMIS’19 accepts two distinct kinds of papers:
(1) papers regarding theoretical foundations of Maritime Information Systems (MIS). These papers will be evaluated based on their suitability for maritime purposes, originality, and technical soundness in the information systems research fields. They require novel and complete research work supported by adequate evaluation results;
(2) papers about the applications of maritime systems, including reports on information systems tools, industrial use, case studies, etc. These papers should represent viewpoints, innovations, and practical experiences in employing Maritime Information Systems in different maritime domains of application. We are keen for practical experience reports, empirical evaluations, or case studies on the applications, successes, or failures of MIS. Papers from both researchers and practitioners are welcome in this track. 

Typical information systems research fields relevant for MIS use include, among others:

  • Systems of Systems
  • Interagency interoperability and information exchange
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Command and control
  • Business intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data Analysis
  • Decision support
  • Simulation and training
  • Cybersecurity
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Virtual and augmented reality

List of maritime domains of application include, among others:

  • Ocean governance
  • Fisheries control
  • Safety and security
  • General law enforcement
  • Marine environment
  • Border control
  • Defence
  • Customs
  • Emergency management
  • Offshore exploration

Submission and Publication 

All papers must follow the formatting rules (http://www.cisti.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33&Itemid=117&lang=en).

In the version of papers for evaluation by the Scientific Committee rhw identification, e-mail or affiliation of the authors should not be included. This information should only be available in the final version of papers accepted for presentation and publication.
The evaluation version of the papers should be sent in PDF. However, the final version for publication must be sent in Word format.

All papers have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through this EasyChair link: https://easychair.org/my/conference.cgi?conf=cisti2019workshops. The reviewers will assess the completeness, the quality of and the relevance of the submission.  

All accepted papers, depending on their type, will be available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and sent for indexing in WoK, Scopus, EI, INSPEC and Google Scholar. At least one author for each accepted paper must register before April 1, 2019. 

Important Dates 

Paper submission: February 24, 2019
Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2019
Camera Ready papers and Registration: March 31, 2019
Payment of registration: April 1, 2019


Organization committee 
Program co-Chairs: 
- Christophe Claramunt (Naval Academy Research Institute - France)
- Anacleto Correia (CINAV/Escola Naval)


Program Committee 

- Victor Lobo, CINAV/NOVA-IMS, Portugal
- Sergio Bryton, CINAV, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
- António Gonçalves, INOV-INESC, Portugal
- Anacleto Correia, CINAV/Escola Naval, Portugal
- John Rodrigues, INOV-INESC, Portugal
- Pedro Santos, INOV-INESC, Portugal
- Aníbal Matos, INESC-TEC, Portugal
- João Alves, CMRE, Italy
- Cyril Ray, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
- Fidalgo de Oliveira, CINAV/Escola Naval, Portugal
- Mário Monteiro Marques, CINAV/Escola Naval, Portugal
- Olga Delgado, Escola Náutica, Portugal
- Jesús E. Martínez Marín, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Harm Greidanus, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
- Jesús Hermida, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy
- Maria de Lourdes Eguren Marti - University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
- Maia Martins, CINAV/Escola Naval, Portugal