Call for Tutorials

The Organizing Committee is inviting applications for tutorials to be held at the OCEANS'15 Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on Monday, October 19, 2015. The Deadline for applications is June 10.

 We are seeking applications from interested parties to hold either half-day tutorials (three to four hours, including a 20-30 minute break) or full-day tutorials (with a suitable amount of time allocated for a lunch break).  Tutorials are meant to compliment the technical program. Their purpose is to describe fundamental elements of a technology and/or the “nuts and bolts” of the subject. The subjects would include core topics and areas of knowledge of broad interest within the oceans and oceans engineering community. Topic areas include established or emerging research within the field itself, as well as from related fields or application areas that are clearly relevant to the oceans community. Tutorials are held in a classroom like setting.

The tutorial topic should attract a broad audience, and should be wide-ranging enough to provide a basic introduction to the chosen research area, but should also cover the most important contributions in depth. Please note commercial presentations and tutorials that focus exclusively on the presenters' own work will not be accepted. Tutorial proceedings will not be provided in hardcopy, but will instead be made available by the presenters on the website prior to the beginning of the conference.  Tutorial presenters receive an honorarium as per Oceans Conference policy.

Why Would You Develop a Tutorial Session?

This is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with other members of MTS and IEEE.

How to Propose a Tutorial

Applications should provide detailed information which will allow the committee to evaluate the quality and importance of the topic, the value of the presentation materials, and the speakers' teaching ability. We encourage that tutorials be taught by more than one person as the added perspective of additional presenters can provide a well-rounded, more balanced viewpoint on the topic. Single person applications are also welcome and will be given equal consideration in the evaluation process.

The written application should be a maximum 500 to 1,000 word abstract which includes the following:

Topic Overview

What will the tutorial be about? What is the usefulness of the chosen topic?

Target Audience

Who are the intended audience? What background/prior knowledge do you expect from the attendees? What will the attendees take away from this session? How many participants do you expect?

Content Details

You must provide a detailed outline of the topic(s) to be presented, including estimates for the time that will be devoted to each subject. Time lines and proposed “breaks” are outlined above.


How will you present the material? Is there multimedia included in the presentation? Do you plan software demonstrations? Identify any additional requirements.


Additional Materials are permitted with the Tutorial Proposal and should include the following:

  • An outline of the materials to be presented
  • If relevant provide a sample of past tutorial slides or teaching materials.
  • In the event you have multiple presenters, specify how you will distribute the work.
  • A bio of the instructors(s), email address(es) and webpage(s). As well as a brief background and a list of publications relevant the proposed topic.

 Presentation Submission

Tutorial proposals should be submitted via email in PDF format to Doug Abraham, Tutorials Chair

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