• The conference


Period for conference:
Sunday 20th June through Friday 25th June, 2021
Conference venue:
Filoxenia Kalamata, Kalamata, Greece.
Conference chairmen:
Professor John. S. Papadakis, F.O.R.T.H., Greece, johnsp(at)iacm.forth.gr
Professor David Bradley, ARL, Penn State University, USA
Dr. Ross Chapman, University of Victoria, Canada
Professor Michael Taroudakis, University of Crete & F.O.R.T.H., Greece
Target groups:

Scientists and engineers from universities, research institutes, government organizations and industry dealing with all aspects of underwater acoustics. Representatives from naval material commands and procurement offices.

The conference

UACE2021 provides a forum for exchange of recent research results, for discussion of future challenges in implementation and application of underwater acoustic technologies, and the conference displayed the latest advances in instrumentation.

The conference will comprise a prominent series of structured oral sessions with invited papers given by leading international scientists. These Structured Sessions will be organized by key persons actively engaged at the forefronts of research in underwater acoustics. In addition, most recent research results will be presented in contributed papers forming the basis for regular oral and poster sessions. The proceedings will include all full papers submitted for publication and will be available at the Conference website at the last day of the Conference. Papers published in the Proceedings will, like papers from the previous Underwater Acoustic Conferences, be freely available on the Conference Website.

The Conference customarily includes tutorial sessions and plenary sessions. We are in the process of organizing tutorials and plenary session which will be announced later. 

UACE2021 will continue the Competition on the best paper presented by graduate students, Prof. Leif Bjorno Award. A new award for the best paper presented by a young scientist up to 40 years old will be initiated. Both awards will be funded by The Institute of Computational and Applied Mathematics of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (IACM-FORTH). Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the end of the conference.


An exhibition by leading international manufacturers of state-of-the-art technologies, equipment and services for underwater acoustic measurements, surveys and control of underwater processes will be arranged in the central area of the conference space.

At this time, we plan to have a live Conference and we hope that the pandemic will allow us to make it possible. We recognize that there is uncertainty about what 2021 will bring. The UACE Organizing Committee guarantees that all accepted papers will be presented to an audience- whether in person, virtual or a hybrid of both. Any updates will be published in this website.