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ICCAS 2013 - International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding

 ICCAS 2015 will be held 29th September - 1st October 2015,  Bremen, Germany



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 24 - 26 September 2013, Busan, Korea

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The 16th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) will review operational experience from existing computer applications in the design and build of ships and offshore structures and will cover a full range of topics including; CAD, CAM, integrated systems, knowledge management, simulation and virtual reality applications, etc. 

It will also examine the advances in Information Technology which have contributed to increased productivity in both shipbuilding and maritime operations; including increasing co-operative working between shipyards, marine equipment and system manufacturers, engineering partners and shipping companies.

These conferences attract a large international audience and provide an excellent forum for both those developing and using computer applications in shipbuilding.

International Programme Committee 

  • Torben Andersen, Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark 
  • Joachim Brodda, Balance Technology Consulting, Germany 
  • Christian Cabos, Germanischer Lloyd AG, Germany 
  • Qinghe Cheng, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding, China 
  • Yoo-Sang Choo  National University of Singapore  Singapore 
  • John Duncan (Chairman), Ministry of Defence, UK 
  • Thomas Gosch, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, Germany 
  • Soon-Hung Han, KAIST, Korea
  • Mitsuhiko Kidogawa, ClassNK, Japan
  • Sung Geun Lee, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Korea
  • Richard Lee Storch, University of Washington, USA 
  • Hiroyuki Yamato, University of Tokyo, Japan 

Shipyard Visit ICCAS 2013 HHI Shipyard visit

The conference will include an optional visit to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Ulsan shipyard on the morning of 27th September, the day after the main conference.  The shipyard is one of the largest in the world; The Hyundai shipyard stretches over four kilometres along the coast of Mipo Bay in Ulsan and covers an area of 1,780 acres. The Ulsan shipyard has nine large-scale dry docks with eight huge 'Goliath Cranes'. HHI’s Ulsan shipyard is equipped with the most advanced facilities, from fully automated steel-cutting lines to environmentally-controlled painting shops. With a high level of automation and new production technologies ranging from off-line welding robots and indoor production of 40 m long blocks, to the two-component proportioning system in painting.

Numbers for the shipyard visit are limited, so book early. RINA will arrange transport by coach to and from the shipyard, which is about an hour away from Busan.


The keynote speakers at the ICCAS Conference will be Dr. Hyun Soo Shin, Vice President of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Professor Tae-wan Kim, of the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul University and Editor of the Journal “Computer-Aided Design”.

Over 80 papers will be presented in three concurrent streams over the three day ICCAS 2013 conference (download full conference programme below), examples of some of the papers being presented at ICCAS are below:

  • How Classic Systems Engineering Process Must Change To Be Effective For Use In Ship Design, John Martin, Samosc Ltd.
  • Optimization Of The Welding In The Erection Scheduling Of A Suezmax Tanker Ship, Henry Tokola, Aalto University, Finland
  • The Role of Classification Societies towards Advances in Software Development, Arjun Shetty, Bureau Veritas
  • Reducing Workload in Production Design Stage by Rule-Based Automation of CAD, Shigeki Yamauchi, Integraph Corporation
  • Hydrodynamic Analysis for NPL Series Round Bilge Hull Form Ships, Tatan Paul Et Al, Indian Maritime University
  • Concept of an Integrated Model for Dock Arrangement, Chen Chen, Sembcorp Marine Technology
  • Project Nireus ­ Using Simulation to Justify the Development of Quiescent Period Prediction Systems for Navies, Bernard Ferrier, Dynamic Interface Lab
  • As The Foundation of Collaboration in Ship Lifecycle: The First ISO Standard for Lightweight 3D Visualization, Ji Zheng Zhao, Siemens Industry Software
  • Application of Speech Recognition Technology in Shipyards, Motochika Nagano, Japan Marine United Corporation
  • Application of a Factory Simulation Tool to the Outfitting Process, Yuichi Sasaki, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • How 3D Laser Scanning Brings New Opportunities in Refitting and Conversion, Gary Farrow, Aveva
  • Adapting and Adopting 3D Design Technology to Cruise Ships, Michael A. Polini, Integraph Corporation


 ICCAS programme

Click here to download the conference programme to view all papers being presented.


Registration and Payment

Registration Fee By 24/08/2013 After 24/08/2013
RINA members £450 £500
Non-members £500 £550
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £300 £300
Principal Author and IPC members £350 £350
Additional Author £450 £500

Register by 24th August and save money - Early Bird Registration fees

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at

Registration and Payment methods

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

Conference VenueGrand Hotel Haeundae ICCAS 2013

The ICCAS 2013 Conference will take place at the Haeundae Grand Hotel, 651-2 Woo-Dong, Haeundae-Gu, Busan 612-020, Korea.

Located on Haeundae Beach, the hotel houses a large sporting complex complete with swimming pools, bowling alleys, and driving ranges, and is approx. 30 Km from Gimhae International Airport (Busan). Haeundae Beach is probably theLobby Haeundae Grand Hotel most famous beach in Korea, it is 1.5 km long, 30~50m wide and well-known for the various cultural events and festivals held throughout the year. 

Download tourist map of Busan (6.8MB JPG format) or (6.4MB PDF format).

The conference sessions will take place in the Grand Ballroom, which is on the second floor overlooking the reception/lobby of the hotel. There will be a exhibition on the balcony area outside the main ballroom conference rooms. 

Transport from Airport

From the airport to Haeundae Beach takes approximately 40-45 minutes by taxi. The cost will be  approximately 30,000 KWR for a regular taxi and 45,000 KWR for a deluxe taxi (black colour).

There is also a Limousine Bus service (Haeundae line no.1 & no.2) which leaves from just outside the airport exit and stops at many of the hotels at Haeundae Beach; including Westin Chosun Hotel, Haeundae Grand Hotel, Novotel Ambassador,  Paradise Hotel, etc. These buses leave every 20 minutes and the cost will be approximately 7,000 KWR.

For the more adventurous delegates, you can also catch an Inter-city bus (No. 307) to Haeundae, which will take about 60 minutes (it may take longer depending upon traffic conditions) and cost approximately 2,000 KWR or you can take the subway. For the subway take the Busan Gimhae Light Rail Transit and transfer to Line 2 at Sasang Station and get off at Haeundae station. Cost approximately 2,000 KWR.


Special rates for ICCAS attendees have been agreed at the following hotels (please remember to mention that you are a ICCAS deleage when making the booking):

Please click here for more information.

Sponsorship and Exhibition OpportunitiesICCAS lobby area 2

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities exist for all of our conferences. ICCAS 2013 conference sponsorship represents an unrivalled opportunity to engage with your target audience in a focused setting. There will also be a exhibition area in the lobby outside the main conference halls. The wide range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities means that we have the package to suit your needs and your budget.Iccas lobby area 1

 For more information please follow the link or contact John Payten (RINA Group Sales Director) Tel: +44(0)20 7235 4622 Ext 400  or e-mail: to discuss tailored options or availability.


Previous ICCAS events

RINA has also sucessfully organised the previous three ICCAS events; 2011 in Trieste, Italy, 2009 in Shanghai and in 2007 in Portsmouth .

Click on the links below to see a list of papers presented at these conferences and to find prices to purchase copiers

Continual Professional Development

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Attendance at ICCAS 2013: International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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