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ICCAS 2015 - International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding

29th September - 1st October 2015, Bremen, GermanyICCAS 2015 logo



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Supported By: The German Society for Maritime Technology, STGSTG



The 17th 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; engineering analysis, data modelling, PLM, CAD, CAM, integrated systems, knowledge management, systems engineering, simulation, visualisation, processes and standards.

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.

Click on the links to read an Overview of ICCAS 2015 or to see the List of ICCAS 2015 Papers presented at the conference.


International Programme Committee

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

Presenting over 80 papers on practical application of IT from 18 shipbuilding countries

This Conference offers a unique and comprehensive opportunity to assess how the international shipbuilding community are successfully using advanced computing technologies in all aspects of the industry including Design, Manufacture and Build, and Maintenance.

Click here to download a copy of the ICCAS 2015 conference brochure.

Conference Dinner

Delegates are invited to a conference dinner at the end of the first day, 29th September, kindly sponsored by AVEVA

Evening Drinks Reception

There will be a drinks reception in the second evening of the conference, 30th September, kindly sponsored by SIEMENS 

Click here to download the full ICCAS 2015 three day programme showing the papers presented in each of the three conference streams.

Selected papers include:

  • INFORMATION MODELLING FOR TRACKING MODIFICATIONS IN CLASSIFICATION PROCESS, Shu Zhang and Jörg Rebel, DNV GL ­ Maritime, Section Safety Research, Hamburg, Germany
  • RESEARCH ON SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY VENDOR EVALUATION METHOD BASED ON DATA MINING, Kai Li, Ming Chen, Yan Lin, School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and Ship CAD Engineering Center, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • HOW MOBILE DEVICE TECHNOLOGY CAN INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN SHIPBUILDING, Stéphane Neuvéglise, Head of Solution Business Strategy, AVEVA Solutions Ltd.
  • SHIP WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURES THROUGH DIFFERENT SHIP LIFE CYCLE STAGES, Malay Pal, Director ­ Shipbuilding, Siemens Industry Software
  • AUTO-GENERATION OF HULL STRUCTURE DRAWINGS FOR CLASS APPROVAL, Alfonso Cebollero, Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A., Spain, Min-Bong Park, Sener Korea Engineering and Systems Co., Ltd., Korea
  • RAPID MESH GENERATION FOR HYDRODYNAMIC ASSESSMENTS, Michael Johnson, Nigel White, Neil Southall, Lloyd’s Register, Southampton UK, Tom Macadam, Yibo Li, Frank Lin, Lloyd’s Register Martec, Halifax, Canada
  • PRODUCTION PLANNING WITH MULTIPLE SOURCES OF DESIGN DATA, Hoonsik Jeong, Intergraph, South Korea, YunSung Chang/Ph.D., Samsung Heavy Industry, South Korea
  • NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF THE HYDRODYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF PLANING HULLS IN SHALLOW WATER USING A 2D+T METHOD, Hendrik Haase, Jan Philip Soproni, Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud, Hamburg University of Technology, Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Ship Theory

A full list of papers, including the abstract, can be downloaded here.

Shipyard VisitICCAS 2015 - Meyer Werft shipyard

RINA has organised a visit to the Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg on the morning of Friday 2nd October (the day after the main conference). The Coach will leave from the Swissôtel Bremen at 8:45am and return at approximately 15:45pm. Delegates are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible as places on this visit are limited.

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc MwSt) By 29/08/2015 After 29/08/2015
RINA & STG members €460+MwSt = €547.40 €510+MwSt = €606.90
Non-members €510+MwSt = €606.90 €560+MwSt = €666.40
Concessions (retired/students, etc) €280+MwSt = €333.20 €280+MwSt = €333.20
Principal Author €360+MwSt = €428.40 €360+MwSt = €428.40
Additional Author €460+MwSt = €547.40 €460+MwSt = €547.40

Register by 29th August and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc MwSt)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, conferrence dinner at the end of the first day 29th September, drinks reception in the evening on the 30th September, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and MwSt. 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

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

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.


Under German Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay MwSt on any conference or course taking place in Germany. Delegates from outside Germany may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of €200+MwSt. 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.

VenueSwissotel Bremen

Zurich Room 1, 2 and 3, 1st Floor
Swissôtel Bremen
Hillmannplatz 20
28195 Bremen

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Bremen, the cosmopolitan city on the Weser river, has a maritime flair as one of Europe‘s oldest trading and sea ports. Rich in historic sights, traditional cafés, bars & restaurants, as well as a contemporary lifestyle, the city has main a market square that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bremen is also famous for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Bremen Town Musicians”, the exceptional architecture of historic Bottcherstrasse and the imposing cathedral in the unique Schnoor quarter. This 15th & 16th century neighbourhood is a pedestrian zone of narrow streets lined with small buildings jostling each other for space. Formerly tradesmen’s houses, today they contain fashionable shops & restaurants.

Market Square  Market square

The most magnificent building on the market square is without doubt the town hall. In front of it stands the proud statue of Roland, which symbolises the freedom of the city. Both have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Turning clockwise on the Hanseatic Cross near the statue, you can see St. Peter's Cathedral, the State Parliament and the Schütting guildhall. Just past the Schütting, a narrow lane leads to Böttcherstrasse. On the western side of the Kontorhaus shopping arcade follows a row of beautiful gabled buildings.



The name Böttcherstrasse derives from the coopers (böttcher) who used to live and work there. Today, this narrow lane is home to arts and craft shops and studios. At the start of the 20th century, Ludwig Roselius, a local coffee merchant, began to buy up all the houses in the dilapidated street. He then had it completely rebuilt, resulting in a creation that is both homogenous and architecturally remarkable. With the help of architects Bernhard Hoetger, Eduard Scotland and Alfred Runge, Roselius ­ the inventor of decaffeinated coffee ­ achieved his goal, turning this pathway between the market square and the Weser river into a street of houses designed specially to be of architectural merit, in a mixture of art deco and brick-built styles that has a special charm all of its own. Roselius' principal aim was a return to traditional Low German culture in language, art and crafts.

Schnoor quarter Schnoor Quarter

Bremen's oldest district, the Schnoor quarter, is a maze of narrow lanes lined with little half-timbered houses dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. The name of the quarter may allude to the fact that the houses are lined up like pearls on a string, Schnoor being Low German for Schnur (string). Another interpretation of the name is that this part of the old fishermen's quarter, right by the river Weser, was where the rope makers used to live. Delegates can browse for arts and crafts and handmade gold, rest in one of the many cafés and restaurants or buy a souvenir to take home.

Schlachte EmbankmentSchlachte embankment

In the heart of Bremen, just a stone's throw from the market square and the Bremen Town Musicians, is the popular Schlachte promenade along the Weser river.

Opt for a boat tours on the Weser river or simply watch the boats go by, take a stroll or while away the hours eating, drinking, partying or simply enjoying life. There is something for everyone on the Schlachte Embankment. From a 'Captain's Dinner', a theatre evening or concert on board ship to leisurely tours to Bremerhaven or further inland on the Wümme or Lesum rivers, the Schlachte pleasure boats offer a varied programme of attractions. For a informal setting enjoy the many terraces and beer gardens that offer plenty of scope to relax and unwind. Try a typical Bremen beer or a Bavarian beer in the traditional one-litre glass, enjoy coffee and cakes on land or on board ship. The range of food and drink on offer at the Schlachte Embankment is as diverse as our guests. The beer gardens alone provide space for more than 2,000 people during the summer.

RatskellerBremen Ratskeller

Beneath the 600-year-old town hall is Bremen's historical Ratskeller. The cellar contains a restaurant serving North German classics, light and modern cuisine, warm service, rustic ambience and a unique selection of wines. It also houses the oldest cask of wine in Germany. Known as 'rose wine' after the decoration in the cellar where it is stored, it dates from 1635 and actually tastes more like a sherry than a wine these days.

For more informmation visit the Bremen tourist website :

Swissôtel Bremen

The Swissôtel Bremen is a centrally located hotel in Bremen, close to the historic Market Square. From here it takes a mere 5-minute walk to the magnificent Town Hall and the famous monument of Roland, and the bus and tram stops are conveniently situated in front of the hotel so that guests can easily reach the Exposition and Conference Centre, the Technology Park and the university. Tram number 6 runs directly to the main train station, and the airport.

Details of other hotels in te area will follow shortly

By Train

Swissôtel Bremen is a  3-minute walk from the railway station (Bremen Hbf). There are nearly 50 ICE (Intercity-Express) and IC/EC (Intercity and Eurocity Trains) connections daily. The train from Hamburg (Hauptbahnhof) to Bremen takes about one hour and there are two direct trains per hour. Return fare Hamburh-Bremen would be about €30. For more rail timetable information visit;  

From Bremen Airport

City Airport Bremen is one of Germany’s most modern airports and is only six kilometres from Bremen’s city centre. There are a limited number of direct flights from numerous major European cities, including; Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Stansted, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Zurich, etc. A tram stop (Line 6 to ‘Blumenthalstrasse’) is located right in front of the airport, enabling passengers to be in the heart of the city in 20 minutes (trams depart at least every ten minutes until 8pm and every 20 minutes from 8pm onwards). A taxi ride takes about 15-20 minutes and costs approximately €15-20.

For more information visit or (english)

From Hamburg Airport

The nearest large International airport is Hamburg, which is about 130km from Bremen. The S-Bahn (suburban rail network) line S1 operates every 10 minutes between Hamburg Airport and Hamburg’s central railway station (Hauptbahnhof), a journey of only 25 minutes. The “Hamburg Airport (Flughafen)” S-Bahn station is directly in front of the terminals and is easily reached by lift, escalator or stairs

Allow at least 2 hours to drive by car from Hamburg airport to Swissôtel Bremen. A pre-booked taxi from the airport to Bremen will cost about €230 (2014 prices).

For more flight information visit


Sponsor and Exhibitors

RINA events provide the perfect opportunity for effective and highly targeted marketing. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities exist for all of our conferences. 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 four ICCAS events; 2013 in Busan, South Korea, 2011 in Trieste, Italy, 2009 in Shanghai, China and 2007 in Portsmouth, UK.

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 2015: 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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