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Marine Industry 4.0

Europort 20195 November 2019, Rotterdam   

RINA is a Europort Rotterdam Conference Partner

Call for Papers

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Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the fourth industrial revolution, is coming to the marine industry whether you’re ready or not. While there are still some technical challenges to overcome much of the technology is already available and is starting to be applied to real world design, construction and operation problems. However, there are still regulatory, class and public perception challenges to overcome before all of these advances can become a reality.

    This conference seeks to explore this technology and its application to the maritime industry, including such areas as;

    • Smart sensors
    • Networked technology (IT/IoT/Comms)
    • Intelligent data analysis
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    • Advanced robotics
    • Additive manufacturing (AM)
    • Augmented and mixed reality
    • Constrained and fully autonomous operations

    Europort is the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. Europort has a strong focus on special purpose ships including offshore vessels, dredging vessels, construction vessels, naval vessels, workboats, inland vessels, fishery vessels and super yachts. With almost 30,000 professional visitors and 1100 exhibiting companies. More information about Europort....

    Ahoy is easy to reach by Public Transport. At Rotterdam Central Station, take the subway direction De Akkers (Line D) or direction Slinge (Line E). Get off at the stop Zuidplein (in front of Ahoy Rotterdam). From here, it will take you approximately 5 minutes to walk to Ahoy. Please check and/or for the timetable of NS and subway in Rotterdam.

    Keep in mind that a public transport chip card is mandatory for the Rotterdam Metro. A disposable card can easily be bought on Rotterdam Central Station at the entrance to the metro. It is also possible to order a chip card on forehand through the web shop on Here you can also find more information on travelling with the “OV-chipkaart.

    If you are traveling by taxi, you can find the taxi stand at the entrance / exit of Hall 8. You do not need to call taxis yourself if you're leaving, Ahoy Rotterdam ensures enough taxis.

    There is a guest paying car part at Ahoy but during 'Europort' parking space cannot be guarenteed. A free shuttle service to other parking areas is available

    Submit  Abstract or Register Interest

    Click here to register your interest in the International Conference on Marine Industry 4.0 2019 and receive updates as they become available.

    Click here to download the Call for Papers

    If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to  or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline submission for abstracts is 8th July 2019.

    Conference Venue

    Europort Exhibition, Ahoy Congress Centre
    Ahoy-weg 10
    3084 BA Rotterdam
    The NetherlandsDock 6 Congress Centre Ahoy Rotterdam

    Sponsorship & 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 JP Media Services Tel: +44(0)1737 852 135 or email:  to discuss tailored options or availability.

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    Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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