Smart Ship Technology 2017
24 - 25th January 2017
Following on from our successful Smart Ship conference the Royal Institution of Naval Architects is organising a second international conference to further explore some of the key issues and themes raised by the first conference.
Developments in both information and communication technologies (ITC) have had a significant effect on many industries within the last decade. However, it is now just starting to impact the shipping industry. ITC will enable some of the most fundamental changes to the way ships are designed and operated. While there are still technical issues to overcome it’s the non-technical hurdles such as economic and legal considerations that will define the rate of this progress.
The concept of Smart Ships covers a whole range of possibilities from predictive maintenance, performance optimisation, decision support tools, increased automation and robotics, unmanned remote or autonomous ship operation.
To further investigate the potential of smart and autonomous vessels papers are invited from designers, operators, researchers, builders, class societies and regulatory bodies, on all related topics, including:
- Data collection (sensors & monitors technology)
- Digital system interfaces, standards and storage
- Live ship performance modelling
- Software validation, system reliability and security
- Data processing , Big Data, analysis and user interface
- Design of unmanned vessel (remote operated & autonomous)
- Regulation and safety
- Economic cost/benefits of smart ships
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.
- TOWARDS SHIPPING 4.0, Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, SINTEF Ocean AS, Norway
- WILL A SMART SHIP BE LIABLE?: AN ANALYSIS OF THE APPLICATION OF LIABILITY TO THE SHIP ITSELF, Hannah Stones, University of Southampton, UK
- INFLUENCE OF LOSS OF SYNCHRONIZATION BETWEEN SIGNALS FROM VARIOUS MARINE SYSTEMS ON ROBUSTNESS OF PREDICTIVE MODELS ALGORITHMS, Anna Swider, Rolls-Royce Marine AS, Norway
- RESPONSE TIME ANALYSIS CHALLENGES ON A SMART SHIP - AN INITIAL CASE STUDY, Demetres Armanes, American Bureau of Shipping, Greece
- FAULT TREE ANALYSIS AND ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK MODELLING FOR ESTABLISHING A PREDICTIVE SHIP MACHINERY MAINTENANCE METHODOLOGY, Yiannis Raptodimos & Iraklis Lazakis, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K
- ENERGY SAVINGS FOR A SHIP IN IRREGULAR WAVES BY USING REAL-TIME OPTIMAL CONTROL OF PROPELLER PITCH AND ELECTRIC PROPULSION, Hidenori Makino, Yuichiro Hirano, Naoya Umeda, Osaka University, Japan, Toshiyuki Ohtsuka, Kyoto University, Japan, Katsuji Tanizawa, Hidenori Sekiguchi, National Maritime Institute, Japan, Junichi Suzuki, Masaki Fukazawa, Kamome Propeller Co. Ltd., Japan, Hironori Suzaki, Furuno Electric Co. Ltd., Japan
Registration and Payment
|Registration Fee (Inc VAT)||By 03/01/2017||After 03/01/2017|
|RINA members||£635+VAT = £762||£735+VAT = £882|
|Non-members||£735+VAT = £882||£835+VAT = £1002|
|Concessions (retired/students, etc)||£325+VAT = £390||£325+VAT = £390|
|Principcal Author||£135+VAT = £162||£135+VAT = £162|
|Additional Author||£635+VAT = £762||£635+VAT = £762|
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Attendance at Smart Ship Technology 2017 Conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate