Add to Calendar 10/02/2018 09:00 10/04/2018 23:00 Europe/London INEC 2018 Conference Inspiring Naval Engineering Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK true MM/DD/YYYY

Revolutionary Technology Inspiring Ship Control

iSCSS Technical Advisory sub-Committee:

  • Chairman: Cdr (E) dr ir Rinze Geertsma RNLN
    Defence Materiel Organisation, The Netherlands 
  • Jeffrey Cohen
    US Navy Surface Warfare Center, USA 
  • Toby Drywood
    BMT Defence & Security (UK) Ltd, UK 
  • Dr Michele Martelli
    University of Genova, Italy 
  • Suthakar Pakianathan
    Department of National Defence, Canada
  • Prof Carlos Guedes Soares
    Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Portugal
  • Rear Admiral ME (ret) Klaas Visser
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands 
  • Dr David Alan Wetz Jr.
    University of Texas, USA
  • Dr Mehdi Zadeh
    NTNU Marine Technology, Norway

The Aim

INEC 2018 will encompass the International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS) establishing this forum once again after an absence of nine years. The sub-committee of international control experts, aim to bridge the gap between the shipbuilding industry, academia and research institutes not only for the naval sector but for the maritime sector as a whole.

Outside the maritime domain, new technologies are developing at revolutionary speeds, such as autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, robotics, hybrid propulsion and power generation, and intelligent power and energy management, therefore, the industry urgently needs to rethink control strategies for all types of marine vehicles if the maritime sector is to benefit from these technologies.

The Symposium’s theme is, Revolutionary Technology Inspiring Ship Control. The aim is to inspire researchers, engineers, seafarers and others involved in future ship control to present their papers on innovative and emerging technologies and to actively stimulate debate across the maritime industry. We are particularly interested in attracting the new generation of professionals who have ‘grown up’ with these technologies.



  • Autonomous vehicles and systems
  • Manning reduction and the roadmap towards higher degrees of autonomy
  • The application of artificial intelligence in ships controls
  • Improvement and optimisation of control of hybrid power generation and propulsion systems
  • Control of new power generation technologies, such as alternative fuel engines, fuel cells, and combined cycles
  • Real time control algorithms to improve energy efficiency
  • Predictive maintenance algorithms for reduced manning and autonomous ships
  • Modelling, simulation and validation of case studies
  • Control and optimisation of auxiliary systems

Who will attend?

Navies, commercial and military ship operators, designers and shipbuilders, classification societies, machinery and equipment manufacturers, universities and research institutes.

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