Programme

The conference program will include presentations of novel and interesting new operational and technical solutions within the conference main themes. Presentations and papers will be selected by the editorial board, based on are view of the extended abstracts. All technical and operational aspects of portand ship technology are welcome. The conference is currently planned with three parallel tracks, with ample possibility to follow different tracks in different sessions.

The maintracks will be:

  • Maritime Digitalisation – Topics like (not exhaustive)
    • Digitalisation of shore-side decisions and manual processes, and digital integration with government/regulator portals or other relevant stakeholder for licenses, certifications etc.
    • Optimised planning (including just-in-time-arrival) of logistics and port operations using digitalisation and data analytics
    • Research gap analysis for future needs such as integrated system or development of digital twin
    • Meta-Studies and stakeholder analysis for data normalisation
    • Safe and secure ship-to-shore communication
    • And others
  • Autonomous Systems and Vessels – Topics like (not exhaustive)
    • Safety and risks for mixed environment (autonomous and manned vessel) operations
    • Design and operability for unmanned vessels – Unmanned operation changes the framework and constraints with regards to design, optimization and operability limits
    • Optimized planning and operation of mixed fleets – passengers as well as cargo, in local and regional areas based on introduction of emerging technologies such as autonomy and digitalisation
    • Shared, distributed situation awareness and operation coordination for autonomous vessels and systems
      Ship-board enablers and systems for remote operations and management
    • Developing new performance standards, skill requirements and assessments for remote fleet operators
    • Virtual and augmented reality in shore-side training and operations of remote-controlled vessels
    • And others
  • Green Shipping – Topics like (not exhaustive)
    • Complying to more stringent regulations on emissions using systems and technologies on-board ships for emission reduction (energy systems, hybrid systems, scrubber technology, waste heat recovery)
    • Improving energy efficiency through technical operations and optimized logistics planning
    • And others

The conference welcomes both industrial experiences and scientific/technical papers. An extended two-page abstract will be used to select papers for presentations. A voluntary full written paper can also be supplied for peer review and publication in a scientifically accredited journal.

A preliminary program will be published after the abstract review process is completed in March 2019. The final program will be published in August/September 2019.