In 2004 the first EAAW Symposium was established to bring together and inform the marine and combat systems communities to ensure opportunities would be exploited and challenges overcome. Since then developments in high energy weapons and marine power system technologies have advanced apace. The Royal Navy has introduced to service the Type 45 class of destroyers with Integrated Full Electric Propulsion whilst the US Navy's highly innovative DDG-1000, USS Zumwalt, was launched on 28 October 2013 and is expected to be commissioned in 2015.
Ten years on from the first Symposium, the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth class Aircraft Carrier may represent the most highly integrated warship ever built. In addition, Navies across the world are challenged more frequently with retrofitting new equipment as technology refresh is required to keep pace with ever demanding capability requirements. Now, EAAW VI seeks to review the technological advances in platform and combat system design that have taken place over the last decade and explore the progress towards total ship integration.
Who attends EAAW?
Government attendance is typically drawn from navies and naval procurement officials, at all levels. Commercial attendance has included a range of companies from prime contractors to SMEs.
EAAW VI SYMPOSIUM THEMES
Power and Propulsion Technology and Topology:Future marine engineering technologies, power system architectures, power sources, energy storage, power quality, efficiency, signatures, protection, materials.
Weapon and Combat System Design and Development:Future weapons and sensors, electro-magnetic guns, directed energy weapons, high energy sensors, electric armour, defensive aids, pulse forming networks, electro-magnetic launch.
Total Ship Integration:Requirements development, definition and creep, retrofit, capability upgrade, adaptability, configurability, modularity, commonality, redundancy, scalability, survivability, UXVs, open systems, integrated computing environments, cyber defence, system security, energy management, heat management, power management, affordability, future proofing, upgrade, legislation, safety and training.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited from industry, academia and government departments covering the context for future combat systems and high energy weapons and sensors, the opportunities provided by advanced platform and marine systems, and the latest technological developments that inform road maps for total ship integration. Papers will be reviewed and selected on the basis of originality, technical quality, relevance and their potential for generating discussion. Prospective authors are invited to submit their paper title, keywords and synopses of between 250 to 500 words to the Events Department.
The closing date for receipt of synopses is
Friday 10 October 2014. Synopses may be accepted after this date subject to availability in the symposium programme. Please note that all papers will be peer reviewed. Authors will be informed of the final programme by the end of
November 2014. Selected authors will then be invited to submit their final paper of up to 4,000 words with relevant illustrations by 6 March 2015.
EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP
A supporting exhibition will be held in conjunction with the symposium, enabling companies to exhibit their latest products and services. There are also a number of corporate sponsorship opportunities available, each of which can be tailored to your individual requirements in order to help raise your profile at the symposium.