EAAW IX - Harnessing the Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Shape the Future Battlespace
Continuing Professional Development
EAAW IX explores the opportunities and challenges of manufacturing, integrating and supporting complex systems and equipment at the forefront of naval technology. Taking place online, the conference will look across the naval enterprise to understand how the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are being harnessed to shape the future battlespace. It will build on the success of previous symposiums by exploring the merging of combat and platform systems into one system of systems.
The symposium – being held alongside the 2021 Marine Electrical Control Systems Safety (MECSS) conference – will also identify collaboration with the wider maritime industry. Experts from across globe will present papers and host panel discussions on the impact of the fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation and disruptive technology against a background of a changing and increasingly challenging operating environment.
EAAW IX at a glance:
Over 300 expert participants
Over 20 peer-reviewed technical papers
Contributes to your continuing professional development (CPD-approved)
NEW for 2021 – conference app with personalised itinerary, virtual networking opportunities and push notifications straight to your phone
Call for Papers
The Technical Advisory Committee encourages synopses from all areas of industry, academia and government. Papers will be reviewed based on technical quality, relevance and their potential for generating interest and discussion. All presentations will be in the English language. Prospective authors are invited to submit titles, keywords and synopses of between 250 and 500 words, with text only, to the EAAW Technical Advisory Committee online. Successful authors will be asked to develop their abstract and submit a full technical paper of up to 4,000 words by Monday 6 September 2021. Please note that all papers will be peer reviewed and some may be included in IMarEST publications after the conference, subject to author permission.
Condition monitoring and machine learning
Obsolescence in the digital age
Integrating disruptive technology
Combat and platform system evolution
AI and enhanced decision making in the digital age
Innovation and regulation – speeding up procurement
Unmanned vehicles platform integration
Classification, Certification and Regulatory Framework
The Online IMarEST Conference Experience
The conference will take place online using the IMarEST's online conference platform, with speakers and delegates able to attend, and network with each other, from anywhere in the world.
Key features include:
Flexible 3-day conference programme of 90-minute live sessions, with the ability to ask your questions to our speakers.
Dedicated networking sessions where you can explore and connect with fellow delegates, speakers and sponsors.
Exclusive on demand access to sessions via IMarEST TV for 6 months after the conference.
Virtual exhibition area to connect with sponsors and support organisations.
Easy access to the conference platform via your computer and/or mobile devices.
IMarEST CPD-recognised Certificate of Attendance following the conference.
If you would like to discuss the various sponsorship opportunities for this conference, please contact the IMarEST Events Team: or telephone: +44 (0)207 382 2600.
Technical Advisory Committee
Chair: Cdr Iain Tall RN
Dr Sal Ahmed, Office of Naval Research Global
Mr Rob Andrews, CEng CMarEng FIMarEST FIET FRIN, Rob Andrews Chartered Marine Engineer
Mr Roger Bartlett, MBDA
Prof Fred Eastham Dr.h.c.,DSc,PhD,CEng,FIET,FREng,FRSE, University of Bath
Mr Keith Howard MSc, BSc, PGCE, CEng, FIMarEST, MRINA, Babcock International Group
Mr Steve Mason, Ultra Electronics PMES Ltd
Tom McKenna MSc IEng MIET, Teledyne Defence and Space
Eur Ing Andrew Michael CEng CMarEng FIMarEST FIET MAPM RCNC, QinetiQ
Mr Christopher Pollard CEng IMechE, AMIMarEST, MEng, BMT DAS UK