The International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition is the foremost professional event in the naval engineer's calendar and in 2020 seeks to build on previous successes and expand its international credentials.
In light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding organised events and international travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IMarEST and the INEC/iSCSS Technical Advisory Committee have taken the decision to continue with the INEC / iSCSS 2020 conference in a virtual online format.
The virtual INEC / ISCSS 2020 conference will take place between 5 – 9 October and consist of a series of mixed-format livestreamed sessions (panel discussions, presentations) led by authors and leading figures from the naval engineering and ship control systems communities, and will be facilitated by the use of an event app which will provide participants with the opportunity to access all content, including the full conference proceedings and exhibitor information, as well as network with other virtual delegates.
Although the change to a virtual format was made primarily in response to COVID-19 pandemic, it has opened up new opportunities for greater reach and engagement. This online format will allow a greater number international delegates, who would be unable to travel to the conference and attend in person, to fully take part in proceedings and bring an even greater global voice to the event.
The INEC/iSCSS 2020 programme will comprise a series of live panel discussions with the authors whose papers are on the same topic of the Conference. The panel session will consist of short interviews led by the Chair(s) with each of the authors in turn, followed by a broader discussion between the authors. Virtual delegates may submit questions using Slido for the panel Chair to put to the authors. Most of the sessions are in two 45 minutes segments on similar topics.
Since the programme does not allow for authors to give their presentations in a live format, there is an opportunity for authors to submit pre-recorded presentations on their paper. These may be watched on-demand by all registered delegates.
INEC 2020 at a glance:
Over 100 peer-reviewed technical papers
International attendance from over 20 countries
Sir Donald Gosling Award
Continuing Professional Development approved by IMarEST
All technical papers published Open Access and assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) reference