The International Ship Control Systems Symposium aims promote knowledge sharing and collaboration in ship control systems concepts, design, operation and support, and provide a professional forum for commercial marine, industry, government, academia and naval engineering communities.
iSCSS 2020 at a glance:
- Hosted alongside the 15th International Naval Engineering Conference & Exhibition
- International attendance from over 20 countries
- Over 300 expert participants
- This conference is CPD-approved by the IMarEST
- 3-day exhibition at the heart of the conference
- Sir Donald Gosling Award
- Excellent networking opportunities and social programme
Call for papers
After the successful iSCSS 2018, we are very proud to launch the call for papers for iSCSS 2020. This time, we aim to surf the digital transformation and continue the collaboration between shipbuilding industry, the wider commercial sector, academia and research institutes. Moreover, we strive to progress the crossover between the naval sector and the whole maritime sector.
The development of disruptive technologies in society continues to accelerate. This provides opportunities for the maritime sector to address its three main challenges: the energy transition, the transition to autonomy for systems and ships, and maintaining safety and security during these transitions. Only if we address all three aspects, we can make the most out of the opportunities from disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, big data analysis, novel materials and alternative energy sources.
We believe the continued collaboration with INEC provides a unique forum for decision makers, seafarers, engineers, researchers and anyone involved in ship control. We will debate how we can better design and integrate on-board-systems and optimally control these systems to achieve a sustainable maritime future. Therefore, we are very excited to work with Delft University of Technology to inspire the new generation for a maritime career and to continue the Sir Donald Gosling awards for young professionals!
- Autonomous systems
- Path planning
- Crew optimisation
- Artificial intelligence
- Predictive maintenance
- Big data analysis
- Shore support centres
- Dev Ops
- Data driven Modelling and simulation
- Control of power systems
- Hybrid power systems
- Real time optimisation
- Energy storage
- Energy management
- Pulsed power weapons
- Fuel cells
- Alternative fuels
- Marine electrification
Safety & Security
- Human factors
- Cyber security
- Ships connectivity
- Cloud based services
- Safety of electronic systems
- Safety criticality functions
- Safety regulations
- Environmental compliance
The Technical Advisory Committee welcomes 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 English. Prospective authors are invited to submit titles, keywords and synopses of between 250 and 500 words (TEXT ONLY – please do not submit pictures, figures, graphs, equations etc.).
Successful authors will be asked to develop their abstract and submit a full technical paper of up to 4000 words by Mon 18 May 2020. Please note that all papers will be peer reviewed and some may be included in IMarEST publications after the conference, subject to the author(s)’ permission.
Who will attend?
Navies, commercial and military ship operators, designers and shipbuilders, classification societies, machinery and equipment manufacturers, universities and other defence related organisations.
History of the Ship Control Symposium
The Ship Control Systems Symposium was an initiative started by the government defence departments in Canada, The Netherlands, UK and USA with the objective to promote knowledge sharing and collaboration between member nations in ship control systems concepts, design, operation and support as well as to provide a professional and public forum for commercial marine, industry, government, academia and naval engineering communities. The symposia series was organised 14 times rotating between the four nations from 1966 until 2009.
In 2018, it was relaunched as the International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS) and held alongside INEC 2018, focussing on the rapid development of new revolutionary technologies and the impact on future control system strategies for both naval vessels and commercial ships.