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.
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 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.
iSCSS 2020 at a glance:
- Hosted alongside the 15th International Naval Engineering Conference & Exhibition
- International attendance from over 20 countries
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approved by the IMarEST
- Sir Donald Gosling Award
- A new event app where delegates can access the programme content, virtually network with other delegates, and interact with sponsors and exhibitors
- 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
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.
Full paper submission process
Accepted authors, following the earlier Call for Abstracts for INEC & iSCSS, are now requested to submit their full papers through EasyChair by Monday 18 May 2020.
- Please download and refer to the step-by-step guide (PDF) of how to log in to EasyChair to update your information and upload your full paper when ready.
All papers will be peer reviewed, and authors of accepted papers will then be invited to present these at the conference in October 2020. All presentations will be in English.
Accepted papers will be published in accordance with the IMarEST's Open Access Policy and issued a DOI.
pdf INEC 2020 - Call for Papers (1.27 MB)
pdf IMarEST Conference Proceedings - Author Guidelines (1.63 MB)
document Word Template (654 KB)
archive LaTex Template (752 KB)
pdf How to submit your full INEC / iSCSS paper (662 KB)