The Call for Papers for the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018), which will incorporate the International Ship Control Systems Symposium, is now open at www.inec.org.uk. INEC 2018 will be held from Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 October 2018 at the Technology & Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, and is organised by FIGS Events on behalf of the IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology).
As Conference Chairman Capt Matt Bolton RN explains: “The Institute’s flagship Learned Society event provides a unique opportunity for naval engineers across all sectors and domains to meet professionally and debate the latest thinking. It consistently produces far reaching and world leading technical papers that generate intense discussion and academic challenge.
“The theme for INEC 2018 is ‘Inspiring Naval Engineering’ and as INEC continues to evolve and reflect the international scale of naval programmes, I am delighted to announce that the technical programme will encompass the International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS), a move made possible by moving INEC from its traditional Spring slot in the calendar to the early Autumn.
“As well as moving dates, we have moved venue. INEC 2018 will be held at the University of Strathclyde and at the recently established Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow which reflects the Technical Advisory Committee’s aim to increase the academic influence of the technical programme. The City of Glasgow and the shipyards of the River Clyde have been building ships for over 300 years and have been responsible for many of the Royal Navy’s fleet.
He explains: “Currently the UK is implementing a new national shipbuilding strategy with plans to build Type 31E frigates for export; together with international warship and submarine building programmes, the drive for innovation increases. We are thrilled to be returning to this vibrant city with its global reputation as a centre for engineering excellence – a truly outstanding venue for INEC 2018.
“Once again younger participants will be encouraged through the Sir Donald Gosling Award to present technical papers, as 2018 is the Year of Engineering in the UK and the Year of Young People in Scotland, it makes this crucial engagement with students and new entrants to the profession all the more poignant.”
The Call for Papers closes on Friday 8 December 2017. Those selected to present papers will be notified in February 2018.
Over 300 delegates from across the globe attended the 13th International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC 2016) held in Bristol, UK in April 2016. With its highly topical theme ‘Engineering the Triple A Navy: Active, Adaptive, Affordable’ the biennial event hosted a visit by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, an Honorary Fellow of IMarEST.
Information on exhibiting, and on sponsorship will be available shortly from www.inec.org.uk and . The full technical programme will be available in Spring 2018 when delegate registration opens.
INEC 2018 Technical Advisory Committee
INEC 2018 Technical Advisory Committee is a group of experts formed from the defence industry, academia and navies worldwide and includes:
- Chairman: Capt Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Dr Sal Ahmed, US Office of Naval Research Global
- Jens Ballé, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH
- Lt Amy Bolland RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Prof Campbell Booth, University of Strathclyde
- Lt Cdr Alex Davies RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Pete Deverill, Ministry of Defence, UK
- John Forbes, BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships
- Lt Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN, Delft University of Technology
- Ian Grant, QinetiQ
- Prof Alistair Greig, University College London
- Tim Hardy, BMT Defence Services
- Cdr Ian Hassall RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Keith Howard, Babcock International Group
- Paul Karas, BAE Systems Maritime Services
- Paul Maillardet
- Dr Phil Rottier, The MathWorks
- Oliver Simmonds, BMT Defence Services
- Rob Skarda, Steller Systems
- Glen Sturtevant, United States Department of Navy, USA
- Benjamin Thorp, Rolls-Royce
- Rear Admiral ME (ret) Klaas Visser, Delft University of Technology