The full programme for the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018); incorporating the long-established International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS), has been launched and is online here. The duo of events is being held in Glasgow from Tuesday 2 – Thursday 4 October 2018. The programme features over a hundred technical papers with 19 countries represented by authors speaking to the events’ themes – ‘Inspiring Naval Engineering’ for INEC and ‘Revolutionary Technology Inspiring Ship Control’ for iSCSS.
As INEC’s Conference Chairman Capt Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK explains: “The international breadth and depth of the conference is outstanding. What is more, the range of topics being discussed is highly contemporary, forward thinking and diverse, making it hugely relevant to anyone involved in naval engineering, at any part of the lifecycle and from anywhere on the globe.”
iSCSS is being relaunched after a nine-year gap. It 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.
Lt Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN (Royal Netherlands Navy), Chairman of the iSCSS Technical Advisory Sub-Committee is pleased by the strong international element. “Particularly by the USA, Canada, Germany and Italy,” he says. “I am equally delighted to see the many academic contributions from leading control researchers from various disciplines, such as automotive, electrical distribution, propulsion and engines all addressing the chosen theme.”
Both Learned Society events are organised by FIGS Events on behalf of the IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology) which are being held at the University of Strathclyde’s state-of-the-art Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow.
Looking in more depth
The 19 countries represented by authors at INEC and iSCSS are Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Kuwait, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, United Arab Emirates and the USA.
The 100+ technical papers being presented in October cover a broad range of subjects including innovative areas such as ‘Exploitation of Marine Robotic Systems’ and ‘Enhanced and Autonomous Navigation’ as well as headings including ‘Submarines’; ‘Systems Engineering’; ‘Waste Heat Recovery’; ‘Power Systems’; ‘Applied Mechanics’; ‘Electric Weapon System Integration’; ‘Engine Control’; ‘Standards’; ‘Damage Control and Survivability’; ‘Energy Storage’; ‘System Identification and Simulation’; ‘Power and Propulsion’; ‘Aviation Integration’; ‘Survivability’; ‘Real Time Control of Power Systems’; ‘Safety; Support’; ‘Ship Design: Safety and Environmental’; ‘Energy Management’; ‘Navigation’; ‘Electrical Power Management’; ‘Human Factors’; ‘Digital Transformation’; ‘Electric and Hybrid’; ‘Environmental Compliance’; ‘Power Conversion’; ‘UXV’; ‘QEC Class’; and ‘Ship Design Future Concepts’.
The authors speaking at INEC/iSCSS 2018 include representatives of navies, companies from prime contractors to SMEs, and academia.
Capt Bolton is particularly eager to explain a new and exciting addition at INEC/iSCSS 2018: “The new interactive sessions enable delegates to have increased contact with the authors of the papers being presented over the three days, and an opportunity to discuss in detail the innovation and concept behind their paper on a one-to-one basis. It’s like a digital poster!”
The Principal Sponsor of INEC/iSCSS 2018 is L3 MAPPS; Rolls-Royce, BMT and Babcock International Group are all Major Sponsors. Supporting organisations are The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI); UKNEST; US Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG); Society for Underwater Technology (SUT); Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); and the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). The Official Publication is The Marine Professional with Naval Forces as Media Partner. INEC/iSCSS 2018 is also supporting the Year of Engineering, so it is highly appropriate that once again, young authors have been encouraged to enter for the Sir Donald Gosling Award, open to authors of 35 or under.
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 all aspects of INEC and iSCSS is available at www.inec.org.uk and .
INEC and iSCSS 2018 Technical Advisory Committees
INEC and iSCSS 2018 Technical Advisory Committees are a group of experts formed from the defence industry, academia and navies worldwide and include:
- Chairman: Capt Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Dr Sal Ahmed, US Office of Naval Research Global, UK
- Jens Ballé, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH, Germany
- Lt Amy Bolland RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Prof Campbell Booth, University of Strathclyde, UK
- Lt Cdr Alex Davies RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Peter Deverill, Ministry of Defence, UK
- John Forbes, BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships, UK
- Lt Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (Chairman, iSCSS 2018)
- Ian Grant, QinetiQ, UK
- Prof Alistair Greig, University College London, UK
- Cdr Ian Hassall RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
- Keith Howard, Babcock International Group, UK
- Paul Karas, UK
- Paul Maillardet, UK
- Dr Phil Rottier, The MathWorks, UK
- Oliver Simmonds, BMT, UK
- Rob Skarda, Steller Systems, UK
- Glen Sturtevant, United States Department of Navy, USA
- Benjamin Thorp, Rolls-Royce, UK
iSCSS 2018 Technical Advisory sub-Committee
- Chairman: Lt Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Jeffrey Cohen, US Navy Surface Warfare Center, USA
- Toby Drywood, BMT, UK
- Prof Carlos Guedes Soares, Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Portugal
- Dr Michele Martelli, University of Genova, Italy
- Suthakar Pakianathan, Department of National Defence, Canada
- Rear Admiral ME (ret) Klaas Visser, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Dr David Alan Wetz Jr., University of Texas, USA
- Dr Mehdi Zadeh, NTNU Marine Technology, Norway