• Duo of topical themes Inspiring Naval Engineering and Revolutionary Technology Inspiring Ship Control
• 325+ delegates from 18 countries - Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, United Arab Emirates and USA
• Record breaking 100+ presentations – 22 of which are eligible for the Sir Donald Gosling Award
More than 325 delegates from 18 countries* gather in Glasgow this week for the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2018) incorporating the International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS), an IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology) Learned Society conference. The duo of events is being held 2-4 October at the Technology & Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde.
“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 that this year’s programme encompasses the International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS),” explains INEC’s Conference Chairman Captain Matt Bolton RN. “The theme for iSCSS is Revolutionary Technology Inspiring Ship Control, establishing this forum once again after an absence of nine years, not only for the naval engineering sector, but for the marine industry worldwide.
“Over 100 technical papers will be presented at this week’s event, the largest number ever for an INEC conference. It is highly rewarding to see that 22 of the presentations are candidates for the Sir Donald Gosling Award (for authors 35 or under), they are the future of naval innovation, they come from seven countries – China, Colombia, Italy, Singapore, The Netherlands, UK and USA.
“This IMarEST event, organised for the Institute by FIGS Events, provides a unique opportunity for naval engineers across all sectors and domains to meet professionally and debate the latest thinking, I am looking forward to three highly inspiring days and to meeting naval engineers from around the globe. I would like to thank speakers, members of the Technical Advisory Committees, and our sponsors for their input into this year’s event. L3 MAPPS is the Principal Sponsor and Rolls-Royce, BMT, Babcock International Group are the Major Sponsors. I would also like to thank our Patrons** for the introduction of the Patrons’ Award which will be presented to an outstanding contribution to the conference.”
Welcome address and keynotes
The conference opens with a welcome address by Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde and keynote addresses by Rangesh Kasturi, President L3 MAPPS; Rear Admiral Paul Methven, Director Submarine Acquisition, Royal Navy; and Commodore Peter Knipping MBE RNLN, Chief Naval Engineering Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy before splitting into the streams for INEC and iSCSS.
Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN is the chair of the iSCSS Technical Advisory Committee, and explains “I am honoured to chair this Symposium with its distinguished history of technical symposia spanning over 50 years and last organised in 2009. iSCSS represents an opportunity to influence future control strategies, I am looking forward to a highly stimulating few days with long term effects.
“With its theme ‘Revolutionary Technology Inspiring Ship Control’ it is not surprising that it incorporates a special session on the ‘Exploitation of marine robotic systems,’ which has been organised by the new generation of professionals on our Technical Advisory Committee who have, of course, grown up with these state-of-the-art technologies.”
INEC and iSCSS are supporters of the UK’s Year of Engineering and will play host to up to 40 school students aged 10-18 years old from four schools on Wednesday 3 October when a STEM Day is staged with the support of the Royal Navy and exhibitors.
Taylor & Francis, the publisher of IMarEST’s journals will run two workshops during INEC/iSCSS 2018, one on ‘How to get published: Understanding research and publishing’, and the second on ‘How to become an effective reviewer’.
No IMarEST event would be complete without a calendar of networking events. A welcome reception will be held at the close of Day One (2 October) in the exhibition area hosted by The City of Glasgow, with special thanks to The Lord Provost and Glasgow City Council.
The conference reception at the close of Day Two (3 October) will be held at The Riverside Museum, an award winning transport museum. With more than 3,000 objects on display, from skateboards to locomotives, paintings to prams, velocipedes to voiturettes, this new museum records Glasgow's important maritime history. The much-acclaimed development, designed by architect, Zaha Hadid has a riverside location where the River Clyde meets Glasgow's other main river, the Kelvin. The 19th-century sailing ship Glasgow's Tall Ship the Glenlee, is moored outside the museum.
Information on all aspects of INEC and iSCSS is available at www.inec.org.uk and .
**INEC and iSCSS Patrons
The Patrons are eminent figures within the defence industry who promote the values of INEC and iSCSS, and give support and counsel to the Technical Advisory Committees.
• Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB FREng
• Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng HonFIMarEST
• Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive, BMT
• Commodore John Newell MBE RN (Rtd)
• Professor Catriona Savage, University College London
• Rear Admiral (ret) Ruurd Lutje Schipholt KNL OON HonFIMarEST
• Professor ir Douwe Stapersma, Delft University of Technology
• Vice-Admiral Dr ir Arie Jan de Waard, Director, Defence Materiel Organisation, The Netherlands
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
• Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN, Defence Materiel Organisation, 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 Defence & Security (UK) Ltd, 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: Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN, Defence Materiel Organisation, The Netherlands
• Jeffrey Cohen, US Navy Surface Warfare Center, USA
• Toby Drywood, BMT Defence & Security (UK) Ltd, UK
• Prof Carlos Guedes Soares, Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC), Portugal
• Dr Michele Martelli, University of Genoa, 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