7th International Symposium Information on Ships

The 7th International Symposium in the series ISIS: International
Symposium Information on Ships will be held in Hamburg on 18th and
19th September and a call for papers has been issued. ISIS 2008 will
address the benefits and problems of up to date information technologies
on board ships, the proper use of information, practical experiences using
new information systems and the role of the human in the informationloaded
environment. Technologies, applications and projects should be
presented under the aspects: What is new and in progress? What is
possible and designable? What should be done? What is problematic?

Sessions embracing the main topics will be as follows:
Bridge Resource Management:
Workload/Human Error; MET-Training for Students and OOWs; Emergency Training; Human Machine Interface ? Where to go?
Operational Integration:
Collision Avoidance; Route Planning and Monitoring; Replacement of Standalone Equipment by INS; Cargo Tracing and Monitoring.
Function Integration:
Alarm/Alert Management; Integrity Monitoring; Interfaces and Data Distribution; Data Fusion; New ECDIS Features; Redundancy.
Harmonised Creation of Maritime Information; Data Collection and Integration on Board; Exchange and Presentation of Maritime Information on Board and Ashore; Ship to Ship and Ship to Shore Communication; Remote Control.
Sensors and Components:
AIS; Radar; Galileo; Wireless Communication on Board.
Vision and Strategies in the next years:
The Intelligent Ship; Automation and Human; Remote Control; User Requirements; More Visions.

According to DGON submissions of other related topics will also be considered.

Authors are invited to submit papers on any of the above topics for consideration by the programme committee and abstracts of about 300 to 500 words (in electronic form) should be provided by 14th March to The German Institute of Navigation by e-mail.
Abstracts should identify the title of the paper/contribution; related topic; name(s) of presenting author and co-authors; organisation/company (if applicable); mailing address; telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address.

The symposium language will be English.

A registration form is available and those wishing for more details should contact DGON.