2nd International Conference on Smart & Green Technology for the Future of Marine Industries - SMATECH 2018

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About the Conference

With higher fuel costs and raising environmental concerns globally, there has been an increased incentive to move to-wards marine technology that is more eco-friendly in nature. The term “Green Technology” is applied to procedures, de-signs and sys-tems that helps contribute in an eco-friendly fashion. Green Technology is nothing new and has existed for years but often dis-regarded for various reasons. One such example being the Flettner Rotor which had been developed as early in the 1920s but was shelved on an economic basis as the high capital costs outweighed the low bunker costs. With higher fuel costs and an increased focus on becoming “greener”, such technology is being developed again. Part of this growth in green technology is because of new legislation. With tougher legislation being implemented regarding carbon emissions, it is expected billions of dollars is to be invested by organizations to meet these emission caps, or risk large penalties. As a result of the investment geared towards making ships greener, the industry is continually looking to develop and improve on existing ship design and systems. These improvements are centred on driving down fuel consumption and carbon emissions, which both contribute to a greener environment.

With this increased importance on being green, being placed by an increasing amount of stakeholders within a business, it is becoming vital that we increase engagement between industry and academia. This is to ensure that the technology and prac-tices match the ambition and objectives that have been set, and drive R&D across the industry.

Conference Themes

The various themes are:

  • Commercial strategies for green ship technology
  • Innovative designs and alter-native technologies for green shipping
  • Strategies and options for sustainable shipping
  • Marine Equipment and fu-ture Green Technology developments
  • Alternative power source on modern ships (wind and so-lar power for low emission shipping and sustainable shipping)
  • Evaluation of ships fuel effi-ciency (EEDI/EEOI)
  • Energy efficiency (technical and operational measures for efficient fuel consump-tion)
  • Reduction of Gas Emissions (NOx, CO2, SOx, Soot, Smoke and Particulate Matter)
  • Oil Spill Management
  • Ships waste management (Black & Grey Waste Water Treatment)
  • Ballast & Bilge Water Management
  • Underwater noise reduction
  • Reporting and verification of legal policies for sustainable ships
  • Hull bio fouling & antifouling
  • Environmental impact as-sessment process

The Programme will include invited papers whose aim will be to present the main issues relevant to the above themes and application areas, thus providing additional impetus for an open exchange of ideas.

Call For Papers

Abstracts of about 300 words on any of the above topics are invited by the 17th November 2017. Upon review by the Technical Advisory Panel, notification will be given by the 12th January 2018.

Abstracts and full papers should be sent to info@asranet.co.uk

All authors, co-authors, co-chairs (except the key note speakers) have to register for the conference.

Registration Cost:

The cost of the conference will be:

  • £450 + VAT (only for UK)
  • £300 + VAT (only for UK) for Students
  • £200 + VAT (only for UK) for one day attendance

The registration fee includes Conference Proceedings in USB, Lunches, Civic Reception and the Conference Dinner.

Full Author, Speaker and Exhibitor Instructions & Paper templates

Next conference:

Date: 23-24 April 2018

Venue: The Corinthian Club,
191 Ingram St,
Glasgow, G1 1DA

Key Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: 17 November 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 12 January 2018
  • Full Paper Submission: 16 March 2018
  • Registration Close: 13 April 2018

Organising Committee

  • Professor Purnendu Das, ASRANet Ltd