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14th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics and Vehicles

September 14-16 2022

Technical University of Denmark - Kongens Lyngby

Latest Updates

Thanks and see you @ IFAC CAMS 2024

October 5, 2022

The NOC and IPC would like to thank all the conference delegates that have significantly contributed to make the 14th IFAC CAMS 2022 a great conference. It has been a remarkable experience to witness again the marine control and robotics community physically gathered in one place to share knowledge and foster new research ideas. Our gratitude goes to all the speakers for their professionalism in delivering high quality talks and to the delegates for scientifically challenging the presented works. 


IFAC CAMS 2022 gave a strong and clear signal that the IFAC marine control and robotics community keeps thriving to meet the societal demands for a more sustainable and equitable use of the ocean space. Well done everybody!


We wish fair winds and following seas to our colleagues at Virginia Tech with the organization of the 15th IFAC CAMS 2024.

Traffic circulation in DTU campus

September 11, 2022

Due to construction work in connection with the new light rail infrastructure, there are major traffic circulation changes at DTU campus that affect the bus connections with Kongens Lyngby station. A detailed map of how to reach DTU campus is available here

To plan your journey by public transport use the journey planner at The busses connecting Kongens Lyngby station with DTU are 180 and 300S. More information about transportation are available here.

Industrial Day @ IFAC CAMS 2022

August 4, 2022

On September 15, 2022 the 14th IFAC CAMS will focus on the industry-academia knowledge sharing dedicating the day to presentations by industry leaders. The focus will be on two very important topics shaping the agenda of the maritime and marine industry for the years to come: Decarbonization and Autonomous Marine Robotics. The full program of the Industrial Day is now available here.

Technical program online

July 29, 2022

The conference technical program is now available online: Program at Glance and Full Technical Program. The IFAC CAMS 2022 program includes:

  • 2 academic plenaries

  • 2 industrial plenaries

  • 6 invited sessions

  • 2 industrial sessions

  • 9 regular sessions

  • 81 technical papers scheduled for presentation

The IFAC marine control community will have a great come back to scientific networking in person! 

Information about Conference venue and accommodation

July 29, 2022

If you are about to plan your trip to Denmark to join us at the 14th IFAC CAMS, then you may wish to look at the updated Venue tab.

Early-bird registration and final submission deadlines postponed to July 17 2022

July 7 2022

Due to issues with the registration system, the deadlines for early-bird registration and submission of final manuscripts have been postponed to July 17 2022. 

The payment of registration fees by wire transfer has been enabled. Information can be found here.

Towards Green, Autonomous, & Resilient Marine Operations

14th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics and Vehicles is finally here. Take advantage of forward-thinking keynote speakers, networking with academic and industrial peers, and much more. Submit your scientific contribution today and join us for a unique and inspiring experience.


Plenary Speakers

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Margareta Holtensdotter Lützhöft

Professor at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

The adaptation of maritime autonomy - The presentation starts with a look at Viking navigation and shows how we still work in similar ways today. We move on to discussing automation and autonomy, with examples from a Norwegian research project, HUMANE. We will explore the development of maritime autonomy, look at some myths and the problem of the business case for autonomous shipping. Then we will turn to the future of smart ships and how they can be designed to work in a socio-technical system. Finally, we conclude with the role of humans and a challenge for the engineers.


Stephanie Kemna

Research Manager at Maritime Robotics

Marine Surface and Aerial Robots: past, present and future - Maritime Robotics develops innovative solutions for maritime data acquisition, including uncrewed surface vehicles (USV) and uncrewed aerial systems (UAS). In 2011, Maritime Robotics built and commissioned their first USV. Since then, many smaller USVs sold wordwide, as the global USV market grew. In this talk, we look back at accomplishments so far and look forward at where industry and research are moving towards. We highlight some recent projects and new markets and discuss challenges ahead.


Mogens Blanke

Professor at the Technical University of Denmark

Surface Ship Autonomy Coming of Age - Autonomous technology is coming of age, and autonomous surface ships are finding their way for testing at sea. Challenges remain, however. Ensuring dependable behaviours in all situations, validating resilience to the unexpected are subjects for intense activity and prerequisites to obtain general approval by authorities. The plenary will evaluate facts and features of the complex technologies behind the scenes of marine autonomy. Challenges are discussed and solutions outlined. Autonomous supervision architectures are emphasised due to salient features including clearly separated functionalities that match established procedures for watch-keeping and navigation, and ability to validate intelligent modules individually.  At system level, they form an integrated entirety with reproducible results and, should this be needed, transparent mechanisms to enable human intervention.


Claus Winter Graugaard

Head of Onboard Vessel Solutions at Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

The Path to Zero


IFAC CAMS 2022 Key Dates

Plan Your Contribution

Janaury 17, 2022

Submission Site Opens

March 14, 2022

Invited Session Proposals (extended from February 28)

April 22, 2022

Initial Paper Submission (extended from March 31) - There will not be further extensions

April 8, 2022

Workshop Proposals

May 31, 2022

Industry Talks (extended from April 29)

June 10, 2022

Decision Notification

June 20, 2022

Registration Site Opens (postponed from June 13)

July 17, 2022

Final Submission & Early Registration Closes (postponed from July 10)

September 2, 2022

Conference Registration Closes (postponed from August 26)


Committed to Excellence

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The International Federation of Automatic Control was founded in September 1957. Our multinational federation is concerned with automatic control and its representation in the fields of engineering, science and the impact of control technology on society. Join us in challenging the new era in electronic communication, publication and exchange of ideas.

IFAC Technical Committee Main Sponsor: TC7.2 Marine Systems

IFAC Technical Committees Co-Sponsors: TC1.1; TC1.2, TC2.2; TC2.3; TC3.2; TC4.5; TC6.4; TC7.4; TC7.5


CCAS is a research and innovation hub that, by leveraging existing research leadership in electrical engineering, computer science, management engineering and space technology, will accelerate the development of autonomous systems' technologies across several domains, and will investigate socio-economic-regulatory enablers and barriers towards the actualization of autonomous systems in the wider societal context.


The Danish Automation Company is working to promote the conditions for automation in Denmark. DAU does this by supporting the exchange of experience on technology development and business models, as well as providing inspiration for new automation solutions. DAU is not involved in solving specific automation tasks, but through its initiatives and activities, it wants to contribute to the exchange of experience between users of automation. DAU is also used as a strategic partner for a number of educational institutions.


As an industry association, Danish Maritime is the meeting place for Danish manufacturers of maritime equipment and ships. The overall tasks of the association is to contribute to the continuous success and global competitiveness of the Danish maritime industry by promoting favourable framework conditions for the Danish maritime industry.

Conference Venue

Technical University of Denmark

Anker Engelunds Vej 1 Building 101A, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

+45 4525 3549

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