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

September 14-16 2022

Technical University of Denmark - Kongens Lyngby


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 10, 2022

Final Submission & Early Registration Closes

August 26, 2022

Conference Registration Closes



Committed to Excellence

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International Federation of Automatic Control

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


DTU Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems

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.


Danish Automation Society

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.


Conference Venue

Technical University of Denmark

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

+45 4525 3549

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