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The Technical University of Denmark and the IFAC Technical Committee in Marine Systems welcome you to the 14th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, Robotics and Vehicles.

The conference aims at defining the research, development and innovation agenda within the areas of marine  automation, control and robotics bridging the prominent views of academia and industry. 

This edition of IFAC CAMS will focus on four technological areas that are instrumental for the achievement of the objectives pertaining to UN SDG14: Decarbonization; Autonomy; Cyber-resilience; Human factors in autonomous systems

Objectives and Research Areas

IFAC CAMS 2022 sets the following objectives:

  • Identify short-term and long-term research and innovation challenges in the four key thematic areas;

  • Enable a constructive dialogue between researchers and industry practitioners to develop future innovation waves for the marine automation and robotic sectors;

  • Inspire the future generation of female and male engineers to join the quest for a sustainable development of the maritime sector.

The conference will pursue the above objectives by setting up a diverse and vibrant program including keynotes from academia and industry, technical sessions, and girl camp.

The following research areas are highly relevant and within the scientific scope of the conference:

  • Intelligent autonomous marine systems

  • Modelling, identification and control of surface vehicles and floating platforms

  • Mechatronic design of underwater robotic systems for monitoring and intervention

  • Methods and tools for the development of Digital Twins of marine systems

  • Guidance, Navigation and Control of surface and underwater vehicles

  • Path planning and collision avoidance

  • Situational awareness for autonomous marine operations

  • Marine renewable energy systems - Modelling, control and estimation

  • Propulsion systems and energy efficiency

  • Emission reductions and technologies for decarbonization

  • Security and safety of marine cyber-physical systems

  • Condition monitoring and fault tolerance of marine vehicles and operations

  • Dynamic positioning and position mooring systems for ships and platforms

  • Distributed and cooperative systems for marine operations

  • Swarm intelligence, learning and control

  • Adaptive, nonlinear and robust control in marine systems

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in marine systems and operations

  • Multi-modal sensor fusion for navigation and perception

  • Human factors in autonomous  marine systems

  • Risk and reliability of autonomous marine systems

  • Human-machine interaction in autonomous marine operations

  • Applications of autonomous and remotely operated (surface and underwater) marine vessels

  • Applications of marine vessels and robotics in environmental monitoring, mapping and surveillance, search and rescuing operations, habitat mapping, marine biology and geology, hydrographic explorations

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