Scope
MCMC'2012 has two main objectives: to bring together key academic and industrial practitioners for discussions and demonstrations of recent advances in navigation, guidance and control of marine craft and to provide a forum where experienced researchers can engage with each other and with post-doctoral students in order to share experiences, motivate new research agendas, describe scientific and commercial applications, and explore avenues for future research.
MCMC'2012 will provide an excellent opportunity for the presentation and discussion of research and development work in the general area of automatic control with applications to the maritime field.
Specific topics will include guidance and control, monitoring and surveillance, optimization and operations planning, modelling and identification, and operational safety of marine craft. Motivated by recent, fast paced developments in the area, special emphasis will be given to cooperative systems, focusing the discussion on a number of topics that include navigation, guidance, and control of robotic marine platforms, including autonomous surface and underwater vehicles.
Topics
  • Ship manoeuvring
  • Ship autopilots
  • Roll damping
  • Surface ship track control
  • High speed vessels
  • Offshore systems modelling and control
  • Information systems and methods
  • Intelligent marine control systems
  • Thrusters and propulsion systems
  • Modelling and identification
  • Navigation, guidance, and control of autonomous surface and underwater vehicles
  • Control of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)
  • Vision systems
  • Environment monitoring and protection
  • Sensors and sensor integration in autonomous robots
  • Fault detection and accommodation
  • Operational safety
  • Cooperative navigation and control
  • Cooperative control under severe communication constraints
  • Architectures for teams of robotic marine vehicles
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
CNR ISSIA
IFAC