The Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA) has issued a call for papers to be presented at the International Symposium on Marine Design, La Spezia (Italy), 12-13 April 2006. Abstracts should be provided not later than 7th September 2005. This unique conference will bring together all those concerned with the design, construction, equipment supply and operation to present recent developments and discuss how they impact on the design of such vessels. Emphasis is on advanced technologies offering designers greater freedom and the ability to meet the increasingly demanding specifications of yacht and passenger ship owners.
The modern yacht, motor cruiser, cruise ship or passenger ferry is the product of a dialogue between the engineer as the ship and systems designer who is primarily concerned with function and performance, and the marine designer who is concerned with both interior and exterior form and style. Such dialogue is essential if the inevitable conflicts between the technical and aesthetic aspects of design are to be avoided, and full advantage taken of advances in materials, computer modelling, construction techniques and equipment.
Papers exploring the above challenges while addressing the following topics are invited:
- Design tools
- Production, construction and manufacturing technology
- Design and project management
- Materials, equipments and systems
- Passenger facilities
- Noise and vibration
- Lighting and air conditioning
- Current and future legislation
- Education and training for marine designers