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MECSS 2019 Conference Programme

Time Session
08:30 Registration and coffee
09:15 Joint Opening Plenary Session
Chair: Cdr Ian Hassall RN, Ministry of Defence, UK and EAAW VIII Chairman
09:15 Welcome and introduction
Kevin Daffey, IMarEST President Elect & MECSS 2019 Chairman
09:30 Keynote address
Cdr Stephen Markle USN (Ret), Program Manager and Director of the Electric Ships Office, US Navy Program Executive Office Ships, USA
10:00 Keynote address
Prof Christopher Hodge OBE FREng, Chief Electrical Engineer, Defence & Security, BMT, UK
10:30 Discussion
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Autonomy
Chair: Glen Sturtevant, Program Executive Office for Ships & Naval Sea Systems Command Surface Warfare Directorate, US Department of Navy, USA
11:15 Socio-technical considerations relating to the maritime autonomous infrastructure
B Twomey, University of York, UK
11:45 The test and evaluation of Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS)
H Figueiredo, D Cook, W Biggs, QinetiQ Ltd, UK
12:15 Assessing the trustworthiness of manned and unmanned ships
T R Searle, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, UK
12:45 Discussion
13:00 Lunch
14:15 Cyber security
Chair: Andrew Edmondson, BAE Systems Submarines
14:15 Maritime cyber security – misfiction or fact?
M A Scott, QinetiQ, UK (Presentation only)
15:00 Anatomy of a cyber attack – attack and defence in the maritime sector
Dr R Oates, Rolls-Royce plc, UK (Presentation only)
15:45 Discussion
16:00 Tea
16:30 Panel Debate | Trustworthy AI Systems – is this achievable in the maritime sector?
Chaired by: Bernard Twomey
16:30 Panelists include:
Professor John McDermid OBE FREng, Professor of Software Engineering, University of York
Dr Robert Oates, Head of Product Cyber Security (Civil Aerospace), Rolls-Royce plc, UK
Dr Martin Guthrie
Andrew Higgs, Dispute Resolution, Insurance & Legal Risk Management Consultant, Arbitrator and Mediator, Setfords Solicitors
17:45 Close of Sessions
18:00 Conference Reception
Trinity House
Time Session
08:15 Registration and coffee
09:00 MECSS 2019: Morning Parallel Sessions
09:00 Green Ship Agenda
Chair: Andrew Michael, QinetiQ
09:00 Alternative fuels and power systems to reduce environmental impact of support vessels
Cdr (E) dr ir R D Geertsma RNLN, Netherlands Defence Academy/Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; ir M Krijgsman, MARIN, The Netherlands
09:30 Modelling fleet performance over complex operating scenarios
I Davison, Atkins, UK
10:00 Facing safety challenges towards smart ships and ports
Prof J Prousalidis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece; D Spathis, V Papaspiliotopoulos, V Georgiou, Protasis SA, Greece; T Kourmpelis, Lloyd's Register, Greece; Dr F Kanellos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
10:30 Discussion
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Modelling
Chair: Paul Eaton, GE Power Conversion
11:15 It is right in front of you? Missing the obvious in information displays: Implications for design development practice
Dr M J Cook, BAE Systems (Maritime), UK
11:45 Integrated use of 3D modelling tools and virtual reality to facilitate design
D Leahy, C Vance, MBDA UK Limited, UK
12:15 A systematic approach to certification of complex control systems
C R Hawthorn, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, UK
12:45 Discussion
13:00 Lunch
13:44 MECSS 2019: Afternoon Parallel Sessions
13:45 Power systems integration
Chair: Jamie McCarthy, Rolls-Royce Marine Electrical Systems
13:45 The adaptable energy platform
Eur Ing A J Blokland, I P Barendregt, C J C M Posthumus, Defence Materiel Organisation, The Netherlands
14:15 Power and responsibility – Integrating a new technology battery into an existing power network
R G Blakey, Ministry of Defence, UK
14:45 Voltage safety: High or low?
Dr R W Meggs, O J Simmonds, BMT Defence & Security, UK
15:15 Discussion
15:30 Tea
15:50 Closing Plenary Session
Chair: Cdr Ian Hassall RN, Ministry of Defence, UK and EAAW VIII Chairman
15:50 Type 45 - Power to command
Capt J E Voyce RN, R K Wixey, Ministry of Defence, UK
16:20 T23 Frigate Power Generation and Machinery Controls Update (PGMU) – Let the trials commence
T D Peacock, Babcock International Group/Naval Design Partnering, UK
16:50 Discussion
17:00 Closing Summary
Capt Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK and Kevin Daffey, Rolls-Royce plc & MECSS 2019 Chairman
17:15 Close of Conference

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